Weak and Habitat-Dependent Effects of Nutrient Pollution on Macrofaunal Communities of Southeast Australian Estuaries

@inproceedings{Nicastro2013WeakAH,
  title={Weak and Habitat-Dependent Effects of Nutrient Pollution on Macrofaunal Communities of Southeast Australian Estuaries},
  author={Andrea Nicastro and Melanie Jane Bishop},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Among the impacts of coastal settlements to estuaries, nutrient pollution is often singled out as a leading cause of modification to the ecological communities of soft sediments. Through sampling of 48 sites, distributed among 16 estuaries of New South Wales, Australia, we tested the hypotheses that (1) anthropogenic nutrient loads would be a better predictor of macrofaunal communities than estuarine geomorphology or local sediment characteristics; and (2) local environmental context, as… CONTINUE READING