The jellyfish joyride: Causes, consequences and management responses to a more gelatinous future

Richardson, Anthony J., Bakun, Andrew, Hays, Graeme C. and Gibbons, Mark J. (2009) The jellyfish joyride: Causes, consequences and management responses to a more gelatinous future. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 24 6: 312-322. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2009.01.010


Author Richardson, Anthony J.
Bakun, Andrew
Hays, Graeme C.
Gibbons, Mark J.
Title The jellyfish joyride: Causes, consequences and management responses to a more gelatinous future
Journal name Trends in Ecology and Evolution   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0169-5347
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2009.01.010
Volume 24
Issue 6
Start page 312
End page 322
Total pages 11
Editor Katrina A. Lythgoe
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Science
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
069902 Global Change Biology
Abstract Human-induced stresses of overfishing, eutrophication, climate change, translocation and habitat modification appear to be promoting jellyfish (pelagic cnidarian and ctenophore) blooms to the detriment of other marine organisms. Mounting evidence suggests that the structure of pelagic ecosystems can change rapidly from one that is dominated by fish (that keep jellyfish in check through competition or predation) to a less desirable gelatinous state, with lasting ecological, economic and social consequences. Management actions needed to stop such changes require tactical coping strategies and longer-term preventative responses based on fundamental and targeted research on this understudied group.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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