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dc.contributor.authorYabsley, NA
dc.contributor.authorGilby, BL
dc.contributor.authorSchlacher, TA
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, CJ
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, RM
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, PS
dc.contributor.authorOlds, AD
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-13T23:36:05Z
dc.date.available2020-10-13T23:36:05Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0141-1136
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104936
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/398346
dc.description.abstractEstuaries are focal points for coastal cities worldwide, their habitats frequently transformed into engineered shorelines abutting waters with elevated nutrients in an urbanised landscape. Here we test for relationships between shoreline armouring and nutrients on the diversity and trophic composition of fish assemblages across 22 estuaries in eastern Australia. Urbanisation was associated with fish diversity and abundance, but there were differences in the effects of shoreline armouring and nutrient level on the trophic composition of fish assemblages. Fish diversity and the abundance of most trophic groups, particularly omnivores, zoobenthivores and detritivores, was greatest in highly urban estuaries. We show that estuarine fish assemblages are associated with urbanisation in more nuanced ways than simple habitat transformation would suggest, but this depends on the broader environmental context. Our findings have wider implications for estuarine conservation and restoration, emphasizing that ecological benefits of habitat measures may depend on both landscape attributes and water quality in urban settings.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom104936
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMarine Environmental Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume158
dc.subject.fieldofresearchChemical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode03
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.subject.keywordsEstuary
dc.subject.keywordsFish
dc.subject.keywordsLandscape ecology
dc.subject.keywordsNutrients
dc.subject.keywordsShoreline armouring
dc.titleLandscape context and nutrients modify the effects of coastal urbanisation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationYabsley, NA; Gilby, BL; Schlacher, TA; Henderson, CJ; Connolly, RM; Maxwell, PS; Olds, AD, Landscape context and nutrients modify the effects of coastal urbanisation, Marine Environmental Research, 2020, 158, pp. 104936
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-03-03
dc.date.updated2020-10-13T23:33:00Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorConnolly, Rod M.
gro.griffith.authorMaxwell, Paul S.


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