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Mangroves as nursery sites: comparisons of the abundance and species composition of fish and crustaceans in mangroves and other nearshore habitats in tropical Australia
The results of the present study indicate the importance of mangroves as nursery sites for commercially exploited fish stocks elsewhere in South-East Asia.
Decomposition of mangrove leaf litter in tropical Australia
Abstract Litter bag experiments were used to follow changes in mass and chemical constituents during decomposition of leaves from three mangrove species, Rhizophora stylosa Griff., Avicennia marina
Leaf-burying crabs : their influence on energy flow and export from mixed mangrove forests (Rhizophora spp.) in northeastern Australia
The results show that an earlier attempt to measure detrital export from mangrove forests in northeastern Australia over-estimated export by at least 22% by ignoring leaf removal by crabs, and indicate that current models of energy flow in mangroves must be altered to include the leaf litter → crab trophic link in order to describe accurately the food chains of mangroVE forests in the Indo-West Pacific region.
Mangrove fish-communities in tropical Queensland, Australia: Spatial and temporal patterns in densities, biomass and community structure
Comparison of fish species composition in this and three other mangrove estuaries in the region revealed significant geographic and temporal (seasonal) variation in fish-community structure.
Mangroves as filters of shrimp pond effluent: predictions and biogeochemical research needs
Preliminary estimates of the ratio of mangrove forest: shrimp pond area necessary to remove nutrients from shrimp pond effluent are made using budgets of nitrogen and phosphorus output for
Relationships between livestock management and the ecological condition of riparian habitats along an Australian floodplain river
Summary 1 Grazing by introduced ungulate livestock is a major form of land use over large parts of Australia. Due to the tendency of stock to concentrate around water, riparian zones and
Sources, sinks and transformations of organic carbon in Australian floodplain rivers
Research on fluxes of carbon in Australian floodplain rivers finds decreased inputs of floodplain carbon, following river regulation and physical disturbances to catchments and floodplains, may have resulted in many Australian rivers being dominated by algal production.
Recruitment, growth and residence time of fishes in a tropical Australian mangrove system
Twenty fish species accounted for > 96% of the catch by numbers in mangrove habitats in Alligator Creek, in tropical Queensland, Australia, but most are major prey for several valuable, commercial species harvested both within mangroves and in adjacent shallow shelf habitats.