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Editor-in-Chief: Max Finlayson


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Published online 27 March 2014
Photosynthetic responses to submergence in mangrove seedlings 
Mwita M. Mangora, Matern S. P. Mtolera and Mats Björk

Flooding in tropical river estuaries and deltas is often associated with mangrove mortality. We investigated how prolonged submergence at different salinities affected photosynthesis in seedlings of three common mangrove species and found that both duration of submergence and salinity of water affected photosynthetic performance. This finding is of importance for species- and site-specific restoration interventions because it is likely that mangrove areas experiencing prolonged submergence with saline waters will be more severely impacted than those flooded with freshwater.

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Published online 27 March 2014
Characterisation of mussel (Mytilus sp.) populations in Western Australia and evaluation of potential genetic impacts of mussel spat translocation from interstate 
P. Joana Dias, Seema Fotedar and Michael Snow

We investigated the potential impact of the first proposed interstate translocation of mussel spat, for aquaculture enhancement, on Western Australian Mytilus populations. No detrimental genetic impact was identified that might warrant preventing the proposed translocation to WA. This study provides valuable genetic and biosecurity information, and should prove useful in future assessments of introduced and native Mytilus species in Australia.

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Published online 27 March 2014
Nutrients, chlorophyll and biotic metrics in the Rappahannock River estuary: implications of urbanisation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, USA 
M. Bala Krishna Prasad, Michael C. Maddox, Aditya Sood, Sujay Kaushal and Raghu Murtugudde

Rapid changes in land-use and climate amplify the nutrient loadings along the land and coast continuum and severely impact the coastal biodiversity. In this article, the long-term variability in nutrients in correlation with land-use changes was analysed to demonstrate the status of water quality and biological indices in the Rappahannock River watershed. The results provide insight into changes in biogeochemical processes and interactions with biotic indices, which offer a key understanding to develop sustainable restoration plans for conservation and maintenance of coastal ecosystems in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Published online 29 January 2014
Maximum age and missing time in the vertebrae of sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus): validated lifespan from bomb radiocarbon dating in the western North Atlantic and southwestern Indian Oceans 
M. S. Passerotti, A. H. Andrews, J. K. Carlson, S. P. Wintner, K. J. Goldman and L. J. Natanson

Validated age and growth estimates are crucial to fisheries management, but are still uncommon for elasmobranch species. Bomb radiocarbon analysis was used to validate lifespan of sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) and indicated that ages based on vertebral growth-band counts were underestimated by up to 18 years in the largest specimens. These results have implications for management of C. taurus populations and also suggest that measurable vertebral growth may cease at some point.

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Published online 28 January 2014
Customary and recreational fishing pressure: large-bodied fish assemblages in a tropical, intermittent Australian river 
Paul G. Close, Rebecca J. Dobbs, David J. Tunbridge, Peter C. Speldewinde, Danielle M. Warfe, Sandy Toussaint and Peter M. Davies

Culturally and recreationally important fisheries in intermittent rivers of northern Australia may be threatened by over fishing. This study explored whether fishing reduces the abundance large-bodied species and found that those targeted by both cultural and recreational fishers were less abundant in easily accessible, permanent waterholes. Using this evidence, river reaches potentially impacted by fishing can be identified and the effectiveness of traditional fisheries management strategies can be enhanced.

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Published online 20 December 2013
Physiological tools to predict invasiveness and spread via estuarine bridges: tolerance of Brazilian native and worldwide introduced freshwater fishes to increased salinity 
Silvia Maria Millan Gutierre, Jean Ricardo Simões Vitule, Carolina Arruda Freire and Viviane Prodocimo

Predictions about invasiveness and spread of a species are a complex issue. Here we test the physiological tolerances of native and non-native species to infer about their spread via estuarine bridges. We propose the use of multiple physiological tools to predict invasiveness, both for native and non-native species.

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Published online 20 December 2013
Food-web structure in a subtropical coastal lake: how phylogenetic constraints may affect species linkages 
Lúcia Ribeiro Rodrigues, Nelson Ferreira Fontoura and David da Motta Marques

To describe a food web structure is a main goal to understand ecosystem functioning. Here, we analysed the isotopic composition of primary producers and consumers in a large subtropical lake in southern Brazil. The combined analysis of isotopic signature and stomach content revealed a phylogenetically structured arrangement of fish species, indicating that main feeding niches are shared by taxonomically related species.

