[Coral-List] New review paper on protecting the GBR from land-based pollution

Frederieke Kroon F.Kroon at aims.gov.au
Wed May 4 18:11:52 EDT 2016

Dear Coral-List,

Our recent paper on protecting the Great Barrier Reef from land-based pollution in Global Change Biology is now Open Access at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.13262/epdf.

In this paper, we review the effectiveness of existing initiatives to reduce discharge of land-based pollutants in the waters of the GBR, and conclude that recent efforts are unlikely to be sufficient to protect the GBR ecosystems from declining water quality within the aspired timeframes. To support management decisions for desired ecological outcomes for the GBR, we identify potential improvements to current policies and incentives, as well as potential changes to current agricultural land use, based on overseas experiences and Australia's unique potential.

The experience in the GBR may provide useful guidance for the management of other marine ecosystems, as reducing land-based pollution by better managing agricultural sources is a challenge for coastal communities around the world.


Frederieke Kroon
Principal Research Scientist, Australian Institute of Marine Science

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