Demonstrating the relevance and need of science in planning the future of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide, Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef emphasizes multi-disciplinary processes - physical and biological links - that have emerged as the dominant forces shaping and con
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Processes of Coral Reefs. The Place of Science and Technology in the Wise Management of the Great Barrier Reef. Physics-Biology Links . Landcover and Water Quality in River Catchments of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Runoff of Terrestrial Sediment and Nutrients. Water Circulation in Mangroves, and Its Implications for Biodiversity. Muddy Coastal Waters and Depleted Mangrove Coastlines - Depleted Seagrass and Coral Reefs. The Effects of Siltation on Tropical Coastal Ecosystems. Modeling and Visualizing Interactions Between Natural Disturbances and Eutrophication as Causes of Coral Reef Degradation. Biodiversity. River Plume Dynamics in the Central Great Barrier Reef. Connectivity in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. A Model of the Ecosystem, and Associated Penaeid Prawn Community, in the Far Northern Great Barrier Reef. The Effects of Water Flow Around Coral Reefs on the Distribution of Pre-Settlement Fish. Topographic Steering by Coral Reef Assemblages. Environmental Factors Influencing the Activity of Black Marlin. Ocean Nutrients to Sediment Banks via Tidal Jets and Halimeda Meadows. Climate Variability and Change. The Sea Surface Temperature Story During the Coral Bleaching Event of 1998. The Challenges of Coral Reef Management in Indonesia. Will the Great Barrier Reef Survive Human Impact?