Australian Marine Science Conference Eventranet 2017
Sydney Institute of Marine Science
About the presenter
I am the project manager of the World Harbour Project and a researcher and coordinator of the Marine Studies Institute at the University of Sydney. My research focus is on the cycling of carbon and oxygen in estuaries. The methods of individual estuaries in processing terrestrial carbon before it enters the marine environment is still largely unknown. My study of the Sydney Harbour Estuary has illuminated how carbon is processed in this large temperate drowned river valley system under various environmental scenarios. I am passionate about this study because of the changes you see as you go down the river starting with a high carbon dioxide low oxygen environment at the fresh water source decreasing as you head downstream where the ocean water interacts, the phytoplankton do their bit and the fish come and feed. This interplay of ocean and river hydrodynamics and of the tiny creatures and the chemistry balance in the estuary all contribute to the much bigger story of climate change.
Presentations by Edwina Tanner
WG1 Future Concepts Carbon Dioxide and Water Quality