Comparative studies of coastal systems

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Background/Summary

We commonly use comparative studies as a tool to better understanding the cycling of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in coastal systems. In some studies we substitute 'space' for 'time' to better understand how a system will respond to environmental change. For these studies we will use systems of similar structure, but have different levels of disturbance. In other studies we are interested in how the structure of a system influences its function. In these studies will use systems with different structure, but similar levels of disturbance.

Relevant Publications

Eyre, B. D., Maher, D. T. and Sanders, C. 2016. The contribution of denitrification and burial to the nitrogen budgets of three geomorphically distinct Australian estuaries: importance of seagrass habitats. Limnology and Oceanography 61, 1144-1156.

Eyre, B. D., Maher, D. T. and Squire, P. 2013. Quantity and quality of organic matter (detritus) drives N2 effluxes (denitrification) across seasons, benthic habitats and estuaries. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 27, 1-13.

Maher, D. and Eyre, B. D. 2012. Carbon budgets for three autotrophic Australian estuaries: Implications for global estimates of the coastal air-water CO2 flux. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 26, GB1032.

Eyre, B. D. and A. J. P. Ferguson. 2009. Denitrification Efficiency for Defining Critical Loads of Carbon in Shallow Coastal Ecosystems. Hydrobiologia 629, 137-146.

Davies, P. and Eyre, B. D. 2005. Estuarine modification of nutrient and sediment exports to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from the Daintree and Annan River catchments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 51, 174-185.

Ferguson, A. J. P., Eyre, B. D. and Gay, J. 2004. Benthic nutrient fluxes in euphotic sediments along shallow sub-tropical estuaries, northern NSW, Australia. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 37, 219-235.

Ferguson, A. J. P., Eyre, B. D and Gay, J. 2003. Organic matter and benthic metabolism in euphotic sediments along shallow sub-tropical estuaries, northern NSW, Australia. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 33, 137-154.

Eyre, B. D. and Ferguson, A. J. P. 2002. Comparison of carbon production and decomposition, benthic nutrient fluxes and denitrification in seagrass, phytoplankton, benthic microalgal and macroalgal dominated warm temperate Australian lagoons. Marine Ecology Progress Series 229, 43-59.

Eyre, B. D. and Pont, D. 2003. Intra- and inter-annual variability in the different forms of diffuse nitrogen and phosphorus delivered to seven sub-tropical east Australian estuaries. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 57, 137-148.

Eyre, B. D., 2000. A regional evaluation of nutrient transformation and phytoplankton growth in nine river dominated sub-tropical East Australian estuaries. Marine Ecology Progress Series 205, 61-83.

Eyre, B. D. and Balls, P. W., 1999. A comparative study of nutrient processes along the salinity gradient of tropical and temperate estuaries. Estuaries 22, 313-326.

Eyre, B. D., Pepperell, P. and Davies, P., 1999. Budgets for Australian Estuarine Systems: Tropical Systems. In: Smith, S. V. and Crossland, C. J. (eds), Australasian Estuarine Systems: Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fluxes. pp. 9-11. LOICZ Reports and Studies No. 12. Loicz, Texel, The Netherlands. ISBN: 1383-4304.

Eyre, B. D. and Pepperell, P., 1999. Budgets for Australian Estuarine Systems: Subtropical Systems. In: Smith, S. V. and Crossland, C. J. (eds), Australasian Estuarine Systems: Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fluxes. pp. 12-18. LOICZ Reports and Studies No. 12. Loicz, Texel, The Netherlands. ISBN: 1383-4304.

Opdyke, B. N., Smith, S. V., Eyre, B. D., Heggie, D. T., Skyring, G. G., Crossland, C. J., and Zeldis, J., 1999. Australasian coastal systems overview. In: Smith, S. V. and Crossland, C. J. (eds), Australasian Estuarine Systems: Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fluxes. pp. 125-128. LOICZ Reports and Studies No. 12. Loicz, Texel, The Netherlands. ISBN: 1383-4304.

McKee, L. and Eyre, B. D., 1999. Richmond River Estuary (New South Wales) inter-annual budgets from seasonal and event monitoring: a modified LOICZ approach. In: Smith, S. V. and Crossland, C. J. (eds), Australasian Estuarine Systems: Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fluxes. pp. 145-154. LOICZ Reports and Studies No. 12. Loicz, Texel, The Netherlands. ISBN: 1383-4304.