Dr Jon Brodie, one of Australia’s leading scientific experts on aquatic ecology and water pollution, will speak in Kuranda at 11.30am, Sunday 21st July.
Dr Brodie’s bio on the Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research website explains (emphasis added):
Jon’s research interests are in the sources of pollutants in catchments, transport of pollutants to the marine environment, the dispersal of land-based pollutants in coastal and marine environments and the effects of terrestrial pollutants on marine ecosystems.
He is particularly interested in the following research areas: water quality in tropical coastal marine environments; the effects of sediments and nutrients on coral reef and seagrass bed ecosystems; catchment sources of sediment and nutrient discharge to coastal environments; land use practices which lead to enhanced rates of sediment and nutrient discharge to coastal environments; river plume dynamics and biological, physical and chemical processes occurring in river plumes; temporal and spatial dynamics of water quality on the Great Barrier Reef; water quality management systems in coral reef environments. He has published over 60 peer reviewed articles in this field as well as more than 80 technical reports.
Is the Barron River Healthy and Safe?
Dr Brodie’s talk in Kuranda will cover Barron River water quality- a topic of particular interest and concern to residents of Mareeba and Kuranda, who drink it.
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