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Spatial and seasonal trends in net primary production


Thompson, P and McDonald, K, Spatial and seasonal trends in net primary production, State and Trends of Australia's Ocean Report, Integrated Marine Observing System, Hobart, Tasmania (2020) [Report Other]

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DOI: doi:10.26198/5e16a4a749e7a


Net primary productivity varies greatly around Australia, with highest rates in coastal zones and in seas between Australia and its northern neighbours. Although there is a strong seasonal trend, increasing during spring-summer and decreasing in autumn-winter, average net primary productivity has declined in Australian waters by 12 % in the past 17 years (2002-2019). Given that primary production sets the carrying capacity of higher trophic levels (zooplankton, fish, birds and mammals), this decrease is likely to cause a reduction in the size of Australia’s fisheries.

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Item Type:Report Other
Keywords:climate change, primary production
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Climate change impacts and adaptation
Research Field:Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
UTAS Author:McDonald, K (Ms Karlie McDonald)
ID Code:154680
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2022-12-21
Last Modified:2022-12-21

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