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dc.contributor.authorBartley, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Chris
dc.contributor.authorCroke, Jacky
dc.contributor.authorPietsch, Tim
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Brett
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Kate
dc.contributor.authorKinsey-Henderson, Anne
dc.description.abstractSediment runoff has been cited as a major contributor to the declining health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), however, climate and land use drivers have not been jointly evaluated. This study used alluvial archives from fluvial benches in two tributaries of the Upper Burdekin catchment together with the best available land use history and climate proxy records to provide insights into the timing of depositional events in this region over the past 500 years. This study suggests that mining and the increased runoff variability in the latter half of the nineteenth century are the likely sources of the original excess sediment that was used to build the bench features in these catchments. Grazing also contributed to increased bench sedimentation prior to 1900, however, the contribution of grazing was likely more significant in the second half of the 20th century, and continues to be a dominant land use contributor today.
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofissuePart A
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSurfacewater Hydrology
dc.titleInsights into the history and timing of post-European land use disturbance on sedimentation rates in catchments draining to the Great Barrier Reef
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorPietsch, Tim

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