The Key Impact on Water Quality of Coral Reefs in Kenting National Park

Chung Chi Chen, Hung Yen Hsieh, Anderson B. Mayfield, Chia Ming Chang, Jih Terng Wang*, Pei Jie Meng


研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

3 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


Southern Taiwan’s Kenting National Park is a popular retreating place for many domestic and international tourists, with increasing tourist numbers potentially over-burdening the coastal ecosystems. To better understand human impacts, a long-term ecological research program was initiated in 2001 to track water quality at 14 coral reef-abutting sites throughout the park since then. Extracting the data from this 20-year survey, we found that increasing in the nutrient levels during the summer rainy season, together with the drops in salinity led by freshwater inputs (land-& rainfall-derived), was the main impact to coral reef ecosystem of Kenting. Cluster analysis further confirmed the nutrient influx was mainly attributed to the local discharge outlets with dense of villages and hotels at upstream. Therefore, more efforts are needed to input to control tourist number, treat waste water discharge and strengthen land protection facilities.

期刊Journal of Marine Science and Engineering
出版狀態已發佈 - 2022 2月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 土木與結構工程
  • 水科學與技術
  • 海洋工程


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