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Reef macro-algal communities in three capital city estuaries: Broad-scale patterns in response to anthropogenic impacts?

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Fowles, A, Reef macro-algal communities in three capital city estuaries: Broad-scale patterns in response to anthropogenic impacts?, School of Geography & Enviromental Studies Conference Abstracts 2010, 28 June 2010, Sandy Bay (2010) [Conference Extract]

Abstract

Human alteration of the marine environment through direct and indirect means is increasingly causing major stress on aquatic ecosystems, placing marine biodiversity at serious risk. Broad spatial scale, community level information is needed to increase our understanding of the nature of these impacts. Temperate shallow reef habitats support a high diversity of species and ecological processes, and are frequently located off shorelines where land-based activities are causing noticeable change. Current knowledge is, however, extremely sparse for reef communities in temperate estuaries. This study describes spatial patterns in reef macro-algal communities across pollution gradients at regional scales.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:marine ecosystemns, reef habitats
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Author:Fowles, A (Ms Amelia Fowles)
ID Code:65557
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2010-11-23
Last Modified:2010-11-23
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