Tide-dominated reefs experience mean tidal ranges in excess of local mean significant wave heights. Despite being common (~one third of reefs worldwide), almost no studies have focused on how the large tidal forcing of these systems controls the physical and biogeochemical properties of overlying waters and, thus, community ecological processes. This study was conducted in the remote and near-pristine Kimberley region of northwest Australia at Tallon Island. A one-dimensional control volume approach was used to estimate: 1) community production and respiration; 2) chlorophyll a and particulate nutrient fluxes: and 3) dissolved nutrient uptake and release on the reef platform.
|Award date||22 Aug 2017|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2017|