Hot off the press! New paper on estimating regional coral reef calcium carbonate production!

Our new paper, a multidisciplinary collaboration lead led by Dr Sarah Hamylton from the University of Wollongong, estimates the calcium carbonate production on the southern Great Barrier Reefs using remote sensing. Contemporary coral reef carbonate production for the 21 reef platforms of the Capricorn-Bunker Group (southern Great Barrier Reef) is estimated to be between 489,000 and 659,000 t per year based on seawater chemistry, community composition, calcification rates and reef structural complexity (rugosity).

Knowing productivity of calcium carbonate is important for managing correctly the Great Barrier Reef.  Find out more: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425717304005

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