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Marine & Freshwater Research is a multidisciplinary journal publishing original research and reviews on all aquatic environments and subject areas. More

Editor-in-Chief: Max Finlayson

 
 
 

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Published online 09 December 2014
Parental contribution to progeny during experimental spawning of jungle perch, Kuhlia rupestris 
M. L. Hoskin, M. J. Hutchison, A. C. Barnes, J. R. Ovenden and L. C. Pope

Jungle perch (Kuhlia rupestris) are in decline. Current captive breeding practice involves multiple individuals per tank. We first determined the minimum number of microsatellite loci and larvae required to accurately quantify parental contributions. Not all fish contributed to larval production with a skew towards offspring from one mating pair (average 62%). This has implications for restocking of this species.

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Published online 09 December 2014
Host size constrains growth patterns in both female and male Ceratothoa italica, a mouth-dwelling isopod 
Rebecca J. Pawluk, Marco Ciampoli and Stefano Mariani

Cymothoid isopods include mouth-dwelling fish parasites that can pose threats to fisheries and aquaculture. Here we describe a significant correlation between host size and that of both female and male Ceratothoa italica infecting the striped sea bream Lithognathus mormyrus. We discuss anatomical and behavioural constraints that may explain this association and could represent a framework to understand the adaptive radiation of this family of parasites.

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Published online 09 December 2014
Effect of climate change on crustose coralline algae at a temperate vent site, White Island, New Zealand 
T. J. Brinkman and A. M. Smith

White Island, north-east New Zealand, is an active volcano, bubbling warm gas into shallow seawater. We measured water and calcified algae near and far from the volcano, and discovered that these vents make seawater both warmer and more acid than the surrounding ocean, thus affecting the strength of skeletons living there. White Island offers a natural laboratory for investigating the effects of future climate on marine organisms and environments.

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Published online 09 December 2014
From perennial to temporary streams: an extreme drought as a driving force of freshwater communities 
Carmen L. Elias, Ana Raquel Calapez, Salomé F. P. Almeida and Maria João Feio

Changes in trait proportions were used to assess the effects of an uncommon drought event in diatom and macroinvertebrate communities in Atlantic-temperate perennial streams. The trait proportions of these temperate communities were also compared with those from temporary Mediterranean streams. This study suggests that the effects of drying were long-lasting for macroinvertebrates. However, only the diatom shifted towards proportions occurring in Mediterranean streams.

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Published online 26 November 2014
Genotypic and morphological variation between Galaxiella nigrostriata (Galaxiidae) populations: implications for conservation 
David M. Galeotti, Mark A. Castalanelli, David M. Groth, Clint McCullough and Mark Lund

Galaxiella nigrostriata is a freshwater fish that is endemic to the seasonally dry coastal wetlands of south-west Western Australia and considered near threatened. Genetic results showed that all populations were genetically divergent and with some populations morphologically distinct. Taxonomic consideration may eventually lead to several new species being identified, each requiring management and protective strategies to ensure maintenance of this biodiversity.

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Published online 26 November 2014
Addition of passive acoustic telemetry mitigates lost data from satellite-tracked manatees 
Allen M. Aven, Ruth H. Carmichael, Matthew J. Ajemian and Sean P. Powers

For satellite-tracked manatees, loss of fine-scale movement data because of satellite tag detachment or functionality problems is common. We supplemented manatee satellite-tracking data by using moored datalogging hydrophones deployed at strategic locations throughout our study area to detect the belt acoustic transmitters that were retained even when satellite tags were lost. Using this approach, we detected five tracked manatees, including three that had lost satellite tags, and concurrently detected other estuarine fauna tagged by local researchers using compatible equipment. The use of moored datalogging hydrophones partially mitigated the loss of satellite-tracking data and enhanced collaborative opportunities with other researchers.

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Published online 26 November 2014
Composition and health of fish in refugia habitat of ephemeral tributaries to the lower Zambezi in southern Africa 
Ayron M. Strauch, Alana R. Kapust and Christine C. Jost

Many rivers stop flowing in seasonally dry regions and freshwater communities become dependent on resulting pools of water for survival. We examined the relationship between pool habitat quality and indices of fish health; finding that certain measures were positively correlated with water quality but that results depended upon fish type. Understanding the affect of changing habitat on ecosystem health is important for rural development.

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Published online 26 November 2014
Long-term dynamics of the zooplankton community during large salinity fluctuations in a coastal lagoon 
Luciana Rabelo Araújo, Paloma Marinho Lopes, Jayme Magalhães Santangelo, Francisco de Assis Esteves and Reinaldo Luiz Bozelli

Coastal systems are prone to strong salinity fluctuations over time. Using long-term data (6 years), this study demonstrated that temporally structured environmental variables (salinity and total phosphorus) were important for zooplankton composition, and that the resting egg bank likely plays a minor role in zooplankton colonisation during low-salinity periods.

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Published online 26 November 2014
Temporal and spatial differences in the reproductive biology of the sea urchin Arbacia dufresnii 
Lucia Epherra, Damián G. Gil, Tamara Rubilar, Soledad Perez-Gallo, M. Belén Reartes and Javier A. Tolosano

The reproductive cycle of Arbacia dufresnii was studied in two contrasting populations in Patagonia, Argentina. A. dufresnii showed an annual cycle, with gametogenesis occurring mainly in the autumn and the winter. An extended spawning period occurs during the spring and the summer. Temporal and spatial differences in gonadal cell composition were detected suggesting plasticity in reproductive traits.

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Published online 19 November 2014
Refined bomb radiocarbon dating of two iconic fishes of the Great Barrier Reef 
Allen H. Andrews, John H. Choat, Richard J. Hamilton and Edward E. DeMartini

Advances in research and technology over the last 20 years have improved the precision and utility of bomb radiocarbon dating in validating the age and growth of fishes. The large and iconic reef fishes chosen for this age validation study exemplifies the current state of the technique by pushing the limits of sample extraction and analysis. Bomb radiocarbon dating can now provide valid estimates of age for fishes that could not be considered previously because of otolith mass limitations.

