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- Fraser, Grant; Rohde, Ken; Silburn, Mark
- Environmental monitoring and assessment 2017 v.189 no.8 pp. 409
- runoff, etc ; Acanthaster planci; data collection; dissolved inorganic nitrogen; farms; fertilizer rates; liquid fertilizers; models; nitrogen fertilizers; rain; risk; sugarcane; water balance; weather forecasting; wet season; Great Barrier Reef; Show all 16 Subjects
- ... Dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) movement from Australian sugarcane farms is believed to be a major cause of crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks which have reduced the Great Barrier Reef coral cover by ~21% (1985–2012). We develop a daily model of DIN concentration in runoff based on >200 field monitored runoff events. Runoff DIN concentrations were related to nitrogen fertiliser application rate ...
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