Effects of macroalgal removal on inshore coral reef communities and sedimentation dynamics

Fulton, Stella Elaine (2022) Effects of macroalgal removal on inshore coral reef communities and sedimentation dynamics. Masters (Research) thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Stella Fulton investigated the impact of removing macroalgae from degraded inshore reefs around Magnetic Island. She found that periodically removing macroalgae over three years led to significantly higher coral cover and reduced re-growth of macroalgae. Macroalgal removal may therefore be an effective strategy to assist coral recovery on degraded reefs.

Item ID: 77023
Item Type: Thesis (Masters (Research))
Keywords: water quality, macroalgae, sediments, coral cover, benthic organisms, algal turf, Magnetic Island, inshore reefs
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2022 Stella Elaine Fulton.
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2022 04:41
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4105 Pollution and contamination > 410599 Pollution and contamination not elsewhere classified @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180501 Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems @ 30%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180504 Marine biodiversity @ 40%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180505 Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition @ 30%
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