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Published online 18 December 2013
Penicillin-mediated changes in viable benthic diatom assemblages – insights about the relevance of bacteria across spatial and seasonal scales 
Priya M. D'Costa and Arga C. Anil

Bacterial influence on viable, benthic diatom assemblages was investigated using a novel approach involving the application of penicillin (antibiotic affecting diatoms only through bacteria). The results highlighted the spatial and seasonal variations in bacterial influence on diatom assemblages, and the crucial role of diatom assemblage composition in these interactions. This investigation provides a basis for future studies on the mechanisms underlying diatom-bacterial interactions in benthic environments.

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Published online 18 December 2013
Predictive mapping of soft-bottom benthic biodiversity using a surrogacy approach 
Zhi Huang, Matthew McArthur, Rachel Przeslawski, Justy Siwabessy, Scott Nichol and Brendan Brooke

Mapping benthic biodiversity is a key requirement for informed marine-zone management. This study demonstrated the value of a surrogacy approach to the prediction of infaunal biodiversity patterns on the tropical Carnarvon shelf of Western Australia. The predictive modelling approach facilitates an understanding of ecosystem processes in the region and contributes to integrated marine management.

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Published online 15 November 2013
Longevity in maternal transmission of isotopic marks in a tropical freshwater rainbowfish and the implications for offspring morphology 
D. Starrs, B. C. Ebner, S. M. Eggins and C. J. Fulton

Understanding the biology of fish is vital to successful conservation and management, yet studying fish larvae in the wild is difficult due to their small size. This study found that marking of eastern rainbowfish larvae was possible by injecting their mothers with enriched stable barium and strontium isotopes. This technique will facilitate research on the movement of rainbowfish larvae in tropical stream networks.

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Published online 15 November 2013
Is phytotoxicity of Phragmites australis residue influenced by decomposition condition, time and density? 
Md. N. Uddin, Randall W. Robinson, Domenic Caridi and Md. A. Y. Harun

Phragmites australis is a highly successful invader of wetlands worldwide and the ability to invade is due to the release of phytotoxins via various means, thereby causing adverse impacts on susceptible plants. Phytotoxicity investigation through residue decomposition of P. australis demonstrated that aeration condition, decay period and residue density play an important role in contributing to possible outcomes. The fitness-reducing effects of P. australis phytotoxins on associated plants enable P. australis to successfully invade wetlands.

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Published online 15 November 2013
Remedial strategy of algal proliferation in a regulated river system by integrated hydrological control: an evolutionary modelling framework 
Dong-Gyun Hong, Kwang-Seuk Jeong, Dong-Kyun Kim and Gea-Jae Joo

This study focusses on integrated hydrological control to avoid water-quality impairment, such as algal blooms, in a regulated river ecosystem. We aimed at evaluating the mitigation of phytoplankton proliferation, which could be derived from ensemble effects between upriver dams and an estuarine barrage. The results stress that the optimal hydrological control by dams and a barrage control is effective to suppress algal blooms in a regulated river and evolutionary modelling is a good approach to determine the optimal criteria of dam and barrage discharges.

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Published online 15 November 2013
First record of a bicephalic chondrichthyan found in Australian waters; the southern fiddler ray, Trygonorrhina dumerilii (Chondrichthyes: Rhinobatidae) 
Leonardo Guida, Terence I. Walker and Richard D. Reina

We present the first documented species of shark or ray in Australia to give birth to a two-headed offspring. Using magnetic resonance imagery (MRI), we found two parallel vertebral columns running the entire length of the offspring, diverging into two well formed heads. The cause of such births defects is unknown, although they may be linked to congenital and environmental stressors during embryonic development.

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Published online 07 August 2013
Recognising wetland ecosystem services within urban case studies 
Robert J. McInnes

Within urban areas, wetlands provide a disproportionate amount of benefits upon which society depends. An analysis of case studies demonstrates that even in the most environmentally aware locations, the ecosystem services provided by wetlands, and other ecosystems, are under-recognised. To maintain human well-being in an increasingly urbanised world will require better planning and integration of ecosystem services into urban decision-making.

