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Marine Monitoring Program: Annual report for inshore seagrass monitoring 2015-2016

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dc.contributor.authorMcKenzie, L.J.*
dc.contributor.authorCollier, C.J.*
dc.contributor.authorLanglois, L.A.*
dc.contributor.authorYoshida, R.L.*
dc.contributor.authorSmith, N.*
dc.contributor.authorWaycott, M.*
dc.coverage.spatialCape Yorken
dc.coverage.spatialWet Tropicsen
dc.description.abstractThe Marine Monitoring Program (MMP) undertaken in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) lagoon, assesses the long-term effectiveness of the Australian and Queensland Government’s Reef Water Quality Protection Plan (Reef Plan). The MMP, established in 2005, is a critical component in the paddock to reef monitoring modelling and reporting program (P2R) that tracks changes in regional water quality and its impact on the GBR as land management practices are improved across Reef catchments. The inshore seagrass component of the MMP assessed seagrass abundance (per cent cover), community structure, relative meadow extent, reproductive health, and nutrient status from inshore seagrass meadows at 29 locations throughout the GBR. Sites were predominately lower littoral (only exposed to air at the lowest of low tides), hereafter referred to as intertidal, although four locations also included shallow subtidal meadows. Each of the Natural Resource Management regions (Cape York, Wet Tropics, Burdekin, Mackay Whitsunday, Fitzroy and Burnett Mary) were represented, including each of the major seagrass habitat types where possible (estuarine, coastal, reef, subtidal). Environmental pressures are also recorded including within-canopy water temperature, canopy light, sediment composition as well as macroalgae and epiphyte abundance, further data obtained from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and from the MMP inshore water quality subprogram.en
dc.publisherGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park Authorityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMarine Monitoring Program - Inshore Seagrassen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMarine Monitoring Programen
dc.rights© James Cook University (TropWATER), 2017. This report is licensed for use under a Creative Commons By Attribution 4.0 International licence with the exception of the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, the logos of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, James Cook University and TropWATER, any other material protected by a trademark, content supplied by third parties and any photographs. For licence conditions see:
dc.titleMarine Monitoring Program: Annual report for inshore seagrass monitoring 2015-2016en
dc.subject.asfaCoastal watersen
dc.subject.asfaWater qualityen
dc.subject.asfaRiver discharge effectsen
dc.subject.asfaSite surveysen
dc.relation.connectiontogbrmpaGBRMPA published this itemen
dc.subject.categoryWater qualityen
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