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

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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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18 November 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.
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18 November 2020
PreviewThis dataset shows the effects of imazapic (detected in the Great Barrier Reef catchments) on the growth rate (from cell density data) on the cyanobacteria Microcystis aeruginosa over a 72 hour exposure period during laboratory experiments conducted in 2019.
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18 November 2020
PreviewThis dataset shows the effects of hexazinone (detected in the Great Barrier Reef catchments) on growth (as bell surface area), photosynthesis (effective quantum yield), zooxanthellae density (cells mm-2) and statolith number on the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea
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18 November 2020
PreviewThis dataset shows the effects of of the insecticide imidacloprid and the fungicide propiconazole on larval development of the acorn barnacle Amphibalanus amphitrite experiments conducted in 2018 and 2019.
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18 November 2020
PreviewThis dataset shows the effects of herbicides (detected in the Great Barrier Reef catchments) on growth rates (from surface area and biomass) and photosynthesis (effective quantum yield) on the aquatic fern Azolla pinnata during laboratory experiments conducted in 201