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Volume 65 Number 4 2014

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Multidisciplinary ecological assessment of the Alcantara River (Sicily, Italy) using bioindicators 
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L. Guglielmo, F. Azzaro, C. Baviera, A. Bergamasco, S. N. Bissett, C. Brugnano, G. Caruso, F. Decembrini, A. L. Garey, A. Granata, C. Gugliandolo, V. Lentini, M. A. Lo Gullo, T. L. Maugeri, M. Pansera, F. Raimondo, L. P. Rodriguez Valdes, L. A. Smock, A. Spanò, P. Trifilò, J. K. Vick, D. R. Young, G. Zagami, J. C. Zinnert and R. Minutoli
pp. 283-305

This study provided information on the ecological status of the Alcantara River (Sicily, Italy) along its course and tested the use of a suite of bioindicators to determine a river’s health. The primary objective was the validation of a multi-disciplinary ecological approach at different taxonomic levels. The approach included riparian plant physiology, the microbial, zooplanktonic and macroinvertebrate assemblages, Coleoptera (Insecta) and river hydrology. This approach was validated rather than the employment of a single biotic or physical attribute.


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Homing in the New Zealand eagle ray, Myliobatis tenuicaudatus 
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Megan M. Marcotte
pp. 306-311

Homing after experimental displacement is widespread among bony fishes but has only been documented in two species of cartilaginous fishes. This study presents the first evidence of homing after experimental displacement in a species of ray. The homing ability of the rays, and that it can be triggered on demand, suggests that the rays are suitable models for navigational experiments.

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Hydrophyte composition of dune lakes and its relationship to land-use and water physicochemistry in Veracruz, Mexico 
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Luis A. Peralta Pelaez, Patricia Moreno-Casasola and Hugo López Rosas
pp. 312-326

Dune land use such as cattle rearing and sugar cane cultivation affects dune lakes. The object of the study was to analyse the impact of the surrounding land use on the plant species composition, vegetation structure, water quality and water level fluctuations. Dune lakes are valuable environmental assets, and local management should aim to conserve and restore their vegetation and water quality.


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New biological data on the rare, threatened shark Carcharhinus leiodon (Carcharhinidae) from the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea 
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Alec B. M. Moore, Dareen Almojil, Mark Harris, Rima W. Jabado and William T. White
pp. 327-332

Known only from Arabian waters, the smoothtooth blacktip shark is poorly understood. This work aims to address knowledge gaps and presents new data on aspects including size, reproduction and distribution. The results further our understanding of this species and help inform conservation efforts.


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Intertidal crab burrows as a low-tide refuge habitat for a specific gobiid: preliminary evidence for commensalism 
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R. J. Wasserman and B. P. Mostert
pp. 333-336

This work presents further evidence for the ecological importance of burrowing crabs in mangrove ecosystems. Mud crab (Scylla serrata) burrows in an estuarine mangrove intertidal zone were identified as microhabitats for a specific gobiid (Redigobius dewaali). The utilisation of these burrows by large numbers of a single fish species suggests that there is a degree of commensalism between S. serrata and R. dewaali in these intertidal habitats.


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Nutritional composition of potential zooplankton prey of the spiny lobster phyllosoma (Jasus edwardsii) 
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Miao Wang, Richard O'Rorke, Scott D. Nodder and Andrew G. Jeffs
pp. 337-349

Poor understanding of the nutritional requirements of spiny lobster larvae and unsuitable diets are some of the major reasons for high mortalities during larval culture. This paper identifies the biochemical profiles of the likely zooplankton prey of spiny lobster larvae, showing that those species provide reliable source of protein. The results will be useful for the development of artificial diets to improve aquaculture.

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Seasonal dynamics of Alexandrium tamarense and occurrence of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins in bivalves in Nanji Islands, East China Sea 
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Tao Jiang, Yixiao Xu, Yang Li, Tianjiu Jiang, Feng Wu and Fan Zhang
pp. 350-358

Dynamics of Alexandrium tamarense and the factors that influence its blooms, as well as the relationship between A. tamarense and paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins (PSTs) in shellfish, have only been rarely studied in the East China Sea. This investigation showed that nutrient concentrations and temperature played important roles in determining the amplitude of A. tamarense blooms and an increase in cell numbers of A. tamarense coincided with the detection of PSTs in shellfish. This research provides a basis for the establishment of effective toxin-monitoring strategies.


