Petroleum hydrocarbon ecotoxicology for coral reef risk assessments

Nordborg, F. Mikaela (2022) Petroleum hydrocarbon ecotoxicology for coral reef risk assessments. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Mikaela Nordborg studied the sensitivity of tropical coral to petroleum oil exposure. She found that all assessed life stages of coral were sensitive to oil exposure, that impacts were exacerbated during ultraviolet light co-exposure and that oil toxicity modelling can be a useful tool in tropical oil spill risk assessments.

Item ID: 76295
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Tropical; Oil pollution; Cumulative impacts; Petroleum hydrocarbon; Temperature; Climate change; Petroleum oil; PAH; Pollution; Ultraviolet radiation; Phototoxicity; Coral reefs
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2022 F. Mikaela Nordborg.
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Chapter 2: Nordborg, F. Mikaela, Jones, Ross J., Oelgemöller, Michael, and Negri, Andrew P. (2020) The effects of ultraviolet radiation and climate on oil toxicity to coral reef organisms – a review. Science of the Total Environment, 720. 137486.

Chapter 3: Nordborg, F. Mikaela, Brinkman, Diane L., Ricardo, Gerard F., Agusti, Susana, and Negri, Andrew P. (2021) Comparative sensitivity of the early life stages of a coral to heavy fuel oil and UV radiation. Science of the Total Environment, 781. 146676.

Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2022 04:53
FoR Codes: 34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3405 Organic chemistry > 340505 Physical organic chemistry @ 35%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310913 Invertebrate biology @ 30%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4105 Pollution and contamination > 410599 Pollution and contamination not elsewhere classified @ 35%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180501 Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems @ 50%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280111 Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences @ 50%
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