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Palustrine – 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[4].

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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, 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, Franklin, H, Waltham, NJ, Rodriguez, S, Kavehei, E, Turschwell, MP, Balcombe, SR, Kaniewska, P, Burford, MA & Ronan, M (2019), 'Nitrogen removal by tropical floodplain wetlands through denitrification', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol., no. September.


Adame, MF, Arthington, AH, Waltham, N, Hasan, S, Selles, A & Ronan, M (2019), 'Managing threats and restoring wetlands within catchments of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia', Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 829-839.


Adame, MF, Reef, R, Wong, V, Kavehei, E, Rodriguez, D, Kellaway, J, Masque, P & Ronan, M (2020), 'Carbon and Nitrogen Sequestration of Melaleuca Floodplain Wetlands in Tropical Australia', Ecosystems, vol. 23, pp. 454-466.


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, 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.


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:


Bryant, KL (2008), Soil Indicators of Queensland Wetlands: Field Guide. [online], Department of Natural Resources and Water, Brisbane. Available at:


Davis, AM, Pearson, RG, Brodie, JE & Butler, B (2016), 'Review and conceptual models of agricultural impacts and water quality in waterways of the Great Barrier Reef catchment area', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 68, pp. 1-19.


Doupe, RG, Mitchell, J, Knott, MJ, Davis, AM & Lymbery, AJ (2010), 'Efficacy of exclusion fencing to protect ephemeral floodplain lagoon habitats from feral pigs (Sus scrofa).', Wetlands Ecology and Management, vol. 18, pp. 69-78.


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].


Fernex, F, Bernat, M & Ballestra, S (1992), 'Ammonification rates and 210Pb in sediments from a lagoon under a wet tropical climate : Marica , Rio de Janeiro state , Brazil', Hydrobiologia, vol. 242, pp. 69-76.


Finlayson, CM, Cowie, ID & Bailey, BJ (1993), 'Biomass and litter dynamics in a Melaleuca forest on a seasonally inundated floodplain in tropical, northern Australia', Wetlands Ecology and Management, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 177-188.


Gell, P, Fluin, J, Tibby, J, Hancock, G, Harrison, J, Zawadzki, A, Haynes, D, Khanum, S, Little, F & Walsh, B (July 2009), 'Anthropogenic acceleration of sediment accretion in lowland floodplain wetlands, Murray–Darling Basin, Australia', Geomorphology. [online], vol. 108, no. 1-2, pp. 122-126. Available at: [Accessed 2 November 2020].


Hahn, S, Bauer, S & Klaassen, M (2008), 'Quantification of allochthonous nutrient input into freshwater bodies by herbivorous waterbirds', Freshwater Biology, vol. 53, pp. 181-193.


Howarth, RW, Marino, R, Lane, J & Cole, JJ (1988), 'Nitrogen fixation in freshwater, estuarine, and marine ecosystems. 1. Rates and importance', Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 33, pp. 669-687.


Ip, YK, Chew, SF, Wilson, JM & Randall, DJ (17 August 2004), 'Defences against ammonia toxicity in tropical air-breathing fishes exposed to high concentrations of environmental ammonia: a review', Journal of Comparative Physiology B. [online] Available at: [Accessed 30 July 2021].


Jaensch, R (1999), The status and importance of Queensland's south-western wetlands. [online] Available at:


Jardine, TD, Pusey, BJ, Hamilton, SK, Pettit, NE, Davies, PM, Douglas, MM, Sinnamon, V, Halliday, IA & Bunn, SE (2012), 'Fish mediate high food web connectivity in the lower reaches of a tropical floodplain river', Oecologia, vol. 168, pp. 829-838.


Joo, M, Raymond, MAA, McNeil, VH, Huggins, R, Turner, RDR & Choy, S (2012), 'Estimates of sediment and nutrient loads in 10 major catchments draining to the Great Barrier Reef during 2006-2009', Marine pollution bulletin. [online], vol. 65, no. 4-9, pp. 150-166. Available at: Scopus.


Karim, F, Kinsey-henderson, A, Wallace, J, Arthington, AH & Pearson, RG (2012), Modelling wetland connectivity during overbank flooding in a tropical floodplain in north Queensland, Australia, vol. 2723, pp. 2710-2723.


Lu, J, Bunn, SE & Burford, MA (May 2018), 'Nutrient release and uptake by littoral macrophytes during water level fluctuations', Science of The Total Environment. [online], vol. 622-623, pp. 29-40. Available at: [Accessed 2 November 2020].


Macrophyte-induced thermal stratification in a shallow urban lake promotes conditions suitable for nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria | SpringerLink. [online] Available at: [Accessed 4 March 2021].


Morrisey K.M., FTR (1988), 'Regeneration and uptake of ammonium by plankton in an Amazon floodplain lake.', J Plankton Res, no. 10, pp. 31-48.


Nielsen, LP, Enrich-Prast, A & Esteves, FA (2004), 'Pathways of organic matter mineralization and nitrogen regeneration in the sediment of five tropical lakes', Acta Limnol Bras., vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 193-202.


Phoenix, GK, Hicks, W, Cinderby, S, Kuylenstierna, J, Stock, W, Dentener, F, Giller, K, Austin, A, Lefroy, R, Gimeno, B, Ashmore, M & Ineson, P (2006), 'Atmospheric nitrogen deposition in world biodiversity hotspots: the need for a greater global perspective in assessing N deposition impacts', Global Change Biology, vol. 12, pp. 470-476.


Racchetti E., Bartoli M., Soana E., Longhi D., Christian R.R., Pinardi M. (2011), 'Influence of hydrological connectivity of riverine wetlands on nitrogen removal via denitrification.', Biogeochemistry. [online], no. 103, pp. 335-354. Available at:


Seitzinger S.P., NSW (1985), 'Eutrophication and the rate of denitrification and N20 production in coastal marine sediments.', Limnology and Oceanography. [online], no. 30, pp. 1332-1339. Available at:


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.


Vilas, MP, Marti, CL, Adams, MP, Oldham, CE & Hipsey, MR (8 December 2017), 'Invasive macrophytes control the spatial and temporal patterns of temperature and dissolved oxygen in a shallow lake: A proposed feedback mechanism of macrophyte loss', Frontiers in Plant Science. [online], vol. 8, p. 2097. Available at: [Accessed 4 March 2021].


Waltham, NJ & Fixler, S (2017), 'Aerial Herbicide Spray to Control Invasive Water Hyacinth ( Eichhornia crassipes ): Water Quality Concerns Fronting Fish Occupying a Tropical Floodplain Wetland', Tropical Conservation Science. [online], vol. 10, pp. 1-10. Available at:

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