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Effects of bushfire on macroinvertebrate communities in south-east Australian streams affected by a megadrought 
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I. Verkaik, N. Prat, M. Rieradevall, P. Reich and P. S. Lake
pp. 359-369

Bushfire effects on aquatic macroinvertebrates in northern Victorian streams (Australia) have been studied. Nine months after the bushfires, coinciding with a severe a prolonged period of drought, there was a significant effect of bushfire on macroinvertebrate richness, composition and function. The consequences of the megadrought, combined with catchment bushfires, have no doubt reduced the resilience of the macroinvertebrate communities.


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Rapid utilisation of storm water-derived dissolved organic carbon and its fractions in an urban lake 
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Todd A. Wallace, George G. Ganf and Justin D. Brookes
pp. 370-377

Stormwater has significant impacts on the ecological and social value of waterways. We investigate the impact of stormwater in an urban lake and conclude that microbial activity is responsible for the depletion of dissolved oxygen and organic material, including fractions of carbon normally considered to be recalcitrant. The results provide insight into processes occurring in highly modified systems with competing uses.


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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    MF13285  Accepted 17 April 2014
    Effect of key water quality variables on macroinvertebrate and fish communities within naturally acidic wallum streams.
    Aleicia Holland, Leo Duivenvoorden, Susan Kinnear

    MF13330  Accepted 14 April 2014
    Age and growth of the whale shark Rhincodon typus in the northwestern Pacific
    Hua Hsun HSU, Shoou-Jeng Joung, Robert Hueter, Kwang-Ming Liu

    MF14035  Accepted 11 April 2014
    Persistence of in-stream waterholes in ephemeral rivers of tropical northern Australia and potential impacts of climate change
    David McJannet, Steve Marvanek, Anne Kinsey-Henderson, Cuan Petheram, Jim Wallace

    MF13008  Accepted 10 April 2014
    Reproductive Biology of the Pelagic Stingray Pteroplatytrygon violacea (Bonaparte 1832), in the Equatorial and Southwestern Atlantic Ocean
    Drausio Veras, Fabio Hazin, Ilka Branco, Mariana Tolotti, George Burgess

    MF13128  Accepted 03 April 2014
    Ocean-estuarine connection for ichthyoplankton through the inlet channel of a temperate choked coastal lagoon (Argentina)
    Daniel Bruno, Sergio Delpiani, María Cousseau, Juan Díaz de Astarloa, Gabriela Blasina, Ezequiel Mabragaña, Eduardo Acha

    MF13336  Accepted 01 April 2014
    Recent sedimentation dynamics in a shallow coastal lake (Lake Sarbsko, northern Poland): driving factors, processes and effects
    Michal Woszczyk, Wojciech Tylmann, Jan Jedrasik, Tomasz Szarafin, Alfred Stach, Joanna Skrzypczak, Monika Lutynska

    MF13139  Accepted 27 March 2014
    Video surveillance system for remote long-term in situ observations: recording diel cavity use and behaviour of wild European lobsters (Homarus gammarus)
    Ronny Steen, Sondre Ski

    MF14002  Accepted 26 March 2014
    Trajectory river modelling – A decision-support tool to help manage multiple risks associated with planning around variable water resources
    Mat Gilfedder, Geoff Podger, David Rassam, Dan Pagendam, Catherine Robinson

    MF13245  Accepted 25 March 2014
    The use of DNA barcode evidence for inferring species of Chlorophthalmus (Aulopiformes, Chlorophthalmidae) in the Indo-West Pacific
    Martin Gomon, Bob Ward, Stephanie Chapple, Joshua Hale

    MF13225  Accepted 23 March 2014
    Benthic algal assemblage changes following environmental flow releases and unregulated tributary flows downstream of a major storage
    Alec Davie, Simon Mitrovic

    MF13185  Accepted 21 March 2014
    In situ effects of human disturbances on coral reef fish assemblage structure: temporary and persisting changes are reflected as a result of intensive tourism
    Tiago Albuquerque, Jose Nunes, Miguel Loiola, José Amorim Reis-Filho, Claudio Sampaio, Antoine Leduc

    MF13209  Accepted 19 March 2014
    Spatial and temporal patterns in the distribution of large bivalves in a permanently-open temperate estuary: implications for management
    Alan Kendrick, Michael Rule, Paul Lavery, Glenn Hyndes

