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Mangrove – Links and References


The conceptual models were compiled by researchers in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders from Natural Resource Management groups, universities and government agencies and based on available scientific information[5].

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Adame, MF, Vilas, MP, Franklin, H, Garzon-Garcia, A, Hamilton, D, Ronan, M & Griffiths, M (2021), 'A conceptual model of nitrogen dynamics for the Great Barrier Reef catchments', Marine Pollution Bulletin. [online], vol. 173PA. Available at:


Adame, MF, Virdis, B & Lovelock, CE (2010), 'Effect of geomorphological setting and rainfall on nutrient exchange in mangroves during tidal inundation', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 61, no. 1197-1206.


Adame, MF, Reef, R, Wong, VNL, Balcombe, SR, Turschwell, MP, Kavehei, E, Rodríguez, DC, Kelleway, JJ, Masque, P & Ronan, M (2020), 'Carbon and nitrogen sequestration of Melaleuca floodplain wetlands in tropical Australia', Ecosystems. [online], vol. Available at:


Adame, MF & Lovelock, CE (2011), 'Carbon and nutrient exchange of mangrove forests with the coastal ocean', Hydrobiologia, vol. 663, pp. 23-50.


Adame, MF, Santini, NS, Tovilla, C, Vázquez-Lule, A, Castro, L & Guevara, M (2015), 'Carbon stocks and soil sequestration rates of tropical riverine wetlands', Biogeosciences, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 3805-3818.


Adame, Franklin, H, Rodriguez, S, Kavehei, E, Turschwell, M, Balcombe, SR, Burford, M & Ronan, M (2019), 'Nitrogen removal through denitrification by tropical forested wetlands', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 70, pp. 1513-1521.


Adame, MF, Reef, R, Herrera-Silveira, J & Lovelock, C (2012), 'Sensitivity of dissolved organic carbon exchange and sediment bacteria to water quality in mangrove forests', Hydrobiologia, vol. 691, no. DOI 10.1007/s10750-012-1071-7, pp. 239-253.


Adame, MF & Fry, B (2016), 'Source and stability of soil carbon in mangrove and freshwater wetlands of the Mexican Pacific coast', Wetlands Ecology and Management, vol. 24, pp. 129-137.


Adame, MF, Roberts, ME, Hamilton, DP, Ndehedehe, CE, Lu, J, Griffiths, M, Curwen, G & Ronan, M (2019), 'Tropical coastal wetlands ameliorate nitrogen exports during floods', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 6, 1-14.


Allaway, WG & Ashford, AE (1984), 'Nutrient input by seabirds to the forest on a coral island of the Great Barrier Reef', Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 19, pp. 297-298.


Allen, D, Dalal, RC, Rennenberg, H & Schmidt, S (January 2011), 'Seasonal variation in nitrous oxide and methane emissions from subtropical estuary and coastal mangrove sediments, Australia: Seasonal N2O and CH4 mangrove sediment fluxes in Australia', Plant Biology. [online], vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 126-133. Available at: [Accessed 2 November 2020].


Alongi, DM, Cycling and Global Fluxes of Nitrogen in Mangroves, p. 11.


Beaulieu, JJ, Tank, JL, Hamilton, SK, Wollheim, WM, Hall, RO, Mulholland, PJ, Peterson, BJ, Ashkenas, LR, Cooper, LW, Dahm, CN, Dodds, WK, Grimm, NB, Johnson, SL, McDowell, WH, Poole, GC, Valett, HM, Arango, CP, Bernot, MJ, Burgin, AJ, Crenshaw, CL, Helton, AM, Johnson, LT, O'Brien, JM, Potter, JD, Sheibley, RW, Sobota, DJ & Thomas, SM (2011), 'Nitrous oxide emission from denitrification in stream and river networks', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [online], vol. 108, no. 1, pp. 214-219. Available at:


Boto, KG & Robertson, AI (1990), 'The relationship between nitrogen fixation and tidal exports of nitrogen in a tropical mangrove system', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 31, pp. 531-540.


Boto, KG & Bunt, JS (1981), 'Tidal export of particulate organic matter from a Northern Australian mangrove system', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 13, pp. 247-255.


Boto, KG, Bunt, JS & Wellington, JT (September 1984), 'Variations in mangrove forest productivity in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. [online], vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 321-329. Available at: [Accessed 3 November 2020].


Bouillon, S & Connolly, RM (2009), 'Carbon Exchange Among Tropical Coastal Ecosystems', in I Nagelkerken (ed.), Ecological Connectivity among Tropical Coastal Ecosystems. [online], Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 45-70. Available at: [Accessed 3 November 2020].


Brunskill, GJ, Zagorskis, I & Pfitzner, J (2002), 'Carbon burial rates in sediments and a carbon mass balance for the Herbert River Region of the Great Barrier Reef Continental Shelf, North Queensland, Australia', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 54, pp. 677-700.


Burgin, AJ & Hamilton, SK (2007), 'Have we overemphasized the role of denitrification in aquatic ecosystems? A review of nitrate removal pathways', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 89-96.