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Published online 19 November 2014
Sublethal effects of fluctuating hypoxia on juvenile tropical Australian freshwater fish 
Nicole Flint, Michael R. Crossland and Richard G. Pearson

Relationships between fluctuating hypoxia and sublethal effects on ventilation, feeding and growth of juvenile barramundi, eastern rainbowfish and sooty grunter were investigated in laboratory experiments. Fish were found to be tolerant of fluctuating hypoxia, as they continued to feed and grow under daily exposure to severe treatments for several weeks, although some negative effects were recorded.

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Published online 19 November 2014
Sediment resuspension, salinity and temperature affect the plankton community of a shallow coastal lake 
Reglindis F. Zehrer, Carolyn W. Burns and Sabine Flöder

The effects of sediment resuspension, salinity and temperature on plankton communities of tidally influenced coastal lakes were investigated using feeding experiments and a monitoring study. Moderate levels of turbidity and salinity affected clearance and ingestion rates of Daphnia carinata, heterotrophic nanoflagellates (HNF) and ciliates in the experiments. The monitoring study showed that resuspension, salinity and temperature affect a wide variety of biota.

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Published online 10 November 2014
The effects of different rice cultivation systems and ages on resting stages of wetland invertebrates in southern Brazil 
Arthur Cardoso Ávila, Thaíse Boelter, Renata Martins dos Santos, Cristina Stenert, Norma Luiza Würdig, Odete Rocha and Leonardo Maltchik

Many practices used in agriculture negatively affect the invertebrate egg banks. We evaluated the effects of different rice cultivation systems and ages on resting stages of wetland invertebrates in southern Brazil. The richness was higher in conventional rice fields than in wetlands, and the composition was modified by rice system and age. These results improve our understanding of local biodiversity changes due to the expansion of rice fields.

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Published online 07 November 2014
Quantifying uncertainty in environmental indices: an application to an estuarine health index 
Melissa J. Dobbie and David Clifford

Estuaries are complex and dynamic ecosystems, so summarizing their health by a single value raises questions about variability, interpretation, sensitivity and confidence. We improved the inferential value of a specific estuarine health index by quantifying two different sources of variation in its construction, enabling us to produce an overall health score and a measure of its uncertainty. This index is subsequently more informative and supports more defensible decisions about management and amelioration of an estuary’s health and function.

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Published online 07 November 2014
Dipole vortices in the Great Australian Bight 
George R. Cresswell, Lars C. Lund-Hansen and Morten Holtegaard Nielsen

In 2006 the third Danish ‘Galathea’ Expedition (the earlier expeditions were in 1845/47 and 1950/52) detected puzzling water property variations across the Great Australian Bight. Satellite temperature images linked the variations to alternating north–south jets connected to large mushroom-shaped features that mixed waters from the continental shelf and open ocean. The Bight is frequented by tuna, whales and other creatures and is being explored for oil and gas.

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Published online 06 November 2014
Population genetic structure and demographic history of Pacific blue sharks (Prionace glauca) inferred from mitochondrial DNA analysis 
Mioko Taguchi, Jacquelynne R. King, Michael Wetklo, Ruth E. Withler and Kotaro Yokawa

The genetic structure of pelagic sharks is largely unknown. Here, we conducted population genetic analyses of the pelagic blue shark in the Indo-Pacific region, which indicated a lack of genetic structure and a historical population growth of this species. These results imply a minor effect of historical climate fluctuation on the genetic structuring of pelagic sharks like the blue shark.

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Published online 05 November 2014
The migration behaviour of European silver eels (Anguilla anguilla) released in open ocean conditions 
K. Wysujack, H. Westerberg, K. Aarestrup, J. Trautner, T. Kurwie, F. Nagel and R. Hanel

There are still large gaps of knowledge about the long-distance oceanic spawning migrations of the European silver eel, Anguilla anguilla. By using pop-up satellite tags, the present study is the first to provide datasets on individual behaviour of European eels released in the open Atlantic Ocean and close to their presumed spawning area of up to three months, including detailed information on diel vertical movements. The study is a further step towards a better understanding of the fascinating reproductive biology of eels.

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Published online 05 November 2014
Phylogeography of two freshwater prawn species from far-northern Queensland 
Sofie J. Bernays, Daniel J. Schmidt, David A. Hurwood and Jane M. Hughes

Population structure was compared between a widespread freshwater prawn species, Macrobrachium australiense, and a narrow-range endemic freshwater prawn, M. koombooloomba. The distribution of M. australiense and M. koombooloomba did not overlap. A fragment of the mtDNA CO1 gene was analysed and a Mantel test revealed a significant isolation by distance effect for both species. The fact that both species show limited dispersal highlights the importance of conservation in highland areas for both endemic and widespread species.

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Published online 05 November 2014
Aspects of the biology and life history of largespot pompano, Trachinotus botla, in South Africa 
D. Parker and A. J. Booth

Trachinotus botla is an important recreational fish species in South Africa and Australia that displays life history characteristics that are able to sustain high levels of exploitation. These include fast growth with a short life span, a high natural mortality rate, high fecundity, serial spawning and a diverse diet. Understanding the biology and life history characteristics of a species is crucial for the successful management of the fishery.

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Published online 05 November 2014
Assessing the effects of groundwater extraction on coastal groundwater-dependent ecosystems using satellite imagery 
Matthew Adams, Peter L. Smith and Xihua Yang

We analysed Landsat imagery to assess the ecological risk posed by groundwater pumping to native vegetation on the Tomago Sandbeds, a coastal sand mass in northern New South Wales. The effect of extraction on each major vegetation community was assessed by comparing rates of evapotranspiration between extraction zones and matched areas outside the influence of extraction. We found a significant long-term change in evapotranspiration close to groundwater extraction points within most forest, woodland and scrub communities, including those not currently regarded as being wholly dependent on groundwater.

