Biogeochemical modelling of tropical marine ecosystems in the context of climate change

Ani, Chinenye Jane (2023) Biogeochemical modelling of tropical marine ecosystems in the context of climate change. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Chinenye Ani used eReefs models to investigate nutrient dynamics and climate change impacts on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). She found that Trichodesmium is a major source of nitrogen in the GBR and improved the physiological realism of the Trichodesmium submodel of eReefs, which simulates Trichodesmium dynamics in the GBR.

Item ID: 81266
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Great Barrier Reef, eReefs models, nutrient dynamics, climate change impacts, Trichodesmium, nitrogen, biogeochemical models
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2023 Chinenye Jane Ani
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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] Ani, Chinenye J., and Robson, Barbara (2021) Responses of marine ecosystems to climate change impacts and their treatment in biogeochemical ecosystem models. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 166. 112223

[Chapter 3] Ani, Chinenye J., Smithers, Scott G., Lewis, Stephen, Baird, Mark, and Robson, Barbara (2023) eReefs modelling suggests Trichodesmium may be a major nitrogen source in the Great Barrier Reef. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 285. 108306

Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2023 23:05
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management @ 30%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4105 Pollution and contamination > 410501 Environmental biogeochemistry @ 40%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410102 Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation @ 30%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1802 Coastal and estuarine systems and management > 180201 Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems @ 30%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180505 Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition @ 40%
19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1905 Understanding climate change > 190504 Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts) @ 30%
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