Synthesis of current knowledge of the biophysical impacts of dredging and disposal on the Great Barrier Reef: report of an Independent Panel of Experts

McCook, L., Schaffelke, B., Apte, S., Brinkman, R., Brodie, J., Erftemeijer, P., Eyre, B., Hoogerwerf, F., Irvine, I., Jones, R., King, B., Marsh, H., Masini, R., Morton, R., Pitcher, R., Rasheed, M., Sheaves, M., Symonds, A., and Warne, M.St.J. (2015) Synthesis of current knowledge of the biophysical impacts of dredging and disposal on the Great Barrier Reef: report of an Independent Panel of Experts. Report. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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[Extract] This report provides an independent synthesis of the current knowledge of the effects of dredging and sediment disposal on the physico-chemical environment and the biological values of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (World Heritage Area), as assessed by an Expert Panel.

Dredging and sediment disposal can change the physical and chemical environment and affect the biological values of the World Heritage Area. Many of these effects will be context dependent and will differ between locations, types and extent of dredging and sediment disposal activities. The Expert Panel's evaluation identified the following key direct and indirect effects:

Item ID: 43507
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978 1 922126 57 3
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This publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License with the exception of content supplied by third parties, logos, the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and any material protected by a trademark.

Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2016 02:23
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960503 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 100%
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