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Published online 05 November 2014
Organic carbon reservoirs in five small rivers across a land-use gradient 
V. Vyšná, F. Dyer, W. Maher and R. Norris

Small, geographically proximate rivers spanning across a gradient of forest-to-pasture conversion formed a continuum of distinctive or partially overlapping groups in a multidimensional space based on organic carbon reservoirs, under base-flow conditions. Our results suggest that (1) within-catchment controls of total organic carbon (TOC) concentration might be maintained despite some level of catchment impairment and (2) between-river differences in TOC concentration at local scales can be as large as continental-scale differences.

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Published online 31 October 2014
A multivariate analysis of water quality in Lake Naivasha, Kenya 
Jane Ndungu, Denie C. M. Augustijn, Suzanne J. M. H. Hulscher, Bernard Fulanda, Nzula Kitaka and Jude M. Mathooko

Water quality information in aquatic ecosystems is crucial for setting up resource management guidelines. This study explored water quality and pollution in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Four components explained 94.2% of the water quality variability based on Principal component analysis. Agricultural and domestic pollution pose the main threat to the lake. Formulation of effective management strategies is emphasized to safeguard ecosystem services and secure riparian communities’ livelihoods in this important lake.

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Published online 29 October 2014
Assessing surf-zone fish assemblage variability in southern Brazil 
Fábio L. Rodrigues, Henrique N. Cabral and João P. Vieira

Surf-zone fish assemblage was investigated to assess its patterns of variability for two sandy beaches in southern Brazil, using two different beach seine nets and a GLM approach. Species richness seems to be strongly related to season, although the choice of net used can play an important role. The results achieved in this study can be used to assess the most important variables that explain fish behaviour in the surf zone environment.

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Published online 23 October 2014
Spatial structuring within a reservoir fish population: implications for management 
David R. Stewart, James M. Long and Daniel E. Shoup

Spatial stock complexity has recently garnered attention in marine stock assessments, given that fish are non-randomly distributed across the aquatic landscape. We used age-structured population models to evaluate population response to angling between two sub-stocks. These results provide evidence of spatial structuring in reservoir fish populations, and we recommend that model assessments should consider spatial differences to guide management decisions.

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Published online 23 October 2014
Compensating for length biases in underwater visual census of fishes using stereo video measurements 
Tom Davis, David Harasti and Stephen D. A. Smith

Acquisition of robust data using underwater visual census is reliant on the ability of individual divers to accurately identify fish, and estimate their lengths. This study examines a technique with the potential to quantify and correct for observer bias in individual divers, using simultaneous diver-operated stereo video and underwater visual census surveys.

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Published online 23 October 2014
Estimating the duration of the pelagic phyllosoma phase of the southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii (Hutton) 
R. W. Bradford, D. Griffin and B. D. Bruce

The long pelagic larval stage, phyllosoma, in southern rock lobster has important ramifications for recruitment between fisheries’ management regions, but its duration has remained unresolved because they cannot be directly aged. Using a regression model, based on the date of capture of 676 phyllosoma, we estimated larval duration to be 18.2 ± 1.6 months. This result will improve modelling of larval transport and recruitment processes for this commercially important species.

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Published online 23 October 2014
Transplant experiment to evaluate the feeding behaviour of the Atlantic ribbed mussel, Geukensia demissa, moved to a high inorganic seston area 
E. Galimany, J. M. Rose, M. S. Dixon and G. H. Wikfors

A transplant experiment was conducted in 2012 moving mussels from high-plankton, low-inorganic waters (Milford Harbor, CT) to high-inorganic, low-plankton waters (Hunts Point, Bronx, NY). Mussels from Milford adapted to the new, poorer-quality seston within 6 days of submersion, which indicates that phenotypic plasticity in the species is sufficient to account for adaptability of the ribbed mussel to Hunts Point conditions.

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Published online 21 October 2014
Collaborative approaches to accessing and utilising historical citizen science data: a case-study with spearfishers from eastern Australia 
Daniel C. Gledhill, Alistair J. Hobday, David J. Welch, Stephen G. Sutton, Matthew J. Lansdell, Mathew Koopman, Adrian Jeloudev, Adam Smith and Peter R. Last

We describe an engagement model developed with spearfishers while accessing and examining extensive historic data. The collaboration improved engagement between scientists and fishers, and recognition of spearfisher data and experience, and the results demonstrated change consistent with recent global warming impacts. Our model has: stakeholders and researchers as partners; clearly defined data-use and ownership; and focuses on stakeholder concerns and experience.

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Published online 20 October 2014
Migratory patterns and habitat use of the sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) in the western North Atlantic 
Shara M. Teter, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Dewayne A. Fox, Chi H. Lam, Dale A. Kiefer and Mahmood Shivji

Movements of sand tiger sharks, one of the most vulnerable species of sharks, were tracked along the US East Coast using satellite transmitters. Goals were to identify migratory routes, essential habitat and environmental preferences. Findings reveal timing and location of seasonal migrations, areas used heavily by sharks and application of current area closures for management of sand tiger populations.

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Published online 16 October 2014
Filming and snorkelling as visual techniques to survey fauna in difficult to access tropical rainforest streams 
Brendan C. Ebner, Christopher J. Fulton, Stephen Cousins, James A. Donaldson, Mark J. Kennard, Jan-Olaf Meynecke and Jason Schaffer

Dense tropical rainforest streams that include waterfalls and fast flowing shallow water can be difficult for aquatic ecologists to access and survey with standard equipment. Aquatic ecologists compared the detection of fauna within a rainforest stream by snorkelling and deploying baited cameras, demonstrating that snorkelling detects more species during both the wet and dry seasons. This pioneering but preliminary research demonstrates that snorkelling surveys are favourable in safe but difficult to access rainforest environments and illustrates the potential for using cameras in dangerous conditions such as where crocodiles or extreme flow preclude direct human access.

