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Fine sediment and particulate organic matter: A review and case study on ridge-to-reef transport, transformations, fates, and impacts on marine ecosystems

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dc.contributor Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (csiro)
dc.contributor Dept Environm & Sci
dc.contributor Univ Queensland
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Csiro
dc.contributor Arc Ctr Excellence Coral Reef Studies
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Sch Earth & Environm Sci
dc.contributor James Cook Univ
dc.contributor James Cook University
dc.contributor University Of Queensland
dc.contributor Tropwater
dc.contributor.author WATERHOUSE, J.
dc.contributor.author ROBSON, B.
dc.contributor.author WENGER, A.
dc.contributor.author GARZON-GARCIA, A.
dc.contributor.author BURTON, J.
dc.contributor.author BRODIE, J.
dc.contributor.author BAINBRIDGE, Z.
dc.contributor.author LEWIS, S.
dc.contributor.author BARTLEY, R.
dc.contributor.author FABRICIUS, K.
dc.contributor.author COLLIER, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-18T18:44:56Z
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-18T18:44:56Z
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-07T22:01:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-18T18:44:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-18T18:44:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-07T22:01:07Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10-01
dc.identifier.citation Bainbridge Z, Lewis S, Bartley R, Fabricius K, Collier C, Waterhouse J, Garzon-Garcia A, Robson B, Burton J, Wenger A, Brodie J (2018) Fine sediment and particulate organic matter: A review and case study on ridge-to-reef transport, transformations, fates, and impacts on marine ecosystems. Marine Pollution Bulletin 135: 1205-1220
dc.identifier.issn 0025-326X
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/14878
dc.description.abstract Studies documenting the effects of land-derived suspended particulate matter (SPM, i.e., particulate organic matter and mineral sediment) on marine ecosystems are typically disconnected from terrestrial studies that determine their origin, transport and fate. This study reviews sources, transport, transformations, fate and effects of SPM along the 'ridge-to-reef' continuum. We show that some of the SPM can be transported over long distances and transformed into large and easily resuspendible organic-rich sediment flocs. These flocs may lead to prolonged reductions in water clarity, impacting upon coral reef, seagrass and fish communities. Using the Great Barrier Reef (NE Australia) as a case study, we identify the latest research tools to determine thresholds of SPM exposure, allowing for an improved appreciation of marine risk. These tools are used to determine ecologically relevant end-of-basin load targets and reliable marine water quality guidelines, thereby enabling enhanced prioritisation and management of SPM export from ridge-to-reef.
dc.description.sponsorship This publication is supported through funding from the Australian Government's National Environmental Science Program - Tropical Water Quality Hub Projects 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.3.1 and 3.2.1. The Queensland Government Reef Water Quality Program is acknowledged for additional contributions to NESP Projects 2.1.4 and 2.1.5 and other complementary research (RP128G, RP178a). Z. Bainbridge is supported by an Advance Queensland Research Fellowship. Jean Erbacher (Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science), MPB Chief Editor Pat Hutchings and an anonymous reviewer are gratefully acknowledged for their valuable comments that have contributed to the improvement of the original manuscript.
dc.language English
dc.subject Restoration
dc.subject Soil-erosion Rates
dc.subject Water-quality
dc.subject Seagrass
dc.subject Whitsunday Islands
dc.subject Suspended Sediment
dc.subject Continental-shelf
dc.subject Water Clarity
dc.subject Burdekin River Catchment
dc.subject Particle-size
dc.subject Coral Reefs
dc.subject Zostera-muelleri
dc.subject Great Barrier Reef
dc.subject Turbidity
dc.subject Great-barrier-reef
dc.subject Suspended Particulate Matter
dc.subject Fringing Coral-reef
dc.subject Land-based Pollution
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Environmental Sciences
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.title Fine sediment and particulate organic matter: A review and case study on ridge-to-reef transport, transformations, fates, and impacts on marine ecosystems
dc.type journal article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.08.002
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000448094200132


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