    MF13230  Accepted 17 March 2014
    Use of underwater video to assess freshwater fish populations in dense submersed aquatic vegetation
    Kyle Wilson, Mike Allen, Robert Ahrens, Michael Netherland

    MF13247  Accepted 16 March 2014
    Ecological response of Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum) to extended drought and flooding along the River Murray, South Australia, 1997-2011 and implications for environmental flow management
    Tanya Doody, Simon Benger, Jodie Pritchard, Ian Overton

    MF13287  Accepted 13 March 2014
    Using biomimetic loggers to measure interspecific and microhabitat variation in body temperatures of rocky intertidal invertebrates
    Justin Lathlean, David Ayre, Ross Coleman, Todd Minchinton

    MF13306  Accepted 02 March 2014
    Variation in occurrence of the fish-parasitic cymothoid isopod, Anilocra haemuli infecting French grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum) in the northeastern Caribbean
    Rachel Welicky, Paul Sikkel

    MF13164  Accepted 18 February 2014
    The influence of concrete on the geochemical qualities of urban streams.
    Carl Tippler, Ian Wright, Peter Davies, Alison Hanlon

    MF13079  Accepted 14 February 2014
    Maria Follesa, R Cannas, Alessandro Cau, Danila Cuccu, Antonello Mulas, Cristina Porcu, Silvia saba, Angelo Cau

    MF13254  Accepted 12 December 2013
    A rod-like bacterium is responsible for high molybdenum levels in the tropical sponge Halichondria phakellioides.
    Constanza Buccella, Belinda Alvarez, Karen Gibb, Anna Padovan

    MF13213  Accepted 10 February 2014
    The distribution and abundance of electrosensory pores in two benthic sharks: a comparison of the wobbegong shark Orectolobus maculatus and the angel shark Squatina australis.
    Channing Egeberg, Ryan Kempster, Susan Theiss, Nathan Hart, Shaun Collin

    MF13169  Accepted 10 February 2014
    The salinity responses of tropical estuaries to changes in freshwater discharge, tidal mixing, and geomorphology: case study of the man-impacted Senegal River Estuary (West Africa)
    Cristele Chevalier, Marc Pagano, Daniel Corbin, Robert Arfi

    MF13235  Accepted 07 February 2014
    Individual-specific transgenerational marking of common carp Cyprinus carpio, L. using 86Sr/84Sr double spikes
    Andreas Zitek, Johanna Irrgeher, Magdalena Cervicek, Monika Horsky, Manfred Kletzl, Thomas Weismann, Thomas Prohaska

    MF13326  Accepted 03 February 2014
    Seeking generality: a critique for mangrove modellers
    Peter Clarke

    MF13307  Accepted 24 January 2014
    Does coastal topography constrain marine biogeography at an oceanographic interface?
    Jon Waters, Scott Condie, Luciano Beheregaray

    MF13177  Accepted 23 January 2014
    Contribution of L-band SAR to Systematic Global Mangrove Monitoring
    Richard Lucas, Lisa Rebelo, Lola Fatoyinbo, Ake Rosenqvist, Takuya Itoh, Masanobu Shimada, Marc Simard, Pedro Souza-Filho, Nathan Thomas, Carl Trettin, Arnon Accad, Joao Carreiras

    MF13092  Accepted 23 January 2014
    Water Quality issues in Ramsar wetlands
    Jos Verhoeven

    MF13272  Accepted 18 January 2014
    Habitat and space use of an abundant nearshore shark, Rhizoprionodon taylori
    Samantha Munroe, Colin Simpfendorfer, Michelle Heupel

    MF13194  Accepted 18 January 2014
    Unraveling the impact of anthropogenic pressure on plant communities in Mediterranean temporary ponds
    Siham Bouahim, Laila Rhazi, Btissam Amami, Aline Waterkeyn, Mouhssine Rhazi, Er-Riyahi Saber, Abdelmjid Zouahri, Maarten Van den Broeck, Serge Muller, Luc Brendonck, Patrick Grillas

    MF13165  Accepted 17 January 2014
    Resource quality controls detritivore consumption, growth, survival and body condition recovery of reproducing females
    Aitor Larrañaga, Ana Basaguren, Jesús Pozo

    MF13064  Accepted 16 January 2014
    Planktonic duration in fourteen species of intertidal rocky fishes from the south-eastern Pacific Ocean
    Lidia Mansur, Guido Plaza, Mauricio Landaeta, F. Ojeda

