Jon Brodie
James Cook University
Drainage basinEcologyWater qualityEnvironmental scienceReef
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#1Catherine J. Collier (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 22
#2Alexandra Carter (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 4
Last. Megan I. Saunders (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 21
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Abstract Implementing management actions to achieve environmental outcomes requires defining and quantifying ecological targets, but this is a complex challenge, and there are few examples of how to quantitatively set them in complex dynamic marine ecosystems. Here we develop a methodology to devise ‘desired state’ for tropical seagrasses in Cleveland Bay, northern Australia, in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Analysis of diverse species assemblages was used to define seagrass commun...
#1G. Brodie (USP: University of the South Pacific)
#2Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
Last. Michelle Devlin (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science)H-Index: 29
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Abstract This paper presents a review around seagrass habitat in Tarawa Lagoon, Kiribati and explores the links between seagrass occurrence and the national priority issues of climate change, urban development, human health, nearshore fisheries, threatened species, ocean policy, research capacity and awareness. The contribution of healthy seagrass habitats to many aspects of these national issues is often overlooked and there is need to establish the knowledge gaps and priority actions that can ...
#1Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
#2Matt LandosH-Index: 1
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,...
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#1Jane Waterhouse (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 16
#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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#1Victoria Lambert (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 1
#2Matthew P. Adams (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 12
Last. Katherine R. O'Brien (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 20
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#1Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
#2Alana Grech (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 20
Last. Amelia S. Wenger (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 18
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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...
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#1Julie H. TsatsarosH-Index: 1
Last. Peter ValentineH-Index: 13
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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: 27
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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#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: 9
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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...
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#1Stephen Lewis (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 27
#2Janice M. Lough (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 58
Last. Jon Brodie (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 43
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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...
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