The publications listed on this page have inspired and informed the eReefs models and related research.

(For publications that have resulted from eReefs models and research, please see eReefs Research Outputs – Publications)



  • Fabricius K., Logan M., Weeks S., Brodie J. 2014. The effects of river run-off on water clarity across the central Great Barrier Reef Marine Pollution Bulletin 84, 191–200.
  • Lewis S., Olley J., Furuichi T., Sharma A., Burton J. 2014. Complex sediment deposition history on a wide continental shelf: Implications for the calculation of accumulation rates on the Great Barrier Reef. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 393, 146–158.
  • Thompson A., Schroeder T., Brando V., Schaffelke B. 2014. Coral community responses to declining water quality: Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Coral Reefs


  • Brodie J., Waterhouse J.,Schaffelke B., Kroon F., Thorburn P., Rolfe J., Johnson J., Fabricius K., Lewis S., Devlin M., Warne M., McKenzie L. 2013. Scientific Consensus Statement Land use impacts on Great Barrier Reef water quality and ecosystem condition. The State of Queensland 2013. Published by the Reef Water Quality Protection Plan Secretariat, July 2013.
  • Fabricius K., De’ath George, Humphrey C., Zagorskis I., Schaffelke B. 2013. Intra-annual variation in turbidity in response to terrestrial runoff on near-shore coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 116, 57-65.
  • Olley J., Brooks A., Spencer J., Pietsch T., Borombovits D., Howley C., Curwen G. (2013) “Geochemistry and provenance of sediments from Princess Charlotte Bay, Northern Great Barrier Reef”,  Appendix 12 of the Australian Rivers Institute and Griffith University report “An Empirically-based sediment budget for the Normanby Basin: Sediment Sources, Sinks & Drivers on the Cape York Savannah”, Australian Government Caring for our Country – Reef Rescue initiative.


  • Brodie J., Kroon F., Schaffelke B., Wolanski E., Lewis S., Devlin M., Bohnet I., Bainbridge Z., Waterhouse J., Davis A. 2012. Terrestrial pollutant runoff to the Great Barrier Reef: An update of issues, priorities and management responses. Marine Pollution Bulletin 65, 81–100.
  • Darnell R., Henderson B., Kroon F., Kuhnert P. 2012. Statistical power of detecting trends in total suspended sediment loads to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Pollution Bulletin 65, 203–209.
  • Kroon F., Kuhnert P., Henderson B., Wilkinson S., Kinsey-Henderson A., Abbott B., Brodie J., Turner R. 2012. River loads of suspended solids, nitrogen, phosphorus and herbicides delivered to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon Marine Pollution Bulletin 65, 167–181.
  • Kuhnert P., Henderson B., Lewis S., Bainbridge Z., Wilkinson S., Brodie J. 2012. Quantifying total suspended sediment export from the Burdekin River catchment using the loads regression estimator tool. Water Resour. Res., 48, W04533,



  • Debreu, L., Vouland, C., Blayo, E., 2008. AGRIF: adaptive grid refinement in Fortran. Comput. Geosci. 34 (1), 8–13.
  • Margvelashvili, N., Saint-Cast, F., Condie, S., 2008. Numerical modelling of the suspended sediment transport in Torres Strait. Continental Shelf Research 28, 2241-2256.
  • Webster I., Brinkman R., Parslow J., Prange J., Steven A., Waterhouse J. 2008. Review and gap analysis of receiving-water water quality modelling in the Great Barrier Reef. CSIRO Report to Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 150 p.
  • Wolanski, E., Fabricius, K., Cooper, T., Humphrey, C. 2008 Wet season fine sediment dynamics on the inner shelf of the Great Barrier Reef. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.


  • Steinberg, C., 2007. Impacts of climate change on the physical oceanography of the Great Barrier Reef. Chapter 3, Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef, eds. Johnson J.E. and Marshall P.A. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority & Australian Greenhouse Office, pp 51-74.



  • Furnas, M., Mitchell, A., Skuza, M. and Brodie, J., (2005).  In the other 90%: phytoplankton responses to enhanced nutrient availability in the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon.  Mar. Poll. Bull., 51: 253-265.


  • Harris, P.T., Hughes, M.G., Baker, E.K., Dalrymple, R.W., Keene, J.B., 2004. Sediment transport in distributary channels and its export to the pro-deltaic environment in a tidally-dominated delta: Fly River, Papua New Guinea. Continental Shelf Research, 24, 2431-2454.
  • Larcombe, P., Carter, R. 2004. Cyclone pumping,sediment partitioning and the development of the Great Barrier Reef shelf system: a review. Quaternary Science Reviews 23, 107–135.



  • Neil D., Orpin, A., Ridd, P., Yu, B. 2002. Sediment yield and impacts from river catchments to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon. Mar. Freshwater Res. 53, 733-752.


  • Brodie, J., Furnas, M., 2001. Status of nutrient and sediment inputs from Great Barrier Reef catchments and impacts on the Reef Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference on Aquatic Environments: Sustaining Our Aquatic Environments – Implementing Solutions. 20-23 November, 2001, Townsville, 14 p.



  • Larcombe, P., Woolfe, K. 1999. Increased sediment supply to the Great Barrier Reef will not increase sediment accumulation at most coral reefs. Coral Reefs 18, 163-169.
  • Orpin , A.R., Ridd, P.V. and Stewart, L.K. (1999) Assessment of the relative importance of major sediment-transport mechanisms in the central Great Barrier Reef lagoon. Australian Journal of Earth Science 46: 883 – 896.


  • Burrage, D.M., C. R. Steinberg, W. J. Skirving and J. A. Kleypas, 1996. Mesoscale circulation features of the Great Barrier Reef lagoon inferred from NOAA satellite imagery. Remote Sens. Environ., 56, 21 – 41.


  • Madsen, O.S., 1994. Spectral wave-current bottom boundary layer flows, in Coastal Engineering 1994 Proceedings, 24th International Conference Coastal Engineering Research Council/ASCE, pp. 384-398.



  • Blumberg, A.F., Herring, J., 1987. Circulation modelling using orthogonal curvilinear coordinates, in Three-Dimensional Models of marine and Estuarine Dynamics, Ed. J.C.J. Nihoul and B.M. Jamart, Elsevier.
  • Griffin, D. A., J. H. Middleton and L. Bode, 1987. The tidal and longer-period circulation of Capricornia, southern Great Barrier Reef. Aust. J. Mar. Freshw. Res., 38, 461 – 474.




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