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Published online 07 July 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

The present study is the first comprehensive overview of the physical and chemical properties of lakes in eastern Australia, extending from the tropics to Tasmania. The results showed that climate is the dominant control on the lakes. The results suggested that high nutrient concentrations in lakes in drier areas may be the result of natural processes of concentrating nutrients, rather than due to human activities.

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Published online 07 July 2014
Historical changes in mean trophic level of southern Australian fisheries 
Heidi K. Alleway, Sean D. Connell, Tim M. Ward and Bronwyn M. Gillanders

Overfishing has impacted high-trophic-level fish species, which has been illustrated by calculating the ‘mean trophic level’ of fisheries catches. The mean trophic level of southern Australian fisheries, from 1936 to 2010, declined at a rate greater than the global average but because of increased catches of low-trophic-level species, particularly sardine. These calculations must be interpreted carefully because patterns do not always reflect overfishing.

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Published online 07 July 2014
Seeking global generality: a critique for mangrove modellers 
Peter J. Clarke

Mangroves are recognised as ecosystems that support critical ecological functions but are threatened by global change. Understanding threats to mangroves requires better models of what regulates species distributions because existing models are limited in their ability to predict change. Better international collaboration of marine and estuarine ecological research will resolve the complexities of mangroves modelling.

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Published online 07 July 2014
Does coastal topography constrain marine biogeography at an oceanographic interface? 
Jonathan M. Waters, Scott A. Condie and Luciano B. Beheregaray

Marine biologists have long recognised that ocean currents play a key role dispersing species that drift in the plankton, but the influence of coastline geometry on marine biology is less understood. This study analyses the distributions of two common intertidal snail species associated with distinct Australian coastal currents, and shows a relationship between coastal orientation and species relative abundance where these currents meet. The work suggests that oceanography and topography combine to influence marine species distributions.

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Published online 07 July 2014
Habitat and space use of an abundant nearshore shark, Rhizoprionodon taylori 
S. E. M. Munroe, C. A. Simpfendorfer and M. R. Heupel

Shark resource-use strategies affect how they will respond to changes within their environment and therefore may be important in management. This study used acoustic telemetry to examine the habitat use of Rhizoprionodon taylori and found individuals consistently selected for seagrass, potentially for feeding. These results will contribute to a better understanding of how small-bodied sharks use nearshore areas.

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Published online 04 July 2014
Individual-specific transgenerational marking of common carp Cyprinus carpio, L., using 86Sr/84Sr double spikes 
A. Zitek, J. Irrgeher, M. Cervicek, M. Horsky, M. Kletzl, T. Weismann and T. Prohaska

Transgenerational isotopic marking has been recognised as an efficient tool for mass marking of high numbers of fish larvae by injecting female spawners with enriched isotope solutions. In this study, 86Sr/84Sr double spikes in combination with isotope pattern deconvolution for the identification of the originally injected 86Sr/84Sr molar fraction ratios in otolith cores were successfully applied for individual-specific marking of the offspring of a typical freshwater fish species, the common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Enriched stable Sr isotope double spikes represent an important alternative to enriched stable Ba isotopes for transgenerational marking, especially in freshwater systems.

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Published online 04 July 2014
A novel method for the age estimation of Saddletail snapper (Lutjanus malabaricus) using Fourier Transform-near infrared (FT-NIR) spectroscopy 
B. B. Wedding, A. J. Forrest, C. Wright, S. Grauf, P. Exley and S. E. Poole

Fourier transform-near infrared spectroscopy is assessed as a rapid method of ageing Saddletail snapper (Lutjanus malabaricus) using whole dried otoliths. This study developed predictive models for estimating age. Results over two seasons show the method has great potential as a robust fish ageing tool to assist with age-structured stock assessments and sustainable fisheries management. The reduction in costs and time required to age fish will be a substantial benefit.

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Published online 04 July 2014
A rod-like bacterium is responsible for high molybdenum concentrations in the tropical sponge Halichondria phakellioides 
Constanza Buccella, Belinda Alvarez, Karen Gibb and Anna Padovan

Marine sponges are capable of metal bioaccumulation but the mechanisms are not well understood, in particular whether the capacity to accumulate metals is due to the sponge or the microbes they harbour. We discovered that a rod-like bacterium is responsible for high molybdenum concentrations a tropical sponge. We speculate that this potentially new species of bacterium is involved in metabolic processes and provides a step towards understanding host–microbe relationships.

