Conceptual models of physical processes and biogeochemical functioning of Keppel Bay
This report contains conceptual models of: (i) the Fitzroy flood plume penetrating into Keppel Bay showing flocculation of fine sediments; (b) mixing processes and fine sediment transport in The Fitzroy Estuary and Keppel Bay; (c) dissolved nutrient dynam
Conceptual models of the Fitzroy Estuary
The conceptual models in this report provide detail of the hydrodynamics, fine sediment dynamics, biogeochemistry and primary production in the Fitzroy Estuary in Queensland (Coastal CRC).
Effects of terrestrial runoff on the ecology of corals and coral reefs of the GBR
The conceptual model presented in this report summarise the present understanding of the processes involved the dynamics of nutrients, sediments, and their effect on the condition of inshore coral reefs of the GBR.
Estuarine wetlands are those with marine or oceanic water which is diluted with freshwater run-off from the land. It is usually an area where a river meets the sea providing an important habitat for many species. Many commercial species such as fish, crab
Integration and Application Network (IAN)
This site has an overview on conceptual diagrams as a tool for science communication, a free symbols library, landscape bases, symbol creation service, publications and a discussion forum (University of Maryland).
Lacustrine wetlands (lakes) are dominated by open water. Although lakes may have fringing vegetation, the majority of the wetland area is open water.
Marine wetlands include the area of ocean from the coastline to 6m below the lowest astronomical tide.
Moreton Bay and catchment
Simple and complex conceptual models of the Moreton Bay and catchments of south-east Queensland are presented (Moreton Bay Waterways and Catchment Partnership)
Palustrine wetlands are what many people traditionally think of as a wetland—they are vegetated, non-riverine or non-channel systems. They include billabongs, swamps, bogs, springs, soaks etc. and have more than 30% emergent vegetation.
Riverine wetlands are those systems that are contained within a channel (e.g. river, creek or waterway) and their assocated streamside vegetation. They can be natural or artificial and may connect to lacustrine, palustrine, estuarine and marine wetlands.
Where River Meets Sea: Exploring Australia’s estuaries
Where River Meets Sea describes the value and status of Australia's 974 estuaries and takes readers on a state-by-state tour describing the health, geography, science, management and ecological functions of these unique coastal waterways.