water quality

Reef Rescue is a key component of Caring for our Country, the Australian Government’s $2 billion initiative to restore the health of Australia’s environment and improve land management practices. It represents a coordinated approach to environmental management in Australia that is built on transparent and consistent national targets.

The Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2009 is a stock-take of the Great Barrier Reef, its management and its future.

The aim of the Outlook Report is to provide information about:

Prior to taking up the position of Water Quality Scientist at JCU, Jon Brodie spent some years as a lecturer in chemistry at Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane) and at the University of the South Pacific (Suva, Fiji). For the past 30 years, his interests have been in environmental research and consultancy and the management of marine and freshwater pollution in Australia and overseas.

Dr. Kookana is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO and has had more than twenty year’s experience as a research chemist, focusing on the environmental fate of organic contaminants including pesticides and endocrine disrupting chemicals. His studies have included: the fate of micro-pollutants during aquifer storage and recovery of reclaimed water; the role of soil organic matter chemistry on pesticide sorption (i.e. attachment to another substance), mobility and bioavailability, and risk based approaches for minimising off-site impacts of pesticides.

Dr. Norm Duke is a mangrove ecologist and professorial research fellow based at the Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) at James Cook University. Prior to this, he held research positions with the University of Queensland, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the Queensland Fisheries Service, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, Central America.

Dr. Fabricius is a Principal Research Scientist and coral reef ecologist at AIMS. She has worked as a coral reef ecologist since 1988, with most of her research directed at better understanding the roles of disturbances (especially ocean acidification, climate change and terrestrial run-off) on ecological processes in coral reefs, and their consequences. In this context, Dr.

Dr. Negri is a Senior Research Scientist in Water Quality & Ecosystem Health at AIMS. His background and training is in analytical chemistry and toxin research and he has spent 10 years at AIMS and CSIRO studying the chemistry, distribution and accumulation of natural toxins in marine and freshwater ecosystems. In the late 1990s, his research became more coral reef-oriented, including studies on the natural chemistry and microbiology responsible for coral larval settlement. Since 2000, Dr.


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