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Published online 04 July 2014
Selecting priority conservation areas based on zooplankton diversity: the case of Mediterranean wetlands 
Juan Diego Gilbert, Inmaculada de Vicente, Raquel Jiménez-Melero, Gema Parra and Francisco Guerrero

Mediterranean wetlands are among the most threatened ecosystems worldwide so finding strategies to ensure their conservation is urgent. This work applies a methodology for selecting priority conservation wetlands based on zooplankton community. The results confirm that generating a specific wetland protection network based on zooplankton assemblages is essential for ensuring biodiversity at regional level.

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Published online 04 July 2014
Allometric growth and condition factor of West African shrimp, Macrobrachium vollenhovenii (Herklots, 1857), in the rivers of Côte d 
Koffi Mexmin Konan, Allassane Ouattara, Kouassi Sébastino Da Costa, Abouo Béatrice Adépo-Gourène and Germain Gourène

Allometric relationships and condition factor are important for biological and ecological processes and fisheries assessments. The present study revealed that Macrobrachium vollenhovenii exhibited overall negative allometry and the condition factor decreased from the eastern to western Côte d’Ivoire. These results form a biological database for use by fishery managers and in further research on the ecology and biology of this species.

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Published online 04 July 2014
Resource quality controls detritivore consumption, growth, survival and body condition recovery of reproducing females 
Aitor Larrañaga, Ana Basaguren and Jesús Pozo

Species that are able to reproduce multiple times need to recover the energy invested in reproduction before subsequent attempts. Here we test how detritus quality (alder, eucalypt and oak leaf litter) affects the consumption, growth, survival and body condition recovery of a reproducing freshwater invertebrate. We show that only nitrogen- and phosphorus-rich alder enables the recovery of the energy invested in reproduction.

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Published online 04 July 2014
Unravelling 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 D. Muller, Luc Brendonck and Patrick Grillas

The development of human activities increases pressure on wetland ecosystems, altering plant communities and threatening their biodiversity. Using a set of 32 temporary ponds in northern Morocco we found that most activities were correlated with a loss of rare pond species. The conservation of these species should rely upon networks of the best preserved ponds, while allowing only low-impact activities.

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Published online 02 July 2014
Planktonic duration in fourteen species of intertidal rocky fishes from the south-eastern Pacific Ocean 
Lidia Mansur, Guido Plaza, Mauricio F. Landaeta and F. Patricio Ojeda

There is a lack of studies on early-life-history traits in intertidal fishes that recruit to rocky pools. Consequently, the present study revealed the planktonic duration in 14 species of intertidal fishes from the south-eastern Pacific Ocean. A lengthy and variable duration of the pre-settlement phase (45–135 days) seems to be a mechanism through which these fishes may increase their probability to settle in exposed rocky pools.

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Published online 02 July 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

Unobserved by-catch is often poorly understood and rarely accounted for in fisheries management. Our assessment of protected and vulnerable species by-catch in an Australian fish trawl fishery showed that by-catch reduction devices were limited in their efficacy and unaccounted by-catch was substantial. We propose gear modifications and the use of in-trawl video cameras alongside observer coverage to improve by-catch estimates and mitigation.

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Published online 16 June 2014
Reproductive biology of the Magellan skate, Bathyraja magellanica (Chondrichthyes, Rajidae), in the south-western Atlantic 
Lorena B. Scenna and Juan M. Díaz de Astarloa

The knowledge of reproductive parameters is essential to develop effective management and conservation plans. The present study provides the first information on the reproductive biology of an abundant trawl by-catch skate, Bathyraja magellanica, in the south-western Atlantic. Our results indicated that this species has a low reproductive efficiency, suggesting that populations should be monitored closely.

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Published online 16 June 2014
Amphidromy and marine larval phase of ancestral gobioids Rhyacichthys guilberti and Protogobius attiti (Teleostei: Rhyacichthyidae) 
H. Tabouret, M. Tomadin, L. Taillebois, M. Iida, C. Lord, C. Pécheyran and P. Keith

Tropical insular hydrosystems are dominated by amphidromous species whose life cycle remains poorly known. Otolith microstructure and composition revealed for the first time the amphidromous life traits for two ancestral gobioids, Rhyacichthys guilberti and Protogobius attiti, and a shorter pelagic larval phase for the widespread species. This suggests that factors other than the pelagic larval duration control endemism and dispersal processes.

