Ocean-reef interactions as drivers of continental shelf productivity in a changing climate [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Prof AM Waite; Dr M Roughan; Prof CB Pattiaratchi; Dr J Kotta; Dr H Orav-Kotta

Brief description Poor coastal management results in the irreparable destruction of reef systems' function and biodiversity, nationally and globally. To manage marine resources effectively we must implement sustainable practices, including forward planning in the context of climate change. A critical limitation in determining appropriate actions is a poor understanding of mechanisms driving productivity. Our project will provide key information on the oceanographic mechanisms supporting Australia's coastal systems, linking nutrient supply, physical drivers and climate. By linking all these factors we will both assist in determining appropriate ecosystem management, and provide a knowledge base to support adaptation to future changes in Australia's climate.

Funding Amount $503,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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