Jane Waterhouse
James Cook University
Water qualityEnvironmental scienceReefCoral reefPollutant
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#1Caroline Petus (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 12
#2Jane Waterhouse (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 15
Last. Michelle Devlin (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science)H-Index: 27
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Abstract An operational method to assess trends in marine water composition and ecosystem health during flood periods has been developed for the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), Queensland, Australia. This method integrates satellite water colour data with field water quality and ecosystem monitoring data and involves the classification of Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS satellite) pixels into six distinct water bodies using a “wet season” colour scale developed specifically for th...
#1Jane Waterhouse (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 15
#2Simon C. Apte (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 31
Last. Nicole Murphy (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 2
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#1Megan Star (Central Queensland University)H-Index: 4
#2John Rolfe (Central Queensland University)H-Index: 30
Last. Jane Waterhouse (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 15
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Abstract The declining health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) from poor water quality has increased the urgency for pollutant reductions at the same time that available financial resources and knowledge regarding the most appropriate interventions are limited. Prioritisation of water quality interventions in the Great Barrier Reef catchments is the process of identifying which land based actions can achieve the largest environmental benefits at the lowest cost. For prioritisation to be effective...
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#1Zoe Bainbridge (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 17
#2Stephen Lewis (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 26
Last. Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
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Abstract Studies documenting the effects of land-derived suspended particulate matter (SPM, i.e., particulate organic matter and mineral sediment) on marine ecosystems are typically disconnected from terrestrial studies that determine their origin, transport and fate. This study reviews sources, transport, transformations, fate and effects of SPM along the ‘ridge-to-reef’ continuum. We show that some of the SPM can be transported over long distances and transformed into large and easily resuspen...
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#1Caroline Petus (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 12
#2Michelle Devlin (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 27
Last. Dieter Tracey (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Optically active water quality components (OAC) transported by flood plumes to nearshore marine environments affect light levels. The definition of minimum OAC concentrations that must be maintained to sustain sufficient light levels for conservation of light-dependant coastal ecosystems exposed to flood waters is necessary to guide management actions in adjacent catchments. In this study, a framework for defining OAC target concentrations using empirical light attenuation models is pro...
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#1Jane WaterhouseH-Index: 15
#2Joanne Mary BurtonH-Index: 9
Last. Cameron DougallH-Index: 3
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#1Morgan S. PratchettH-Index: 55
#2Tom C. L. BridgeH-Index: 21
Last. Jane WaterhouseH-Index: 15
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#1Jane WaterhouseH-Index: 15
#2Christian LønborgH-Index: 14
Last. Michele SkuzaH-Index: 5
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#1Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
#2Stephen Lewis (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 26
Last. Katharina E. Fabricius (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 53
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Loads of suspended sediment, nutrients and pesticides discharged to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) have increased greatly due to agricultural and urban development of the GBR catchment. As a result, in association with climate change impacts, the ecosystems of the GBR have degraded greatly in recent decades, and the decline in ecosystem health continues. Improved agricultural management practices are now being funded to reverse the decline. However the quantum of reduction in contaminant loads fro...
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#1Jane WaterhouseH-Index: 15
#2Britta SchaffelkeH-Index: 31
Last. Frederieke J. KroonH-Index: 24
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This report provides the 2017 Scientific Consensus Statement for the Great Barrier Reef – a review of the significant advances in scientific knowledge of water quality issues in the Great Barrier Reef to arrive at a consensus on the current understanding of the system. The consensus statement was produced by a multidisciplinary group of scientists, with oversight from the Reef Independent Science Panel, and supports the development of the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan 2017–2022.
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