    MF13244  Accepted 15 January 2014
    A novel method for the age estimation of Saddletail snapper (Lutjanus malabaricus) using Fourier Transform-near infrared (FT-NIR) spectroscopy
    Brett Wedding, Andrew Forrest, Carole Wright, Stephen Grauf, Paul Exley, Susan Poole

    MF13275  Accepted 11 January 2014
    Regional differences in the reproductive parameters of the sparsely-spotted stingaree Urolophus paucimaculatus from south-eastern Australia.
    Fabian Trinnie, Terry Walker, Paul Jones, Laurie Laurenson

    MF13192  Accepted 01 January 2014
    Environmental flow management using transparency and translucency rules
    Ivor Growns, Ivars Reinfelds

    MF13246  Accepted 27 December 2013
    Historical changes in mean trophic level of southern Australian fisheries
    Heidi Alleway, Sean Connell, Tim Ward, Bronwyn Gillanders

    MF13265  Accepted 20 December 2013
    A snapshot of the limnology of eastern Australian water-bodies spanning the tropics to Tasmania: The land-use, climate, limnology nexus
    Jie Chang, Craig Woodward, James Shulmeister

    MF13143  Accepted 19 December 2013
    Selecting priority conservation areas based on zooplankton diversity: the case of Mediterranean wetlands
    Juan Diego Gilbert, Inmaculada de Vicente, Raquel Jiménez-Melero, Gema Parra, Francisco Guerrero

    MF13147  Accepted 16 December 2013
    Allometric growth and condition factor of West African shrimp Macrobrachium vollenhovenii (Herklots, 1857) in the rivers of Côte d’Ivoire
    Koffi Mexmin Konan, Allassane Ouattara, Sebastino Da Costa, Béatrice Adépo-Gourène, Germain Gourène

    MF13130  Accepted 10 December 2013
    Combining in-trawl video with observer coverage improves understanding of protected and vulnerable species bycatch in trawl fisheries
    Vanessa Jaiteh, Simon Allen, Neil Loneragan, Jessica Meeuwig

    MF13271  Accepted 10 December 2013
    Periphyton control on stream invertebrate diversity: is periphyton architecture more important than biomass?
    Jonathan Tonkin, Russell Death, Jose Barquin

    MF13163  Accepted 02 December 2013
    Ecological effects of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in a semi-arid floodplain wetland
    Lorenzo Vilizzi, Leigh Thwaites, Benjamin Smith, Jason Nicol, Chris Madden

    MF13233  Accepted 28 November 2013
    Hyperbenthic and pelagic predators regulate alternate key planktonic copepods in shallow temperate estuaries
    Ryan Wasserman, Tim Vink, Rachel Kramer, Pierre Froneman

    MF13239  Accepted 25 November 2013
    Do recolonization processes in intermittent streams have sustained effects on benthic algal density and assemblage composition?
    Edwin Chester, Belinda Robson

    MF13146  Accepted 21 November 2013
    Amphidromy and marine larval phase of ancestral Gobioids Rhyacichthys guilberti and Protogobius attiti (Teleostei: Rhyacichthyidae)
    Hélène TABOURET, Marina TOMADIN, Laura TAILLEBOIS, Midori IIDA, Clara LORD, Christophe PECHEYRAN, P. Keith

    MF13144  Accepted 13 November 2013
    Reproductive biology of the Magellan skate, Bathyraja magellanica, in the Southwest Atlantic
    Lorena Scenna, Juan Díaz de Astarloa

    MF13238  Accepted 12 November 2013
    Sexual system of the freshwater shrimps of the genus Potimirim Holthuis, 1954 (Decapoda: Caridea: Atyidae): Is there a pattern in this genus?
    Natalia Grilli, Mariana Terossi, Fernando Mantelatto

    MF13190  Accepted 11 November 2013
    The impact of sewage pollution on the structure and functioning of a rocky shore benthic community
    Joana Cabral-Oliveira, Marina Dolbeth, Miguel Pardal

    MF13126  Accepted 09 November 2013
    Swan grazing on seagrass: abundance but not grazing pressure varies over an annual cycle in a temperate estuary
    Gary Choney, Kathryn McMahon, Paul Lavery, Neil Collier

