Environmental controls over Fe availability and transport in a forested coastal catchment [ 2006 - 2009 ]

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Researchers Dr ME Cox; Prof PR Grace; Dr AP Hammond; Dr JJ Smith; Dr KA Bubb

Brief description Iron is one of a number of elements that are mobilised in catchments, have recognised detrimental impacts to marine settings and are known to be nutrients for toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Knowledge of controls over distribution of Fe is important in catchment management and for sustainable forestry. The total catchment approach will result in an understanding of release and transport of Fe, and other heavy metals. The outcomes of the study will enable useful comparison to coastal plantations elsewhere in Australia, and overseas. Determination of the relationship to rainfall and hydrological processes will enhance these comparisons plus consideration of climatic change.

Funding Amount $253,000

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