Chapter 45. Catchment to Reef: Water Quality and Ecosystem Health in Tropical Streams

  1. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member2 and
  2. Stephen M. Turton Executive Director Associate Professor Director Councillor3
  1. Richard Pearson1,† and
  2. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member2,‡

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch45

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

How to Cite

Pearson, R. and Stork, N. E. (2008) Catchment to Reef: Water Quality and Ecosystem Health in Tropical Streams, in Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (eds N. E. Stork and S. M. Turton), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch45

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Australian Tropical Forest Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  1. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  2. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

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Keywords:

  • Catchment To Reef;
  • protecting Australia's most valuable assets;
  • Catchment to Reef programme;
  • environmental problems that need addressing;
  • ambient and flood conditions and their influences;
  • organic inputs to aquatic systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Solving Australia's most urgent environmental issue

  • Protecting Australia's most valuable assets

  • Environmental problems that need addressing

  • Weeds and feral animals

  • Catchment to reef role

  • Some major unresolved issues

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements

  • References