    MF13109  Accepted 08 November 2013
    Trends in planktonic copepod diversity in reservoirs and lotic stretches in a large river basin in South America
    Gilmar Perbiche-Neves, Geoff Boxshall, Carlos Rocha, Marcos Nogueira

    MF13170  Accepted 04 November 2013
    Facilitating upstream passage of small-bodied fishes: Linking the thermal dependence of swimming ability to culvert design
    Essie Rodgers, Rebecca Cramp, Matthew Gordos, Anna Weier, Sarah Fairfull, Marcus Riches, Craig Franklin

    MF13155  Accepted 04 November 2013
    Carbonate production rates of encruster communities on a lagoonal patch reef: Vabbinfaru reef platform, Maldives
    Kyle Morgan, Paul Kench

    MF13157  Accepted 31 October 2013
    Pattern of variation of zooplankton assemblages under the influence of river runoffs: a study case along the Apulian marine coastal waters (Southern Italy, Mediterranean Sea).
    Enrico Barbone, Annamaria Pastorelli, Vito Perrino, Massimo Blonda, Nicola Ungaro

    MF13189  Accepted 30 October 2013
    Thermal limit of Euastacus sulcatus (Decapoda: Parastacidae), a freshwater crayfish from the highlands of central eastern Australia.
    James Bone, Clyde Wild, James Furse

    MF13183  Accepted 30 October 2013
    Effects of river inputs on nutrient and organic-carbon conditions and net ecosystem metabolism in the Kaoping (Taiwan) coastal sea
    Jia-Jang Hung, C.-M. Ho, F.-K. Shiah

    MF13207  Accepted 29 October 2013
    Resilience of the macroinvertebrate community of a small mountain river (Mau River, Portugal) subject to multiple stresses
    Tânia Vidal, Joana Santos, Catarina Marques, Joana Pereira, Maria Claro, Ruth Pereira, Bruno Castro, Amadeu Soares, Fernando Gonçalves

    MF13122  Accepted 29 October 2013
    The dentition of the narrownose smoothhound shark Mustelus schmitti
    Mauro Belleggia, Daniel Figueroa, Claudia Bremec

    MF13195  Accepted 18 October 2013
    Investigating lethal and sub-lethal effects of the trace metals Cd, Co, Pb, Ni and Zn on the anemone Aiptasia pulchella; a cnidarian representative for ecotoxicology in tropical marine environments.
    Pelli Howe, Amanda Reichelt-Brushett, Malcolm Clark

    MF13135  Accepted 07 October 2013
    Comparing alternatives for combining invertebrate and diatom assessment in stream quality classification
    Tânia Mendes, Ana Calapez, Carmen Elias, Maria Feio, Salomé Almeida

    MF13094  Accepted 08 October 2013
    Lysogenic infection in sub-tropical freshwater cyanobacteria cultures and natural blooms
    Lisa Steenhauer, Peter Pollard, Christin Säwström, C Brussaard

    MF13117  Accepted 01 October 2013
    Optimising an integrated pest management strategy for a spatially structured population of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) using meta-population modelling
    Paul Brown, Dean Gilligan

    MF13131  Accepted 25 September 2013
    Persistence of central Australian aquatic invertebrate communities
    Jayne Brim Box, Jennifer Davis, Karin Strehlow, Glenis McBurnie, Angus Duguid, Chris Brock, Kathy McConnell, Chris Day, Christopher Palmer

    MF13224  Accepted 27 August 2013
    Recovering threatened freshwater fish in Australia
    Mark Lintermans

    MF13137  Accepted 14 August 2013
    Primary productivity induced by iron and nitrogen in the Tasman Sea – An overview of the PINTS expedition
    Christel Hassler, Ken Ridgway, Andrew Bowie, Edward Butler, Lesley Clementson, Martina Doblin, Diana Davies, Cliff Law, Peter Ralph, Pier van der Merwe, Roslyn Watson, Michael Ellwood

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1. Published 10 April 2013
Age, growth and reproductive biology of the spot-tail shark, Carcharhinus sorrah, and the Australian blacktip shark, C. tilstoni, from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, north-eastern Australia

Alastair V. Harry, Andrew J. Tobin and Colin A. Simpfendorfer

2. Published 7 February 2014
Flow–ecology relationships: closing the loop on effective environmental flows

Peter M. Davies, Robert J. Naiman, Danielle M. Warfe, Neil E. Pettit, Angela H. Arthington and Stuart E. Bunn

