Assessment of the Threat of Toxic Microalgal Species to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area: a literature review

Garrard, Samantha, Heimann, Kirsten, and Blair, David (2008) Assessment of the Threat of Toxic Microalgal Species to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area: a literature review. Report. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Cairns, QLD.

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Abstract

[Extract] Prerequisites for the assessment of the threat of introduced and invasive marine pests to a particular ecosystem are knowledge of species present, their current distributions and abundances. This information, however, largely does not exist for microalgal communities in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA). The need for such baseline information was recognised by the Australian Ballast Water Management Advisory Council, the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Resource Management, and the Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council. In recognition of these problems, baseline studies through port surveys have been conducted in Australia to define the state of introductions and occurrences of non-indigenous species. These efforts were coordinated largely by the CSIRO Centre for Research on Introduced Marine Species and also involved several State agencies and research organisations.

Item ID: 27798
Item Type: Report (Report)
Keywords: tropical biology, marine science, ciguatera, public health, gambierdiscus, toxic dinoflagellate, climate change
ISBN: 978-1-921359-03-3
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 22:46
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0607 Plant Biology > 060701 Phycology (incl Marine Grasses) @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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