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Monitoring, Predicting, and Managing One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World


Schiller, A and Herzfeld, M and Brinkman, R and Stuart, G, Monitoring, Predicting, and Managing One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, American Meteorological Society. Bulletin, 95, (1) pp. 23-30. ISSN 0003-0007 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright January 2014 American Meteorological Society

DOI: doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00202.1


T he Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is a 2,000-km long reef and lagoon complex. It is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site covering 347,800 km2 , sandwiched between Australia’s northeast coastline and the Coral Sea. It includes an estimated 2,800 reefs, with an average depth of 35 m. One of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, the GBR is the world’s largest coral reef and a significant part of Australia’s natural heritage and economy. For example, a 2007 report by Access Economics for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority found that the total economic contributions to Australia from tourism, commercial fishing, and recreational activities in the GBR catchment area totaled more than $AUS 5.7 billion (approximately $US 5.9 billion) in 2005–06. The report also found that these activities accounted for a direct and indirect national contribution of 66,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Great Barrier Reef, ereef, monitoring, protection
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Oceanography not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Schiller, A (Dr Andreas Schiller)
ID Code:119581
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:29
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-08-02
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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