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Authors Cuttriss, AK; Prince, JB; Castley, JG
Author Full Name Cuttriss, Andrew K.; Prince, J. Blair; Castley, J. Guy
Title Seagrass communities in southern Moreton Bay, Australia: Coverage and fragmentation trends between 1987 and 2005
Source AQUATIC BOTANY
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Aerial photography; Disturbance; Mapping; Time series analysis; Spatial distribution; Landscape ecology
Keywords Plus AERIAL-PHOTOGRAPHY; VEGETATION DYNAMICS; WESTERN-AUSTRALIA; ZOSTERA-MUELLERI; MEADOWS; QUEENSLAND; LANDSCAPES; RECOVERY; GROWTH; FAUNA
Abstract Recent (2005) detailed assessments of seagrass meadow extent and pattern in Moreton Bay were compared with earlier assessments (1987 and 1995). Ground-truthing (2008/09) of the images confirmed an extent of 1208 ha, of mixed beds comprising six seagrass species (Zostera muelleri, Cymodocea serrulata, Halophila ovalis, Halophila spinulosa, Syringodium isoetifolium and Halodule uninervis). Repeated surveys revealed an increasing trend in seagrass coverage since 1987 but also that these habitats were becoming more fragmented. Mapping inconsistencies over time precluded the assessment of finer scale fragment expansion or contraction. Dredging, boating activities and ongoing coastal development are anticipated to be the primary drivers behind the fragmentation processes. (c) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Author Address [Cuttriss, Andrew K.; Castley, J. Guy] Griffith Univ, Griffith Sch Environm, Gold Coast Campus, Qld 4222, Australia; [Prince, J. Blair] Gold Coast City Council, Gold Coast, Qld 9729, Australia
Reprint Address Castley, JG (reprint author), Griffith Univ, Griffith Sch Environm, Gold Coast Campus, Qld 4222, Australia.
E-mail Address g.castley@griffith.edu.au
ResearcherID Number Castley, Guy/A-7056-2010
ORCID Number Castley, Guy/0000-0002-8418-5828
Funding Agency and Grant Number Gold Coast City Council; Griffith University
Funding Text The authors would to thank Gold Coast City Council and Griffith University for financing this project. Many thanks to Daniela Wilken-Jones, Lou Coles, Linda Ray, Hugh Scarlet and Leighton Upton from GECKO and the Griffith University volunteers who assisted with the ground-truthing exercises. Kylie Pitt provided useful comments on an earlier draft. Reviewer and editorial comments provided constructive feedback that has improved the manuscript.
Cited Reference Count 66
Times Cited 13
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 13
Publisher ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publisher City AMSTERDAM
Publisher Address PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
ISSN 0304-3770
29-Character Source Abbreviation AQUAT BOT
ISO Source Abbreviation Aquat. Bot.
Publication Date JUL
Year Published 2013
Volume 108
Beginning Page 41
Ending Page 47
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1016/j.aquabot.2013.03.003
Page Count 7
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences; Marine & Freshwater Biology
Subject Category Plant Sciences; Marine & Freshwater Biology
Document Delivery Number 152PX
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000319544700006
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