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Published online 14 October 2014
Structural complexity and turbidity do not interact to influence predation rate and prey selectivity by a small visually feeding fish 
Bruno R. S. Figueiredo, Roger P. Mormul and Evanilde Benedito

In freshwater system, it is unclear how the covariance between structure complexity and turbidity could drive predation and prey selectivity. Here, we evaluate this relationship and suggest that the influence of structural complexity and turbidity on predation may not co-vary under natural environmental conditions; and that small changes in the turbidity level are not sufficient to significantly reduce the number of prey consumed. In contrast, if extreme values are compared, there is a tendency for predation to decrease.

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Published online 10 October 2014
Predator recognition and responses in the endangered Macquarie perch (Macquaria australasica) 
Culum Brown and Jennifer Morgan

Macquarie perch are an endangered, native Australian species that is threatened by introduced pest fish species such as redfin. We exposed naive Macquarie perch of different sizes to redfin and compared their responses to those exhibited to native predators. We found that Macquarie perch responded appropriately to the threat posed by redfin suggesting that they are able to generalise from native to introduced predators.

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Volume 66 Number 1 2015

 
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Homing and orientation of Palinurus elephas (Fabricius) in three no-take areas of the central-western Mediterranean: implications for marine reserve design 
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Maria Cristina Follesa , Rita Cannas , Alessandro Cau , Danila Cuccu , Antonello Mulas , Cristina Porcu , Silvia Saba and Angelo Cau
pp. 1-9

The homing and orientation skills of Palinurus elephas were investigated in order to inform future marine reserve design. Homing ability seemed to be constrained to where lobsters were only displaced a short distance. Our data suggest that it will be important that any restocking of reserves must be performed with lobsters collected in adjacent zones at a distance of more than 0.5 km away becauselobsters collected within 0.5 km will return their original place.

 
  
 

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Use of underwater video to assess freshwater fish populations in dense submersed aquatic vegetation 
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Kyle L. Wilson , Micheal S. Allen , Robert N. M. Ahrens and Michael D. Netherland
pp. 10-22

Fish living among dense aquatic plants are often difficult to sample with traditional methodologies, leading to knowledge gaps of habitats important for aquatic conservation. This study developed underwater video techniques that successfully estimated fish population sizes within dense, invasive aquatic plant habitats. This new methodology allows monitoring programs to quantify fish habitat use and population sizes within complex habitats, such as invasive aquatic plants.

 
  
 

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In situ effects of human disturbances on coral reef-fish assemblage structure: temporary and persisting changes are reflected as a result of intensive tourism 
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Tiago Albuquerque , Miguel Loiola , José de Anchieta C. C. Nunes , José Amorim Reis-Filho , Cláudio L. S. Sampaio and Antoine O. H. C. Leduc
pp. 23-32

Tourism in natural areas often affects animal communities as a result of the short-term behaviour (avoidance or attraction) of sensitive species toward humans. In a coral reef, we showed that tourism led to persistently fewer species than in control reefs, while only few human-tolerant species thrived along with high tourism. Thus, short and long-term effects may affect reef-fish communities exposed to intense tourism pressures.

 
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Evaluation of factors associated with dynamics of Cichla ocellaris invasion of the Upper Paraná River floodplain system, Brazil 
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Luis A. Espínola , Carolina V. Minte-Vera , Horacio F. Júlio Junior , Luciano N. Santos and Kirk O. Winemiller
pp. 33-40

This study investigated the population growth rates of Cichla ocellaris, a non-native species in the Upper Paraná River floodplain, Brazil. The lower growth rate estimated for the Paraná River population could have been associated with stronger density-dependent influences. C. ocellaris of the Baía and Ivinheima Rivers appear to be less influenced by density-dependent factors given their more recent invasions of those areas.

 
  
 

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Spatial and temporal patterns in the distribution of large bivalves in a permanently open temperate estuary: implications for management 
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Alan J. Kendrick , Michael J. Rule , Paul S. Lavery and Glenn A. Hyndes
pp. 41-49

Baseline ecological studies are important to inform the management of temperate estuaries. We describe patterns in the abundance and size structure of large bivalves inhabiting shallow sand habitats in a permanently open estuary. While bivalves are probably important in the trophic ecology of this system and are potential indicators of disturbance and ecosystem health, we highlight that effective management also requires knowledge of natural processes and anthropogenic pressures.

 
  
 

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Effect of key water quality variables on macroinvertebrate and fish communities within naturally acidic wallum streams 
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Aleicia Holland , Leo J. Duivenvoorden and Susan H. W. Kinnear
pp. 50-59

Adverse impacts of acidification on aquatic biota have been observed worldwide; however, most reports are based on anthropogenically acidified fresh waters rather than naturally acidic systems. This study aimed to investigate the effect of decreased pH on macroinvertebrate and fish communities within naturally acidic (wallum) streams. The results provide support for the reduced importance of acidity in naturally acidic waters.

 
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Effect of a rainfall pulse on phytoplankton bloom succession in a hyper-eutrophic subtropical lagoon 
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Pei-Jie Meng , Hung-Jen Lee , Kwee Siong Tew and Chung-Chi Chen
pp. 60-69

The impacts of heavy rainfall on ecosystems are important to understand, since it has frequently occurred in recent years. In the present study, we sought to understand the succession of phytoplankton species, before and after extremely heavy rain, in a subtropical lagoon. After heavy precipitation, a phytoplankton bloom dominated by Chaetoceros curvisetus (99.3%) occurred. Overall, our results suggest that the bloom succession of phytoplankton species was principally dependent on nutrient dynamics in the lagoon, which was associated with nutrients discharged from drainage after heavy rainfall.

 
  
 

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Microstructure of the otoliths of the glacier lanternfish, Benthosema glaciale 
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E. García-Seoane , I. Meneses and A. Silva
pp. 70-77

Ageing using otolith microstructure is based on the assumption that growth increments are deposited daily. Here, we analysed the otolith microstructure of the glacier lanternfish (Bentosema glaciale) and we concluded that microincrement counting should not be directly used to infer the true age of Age-class 1 fish in the Flemish Cap. Alternative methods for ageing this species should be explored.

