Herbicides: a new threat to the Great Barrier Reef.

  title={Herbicides: a new threat to the Great Barrier Reef.},
  author={Stephen Lewis and Jon E. Brodie and Zo{\"e} T Bainbridge and Ken W Rohde and Aaron M Davis and Bronwyn L Masters and Mirjam Maughan and Michelle J. Devlin and Jochen M{\"u}ller and Britta Schaffelke},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  volume={157 8-9},
The runoff of pesticides (insecticides, herbicides and fungicides) from agricultural lands is a key concern for the health of the iconic Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Relatively low levels of herbicide residues can reduce the productivity of marine plants and corals. However, the risk of these residues to Great Barrier Reef ecosystems has been poorly quantified due to a lack of large-scale datasets. Here we present results of a study tracing pesticide residues from rivers and creeks in three… CONTINUE READING
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