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Published online 16 June 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

Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a highly invasive fish in several freshwater systems worldwide, including wetlands of the Murray–Darling Basin (south-eastern Australia). A 2-year field experiment in a wetland of the River Murray evaluated the species effects on turbidity, aquatic macrophytes, zooplankton, benthic invertebrates and fish. Within 1 year, there was a shift from clear- to turbid-water state and this was related to a carp biomass level lower than previously reported for Australia.

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Published online 16 June 2014
Hyperbenthic and pelagic predators regulate alternate key planktonic copepods in shallow temperate estuaries 
R. J. Wasserman, T. J. F. Vink, R. Kramer and P. W. Froneman

Given the behavioural variability among species, predatory species have distinguishable effects on lower trophic levels. Using experimental in situ mesocosms, we show that hyperbenthic and pelagic predators regulate different planktonic copepods in shallow temperate estuaries. Understanding the varied effects of predator species on lower trophic levels has implications for biodiversity conservation.

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Published online 16 June 2014
Sexual system of the freshwater shrimps of the genus Potimirim Holthuis (Decapoda : Caridea : Atyidae) : is there a pattern in this genus? 
Natalia de Miranda Grilli, Mariana Terossi and Fernando L. Mantelatto

This study aimed to better comprehend the reproductive biology of the genus Potimirim. We analysed the sexual systems of P. brasiliana and P. potimirim under the hypothesis that both shrimps also have sequential protandry. Both species are gonochoric and our findings led us to conclude that there is no common shared sexual system pattern for this genus.

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Published online 16 June 2014
Periphyton control on stream invertebrate diversity: is periphyton architecture more important than biomass? 
Jonathan D. Tonkin, Russell G. Death and José Barquín

The nature of the link between periphyton biomass and macroinvertebrate diversity in streams remains unclear, which may be due in part to the growth form of plants. We examined this relationship in 24 streams of Cantabria, Spain, and found no link between periphyton biomass and macroinvertebrate diversity, but the relationship was underpinned by specific links with the growth form of periphyton. These findings suggest that bioassessment programs may benefit from the addition of periphyton growth-form assessment, rather than focussing specifically on biomass measures.

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Published online 16 June 2014
Do recolonisation processes in intermittent streams have sustained effects on benthic algal density and assemblage composition? 
E. T. Chester and B. J. Robson

Algae growing in intermittently flowing streams recolonise via regrowth from dry cells and the arrival of drifting cells. These recolonisation processes may influence algae until spring but in most streams, the duration of influence will be shorter. Because flow regimes and algal composition vary among streams, the effects of flow regulation also vary, making them difficult to predict.

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Volume 65 Number 8 2014

 
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Environmental flow management using transparency and translucency rules 
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Ivor Growns and Ivars Reinfelds
pp. 667-673

Environmental or instream flows are the main management technique used to ameliorate the ecological effects of flow alteration. We highlight the concept of transparent and translucent flows, rules not commonly used in a managed flow regimes. These flow rules help return natural flow variability and we identify their benefits, provide a review of their historical application and demonstrate their implementation in two case studies in Australia.

 
  
 

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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 
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M. S. Passerotti , A. H. Andrews , J. K. Carlson , S. P. Wintner , K. J. Goldman and L. J. Natanson
pp. 674-687

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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The dentition of the narrownose smooth-hound shark, Mustelus schmitti 
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Mauro Belleggia , Daniel E. Figueroa and Claudia Bremec
pp. 688-696

The present study provides a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the dentition of Mustelus schmitti, and estimates the tooth-replacement rate following established methods used for fossil sharks (instead of the established technique of clipping teeth) based on the premise that tooth length within each row decreases from the lingual to the labial side of the jaw as a consequence of wear. M. schmitti exhibited homodont dentition, the dental formula was elucidated, and the estimated mean replacement rate was 4 days series–1.

 
  
 

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Effects of river inputs on nutrient and organic-carbon conditions and net ecosystem metabolism in the Kaoping (Taiwan) coastal sea 
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J.-J. Hung , C.-M. Ho and F.-K. Shiah
pp. 697-709

The study of metabolic states in a tropical sea is a valuable contribution to the understanding of coastal carbon cycle. We determine seasonal exports of river nutrients and organic carbon and their influences on coastal metabolic states. This tropical sea is autotrophic in summer and largely heterotrophic in winter having a linkage to sink and source of atmospheric CO2, respectively.

