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dc.contributor.authorEslami-Andargoli, Leilaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDale, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSipe, Neilen_US
dc.contributor.authorChaseling, Janeten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:03:17Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:03:17Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-10-14T07:44:07Z
dc.identifier.issn02727714en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ecss.2009.08.011en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30351
dc.description.abstractChanges in rainfall pattern have been suggested as a mechanism for the landward incursion of mangrove into salt marsh. The aim of the research was to assess the relationship between rainfall patterns and the spatial distribution of mangrove forests at study sites in Moreton Bay, southeast Queensland, Australia, over a 32-year period from 1972 to 2004. To identify periods of relatively consistent rainfall patterns points at which rainfall patterns changed (change-points) were identified using the non-parametric Pettitt-Mann-Whitney-Statistic and the cumulative sum technique. The change-points were then used to define the temporal periods over which changes to mangrove area were assessed. Both mangrove and salt marsh area were measured by digitizing aerial photographs acquired in 1972, 1990 (the year with the most significant change-point), and 2004.The rates of change in mangrove area pre-1990 (a wetter period) and post-1990 (a drier period) were estimated. A significant positive relationship was demonstrated between rainfall variables and landward mangrove expansion, but not for seaward expansion. We concluded that rainfall variability is one of the principal factors influencing the rate of upslope encroachment of mangrove. However, the rate of expansion may vary from site to site due to site-specific geomorphological and hydrological characteristics and the level of disturbance in the catchment.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom292en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto298en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume85en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Monitoringen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050206en_US
dc.titleMangrove expansion and rainfall patterns in Moreton Bay, 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 2009 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.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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