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Research Case Study: Cost-effective restoration of wetlands that protect the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef

Website/Report

Project lead

Partnerships

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Industries

Science

Activities

On-ground work, Research

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Advance Queensland Research fellowship

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

15 April 2016

End date

15 April 2019

Summary

The increase in terrestrial-derived pollutants is one of the causes of the deterioration of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). While some wetlands,may improve terrestrial-derived runoff their capacity to retain and treat pollutants is poorly understood in the catchments of the GBR. This project will measure the capacity of natural wetlands to retain and treat nutrients and to provide other ecosystem services such as carbon storage. The aim of the research is to identify which restoration and conservation efforts should be targeted as the most cost-effective at protecting water quality in the GBR.

Benefits

(not documented)

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 25 July 2017

This page should be cited as:

Research Case Study: Cost-effective restoration of wetlands that protect the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 6 August 2019, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/research-case-study-cost-effective-restoration-of-wetlands-that-protect-the-8a83/>.

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