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Imperilled species in aquatic ecosystems: emerging threats, management and future prognoses


Gangloff, MM and Edgar, GJ and Wilson, B, Imperilled species in aquatic ecosystems: emerging threats, management and future prognoses, Aquatic Conservation, 26, (5) pp. 858-871. ISSN 1099-0755 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/aqc.2707


  1. Earth's aquatic habitats are some of its most important ecosystems and support populations of many of its most imperilled species. The future demands of Earth's growing human populations will increasingly stress its aquatic resources on multiple spatial and temporal scales, as highlighted by numerous authors when predicting trends in biodiversity in many key aquatic hotspots.
  2. Identifying key stressors and understanding potential linkages between these stressors are important first steps to mitigating human impacts on at-risk aquatic resources. Here, an overview is provided of the established and emerging threats to aquatic biodiversity at local, regional and global scales, including emerging diseases, expanding influence of invasive species, new industries, and the accelerating trajectory of climate change, as well as perspectives on potential management strategies.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:threatened species, marine, freshwater, threats, human impacts, conservation, endangered species, lake, ocean, stream, restoration, wetland
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Edgar, GJ (Professor Graham Edgar)
ID Code:114337
Year Published:2016
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP100200122)
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-02-13
Last Modified:2018-04-19

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