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Broadley, A., Stewart-Koster, B., Burford, M.A. & Brown, C.J. A global review of the critical link between river flows and productivity in marine fisheries. Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-022-09711-0
Venarsky M.P., Lowe V., Frid C.L.J., & Burford M.A. 2022. Flow regimes among rivers influences benthic biota biodiversity, but not abundance or biomass, in intertidal mudflats and sandflats in wet-dry tropical estuaries, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 271, 107858. ISSN 0272-7714,
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O'Mara K, Fry B, and Burford M. 2022. Benthic-pelagic mixing of trace elements in estuarine food webs, Marine Environmental Research, Volume 173.ISSN 0141-1136, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2021.105511.
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Hardesty, B.D, Roman, L., Duke, N.C., Mackenzie, J.R., & Wilcox, C. 2021. Abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear ‘ghost nets’ are increasing through time in Northern Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Volume 173, 2021,ISSN 0025-326X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112959.
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Harris T, Hope P, Oliver E, Smalley R, Arblaster J, Holbrook N, Duke N, Pearce K, Braganza K, Bindoff N. 2017. Climate drivers of the 2015 Gulf of Carpentaria mangrove dieback. Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub Technical Report No. 2, NESP Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub, Australia.
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