Jon Brodie
James Cook University
Drainage basinEcologyWater qualityEnvironmental scienceReef
What is this?
Publications 201
Abstract Pesticide residues are found ubiquitously in Queensland east coast and Great Barrier Reef (GBR) waterbodies. The highest concentrations, often above Australian guidelines, are found adjacent to and downstream of areas of intensive cropping, largely sugarcane cultivation and horticulture. Due to the iconic status of the GBR more information on pesticide levels, risk to ecosystems and management solutions are available than in other parts of Australia. Freshwater bodies being, in general,...
#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
view all 15 authors...
#2Matthew P. AdamsH-Index: 10
Last. Katherine R. O'BrienH-Index: 18
view all 10 authors...
#1Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
#2Alana Grech (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 19
Last. Amelia S. Wenger (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 16
view all 7 authors...
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is in severe ecological decline with, for example, large reductions in coral cover and dugong populations. The principal causes of the decline are associated with climate change effects and poor water quality. Poor water quality is due to increased loads of fine sediment, nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), and pesticides discharged to the GBR from agricultural sources on the GBR catchment. Management of agricultural practices, primarily in the two principal...
#1Julie H. TsatsarosH-Index: 1
Last. Peter ValentineH-Index: 13
view all 5 authors...
Aboriginal participation in water resources decision making in Australia is similar when compared with Indigenous peoples' experiences in other common law countries such as the United States and Canada; however, this process has taken different paths. This paper provides a review of the literature detailing current legislative policies and practices and offers case studies to highlight and contrast Indigenous peoples' involvement in water resources planning and management in Australia and North ...
#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
view all 11 authors...
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...
11 CitationsSource
#1Anita Mary George (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 1
#2Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
Last. Michelle Jonker (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 8
view all 5 authors...
Sponges play a vital role in the world’s most complex and vulnerable marine ecosystems. Various in situ studies have suggested that sponge morphologies (developed from exposure to a range of biophysical factors) can be considered as ecological indicators to current detrimental environmental changes such as climate change, overfishing, pollution and dredging for coastal development. Regional and long-term taxonomic data on sponges within each geographic range is not always available, especially f...
2 CitationsSource
#1Stephen Lewis (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 26
#2Janice M. Lough (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 56
Last. Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
view all 7 authors...
We thank the crew of the R.V Cape Ferguson and Line Bay, Australian Institute of Marine Science for the collection of coral cores. Yi Hu and Shane Askew from the Advanced Analytical Centre, James Cook University analyzed the water samples and performed the scanning electron microscopy on the corals from Havannah Island, respectively. The water samples collected between 2007 and 2010 were collected with the support of the Australian Government's Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility gran...
3 CitationsSource
#1Allan Dale (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 19
#2Karen VellaH-Index: 9
Last. Rachel EberhardH-Index: 7
view all 7 authors...
Water quality outcomes affecting Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are governed by multi-level and multi-party decision-making that influences forested and agricultural landscapes. With international concern about the GBR’s declining ecological health, this paper identifies and focuses on implementation failure (primarily at catchment scale) as a systemic risk within the overall GBR governance system. There has been limited integrated analysis of the full suite of governance subdomains that o...
2 CitationsSource
#1Britta Schaffelke (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 31
#2Katharina E. Fabricius (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 53
Last. Peter J. Thorburn (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 43
view all 9 authors...
Abstract This is a response to the published Viewpoint by Larcombe and Ridd (2018). We agree with Larcombe and Ridd (2018) that scientific merit goes hand in hand with rigorous quality control. However, we are responding here to several points raised by Larcombe and Ridd (2018) which in our view were misrepresented. We describe the formal and effective science review, synthesis and advice processes that are in place for science supporting decision-making in the Great Barrier Reef. We also respon...
1 CitationsSource