Metabolism. particle uptake, and nutrient fluxes on a tide-dominated fringing reef

Renee Kirstin Gruber

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctorate
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date22 Aug 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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