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dc.contributor.authorBurford, MA
dc.contributor.authorCostanzo, SD
dc.contributor.authorDennison, WC
dc.contributor.authorJackson, CJ
dc.contributor.authorJones, AB
dc.contributor.authorMcKinnon, AD
dc.contributor.authorPreston, NP
dc.contributor.authorTrott, LA
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:13:25Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:13:25Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.date.modified2009-09-09T07:17:19Z
dc.identifier.issn0025-326X
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0025-326X(03)00282-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/20505
dc.description.abstractOne of the key environmental concerns about shrimp farming is the discharge of waters with high levels of nutrients and suspended solids into adjacent waterways. In this paper we synthesize the results of our multidisciplinary research linking ecological processes in intensive shrimp ponds with their downstream impacts in tidal, mangrove-lined creeks. The incorporation of process measurements and bioindicators, in addition to water quality measurements, improved our understanding of the effect of shrimp farm discharges on the ecological health of the receiving water bodies. Changes in water quality parameters were an oversimplification of the ecological effects of water discharges, and use of key measures including primary production rates, phytoplankton responses to nutrients, community shifts in zooplankton and d15N ratios in marine plants have the potential to provide more integrated and robust measures. Ultimately, reduction in nutrient discharges is most likely to ensure the future sustainability of the industry.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier Science
dc.publisher.placeThe Netherlands
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/400/description#description
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1456
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1469
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode300703
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode300804
dc.titleA synthesis of dominant ecological processes in intensive shrimp ponds and adjacent coastal environments in NE Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2003 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorBurford, Michele A.


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