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Ocean warming hotspots provide early warning laboratories for climate change impacts


Pecl, GT and Hobday, AJ and Frusher, S and Sauer, WHH and Bates, AE, Ocean warming hotspots provide early warning laboratories for climate change impacts, 24, (2) pp. 409-413. ISSN 0960-3166 (2014) [Edited Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11160-014-9355-9


A growing literature describes a wide range of negative impacts of climate change on marine resources and the people and communities they support, including species range changes, changes in productivity of fisheries and declines in economic performance (Doney et al. 2012; Poloczanska et al. 2013). These impacts, many of which are projected to increase in future, are compounded by growing pressures on marine resources (Halpern et al. 2008; Maxwell et al. 2013). An estimated 260 million people are involved directly or indirectly in global marine fisheries (Teh and Sumaila 2013) with many of the resources for capture fisheries already fully (≈57 % in 2009) or over exploited (30 %) (FAO 2012). Nevertheless, production of marine resources will need to increase to accommodate the demands of a growing population, and the impacts of climate change on food security will need to be minimised (FAO 2009). Identifying opportunities and threats, and developing adaptation options in response to climate change impacts in the marine realm, is essential for optimising the benefits that society can continue to derive from the goods and services provided by marine resources.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Journal
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
UTAS Author:Pecl, GT (Professor Gretta Pecl)
UTAS Author:Frusher, S (Professor Stewart Frusher)
UTAS Author:Bates, AE (Dr Amanda Bates)
ID Code:92615
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:34
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2014-06-24
Last Modified:2022-12-15

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