 
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Facilitating upstream passage of small-bodied fishes: linking the thermal dependence of swimming ability to culvert design 
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Essie M. Rodgers , Rebecca L. Cramp , Matthew Gordos , Anna Weier , Sarah Fairfall , Marcus Riches and Craig E. Franklin
pp. 710-719

Global declines in riverine fish numbers are inherently linked to habitat fragmentation and unnatural reductions in water temperature, restricting upstream movements essential to survival. Swimming ability of small fish was assessed, finding performance to be markedly reduced by rapid reductions in water temperature. The effect of water velocity and temperature on swimming ability were modelled, with an emphasis on facilitating upstream passage for the entire fish community, large and small.

 
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Carbonate production rates of encruster communities on a lagoonal patch reef: Vabbinfaru reef platform, Maldives 
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K. M. Morgan and P. S. Kench
pp. 720-726

Secondary carbonate production is an important, yet poorly understood, component of reef calcification. The present study aims to generate the first estimates of encruster carbonate production for the central Indian Ocean and shows that encruster communities are capable of contributing high rates of calcium carbonate (up to 0.112 g cm–2 year–1) to clear-water reef environments. Carbonate production at the organism level has direct implications for the ecological functioning and geomorphic development of reefs, particularly as global coral cover continues to decline.

 
  
 

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Trends in planktonic copepod diversity in reservoirs and lotic stretches in a large river basin in South America 
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Gilmar Perbiche-Neves , Geoffrey A. Boxshall , Marcos G. Nogueira and Carlos E. F. da Rocha
pp. 727-737

A pioneering study of the fourth largest hydrographic river basin in the world showed diversity patterns of freshwater copepods and highlighted the importance of variables such as turbidity and water flow. La Plata Basin in South America is also highly affected by human activities such as reservoir construction and pollution. Total copepod species richness was half of the estimated gamma diversity; it increased according to the size of the river, but decreased with high turbidity, high water velocity and extreme water-retention time (in reservoirs).

 
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Swan grazing on seagrass: abundance but not grazing pressure varies over an annual cycle in a temperate estuary 
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Gary E. Choney , Kathryn McMahon , Paul S. Lavery and Neil Collier
pp. 738-749

Black swans are an iconic waterbird in Australia though little is known about their grazing ecology. This study quantified black swan abundance in the Swan River Estuary (WA) and the pressure they exert on seagrasses, showing that they consume 6–25% of the seagrass production across all seasons of the year. This demonstrates that swans are an important part of estuarine foodwebs and a significant stress on important seagrass habitat, which may be exacerbated by human-induced impacts.

 
  
 

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Impact of sewage pollution on the structure and functioning of a rocky shore benthic community 
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J. Cabral-Oliveira , M. Dolbeth and M. A. Pardal
pp. 750-758

The effects of sewage pollution on invertebrate communities from rocky shores were studied, taking into account the changes in biomass and secondary production among dominant species and feeding guilds. An increase in the community production was observed near the sewage-affected areas, mostly due to tolerant and contaminated species and suspension feeders. Secondary production was important for understanding anthropogenic impacts in the functioning of the ecosystem.

 
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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.

    MF14173  Accepted 25 July 2014
    How much wetland has the world lost? Long-term and recent trends in global wetland area
    Nicholas Davidson
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    MF14100  Accepted 25 July 2014
    Composition and health of fish in refugia habitat of ephemeral tributaries to the lower Zambezi in southern Africa
    Ayron Strauch, Alana Kapust, Christine Jost
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    MF14095  Accepted 24 July 2014
    Barcoding deep-water chondrichthyans from mainland Portugal
    Teresa Moura, Monica Silva, Ivone Figueiredo
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    MF14086  Accepted 23 July 2014
    Refined bomb radiocarbon dating of two iconic fishes of the Great Barrier Reef
    Allen Andrews, John Choat, Richard Hamilton, Edward DeMartini
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    MF14120  Accepted 21 July 2014
    Sublethal effects of fluctuating hypoxia on juvenile tropical Australian freshwater fish
    Nicole Flint, Michael Crossland, Richard Pearson
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    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


