WAMSI 2 - Kimberley Node - Project 2.2.3 - Benthic community production and response to environmental forcing
The goal of Project 2.2.3 was to understand how benthic primary production on fringing reefs in the Kimberley is related to the physical environment (e.g. light, temperature, water motion) as well as biogeochemical conditions (e.g. nutrient inputs). Community-scale rates of production and nutrient uptake will be estimated based on changes in water column oxygen and nutrients over 100s of meters at a representative site in the west Kimberley (Tallon Island, Sunday Island group).
Data is stored and managed via the 3 fieldwork trips.
1) 2nd to 22nd October 2013
2) 3rd to 10th February 2014
3) 22nd March to 12th April 2014