 
  
 

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Age-based demography of the glacier lanternfish (Benthosema glaciale) in the Flemish Cap 
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E. García-Seoane , M. Fabeiro , A. Silva and I. Meneses
pp. 78-85

It is important to understand the population dynamics of myctophids for a better understanding of the functioning of the ecosystem. Here, age-based demographic parameters of glacier lanternfish (Benthosema glaciale) from the Flemish Cap were calculated to estimate ages from counts of annuli in the whole otolith. Because myctophids are considered opportunistic strategists, changes in their demographic features may reflect shifts in the ecosystem.

 
  
 

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Using biomimetic loggers to measure interspecific and microhabitat variation in body temperatures of rocky intertidal invertebrates 
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Justin A. Lathlean , David J. Ayre , Ross A. Coleman and Todd E. Minchinton
pp. 86-94

Unique morphological characteristics and habitat selection of intertidal invertebrates may influence their ability to cope with thermal stress. We deployed biomimetic temperature loggers for three interacting species and found microhabitat variability produced greater differences in body temperatures than differences due to morphological characteristics. This highlights the role of thermal refugia in mitigating the effects of climate change on rocky intertidal shores.

 
  
 

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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.

    MF14344  Accepted 16 December 2014
    Phosphorus speciation, transformation and retention in the Three Gorge Reservoir, China
    Xiangbin Ran, Hongtao Chen, Junfeng Wei, Qingzhen Yao, Tiezhu Mi, Zhigang Yu
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    MF14317  Accepted 13 December 2014
    First observations of dusky sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) attacking a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf
    Matt Dicken, Alison Kock, Morne Hardenberg
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    MF14098  Accepted 14 December 2014
    Low survival rather than breeding success explains little penguin population decline on Granite Island
    Diane Colombelli-Negrel
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    MF14187  Accepted 11 December 2014
    Implications of Environmental Trajectories for Limits of Acceptable Change: a case study of the Riverland Ramsar Site, South Australia
    Peter Newall, Lance Lloyd, Peter Gell, Keith Walker
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    MF14253  Accepted 10 December 2014
    Importance of predation and viral lysis for bacterial mortality in a tropical western Indian coral reef ecosystem (Toliara, Madagascar)
    Marc Bouvy, Patrice Got, Yvan Bettarel, Thierry Bouvier, Claire Carré, Cécile Roques, Martine Rodier, Jean Lope, Robert Arfi
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    MF14305  Accepted 08 December 2014
    Age determination and growth estimation from otolith micro-increments and fin spine sections of blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, in the western North Pacific
    Tamaki Shimose, Kotaro Yokawa, Katsunori Tachihara
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    MF14199  Accepted 06 December 2014
    River metabolism and carbon dynamics in response to flooding in a lowland river
    Robert Cook, Ben Gawne, Rochelle Petrie, Darren Baldwin, Gavin Rees, Daryl Nielsen, Nathan Ning
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    MF14328  Accepted 04 December 2014
    Patterns of connectivity and population structure of the southern calamary Sepioteuthis australis in southern Australia
    Timothy Smith, Corey Green, Craig Sherman
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    MF14286  Accepted 05 December 2014
    Phylogenetic diversity within the endemic brown trout Duero lineage: Implications for conservation and management
    Manuel Vera, Jose Garcia-Marin, Paulino Martinez, Carmen Bouza
    Abstract


    MF14163  Accepted 04 December 2014
    Facing the future: The importance of substratum features for ecological engineering of artificial habitats in the rocky intertidal
    Louise Firth, Freya White, Meredith Schofield, Michael Hanley, Michael Burrows, Richard Thompson, Martin Skov, Ally Evans, Pippa Moore, Steve Hawkins
    Abstract


    MF14295  Accepted 03 December 2014
    Controlling inputs from the land to sea: limit-setting, cumulative impacts and Ki Uta ki Tai
    David Schiel, Clive Howard-Williams
    Abstract


    MF14306  Accepted 30 November 2014
    New opportunities for conservation of a threatened biogenic habitat: a worldwide assessment of knowledge on bivalve reef representation in marine and coastal Ramsar Sites
    Tim Kasoar, Philine zu Ermgassen, Alvar Carranza, Boze Hancock, Mark Spalding
    Abstract


    MF14284  Accepted 30 November 2014
    Effects of gear type, entrance size and soak time on trap efficiency for freshwater crayfish, Cherax destructor and Cherax albidus
    Paul Brown, Taylor Hunt, Khageswor Giri
    Abstract


    MF14282  Accepted 30 November 2014
    Range and habitat associations of the native macroalga Caulerpa taxifolia in New South Wales, Australia
    Tim Glasby, Peter Gibson, Greg West, Peter Davies, Sofietje Voerman
    Abstract


    MF14202  Accepted 27 November 2014
    Glassfish switch feeding from thalassinid larvae to crab zoeae after tidal inundation of saltmarsh
    Jack McPhee, Peter Freewater, William Gladstone, Margaret Platell, Maria Schreider
    Abstract


    MF14213  Accepted 21 November 2014
    Breeding habitat selection in an obligate beach bird; a test of the food resource hypothesis
    Anna Cuttriss, Grainne Maguire, Glenn Ehmke, Michael Weston
    Abstract


    MF14144  Accepted 21 November 2014
    Behavioural responses to simulated bird attacks in marine three-spined sticklebacks after exposure to high CO2 levels
    Joacim Näslund, Erik Lindström, Floriana Lai, Fredrik Jutfelt
    Abstract


    MF14146  Accepted 19 November 2014
    Soft bodies make estimation hard: Correlations among body dimensions and weights of multiple species of sea cucumbers
    James Prescott, Shijie Zhou, Andhika Prasetyo
    Abstract


    MF14154  Accepted 19 November 2014
    How good are we at assessing the impact of ocean acidification in coastal systems? Limitations, omissions and strengths of commonly used experimental approaches with a special emphasis on the neglected role of fluctuations.
    Martin Wahl, Yvonne Sawall, Vincent Saderne
    Abstract


