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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


  • 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.
  • 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
    Research Division:Biological Sciences
    Research Group:Ecology
    Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
    Objective Division:Environment
    Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
    Objective Field:Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
    Author:Edgar, GJ (Professor Graham Edgar)
    ID Code:114337
    Year Published:2016
    Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP100200122)
    Web of Science® Times Cited:1
    Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
    Deposited On:2017-02-13
    Last Modified:2017-11-08

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