Modelling tools to support the management of crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster cf. solaris) on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Matthews, Samuel (2019) Modelling tools to support the management of crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster cf. solaris) on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Samuel Matthews studied outbreaks of the crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) on the Great Barrier Reef. He developed a number of modelling and simulation tools to help predict when and where COTS outbreaks occur. Government agencies are using his results and tools to improve how outbreaks of COTS are managed and controlled on the GBR.

Item ID: 65096
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Acanthaster, bleaching, coral reefs, COTS Dashboard, crown-of-thorns starfish, crown-of-thorns, cyclones, disturbance, environmental data, Great Barrier Reef, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, invasive species, outbreaks, spatial modeling, water quality
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2019 Samuel Matthews.
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Two publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 2: Matthews, Samuel A., Mellin, Camille, MacNeil, Aaron, Heron, Scott F., Skirving, William, Puotinen, Marji, Devlin, Michelle J., and Pratchett, Morgan (2019) High-resolution characterization of the abiotic environment and disturbance regimes on the Great Barrier Reef, 1985–2017. Ecology, 100 (2). e02574.

Chapter 5: Mellin, Camille, Matthews, Samuel, Anthony, Kenneth R.N., Brown, Stuart C., Caley, M. Julian, Johns, Kerryn A., Osborne, Kate, Puotinen, Marjetta, Thompson, Angus, Wolff, Nicholas H., Fordham, Damien A., and MacNeil, M. Aaron (2019) Spatial resilience of the Great Barrier Reef under cumulative disturbance impacts. Global Change Biology, 25 (7). pp. 2431-2445.

Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 02:57
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960407 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 50%
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