3. Published 4 July 2013
Within-channel flows promote spawning and recruitment of golden perch, Macquaria ambigua ambigua – implications for environmental flow management in the River Murray, Australia

Brenton P. Zampatti and Sandra J. Leigh

4. Published 6 September 2013
A review of on-ground recovery actions for threatened freshwater fish in Australia

Mark Lintermans

5. Published 4 July 2013
Progress, problems and prospects in Australian river repair

Kirstie Fryirs, Bruce Chessman and Ian Rutherfurd

6. Published 27 September 2013
Validated age, growth and reproductive biology of Carcharhinus melanopterus, a widely distributed and exploited reef shark

Andrew Chin, Colin Simpfendorfer, Andrew Tobin and Michelle Heupel

7. Published 27 September 2013
Changing relative abundance and behaviour of silky and grey reef sharks baited over 12 years on a Red Sea reef

C. R. Clarke, J. S. E. Lea and R. F. G. Ormond

8. Published 11 December 2013
Australian diadromous fishes – challenges and solutions for understanding migrations in the 21st century

N. G. Miles, C.T. Walsh, G. Butler, H. Ueda and R. J. West

9. Published 6 September 2013
Conservation of an inauspicious endangered freshwater fish, Murray hardyhead (Craterocephalus fluviatilis), during drought and competing water demands in the Murray–Darling Basin, Australia

Iain M. Ellis, Daniel Stoessel, Michael P. Hammer, Scotte D. Wedderburn, Lara Suitor and Arkellah Hall

10. Published 3 May 2013
Trends in water quality of five dairy farming streams in response to adoption of best practice and benefits of long-term monitoring at the catchment scale

Robert J. Wilcock, Ross M. Monaghan, John M. Quinn, M. S. Srinivasan, David J. Houlbrooke, Maurice J. Duncan, Aslan E. Wright-Stow and Mike R. Scarsbrook

11. Published 27 September 2013
A molecular assessment of species boundaries and phylogenetic affinities in Mogurnda (Eleotridae): a case study of cryptic biodiversity in the Australian freshwater fishes

Mark Adams, Timothy J. Page, David A. Hurwood and Jane M. Hughes

12. Published 3 May 2013
Establishment of reference or baseline conditions of chemical indicators in New Zealand streams and rivers relative to present conditions

R. W. McDowell, T. H. Snelder, N. Cox, D. J. Booker and R. J. Wilcock

13. Published 31 May 2013
Surveys of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) off bathing beaches in Algoa Bay, South Africa

M. L. Dicken and A. J. Booth

14. Published 6 September 2013
Freshwater fish conservation in the face of critical water shortages in the southern Murray–Darling Basin, Australia

Michael P. Hammer, Christopher M. Bice, Arkellah Hall, Adrienne Frears, Adam Watt, Nick S. Whiterod, Luciano B. Beheregaray, James O. Harris and Brenton P. Zampatti

15. Published 6 September 2013
Recovery of the endangered trout cod, Maccullochella macquariensis: what have we achieved in more than 25 years?

John D. Koehn, Mark Lintermans, Jarod P. Lyon, Brett A. Ingram, Dean M. Gilligan, Charles R. Todd and John W. Douglas

16. Published 4 July 2013
Factors controlling primary productivity in a wet–dry tropical river

S. J. Faggotter, I. T. Webster and M. A. Burford

17. Published 31 May 2013
Infaunal biodiversity patterns from Carnarvon Shelf (Ningaloo Reef), Western Australia

Rachel Przeslawski, Matthew A. McArthur and Tara J. Anderson

18. Published 3 May 2013
A Bayesian Belief Network approach to evaluating complex effects of irrigation-driven agricultural intensification scenarios on future aquatic environmental and economic values in a New Zealand catchment

John M. Quinn, Ross M. Monaghan, Vincent J. Bidwell and Simon R. Harris

19. Published 7 February 2014
Seasonal water-quality sampling in estuaries, what can it tell us? A case example of eastern Australian subtropical estuaries

Brendan Logan and Kathryn H. Taffs

20. Published 31 May 2013
Distribution and trend in abundance of the porbeagle (Lamna nasus) in the southern hemisphere

Yasuko Semba, Kotaro Yokawa, Hiroaki Matsunaga and Hiroshi Shono

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