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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.date.accessioned2019-05-29T12:37:20Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T12:37:20Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0025-326X
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.04.070
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380719
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.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom530
dc.relation.ispartofpageto546
dc.relation.ispartofissuePart A
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
dc.relation.ispartofvolume131
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSurfacewater Hydrology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode040608
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
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPietsch, Tim


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