NESP TWQ Round 3 - Project 3.1.5 - Ecotoxicology of pesticides on the Great Barrier Reef for guideline development and risk assessments

Over 50 land-sourced pesticides have been detected in waters of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and its catchments. Previous studies on the risks posed by pesticides have focused on five priority PSII herbicides. However, other pesticides are increasingly being used, for which there are few fate, persistence and toxicity data. In order to improve water quality guidelines and assessments of the potential risks posed by these “alternate” pesticides to GBR and its catchments we will quantify their toxicity to freshwater and marine species.

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Publication on
20 March 2020
PreviewThis dataset shows the effects of herbicides and one fungicide (detected in Great Barrier Reef catchments) on the specific growth rates (from cell density data) of the microalgae Tisochrysis lutea during laboratory experiments conducted from 2018-2019.
Publication on
20 March 2020
PreviewThis dataset shows the effects of three insecticides (diazinon, fipronil, imidacloprid) and two fungicides (chlorothalonil, propiconazole) on larval metamorphosis in the coral Acropora tenuis.
Publication on
23 March 2020
PreviewThis dataset shows the effects of herbicides (detected in the Great Barrier Reef catchments) on the growth rates (from cell density data) and photosynthesis (effective quantum yield) on the free-living form of the dinoflagellate coral symbiont Cladocopium goreaui during labo
Publication on
20 March 2020
PreviewThis dataset shows the effects of the insecticide imidacloprid on larval development of the hermit crab Coenobita variabilis. Experiments were conducted in 2017.
Publication on
20 March 2020
PreviewThis dataset shows the effects of eight herbicides (detected in Great Barrier Reef catchments) on the specific growth rates (from cell density data) of the microalgae Tetraselmis sp. during laboratory experiments conducted in 2019.