Primary Research Article
Coastal retreat and improved water quality mitigate losses of seagrass from sea level rise
Article first published online: 14 MAY 2013
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Global Change Biology
Volume 19, Issue 8, pages 2569–2583, August 2013
How to Cite
Saunders, M. I., Leon, J., Phinn, S. R., Callaghan, D. P., O'Brien, K. R., Roelfsema, C. M., Lovelock, C. E., Lyons, M. B. and Mumby, P. J. (2013), Coastal retreat and improved water quality mitigate losses of seagrass from sea level rise. Global Change Biology, 19: 2569–2583. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12218
- Issue published online: 5 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 14 MAY 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 5 APR 2013 11:53AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 18 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 18 MAR 2013
- Australian Research Council SuperScience Fellowship
- Australian Research Council SuperScience Fellowship. Grant Number: FS100100024
Figure S1. Data used to model seagrass presence vs. absence in Moreton Bay, Southeast Queensland, Australia.
Figure S2. Wave propagation model (SWAN) layout, consisting of ten grids (model grids 0–9).
Figure S3. Significant wave height comparisons between measurements and prediction.
Figure S4. Relationship between log10(% benthic irradiance) to significant wave height (m) in Moreton Bay, Australia.
Figure S5. Change in distribution of seagrass suitable habitat in Moreton Bay, Southeast Queensland, as a result of sea level rise of 1.1 m.
Figure S6. Variation in Secchi depth in areas of predicted seagrass habitat loss, gain, and no change in 2100 compared to 2000 due to 1.1 m sea level rise in Moreton Bay, Southeast Queensland, Australia.
Table S1. Results of linear model used to relate field measurements of Secchi depth (m) to the Euclidean distance to rivers (m), distance to open ocean (m) and to water depth (m).
Table S2. Grid resolution and rotation.
Table S3. Regression coefficients, standard errors, t and P values for the logistic regression model predicting seagrass presence in Moreton Bay, SE Queensland, Australia.
Table S4. Error matrix for the observed and predicted presence and absence of seagrass in Moreton Bay, Southeast Queensland, using a threshold cut-off value of 0.16 to classify presence vs. absence based on probability of occurrence.
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