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Some of the scientific research publications relating to Geographe Bay are listed below. This list will be updated as further resources become available.


D’Adamo, N. & A. Mamaev (1999). An overview of the oceanography of the proposed Geographe Bay-Capes-Hardy Inlet marine conservation reserve. Department of Conservation and Land Management Literature Review MRI/CF/GBC-28/1999, 62pp.’

Department of Environment and Conservation. Proposed Geographe Bay/Leeuwin-Naturaliste/Hardy Inlet marine park. Indicative management plan 2006. Department of Environment and Conservation, Marine Parks & Reserves Authority report, 112pp.

Fahrner,C.K. & C.B.Pattiaratchi (1994). The physical oceanography of Geographe Bay, Western Australia. University of Western Australia Centre for Water Research WP 898 CF, 59pp.

GHD (2008). Review of Busselton AWAC wave data. Report for Busselton Groynes and Seawall to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure, January 2008, 40pp.

Hick,P.T., A.Wyllie & H.J.Kirkman (1994). Marine substrate feature delineation from Thematic Mapper data: the Geographe Bay example. Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Remote Sensing Conference, Melbourne, Volume 2 706-713.

Hill, A.K. & K.A. Ryan (2002). Resource assessment summary for the proposed Geographe Bay – Capes – Hardy Inlet marine conservation reserve. Marine Conservation Branch, Department of Conservation and Land Management, Fremantle.

Imberger,J (1983). Proposed Bunbury C power station: Summary of environmental considerations. University of Western Australia Centre for Water Research, Environmental Dynamics ED-83-051, 53pp.

Kay, R., I. Eliot & G. Klem (1992). Analysis of the IPCC sea-level rise vulnerability assessment methodology using Geographe Bay, SW Western Australia as a case study. Unpublished report by Coastal Risk Management to the Australian Department of Sports, Arts, the Environment and Territories, March 1992, 24pp. + Figures and Tables

Lord, D.A. & Associates (1995). Geographe Bay Study 1993-1995 summary report. 34pp.

McGuire, L., L. Newman & R. Humphries (2007). Busselton Environmental Improvement Initiative 2000-2004, Final Report. Unpublished Water Corporation report, 133pp.

McMahon,K. (1994). Seasonal and spatial changes in chemical and biological conditions in nearshore Geographe Bay. Unpublished Honours thesis, Department of Botany, University of Western Australia, 144pp. [pdf link]

McMahon,K., E.Young, S.Montgomery, J.Cosgrove, J.Wilshaw & D.I.Walker (1997). Status of a shallow seagrass system, Geographe Bay, south-western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 80(4), 255-262. [pdf link]

McMahon,K. & D.I.Walker (1998). Fate of seasonal, terrestrial nutrient inputs to a shallow seagrass dominated embayment. Estuarine, Coastal & Shelf Science 46, 15-25. [pdf link]

Paul, M.J., & J.D. Searle. (1978). Shoreline movements Geographe Bay Western Australia. 4th Australian Conference on Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Adelaide, 8-10 November 1978.

Pearce, A.F. (1992). Review of the oceanographic processes off the southwestern coast of Western Australia. CSIRO National Pulp Mills Research Program Technical Report 1, 1-48.

Public Works Department of Western Australia (1981). Geographe Bay fishing boat harbour investigations. Public Works Department of Western Australia, Engineering Division, Harbours and Rivers Branch Report CIS 81/1, 48 pp.

Public Works Department of Western Australia (1980). Prediction of extreme high ocean water level events for operation of the Bunbury storm surge barrier. Public Works Department of Western Australia, Harbours and Rivers Branch, Coastal Investigations Section Report CIS 80/1, 31 pp.

Searle, J.D., & B.W. Logan  (1978). A report on sedimentation in Geographe Bay. University of Western Australia, Department of Geology report to Public Works Department, 47 pp

Sinclair, Knight & Merz (2003). Integrated nearshore marine monitoring program for southern Geographe Bay. Unpublished report WA CCS 2051 for the Water Corporation, March 2003, 36pp.

Storrie,A., S.Morrison & P.Morrison (2003). Beneath Busselton Jetty. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kensington, Western Australia, 144pp.

Silvester, R. (1956). A model study of littoral drift at Bunbury Harbour, W.A. Journal of the Institution of Engineers of Australia 28,  219-230.

Taylor, R. & W. Burrell  (1980). Bunbury region plan, June 1980. Unpublished report to State Planning and Coordinating Authority, and Bunbury and Districts Regional Planning Committee, 145 p + figs.

Walker,M.H. (1979). An inventory of the marine resources of the Bunbury marine area and Geographe Bay. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Report 37, 46pp.