    MF14124  Accepted 17 July 2014
    Phylogeography of two freshwater prawn species from Far North Queensland
    Sofie Bernays, Daniel Schmidt, David Hurwood, Jane Hughes
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    MF13312  Accepted 17 July 2014
    From perennial to temporary streams: an extreme drought as a driving force of freshwater communities´ traits
    Carmen Elias, Ana Calapez, Salomé Almeida, Maria Feio
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    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
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    MF14083  Accepted 15 July 2014
    Long-term dynamics of the zooplankton community during large salinity fluctuations in a coastal lagoon
    Luciana Araújo, Paloma Lopes, Jayme Santangelo, Francisco Esteves, Reinaldo Bozelli
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    MF13335  Accepted 11 July 2014
    Transplant experiment to evaluate the feeding behavior of the Atlantic ribbed mussel Geukensia demissa moved to a high inorganic seston area
    Eve Galimany, Julie Rose, Mark Dixon, Gary Wikfors
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    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
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    MF14071  Accepted 27 June 2014
    Collaborative approaches to accessing and utilising historical citizen science data: a case-study with spearfishers from eastern Australian
    Daniel Gledhill, Alistair Hobday, David Welch, Stephen Sutton, Mathew Lansdell, Mathew Koopman, Adrian Jeloudev, Adam Smith, Peter Last
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    MF14129  Accepted 26 June 2014
    Migratory Patterns and Habitat Use of the Sand Tiger Shark (Carcharias taurus) in the Western North Atlantic
    Shara Teter, Bradley Wetherbee, Dewayne Fox, Chi Lam, Dale Kiefer, Mahmood Shivji
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    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
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    MF13221  Accepted 20 June 2014
    Sediment resuspension, salinity and temperature affect the plankton community of a shallow coastal lake
    Sabine Flöder, Carolyn Burns, Reglindis Zehrer
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    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
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    MF14029  Accepted 16 June 2014
    Aspects of the biology and life history of largespot pompano, Trachinotus botla, in South Africa
    Denham Parker, Anthony Booth
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    MF13142  Accepted 17 June 2014
    Organic carbon reservoirs in five small rivers across a land-use gradient
    Veronika Vysna, Fiona Dyer, Bill Maher, Richard Norris
    Abstract


    MF14080  Accepted 14 June 2014
    Temporal and spatial differences in the reproductive biology of the sea urchin Arbacia dufresnii
    Lucia Epherra, Damian Gil, Tamara Rubilar, Soledad Perez-Gallo, Belén Reartes, Javier Tolosano
    Abstract


    MF14075  Accepted 13 June 2014
    Population genetic structure and demographic history of Pacific blue sharks (Prionace glauca) inferred from mitochondrial DNA analysis
    Mioko Taguchi, Jacquelynne King, Michael Wetklo, Ruth Withler, Kotaro Yokawa
    Abstract


    MF14085  Accepted 10 June 2014
    Spatial structuring within a reservoir fish population: implications for management.
    David Stewart, James Long, Daniel Shoup
    Abstract


    MF14048  Accepted 11 June 2014
    The effects of different rice cultivation systems and ages on wetland invertebrate resting stages in southern Brazil
    Arthur Ávila, Thaíse Boelter, Renata Santos, Cristina Stenert, Norma Luiza Würdig, Odete Rocha, Leonardo Maltchik
    Abstract


    MF14010  Accepted 04 June 2014
    Assessing the impacts of groundwater extraction on coastal groundwater dependent ecosystems using satellite imagery
    Matthew Adams, Peter Smith, Xihua Yang
    Abstract


    MF14030  Accepted 03 June 2014
    Structural complexity and turbidity do not interact to influence predation rate and prey selectivity by a small visually feeding fish
    Bruno Figueiredo, Roger Mormul, Evanilde Benedito
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    MF13065  Accepted 22 May 2014
    Quantifying uncertainty in environmental indices: an application to an estuarine health index
    Melissa Dobbie, David Clifford
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    MF14031  Accepted 09 May 2014
    A Multivariate Analysis of Water Quality in Lake Naivasha, Kenya
    Jane Ndungu, Denie Augustijn, Suzanne Hulscher, Bernard Fulanda, Nzula Kitaka, Jude Mathooko
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    MF13339  Accepted 07 May 2014
    Filming and snorkelling as visual techniques to survey fauna in difficult to access tropical rainforest streams
    Brendan Ebner, Christopher Fulton, Stephen Cousins, James Donaldson, Mark Kennard, Jan-Olaf Meynecke, Jason Schaffer
    Abstract


