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Are HABs and their societal impacts expanding and intensifying? A call for answers from the HAB scientific community


Zingone, A and Enevoldsen, H and Hallegraeff, GM, Are HABs and their societal impacts expanding and intensifying? A call for answers from the HAB scientific community, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Harmful Algae 2016, 09-14 October 2016, Florianopolis, Brazil, pp. 14-17. ISBN 9788799082766 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Hypotheses, evidence and questions about the global expansion and increasing impacts of HABs have been put forward since the first recognition of these phenomena by international scientific fora. After about four decades of ever intensifying research and monitoring activity, the HAB scientific community is called to put together the data on the occurrence of harmful species and on their impacts that have so far been collected at local scales and analyze them in a regional and global perspective. The Global HAB Status Report Initiative (GHSR) aims at producing an overview of HAB events and their societal impacts; GHSR will combine the effort of Regional Groups, International Agencies, ISSHA and individual scientists in a large scale exercise towards a worldwide appraisal of the occurrence of toxin-producing microalgae, along with an assessment of the status and probability of change in HAB frequencies, intensities, and range resulting from environmental changes at the local and global scale.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:global HAB status, OBIS, HAEDAT
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hallegraeff, GM (Professor Gustaaf Hallegraeff)
ID Code:122354
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-11-10
Last Modified:2018-05-30
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