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Keeping a watch on seaweeds: the forests of the world’s coasts

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Miloslavich, P and Johnson, CR and Benedetti-Cecci, L, Keeping a watch on seaweeds: the forests of the world's coasts, Eos, 100, (09 January) ISSN 0096-3941 (2019) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Official URL: https://eos.org/meeting-reports/keeping-a-watch-on...

DOI: doi:10.1029/2019EO113401

Abstract

Macroalgal assemblages are highly productive and biodiverse ecosystems providing important functions and services, including provision of nursery areas, human food resources, and protection from coastal erosion. Macroalgal assemblages are vulnerable to global threats such as ocean warming and acidification and to other anthropogenically mediated stressors, including habitat degradation, eutrophication, pollution, overfishing, and invasive species. Macroalgal cover and composition were identified as an "essential ocean variable" in recognizing that the condition of macroalgal assemblages provides an important indicator of coastal ecosystem health. Proper baseline data and sustained monitoring are essential to detecting changes in these communities at global scales.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:macroalgal assemblages, seaweeds, macroalgal monitoring
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
UTAS Author:Miloslavich, P (Dr Patricia Miloslavich)
UTAS Author:Johnson, CR (Professor Craig Johnson)
ID Code:131444
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2019-03-19
Last Modified:2019-03-19
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