    MF14065  Accepted 06 May 2014
    Estimating the duration of the pelagic phyllosoma phase of the southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii (Hutton).
    Russell Bradford, Barry Bruce, David Griffin
    Abstract


    MF13289  Accepted 07 May 2014
    Geneotypic and Morphological Variation between Galaxiella nigrostriata (Galaxiidae) Populations: Implications for Conservation
    David Galeotti, Mark Castalanelli, David Groth, Clint McCullough, Mark Lund
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    MF14023  Accepted 05 May 2014
    The migration behaviour of European silver eels (Anguilla anguilla) released in open ocean conditions
    Klaus Wysujack, HÃ¥kan Westerberg, Kim Aarestrup, Jochen Trautner, Tagried Kurwie, Florian Nagel, Reinhold Hanel
    Abstract


    MF13305  Accepted 03 May 2014
    Dipole vortices in the Great Australian Bight
    George Cresswell, L Lund-Hansen, Morten Nielsen
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    MF13341  Accepted 01 May 2014
    Population structure and biology of shortfin mako Isurus oxyrinchus in the Southwest Indian Ocean
    Johan Groeneveld, Geremy Cliff, Sheldon Dudley, Alan Foulis, Jorge Santos, Sabine Wintner
    Abstract


    MF13258  Accepted 02 May 2014
    Predator recognition and responses in the endangered Macquarie perch (Macquaria australasica).
    Culum Brown, Jennie Morgan
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    MF13210  Accepted 28 April 2014
    Assessing surf zone fish assemblage variability in southern Brazil
    Fabio Rodrigues, Henrique Cabral, Joao Vieira
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    MF13229  Accepted 25 April 2014
    Age-based demography of the glacier lanternfish Benthosema glaciale (Reinhardt 1837) in the Flemish Cap.
    Eva García-Seoane, Fabeiro Mariña, Alexandra Silva, Isabel Meneses
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    MF13211  Accepted 25 April 2014
    Microstructure of the otoliths of the glacier lanternfish Benthosema glaciale.
    Eva García-Seoane, Isabel Meneses, Alexandra Silva
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    MF13314  Accepted 22 April 2014
    Effect of a rainfall pulse on phytoplankton bloom succession in a hyper-eutrophic subtropical lagoon
    Pei-Jie Meng, Hung-Jen Lee, Kwee Siong Tew, Chung-Chi Chen
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    MF13105  Accepted 23 April 2014
    Evaluation of factors associated with dynamics of Cichla ocellaris invasion of the Upper Paraná River floodplain system, Brazil
    Luis Espínola, Carolina Minte-Vera, Horácio Júlio Jr., Luciano Santos, Kirk O. Winemiller
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


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


    MF13079  Accepted 14 February 2014
    HOMING AND ORIENTATION OF PALINURUS ELEPHAS (FABR., 1787) IN THREE NO-TAKE AREAS OF THE CENTRAL-WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN: IMPLICATIONS FOR MARINE RESERVE DESIGN.
    Maria Follesa, R Cannas, Alessandro Cau, Danila Cuccu, Antonello Mulas, Cristina Porcu, Silvia saba, Angelo Cau
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract




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1. 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

2. 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

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

Mark Lintermans

4. 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

5. 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

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

Kirstie Fryirs, Bruce Chessman and Ian Rutherfurd

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. Published 28 October 2013
Ecological effects of trawling fisheries on the eastern Australian continental shelf: a modelling study

Marie Savina, Robyn E Forrest, Elizabeth A Fulton and Scott A Condie

15. 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

16. 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

17. Published 28 October 2013
Photosynthetic activity of seagrasses and macroalgae in temperate shallow waters can alter seawater pH and total inorganic carbon content at the scale of a coastal embayment

Pimchanok Buapet, Martin Gullström and Mats Björk

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

John D. Koehn and Simon J. Nicol

19. Published 6 September 2013
Let’s not forget the small fishes – conservation of two threatened species of pygmy perch in south-eastern Australia

Stephen Saddlier, John D. Koehn and Michael P. Hammer

20. 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


      
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