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Repairing and conserving Australia's saltmarshes and seascapes


Creighton, C and Walshe, T and McLeod, I and Prahalad, V and Sheaves, M and Taylor, M, Repairing and conserving Australia's saltmarshes and seascapes, University of Tasmania, Australia, 17/12 (2017) [Contract Report]

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Australia's coastal marine biodiversity and accompanying benefits such as fisheries have been markedly reduced due to loss of essential inshore habitats. These coastal habitats provide a nursery ground for a multitude of animals, including fish, prawns and birds. Many species depend on inshore habitat during critical early life-stages characterised by rapid growth and development (coastal dependency). These coastal tidally linked wetlands (commonly known as ‘seascapes’) comprise mangrove-lined channels, salt marshes, mud flats, sedge lands and sub tidal and inter tidal channels and gutters.

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Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:saltmarsh; fish; fisheries; coastal management; wetlands
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Prahalad, V (Dr Vishnu Prahalad)
ID Code:122850
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2017-12-01
Last Modified:2017-12-11

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