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dc.contributor.authorFry, Brian
dc.contributor.authorCarter, James F
dc.contributor.authorTinggi, Ujang
dc.contributor.authorArman, Ali
dc.contributor.authorKamal, Masud
dc.contributor.authorMetian, Marc
dc.contributor.authorWaduge, Vajira Ariyaratna
dc.contributor.authorBin Yaccup, Rahman
dc.description.abstractTo assess coastal ecosystem status and pollution baselines, prawns were collected from the commercial catches of eight Asia-Pacific countries (Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand). Samples collected from 21 sites along regional coastlines were analysed for trace metal and stable isotopic compositions of H, C, N, O and S. A combination of simple averaging and multivariate analyses was used to evaluate the data. Sites could be assigned to easily recognise polluted and unpolluted groups based on the prawn results. Some filter-feeding clams were also collected and analysed together with the benthic-feeding prawns, and the prawns generally had lower trace metal burdens. Climate change effects were not strongly evident at this time, but altered ocean circulation and watershed run-off patterns accompanying future climate change are expected to change chemical patterns recorded by prawns along these and other coastlines. Stable isotopes, especially 15N, can help to distinguish between relatively polluted and unpolluted sites.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofjournalIsotopes in Environmental and Health Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Chemical Sciences
dc.titlePrawn biomonitors of nutrient and trace metal pollution along Asia-Pacific coastlines
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
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gro.griffith.authorFry, Brian D.
gro.griffith.authorTinggi, Ujang
gro.griffith.authorCarter, Jim

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