Britta Schaffelke
Australian Institute of Marine Science
EcologyWater qualityEnvironmental scienceReefCoral reef
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#1Murray Logan (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 13
#2Ziyuan Hu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Last. Britta Schaffelke (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 31
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Abstract Ecosystem health report cards have become increasingly more important tools for communicating environmental state and assessing progress towards management goals. We provide an overview of the major analytical methods underpinning the translation of observed data into robust health indices. In particular, we outline the process of indicator selection, illustrate a variety of index metrics and describe index aggregation with consideration for weighting and the propagation of uncertainty.
#1Britta SchaffelkeH-Index: 31
Last. D. Horne
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#1F. Joseph PollockH-Index: 11
#2Joleah B. Lamb (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 11
Last. David G. Bourne (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 48
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Disease is an emerging threat to coral reef ecosystems worldwide, highlighting the need to understand how environmental conditions interact with coral immune function and associated microbial communities to affect holobiont health. Increased coral disease incidence on reefs adjacent to permanently moored platforms on Australia's Great Barrier Reef provided a unique case study to investigate environment-host-microbe interactions in situ. Here, we evaluate coral-associated bacterial community (16S...
#1Bettina Glasl (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 6
#2David G. Bourne (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 48
Last. Nicole S. Webster (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 41
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Background Coral reefs are facing unprecedented pressure on local and global scales. Sensitive and rapid markers for ecosystem stress are urgently needed to underpin effective management and restoration strategies. Although the fundamental contribution of microbes to the stability and functioning of coral reefs is widely recognised, it remains unclear how different reef microbiomes respond to environmental perturbations and whether microbiomes are sensitive enough to predict environmental anomal...
#1Lyndon E. Llewellyn (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 22
#2Richard Brinkman (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 17
Last. Britta Schaffelke (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 31
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Maintaining a social licence-to-operate is a key challenge for industry and regulators. The city of Gladstone in Queensland, Australia, surrounds a highly industrialised harbour supporting major industrial activities, including alumina refineries and an aluminium smelter, other heavy industry, port facilities and, most recently, three natural gas liquefaction facilities built on nearby Curtis Island. This most recent phase of industrial and port growth coincided with the repeated capture of unhe...
#1J Skerratt (Hobart Corporation)H-Index: 6
#2Mathieu Mongin (Hobart Corporation)H-Index: 13
Last. Andrew D. L. Steven (Hobart Corporation)H-Index: 7
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The dynamics of nutrients, phytoplankton, zooplankton and water clarity of the iconic Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA) are influenced by seasonal variation in coastal and oceanic conditions, and anthropogenic inputs. We use the 3-dimensional coupled catchment-hydrodynamic-sediment-wave-optical-biogeochemical eReefs model to hindcast nutrient and planktonic responses to changes in seasonal and annual variability over a six-year period (2011-2016). In this paper we present a compari...
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#1Britta SchaffelkeH-Index: 31
#2Johnston DavidsonH-Index: 6
Last. Murray LoganH-Index: 13
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We especially thank Steve Neale for significant contributions to the early years of this study. We also thank Paul Costello, Charlotte Johansson, Damian Thomson, Aaron Anderson and Joe Gioffre for invaluable field and laboratory assistance, and the crew of the RV Cape Ferguson for logistical support. This project was supported by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country Program, and by the Australian Institute of Marine...
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#1Bettina Glasl (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 6
#2David G. Bourne (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 48
Last. Nicole S. Webster (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 41
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Incorporation of microbial community data into environmental monitoring programs could improve prediction and management of environmental pressures. Coral reefs have experienced dramatic declines due to cumulative impacts of local and global stressors. Herewe assess the utility of free-living (i.e. seawater and sediment) and host-associated (i.e. corals, sponges and macroalgae) microbiomes for diagnosing environmental perturbation based on their habitat-specificity, environmental sensitivity and...
#1Britta SchaffelkeH-Index: 31
Last. David HorneH-Index: 4
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#1Daniela M. Ceccarelli (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 18
#2Zoe Loffler (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 4
Last. Line K. Bay (Australian Institute of Marine Science)H-Index: 23
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Coral reef ecosystems are under increasing pressure by multiple stressors that degrade reef condition and function. Although improved management systems have yielded benefits in many regions, broad‐scale declines continue and additional practical and effective solutions for reef conservation and management are urgently needed. Ecological interventions to assist or enhance ecosystem recovery are standard practice in many terrestrial management regimes, and they are now increasingly being implemen...
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