    MF14192  Accepted 18 November 2014
    The association between coral communities and disease assemblages in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia
    Jessica Haapkyla, Jessica Melbourne-Thomas, Mike Flavell
    Abstract


    MF14279  Accepted 10 November 2014
    Year-round maturity of the chaetognath Aidanosagitta regularis in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
    Wesley Webb, Mary Sewell
    Abstract


    MF14197  Accepted 10 November 2014
    Sea-surface temperature used to predict the relative density of giant Pacific octopuses (Enteroctopus dofleini) in intertidal habitats of Prince William Sound, Alaska
    David Scheel
    Abstract


    MF14181  Accepted 05 November 2014
    High clonality in Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis populations of Guadeloupe, French Lesser Antilles
    Aurelien Japaud, Claude Bouchon, Jean-Loup Manceau, Cecile Fauvelot
    Abstract


    MF14126  Accepted 05 November 2014
    Reproductive capacity of a marine species (Octopus tetricus) within a recent range extension area
    Jorge Ramos, Gretta Pecl, Jayson Semmens, Jan Strugnell, Rafael León, Natalie Moltschaniwskyj
    Abstract


    MF14102  Accepted 05 November 2014
    Significant genetic structure despite high vagility revealed through mitochondrial phylogeography of an Australian freshwater turtle, Chelodina longicollis
    Kate Hodges, Stephen Donnellan, Arthur Georges
    Abstract


    MF14214  Accepted 05 November 2014
    The influence of water quality on hyporheic invertebrate communities in agricultural catchments
    Samuel Kibichii, Hugh Feeley, Jan-Robert Baars, Mary Kelly-Quinn
    Abstract


    MF14285  Accepted 03 November 2014
    Influence of boat anchoring on Pinna nobilis: a field experiment using mimic units
    Maite Vázquez-Luis, Joseph A Borg, Carlos Morell, Galia Banach, Salud Deudero
    Abstract


    MF14222  Accepted 31 October 2014
    The Gippsland Lakes: management challenges posed by long-term environmental change
    Paul Boon, Perran Cook, Ryan Woodland
    Abstract


    MF14242  Accepted 30 October 2014
    Lake Eyre golden perch (Macquaria sp.) spawning and recruitment is enhanced by flow-events in the hydrologically variable rivers of Lake Eyre Basin, Australia.
    Bernie Cockayne, David Sternberg, David Schmaar, Angus Duguid, Rupert Mathwin
    Abstract


    MF14034  Accepted 28 October 2014
    Temperature, growth season length and phytoplankton abundance in the Gulf of Maine
    Knut Seip
    Abstract


    MF14180  Accepted 27 October 2014
    Mobulid ray by-catch in longline fisheries over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean
    Federico Mas, Rodrigo Forselledo, Andrés Domingo
    Abstract


    MF14001  Accepted 09 August 2014
    Atypical correlation of otolith strontium:calcium and barium:calcium across a marine-freshwater life-history transition of a diadromous fish
    Paul Hamer, Angela Henderson, Michael Hutchison, Jodie Kemp, Corey Green, Pierre Feutry
    Abstract


    MF14186  Accepted 21 October 2014
    White shark (Carcharodon carcharias) spatial and temporal habitat use at an aggregation site in southern New Zealand
    Malcolm Francis, Clinton Duffy, Warrick Lyon
    Abstract


    MF14110  Accepted 21 October 2014
    Water level decrease and increased water stability promotes phytoplankton growth in a mesotrophic subtropical lake
    Eduardo Fuentes, Mauricio Petrucio
    Abstract


    MF14148  Accepted 20 October 2014
    Effects of benthic substrate, nutrient enrichment and predatory fish on freshwater crayfish (kōura, Paranephrops planifrons) population characteristics in seven Te Arawa (Rotorua) lakes, North Island, New Zealand.
    Ian Kusabs, John Quinn, David Hamilton
    Abstract


    MF14211  Accepted 13 October 2014
    Transient effects of an invasive kelp on the community structure and primary productivity of an intertidal assemblage
    Paul South, Stacie Lilley, Leigh Tait, Tommaso Alestra, Mike Hickford, Mads Thomsen, David Schiel
    Abstract


    MF14111  Accepted
    MF14128  Accepted 05 October 2014
    Resilience to climate change: complex relationships between wetland hydroperiod, larval amphibians, and aquatic predators in temporary wetlands.
    Katrin Lowe, J Castley, Jean-Marc Hero
    Abstract


    MF14155  Accepted 01 October 2014
    Climate-driven shifts in species’ distributions may exacerbate the impacts of storm disturbances on northeast Atlantic kelp forests
    Daniel Smale, Thomas Vance
    Abstract


    MF14182  Accepted 30 September 2014
    Out in the wash: Spatial ecology of a temperate marine shallow rocky-reef species derived using acoustic telemetry
    Jerom Stocks, Charles Gray, Matthew Taylor
    Abstract


    MF14139  Accepted 29 September 2014
    Geographic variation in long-term trajectories of change in coral recruitment: a global-to-local perspective
    Peter Edmunds, Robert Steneck, Rebecca Albright, Robert Carpenter, Apple Pui Yi Chui, TY Fan, S Harii, H Kitano, H Kurihara, L Legendre, S Mitarai, S Muko, Y Nozawa, J Padillo-Gamino, N Price, Kazuhiko Sakai, G Suzuki, MJH vanOppen, A Yarid, RD Gates
    Abstract


    MF14150  Accepted 24 September 2014
    Community structure of reef fishes on a remote oceanic island (St. Peter and St. Paul’s Archipelago, equatorial Atlantic): the relative influence of abiotic and biotic variables
    Osmar Luiz, Thiago Mendes, Diego Barneche, Carlos Ferreira, Ramon Noguchi, Roberto Villaca, Carlos Rangel, Joao Gasparini, Carlos Ferreira
    Abstract


