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dc.contributor.authorBurford, Michele A
dc.contributor.authorFaggotter, Stephen J
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-21T06:35:46Z
dc.date.available2021-06-21T06:35:46Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0025-326X
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112565
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/405249
dc.description.abstractEstuaries in the tropical Gulf of Carpentaria (GOC) in Australia are under increasing pressure from catchment water development, potentially affecting productivity. We examined the potential effect of changes in freshwater inputs on the primary productivity of three estuaries (Flinders, Gilbert and Mitchell Rivers). The addition of nutrients stimulated mudflat primary production in all estuaries at multiple sampling times, suggesting chronic nutrient limitation. All three estuaries were productive with the Flinders estuary being the most productive of the three estuaries, compared to the Gilbert and Mitchell estuaries. This is despite the fact that the Flinders estuary has the shortest period of freshwater flow and more variable flows from year-to-year compared with the other estuaries. This makes the Flinders highly vulnerable to excessive water development. This study suggests that water extraction which significantly reduces freshwater inputs and associated nutrients has the potential to impact on productivity within these estuaries.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom112565
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
dc.relation.ispartofvolume169
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFreshwater Ecology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Oceanography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060204
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode040501
dc.subject.keywordsIntertidal
dc.subject.keywordsMudflat
dc.subject.keywordsNutrients
dc.subject.keywordsPrimary production
dc.subject.keywordsRespiration
dc.titleComparing the importance of freshwater flows driving primary production in three tropical estuaries
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBurford, MA; Faggotter, SJ, Comparing the importance of freshwater flows driving primary production in three tropical estuaries, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2021, 169, pp. 112565
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-05-24
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2021-06-21T01:42:36Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2021 Griffith University. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) License, which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorBurford, Michele A.
gro.griffith.authorFaggotter, Stephen J.


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