Relative importance of different seagrass re-establishment strategies in tropical Queensland, Australia

Tol, Samantha (2020) Relative importance of different seagrass re-establishment strategies in tropical Queensland, Australia. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Samantha Tol studied the dispersal strategies of tropical seagrasses. She found biotic dispersal of seagrass seeds by marine mega-herbivores, and that dispersed seeds have greater germination outcomes. This data will increase accuracy in seagrass dispersal and connectivity models and assist in determining appropriate seagrass management and restoration interventions.

Item ID: 69070
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: biotic dispersal, Chelonia mydas, connect, control region, dispersal, Dugong dugon, dugong, faeces, genomic, Great Barrier Reef, green sea turtle, mega-herbivore, seagrass, seed, species identification, stool, symbiosis, turtle
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020 Samantha Tol.
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Three 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: Tol, Samantha J., Jarvis, Jessie C., York, Paul H., Grech, Alana, Congdon, Bradley C., and Coles, Robert G. (2017) Long distance biotic dispersal of tropical seagrass seeds by marine mega-herbivores. Scientific Reports, 7. 4458. pp. 1-8.

Chapter 3: Tol, S.J., Harrison, M., Groom, R., Gilbert, J., Blair, D., Coles, R., and Congdon, B.C (2021) Using DNA to distinguish between faeces of Dugong dugon and Chelonia mydas: non-invasive sampling for IUCN-listed marine megafauna. Conservation Genetics Resources, 13. pp. 115-117.

Chapter 4: Tol, Samantha J., Jarvis, Jessie C., York, Paul H., Congdon, Bradley C., and Coles, Robert G. (2021) Mutualistic relationships in marine angiosperms: enhanced germination of seeds by mega-herbivores. Biotropica. (In Press)

Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2021 22:27
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 35%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3105 Genetics > 310599 Genetics not elsewhere classified @ 35%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4102 Ecological applications > 410203 Ecosystem function @ 30%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180501 Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems @ 35%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180504 Marine biodiversity @ 30%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1802 Coastal and estuarine systems and management > 180201 Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems @ 35%
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