    MF14004  Accepted 24 September 2014
    Differences in the macrozoobenthic fauna colonizing empty bivalve shells pre- and post-invasion of Corbicula fluminea
    Martina Ilarri, Allan Souza, Vanessa Modesto, Lucia Guilhermino, Ronaldo Sousa
    Abstract


    MF14229  Accepted 23 September 2014
    Cusps and butterflies: multiple stable states in marine systems as catastrophes
    Peter Petraitis, Steve Dudgeon
    Abstract


    MF14021  Accepted 21 September 2014
    FEEDING NICHE PREFERENCE OF THE MUDSNAIL Peringia ulvae
    Cristiano Araújo, Matilde Moreira-Santos, Joana Patrício, Irene Martins, Ignacio Moreno-Garrido, Julián Blasco, João Marques, Rui Ribeiro
    Abstract


    MF14145  Accepted 20 September 2014
    Artificial irrigation ponds and sea coast as foraging habitat for larids breeding in protected wetlands
    Esther Sebastián González, Francisco Botella, Otso Ovaskainen, Antonio Delgado, José Sánchez-Zapata
    Abstract


    MF14081  Accepted 19 September 2014
    Evidence for a broad-scale decline in giant Australian cuttlefish (Sepia apama) abundance from non-targeted survey data
    Thomas Prowse, Bronwyn Gillanders, Barry Brook, Anthony Fowler, Karina Hall, Mike Steer, Camille Mellin, Nathan Clisby, Jason Tanner, Tim Ward, Damien Fordham
    Abstract


    MF14066  Accepted 20 September 2014
    Activity, substrate selection, and effect of a simulated Amazon flood regime on the behavior of the apple snail Pomacea bridgesii
    Timoteo Watanabe, Gustavo Hattori, Bruno Sant'Anna
    Abstract


    MF13215  Accepted 19 September 2014
    Dissolved organic carbon characteristics in an acidified groundwater dependent ecosystem.
    Azra Daud, Suzanne McDonald, Carolyn Oldham
    Abstract


    MF13346  Accepted 18 September 2014
    Important sources of variation to be considered when using fin clips as surrogate for muscle in trophic studies using stable isotopes
    David Galván, Manuela Funes, Ana Liberoff, Florencia Botto, Oscar Iribarne
    Abstract


    MF14188  Accepted 17 September 2014
    Land-use structures fish assemblages in reservoirs of the Tennessee River
    Steve Miranda, Jason Bies, Dylan Hann
    Abstract


    MF14079  Accepted 17 September 2014
    Age and size compositions, habitats, growth and reproductive characteristics of a terapontid (Pelates octolineatus) in coastal waters
    Lauren Veale, Peter Coulson, Norman Hall, S Hesp, Ian Potter
    Abstract


    MF14122  Accepted 13 September 2014
    Food preferences of the estuarine crab Sesarma catenata estimated through laboratory experiments
    Leandro Bergamino, Nicole Richoux
    Abstract


    MF14062  Accepted 08 September 2014
    Development of habitat prediction models to reduce bycatch of sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) within the purse-seine fishery in the eastern Pacific Ocean
    Raul Martinez-Rincon, Sofia Ortega-Garcia, Juan Vaca-Rodriguez, Shane Griffiths
    Abstract


    MF14033  Accepted 08 September 2014
    Diversity in immature shark communities along a tropical coastline
    Peter Yates, Michelle Heupel, Andrew Tobin, Stephen Moore, Colin Simpfendorfer
    Abstract


    MF14015  Accepted 08 September 2014
    pH dependent toxicity of serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitors in taxonomically diverse freshwater invertebrate species.
    Rumya Sundaram, Bradley Smith, Thomas Clark
    Abstract


    MF14028  Accepted 04 September 2014
    Movement patterns and habitat use of juvenile mangrove whiprays (Himantura granulata)
    Lauren Davy, Colin Simpfendorfer, Michelle Heupel
    Abstract


    MF14042  Accepted 29 August 2014
    Does the telemetry technology matter? Comparing estimates of aquatic animal space-use generated from GPS-based and passive acoustic tracking
    Ross Dwyer, Hamish Campbell, Terri Irwin, Craig Franklin
    Abstract


    MF14087  Accepted 29 August 2014
    Marine plastic pollution: Using community science to address a global problem
    Paul Duckett, Vincenzo Repaci
    Abstract


    MF13334  Accepted 29 August 2014
    Residency and movement dynamics of southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) after a translocation event
    Adrian Linnane, Shane Penny, Peter Hawthorne, Matthew Hoare
    Abstract


    MF14123  Accepted 19 August 2014
    The dynamics of attached and free-living bacterial population in tropical coastal waters
    Siew Wen Lee, Choon Weng Lee, Chui Wei Bong, Kumaran Narayanan, Edmund Sim
    Abstract


    MF14158  Accepted 16 August 2014
    The value of a broad temporal and spatial perspective in understanding dynamics of kelp forest ecosystems
    Daniel Reed, Andrew Rassweiler, Robert Miller, Henry Page, Sally Holbrook
    Abstract


    MF14152  Accepted 14 August 2014
    A host-specific habitat former controls biodiversity across ecological transitions in a rocky intertidal facilitation cascade
    Mads Thomsen, Isis Metcalfe, Paul South, David Schiel
    Abstract


    MF14041  Accepted 09 August 2014
    Repairing Australia’s estuaries for improved fisheries production − what benefits, at what cost?
    Colin Creighton, Paul Boon, Justin Brookes, Marcus Sheaves
    Abstract


    MF14127  Accepted 07 August 2014
    Age and growth of the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, in the western North Atlantic Ocean
    Lisa Natanson, Gregory Skomal
    Abstract


    MF14068  Accepted 31 July 2014
    Temporal dynamics of allochthonous coarse particulate organic matter in a subtropical Atlantic Rainforest Brazilian stream
    Leonardo Kleba Lisboa, Aurea Lemes da Silva, Ana Siegloch, José Gonçalves Júnior, Mauricio Petrucio
    Abstract


