publication . Review . Article . 2014

Adaptation of Australia’s Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change: Using Science to Inform Conservation Management

Johanna E. Johnson; Neil J. Holbrook;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: International Journal of Ecology (issn: 1687-9708, eissn: 1687-9716, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Abstract
The challenges that climate change poses for marine ecosystems are already manifesting in impacts at the species, population, and community levels in Australia, particularly in Tasmania and tropical northern Australia. Many species and habitats are already under threat as a result of human activities, and the additional pressure from climate change significantly increases the challenge for marine conservation and management. Climate change impacts are expected to magnify as sea surface temperatures, ocean chemistry, ocean circulation, sea level, rainfall, and storm patterns continue to change this century. In particular, keystone species that form the foundation...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, QH1-199.5, General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH540-549.5, Article Subject
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Abstract
The challenges that climate change poses for marine ecosystems are already manifesting in impacts at the species, population, and community levels in Australia, particularly in Tasmania and tropical northern Australia. Many species and habitats are already under threat as a result of human activities, and the additional pressure from climate change significantly increases the challenge for marine conservation and management. Climate change impacts are expected to magnify as sea surface temperatures, ocean chemistry, ocean circulation, sea level, rainfall, and storm patterns continue to change this century. In particular, keystone species that form the foundation...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, QH1-199.5, General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH540-549.5, Article Subject
133 references, page 1 of 9

Wernberg, T., Smale, D. A., Tuya, F., Thomsen, M. S., Langlois, T. J., de Bettignies, T., Bennett, S., Rousseaux, C. S.. An extreme climatic event alters marine ecosystem structure in a global biodiversity hotspot. Nature Climate Change. 2013; 3: 78-82

Tobin, A., Schlaff, A., Tobin, R., Penny, A., Ayling, T., Ayling, A., Krause, B., Welch, D., Sutton, S., Sawynok, B., Marshall, N., Marshall, P., Maynard, J.. Adapting to change: minimising uncertainty about the effects of rapidly-changing environmental conditions on the Queensland Coral Reef Fin Fish Fishery. Final Report to the Fisheries Research & Development Corporation, Project 2008/103. 2010 (no. 11)

Osborne, K., Dolman, A. M., Burgess, S. C., Johns, K. A.. Disturbance and the dynamics of coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef (1995–2009). PLoS One. 2011; 6 (3)

Woolsey, E., Bainbridge, S. J., Kingsford, M. J., Byrne, M.. Impacts of cyclone Hamish at One Tree Reef: integrating environmental and benthic habitat data. Marine Biology. 2012; 159 (4): 793-803

Climate Commission Secretariat, null. The critical decade: extreme events.

Marshall, N. A., Tobin, R. C., Marshall, P. A., Gooch, M., Hobday, A. J.. Vulnerability of marine resource users to extreme weather events. Ecosystems. 2013; 16: 797-809

Trenberth, K. E.. Framing the way to relate climate extremes to climate change. Climatic Change. 2012; 115: 283-290 [OpenAIRE]

Oliver, E. C. J., Wotherspoon, S. J., Chamberlain, M. A., Holbrook, N. J.. Projected Tasman Sea extremes in sea surfacetemperature through the 21st Century. Journal of Climate. 2014; 27 (5): 1981-1998

Jackson, J. B. C.. The future of the oceans past. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 2010; 365 (1558): 3765-3778

Carpenter, S., Walker, B., Anderies, J. M., Abel, N.. From metaphor to measurement: resilience of what to what?. Ecosystems. 2001; 4 (8): 765-781

Gunderson, L. H., Pritchard, L.. Resilience and the Behavior of Large Scale Systems. 2002

Nyström, M., Graham, N. A. J., Lokrantz, J., Norström, A. V.. Capturing the cornerstones of coral reef resilience: linking theory to practice. Coral Reefs. 2008; 27 (4): 795-809

Hönisch, H. B., Ridgwell, A., Schmidt, D. N.. The geological record of ocean acidification. Science. 2012; 335 (6072): 1058-1063 [OpenAIRE]

Carter, T. R., Parry, M. L., Harasawa, H., Nishioka, S.. IPCC Technical Guidelines for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations.

Smith, J. B.. Setting priorities for adapting to climate change. Global Environmental Change. 1997; 7 (3): 251-264

133 references, page 1 of 9
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publication . Review . Article . 2014

Adaptation of Australia’s Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change: Using Science to Inform Conservation Management

Johanna E. Johnson; Neil J. Holbrook;