[Coral-List] Water Quality Thresholds for Dredging - References

Richard Unsworth richardunsworth at hotmail.com
Thu May 22 23:36:00 EDT 2008

Thanks guys for all the information, some of the most useful references to dredging programs (and environmental impacts) on coral reefs that i've been provided with are below:
Cooper T, Fabricius KE (2007) Coral based indicators of changes in water quality on near-shore coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Australian Institute of Marine Science
Edinger EN, Limmon GV, Jompa J, Widjatmok W, Heipkoop JM, Risk MJ (2000) Normal coral 
growth rates on dying reefs: are coral growth rates good indicators of reef health. Marine Pollution Bulletin 40: 404-425
EPA (2001) Guidelines for dredging, Victoria, Australia http://epanote2.epa.vic.gov.au/EPA/Publications.nsf/d85500a0d7f5f07b4a2565d1002268f3/a1344bea8e671bb5ca256af40076b884/$FILE/691.pdf
Fabricius KE (2007) Effects of terrestrial runoff on the ecology of corals and coral reefs: review and synthesis. Marine Pollution Bulletin 50: 125-146
Gilmour JP, Cooper TF, Fabricius KE, Smith LD (2006) Early warning indicators of change in the condition of corals and coral communities in response to key anthropogenic stressors in the Pilbara, Western Australia. Report prepared for Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation by the Australian Institute of Marine Science.
Koskela RW, Ringeltaube P, Small AR, Koskela TV, Fraser AR, Lee JD, Marshall P (2002) using predictive monitoring to mitigate construction impacts in sensitive marine environments. Recent Advances in Marine Science and Technology http://www.ghd.com.au/aptrixpublishing.nsf/AttachmentsByTitle/PP+PredictiveMonitoring+PDF/$FILE/Nelly+Bay+Reactive+Monitoring.pdf
McArthur C, Ferry R, Proni J (2002) Development of guidelines for dredged material disposal based on abiotic determinants of coral reef community structure. Dredging ’02 Proceedings of the Third Specialty Conference on Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) of ASCE May 5, 2002, Orlando, FL USA
MScience (2007) Pluto LNG development: Baseline water quality assessment report, report to the Western Australian EPA April 2007 http://www.epa.wa.gov.au/docs/2533_Bull1259.pdf
Piniak GA, Brown EK (2008) Growth and mortality of coral transplants (Pocillopora damicornis) along a range of sediment influence in Maui, Hawaii. Pacific Science 62: 39-55
Rogers CS (1990) Responses of coral reefs and reef organisms to sedimentation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 62: 285-202
Sofonia JJ, Anthony KRN (2008) High sediment tolerance in the reef coral Turbinaria mesenterina from the inner Great Barrier Reef lagoon (Australia). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. In Press
Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) (2008) Proposed options for the development of water quality thresholds for the Cape Lambert B dredging program. Report to the Western Australian department of environment and conservation.
Telesnicki GJ, Goldberg WM (1995) Comparison of turbidity measurements by nephelometry and transmissometry and its relevance to water quality standards. Bulletin of Marine Science 57: 540– 547.
Telesnicki, G.J., Goldberg, W.M., 1995. Effects of turbidity on the photosynthesis and respiration of two south Florida reef coral species. Bulletin of Marine Science 57, 527–539.
Turner JR, Boak R, Klaus R, Daby D, Hardman E (2006) Environmental impact assessment for coral reefs: advocating direct protective approaches. Chapter 11 In: Cote IM, Reynolds JD (2006) Coral Reef Conservation. Conservation Biology 13. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 
Wilson SC (2007)Ecology of Coral Communities in a Marginal Environment: Southern Arabia. PhD thesis submitted to the University of Warwick, UK

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