    MF13322  Accepted 30 July 2014
    Age and growth of sharp-tooth catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822) (Clariidae), in the Lower Okavango Delta, Botswana
    Thethela Bokhutlo, Olaf Weyl, Ketlhatlogile Mosepele, Glenn Wilson
    Abstract


    MF13301  Accepted 30 July 2014
    Biomonitoring of the environmental contamination by organotins in the Gulf of Tunis: Occurence of imposex in Stramonita haemastoma (Linnaeus, 1767)
    Wafa Boulajfene, Jihen Boukhicha, Alan Deidun, Daniela Berto, Teresa Romeo, Oum Kalthoum Ben Hassine, Sabiha Tlig-Zouari
    Abstract


    MF14134  Accepted 29 July 2014
    Reevaluation of the diversity and distribution of diazotrophs in the South China Sea by pyrosequencing the nifH gene
    Peng Xiao, Yongguang Jiang, Yang Liu, Wenhua Tan, Wenhua Li, Renhui Li
    Abstract


    MF14064  Accepted 29 July 2014
    The influence of an offshore artificial reef on the abundance of fish in the surrounding pelagic environment
    Molly Scott, James Smith, Michael Lowry, Matthew Taylor, Iain Suthers
    Abstract


    MF14095  Accepted 24 July 2014
    Barcoding deep-water chondrichthyans from mainland Portugal
    Teresa Moura, Monica Silva, Ivone Figueiredo
    Abstract


    MF14008  Accepted 22 July 2014
    Linkages between reach scale physical habitat and invertebrate assemblages in upland streams
    Victoria Milner, Nigel Willby, David Gilvear, Charles Perfect
    Abstract


    MF14089  Accepted 16 July 2014
    Plant litter diversity affects invertebrate shredder activity and the quality of fine particulate organic matter in streams
    Isabel Fernandes, Sofia Duarte, Fernanda Cássio, Cláudia Pascoal
    Abstract


    MF14011  Accepted 02 July 2014
    Spatial variation of Oithona spp. life history traits in a shallow temperate estuarine system (Río de la Plata, SW Atlantic) during the spring season
    Georgina Cepeda, Roxana Di Mauro, Maria Hozbor, Daniel Cucchi-Colleoni, Daniel Hernández, María Viñas
    Abstract


    MF13269  Accepted 23 June 2014
    Variability in the growth, feeding and condition of barramundi (Lates calcarifer Bloch) in a northern Australian coastal river and impoundment
    John Russell, Fiona Thomson, Paul Thuesen, Trent Power, Robert Mayer
    Abstract


    MF13268  Accepted 21 June 2014
    Small-scale genetic structure in a stream dwelling caddisfly in Eastern Canada.
    Jason Addison, Anthony Einfeldt, Nancy Kang, Sandra Walde
    Abstract


    MF14036  Accepted 16 June 2014
    Mesozooplankton community in a seasonally hypoxic and highly eutrophic bay
    Min-Chul Jang, Kyoungsoon Shin, Pung-Guk Jang, Woo-Jin Lee, Keun-Hyung Choi
    Abstract




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1. Published 28 July 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

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 25 September 2014
How much wetland has the world lost? Long-term and recent trends in global wetland area

Nick C. Davidson

4. 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

5. Published 25 September 2014
A snapshot of the limnology of eastern Australian water bodies spanning the tropics to Tasmania: the land-use, climate, limnology nexus

Jie Christine Chang, Craig Woodward and James Shulmeister

6. Published 30 April 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

7. Published 26 August 2014
Combining in-trawl video with observer coverage improves understanding of protected and vulnerable species by-catch in trawl fisheries

Vanessa F. Jaiteh, Simon J. Allen, Jessica J. Meeuwig and Neil R. Loneragan

8. Published 11 December 2013
Flow variability and longitudinal characteristics of organic carbon in the Lachlan River, Australia

Nicholas P. Moran, George G. Ganf, Todd A Wallace and Justin D. Brookes

9. Published 24 March 2014
Effects of bushfire on macroinvertebrate communities in south-east Australian streams affected by a megadrought

I. Verkaik, N. Prat, M. Rieradevall, P. Reich and P. S. Lake

10. 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

11. Published 7 February 2014
Comparative habitat use by large riverine fishes

John D. Koehn and Simon J. Nicol

12. Published 24 June 2014
Recognising wetland ecosystem services within urban case studies

Robert J. McInnes

13. Published 25 September 2014
Historical changes in mean trophic level of southern Australian fisheries

Heidi K. Alleway, Sean D. Connell, Tim M. Ward and Bronwyn M. Gillanders

14. Published 26 August 2014
Ecological effects of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in a semi-arid floodplain wetland

Lorenzo Vilizzi, Leigh A. Thwaites, Benjamin B. Smith, Jason M. Nicol and Chris P. Madden

15. Published 30 May 2014
Photosynthetic responses to submergence in mangrove seedlings

Mwita M. Mangora, Matern S. P. Mtolera and Mats Björk

16. Published 24 October 2014
Habitat and space use of an abundant nearshore shark, Rhizoprionodon taylori

S. E. M. Munroe, C. A. Simpfendorfer and M. R. Heupel

17. Published 30 May 2014
Persistence of central Australian aquatic invertebrate communities

J. Brim-Box, J. Davis, K. Strehlow, G. McBurnie, A. Duguid, C. Brock, K. McConnell, C. Day and C. Palmer

18. Published 24 March 2014
Homing in the New Zealand eagle ray, Myliobatis tenuicaudatus

Megan M. Marcotte

19. Published 24 February 2014
Habitat requirements and spawning strategy of an estuarine-dependent fish, Percalates colonorum

Dylan E. van der Meulen, Chris T. Walsh, Matthew D. Taylor and Charles A. Gray

20. Published 28 July 2014
Facilitating upstream passage of small-bodied fishes: linking the thermal dependence of swimming ability to culvert design

Essie M. Rodgers, Rebecca L. Cramp, Matthew Gordos, Anna Weier, Sarah Fairfall, Marcus Riches and Craig E. Franklin


      
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