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Phytoplankton Composition Assessment of Warringah Lagoons

Project Member(s): Murray, S.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Warringah Council

Start year: 2013

Summary: The purpose of this project is to improve Council¿s understanding of the microalgae community composition of each lagoon. We will study how the community composition and its change in terms of diversity and abundance over time can be used as an additional indicator of ecological condition.


Ajani, P, Murray, S & Ruvindy, R University of Technology Sydney 2019, Community Composition Assessment in Northern Beaches Lagoons 2018-2019. A report to Northern Beaches Council, September 2019., pp. 1-30, Sydney, Australia.

Davies, CH, Coughlan, A, Hallegraeff, G, Ajani, P, Armbrecht, L, Atkins, N, Bonham, P, Brett, S, Brinkman, R, Burford, M, Clementson, L, Coad, P, Coman, F, Davies, D, Dela-Cruz, J, Devlin, M, Edgar, S, Eriksen, R, Furnas, M, Hassler, C, Hill, D, Holmes, M, Ingleton, T, Jameson, I, Leterme, SC, Lønborg, C, McLaughlin, J, McEnnulty, F, McKinnon, AD, Miller, M, Murray, S, Nayar, S, Patten, R, Pausina, SA, Pritchard, T, Proctor, R, Purcell-Meyerink, D, Raes, E, Rissik, D, Ruszczyk, J, Slotwinski, A, Swadling, KM, Tattersall, K, Thompson, P, Thomson, P, Tonks, M, Trull, TW, Uribe-Palomino, J, Waite, AM, Yauwenas, R, Zammit, A & Richardson, AJ 2017, 'Erratum: A database of marine phytoplankton abundance, biomass and species composition in Australian waters', Scientific Data, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1-1.
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Murray, SA, Ajani, P, Kretzschmar, AL & Verma, A 2017, 'Response to “More surprises in the global greenhouse: Human health impacts form recent toxic marine aerosol formulations, due to centennial alterations or world-wide coastal food webs”', Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 123, no. 1-2, pp. 415-417.
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Lassudrie, M, Ajani, PA & Murray, SA 2017, Microalgal Community Composition Assessment in Warringah Lagoons 2016-2017, 1-33.

Ruvindy, R, Ajani, P & Murray, S 2015, Microalgal Community Composition Assessment in Warringah Lagoons 2014-2015.

Ajani, P & Murray, SA 2014, Microalgal Community Composition Assessment in Warringah Lagoons 2013-2014.

Keywords: phytoplankton, diversity, community, ecology

FOR Codes: Plant Biology, Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments not elsewhere classified, Other environmental management not elsewhere classified