Eberhard, R, Thorburn, P, Rolfe, J, Taylor, B, Ronan, M, Weber, T, Flint, N, Kroon, F, Brodie, J, Waterhouse, J, Silburn, M, Bartley, R, Davis, A, Wilkinson, S, Lewis, S, Star, M, Poggio, M, Windle, J, Marshall, N, Hill, R, Maclean, K, Lyons, P, Robinson, C, Adame, F, Selles, A, Griffiths, M, Gunn, J & McCosker, K (2017), Scientific Consensus Statement 2017: A synthesis of the science of land-based water quality impacts on the Great Barrier Reef, Chapter 4: Management options and their effectiveness.. [online], State of Queensland, Queensland. Available at:


Erler, D, Trott, L, Alongi, D & Eyre, B (25 March 2013), 'Denitrification, anammox and nitrate reduction in sediments of the southern Great Barrier Reef lagoon', Marine Ecology Progress Series. [online], vol. 478, pp. 57-70. Available at: [Accessed 30 October 2020].


Furukawa, K & Wolanski, E (1996), 'Sedimentation in mangrove forests', Mangroves and salt marshes, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 3-10.


Giblin, AE, Tobias, CR, Song, B, Weston, N, Banta, GT & Rivera-Monroy, VH (2013), 'The importance of dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA) in the nitrogen cycle of coastal ecosystems', Oceanography, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 124-131.


Keuskamp, JA, Schmitt, H, Laanbroek, HJ, Verhoeven, JTA & Hefting, MM (2013), 'Nutrient amendment does not increase mineralisation of sequestered carbon during incubation of a nitrogen limited mangrove soil', Soil Biology and Biochemistry. [online], vol. 57, pp. 822-829. Available at:


Kreuzwieser, J, Buchholz, J & Rennenberg, H (2003), 'Emission of methane and nitrous oxide by Australian mangrove ecosystems', Plant Biology, vol. 5, pp. 423-431.


Lovelock C.E., Ball M.C., Martin K.C. & Feller I.C. (2009), 'Nutrient Enrichment Increases Mortality of Mangrove', PLoS ONE, vol. 4, no. 5, Public Library of Science.


Maher, DT, Sippo, JZ, Tait, DR, Holloway, C & Santos, IR (2016), 'Pristine mangrove creek waters are a sink of nitrous oxide', Scientific Reports. [online], vol. 6, no. May, pp. 1-8. Available at:


Mitsch, WJ & Gosselink, J (2015), Wetlands, p. 213, Wiley, New Jersey, USA.


Molnar, N, Welsh, DT, Marchand, C, Deborde, J & Meziane, T (2013), 'Impacts of shrimp farm effluent on water quality, benthic metabolism and N-dynamics in a mangrove forest ( New Caledonia )', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. [online], vol. 117, no. 2, pp. 12-21. Available at:


Reef, R, Feller, IC & Lovelock, CE (2010), 'Nutrition of mangroves', Tree Physiology, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 1148-1160.


Reis, CRG, Nardoto, GB & Oliveira, RS (January 2017), 'Global overview on nitrogen dynamics in mangroves and consequences of increasing nitrogen availability for these systems', Plant and Soil. [online], vol. 410, no. 1-2, pp. 1-19. Available at: [Accessed 2 November 2020].


Robertson, AI & Alongi, DM (2016), 'Massive turnover rates of fine root detrital carbon in tropical Australian mangroves', Oecologia, no. 180, pp. 841-851.


Robertson, AI & Daniel, PA (1989), 'The influence of crabs on litter processing in high intertidal mangrove forests in tropical Australia', Oecologia, vol. 78, pp. 191-198.


Sadat-Noori, M, Santos, IR, Tait, DR & Maher, DT (2016), 'Fresh meteoric versus recirculated saline groundwater nutrient inputs into a subtropical estuary', Science of the Total Environment. [online], vol. 566-567, pp. 1440-1453. Available at:


Sheaves, M & Molony, B (2000), 'Short-circuit in the mangrove food chain', Marine Ecology Progress Series. [online], vol. 199, pp. 97-109. Available at: [Accessed 2 November 2020].


Verhoeven, JTA, Arheimer, B, Yin, C & Hefting, MM (2006), 'Regional and global concerns over wetlands and water quality', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 96-103.


Wadnerkar, PD, Santos, IR, Looman, A, Sanders, CJ, White, S, Tucker, JP & Holloway, C (2019), 'Significant nitrate attenuation in a mangrove-fringed estuary during a flood-chase experiment', Environmental Pollution. [online], vol. 253, pp. 1000-1008. Available at:


Waterhouse, J, Schaffelke, B, Bartley, R, Eberhard, R, Brodie, J, Star, M, Thorburn, P, Rolfe, J, Ronan, M, Taylor, B & Kroon, F (2017), 2017 Scientific Consensus Statement. Land use impacts on Great Barrier Reef water quality and ecosystem condition, Australia.


Zhou, S, Borjigin, S, Riya, S, Terada, A & Hosomi, M (2014), 'The relationship between anammox and denitrification in the sediment of an inland river', Science of the Total Environment. [online], vol. 490, pp. 1029-1036. Available at:


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