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A review of Australian approaches for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition: II. State and Territory programs

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Hallett, CS and Valesini, F and Scanes, P and Crawford, C and Gillanders, BM and Pope, A and Udy, J and Fortune, J and Townsend, S and Barton, J and Ye, Q and Ross, DJ and Martin, K and Glasby, T and Maxwell, P, A review of Australian approaches for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition: II. State and Territory programs, Environmental Science and Policy, 66 pp. 270-281. ISSN 1462-9011 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 Elsevier

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2016.07.013

Abstract

In contrast to Europe, the USA and South Africa, Australia has no specific, overarching federal legislation to underpin a nationally-coordinated framework for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition. This has resulted in a complex mosaic of diverse approaches and governance structures, hindering the ability to make inter-State comparisons. In this second part of a comprehensive three-part review, we present a systematic appraisal of current and impending approaches for measuring and reporting estuarine condition in each of Australia's States and Territories. A concise summary is provided in each case, supported by extensive appendices containing detailed accounts of relevant monitoring and reporting programs. We synthesise and evaluate this output at the State/Territory level, highlighting areas of improvement and major gaps.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, ecology, estuary, ecological status, health, monitoring, management, reporting
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Crawford, C (Dr Christine Crawford)
Author:Ross, DJ (Dr Jeff Ross)
ID Code:114282
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-02-09
Last Modified:2017-11-03
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