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dc.contributor.authorAnorov, Julieen_US
dc.contributor.authorDale, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Bernieen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreenway, Margareten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:03:16Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:03:16Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-25T07:01:12Z
dc.identifier.issn0080469Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29268
dc.description.abstractCoastal wetlands in sub-tropical Australia are increasingly under pressures from population growth and development. To understand and manage the complex systems sustainably requires the integration of knowledge from many disciplines about processes and how these operate. The research takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding a coastal wetland in sub-tropical south-east Queensland and how it has been impacted by management activities. It starts with a conceptual model and explores this in five discrete but interrelated studies: stratigraphy, pollen analysis, climate and meteorology, soil chemistry (acid sulfate soils assessment), and more recent land use changes. The historical development of the area is outlined using long-term information from sediment cores and pollen analysis as well as more recent history from documents relating to European settlement and aerial photographs for the recent past. Climatic and soils data elucidate the effects of weather variability on the system and are used to assess the impact of drainage works on the flood plain and especially on acid sulfate soils. It concludes that human activities in the area, particularly in the last half of the 20th century, have led to rapid changes. The major issues are salinisation from tidal intrusion into ditched areas and the oxidation of acid sulfate soils resulting from disturbance of the substrate for development-related purposes. Management recommendations include restoring the hydrology and managing land use.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Queenslanden_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://qld.royalsoc.org.au/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom19en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto32en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalProceedings of the Royal Society of Queenslanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume114en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Monitoringen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050206en_US
dc.titleAn interdisciplinary approach for understanding and managing a sub-tropical coastal wetland ecosystem: Native Dog Creek, Southeast Queensland, Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2009. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.en_AU
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