[Coral-List] Call for papers relating to: “Advances in Knowledge about the Sources, Fates and Consequences of Pollutants in Tropical Shelf Systems

Katharina Fabricius K.Fabricius at aims.gov.au
Wed Apr 29 03:46:05 UTC 2020

Call for Manuscripts relating to: “Advances in Knowledge about the Sources, Fates and Consequences of Pollutants in Tropical Shelf Systems”
A Special Issue in Marine Pollution Bulletin in Honour of Jon Brodie.

Review and synthesis papers are encouraged

Guest Editors: Barbara Robson, Michael Warne, Katharina Fabricius, Frederieke Kroon, Stephen Lewis and Eric Wolanski

Professor Jon Brodie has worked for almost 40 years in tropical marine science and management of the Great Barrier Reef and has been a leading force in translating science to policy advice. He has authored more than 400 publications including over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers on topics ranging from sources of catchment sediment and nutrient exports, to fate of fine sediment and particulate organic matter, and to impacts of pollutants such as pesticides on tropical aquatic ecosystems. He was a major driving force in the 2008, 2013 and 2017 Scientific Consensus Statements on Land use impacts on Great Barrier Reef water quality and ecosystem condition, reporting the status of knowledge and management of water quality issues affecting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and World Heritage Area for the Queensland and Australian governments. Through his outspoken and highly collaborative approach to research, he has had a profound influence on the management of the Reef and the careers of many scientists working in this space.

Marine Pollution Bulletin has published much of the research informing management of water quality in the Great Barrier Reef, including three previous special issues: volume 41 (2000, “Sources, fates and consequences of pollutants in the Great Barrier Reef”), volume 51 (2005, “Catchment to Reef: Water Quality Issues in the Great Barrier Reef region”), and volume 65 (2012, “The Catchment to reef continuum: Case studies from the GBR”). Our understanding of this topic continues to rapidly develop, and this knowledge is urgently needed to inform policy to protect and manage tropical coastal shelf seas, especially in the context of climate change and repeated marine heat waves. Hence, it is timely once again to gather new research into a special issue on the sources, fates and consequences of pollutants in the Great Barrier Reef and other tropical shelf systems.

We propose this special issue in honour of our friend and colleague, Professor Jon Brodie and call for contributions relating to water quality and pollutants in the Great Barrier Reef region and other tropical shelf systems. Contributions from those who have worked with Jon over the years are especially welcome. Review and synthesis papers are encouraged.

Authors are invited to submit a one-page Expression of Interest containing proposed title, authors and draft abstract or key points of papers proposed for the special issue by 31 May 2020. Please submit EOIs containing a title, author list and draft abstract for your proposed paper to b.robson at aims.gov.au<mailto:b.robson at aims.gov.au> . Please include in the subject line, “MPB Jon Brodie special issue EOI”.

Acceptance of an Expression of Interest does not guarantee acceptance of the final submitted paper, which will be subject to the normal Marine Pollution Bulletin peer-review process, but it will help the editors to plan the special issue. Final papers will be due by 31 October 2020.


Katharina Fabricius

Dr. Katharina Fabricius
Senior Principal Research Scientist
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB 3 | Townsville MC QLD 4810 | Australia
Tel. (+61) 7 4753 4412 | Mob. 0428 713 845
k.fabricius at aims.gov.au<mailto:k.fabricius at aims.gov.au> | www.aims.gov.au<http://www.aims.gov.au/>

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