Catchment to Reef Processes
Theme leader - Mr Jon Brodie
The Catchment to Reef Processes research group is one of Australia’s leading research groups in the study of environmental issues along the 'catchment to reef continuum’, from the headwaters of the Great Barrier Reef catchment to the outer reef.
Research undertaken by the group includes:
- Tracing the sources of pollutants (sediments, nutrients and pesticides) from different land uses (i.e. cattle grazing, sugar cane, horticulture and urban) within catchments;
- The transport and dispersal of land-based pollutants in coastal and marine environments;
- The environmental, social and economic impacts of plastic pollution
- The quantification of pollutant loads to the GBR lagoon from end-of-catchment monitoring and coral core proxy records;
- The exposure and risk of land-based pollutants to coastal wetland, mangrove, seagrass and coral reef ecosystems;
- Modelling of ecohydrological and oceanographic processes in estuaries and the GBR.
Mr Jon Brodie, Dr Michelle Devlin, Prof. Eric Wolanski, Dr Caroline Petus, Ms Zoe Bainbridge, Dr Aaron Davis, Dr Amelia Wenger, Dr Stephen Lewis, Dr Kathy Burns, Dr Colette Thomas, Ms Kathryn Berry, Dr Eduardo da Silva, Dr Jennifer Debose, Mr Geoff Endo, Dr Paul Nelson, Dr Dominique O'Brien, Ms Jane Waterhouse.
Featured Research Programmes
- Marine Plastics Research Hub
- Tracing of Materials from the Upper Catchment to the Reef
- Water Quality Characteristics of Land Use Sources
- Pesticides: Assessing Risks in the Environment
- Marine Flood Plume Monitoring
- Estuarine, Coastal and GBR Modelling