The impact of climate change on the world's marine ecosystems

Hoegh-Guldberg, O and Bruno, JF (2010) The impact of climate change on the world's marine ecosystems. Science, 328 5985: 1523-1528. doi:10.1126/science.1189930


Author Hoegh-Guldberg, O
Bruno, JF
Title The impact of climate change on the world's marine ecosystems
Journal name Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8075
1095-9203
Publication date 2010-06-18
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1126/science.1189930
Volume 328
Issue 5985
Start page 1523
End page 1528
Total pages 6
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Marine ecosystems are centrally important to the biology of the planet, yet a comprehensive understanding of how anthropogenic climate change is affecting them has been poorly developed. Recent studies indicate that rapidly rising greenhouse gas concentrations are driving ocean systems toward conditions not seen for millions of years, with an associated risk of fundamental and irreversible ecological transformation. The impacts of anthropogenic climate change so far include decreased ocean productivity, altered food web dynamics, reduced abundance of habitat-forming species, shifting species distributions, and a greater incidence of disease. Although there is considerable uncertainty about the spatial and temporal details, climate change is clearly and fundamentally altering ocean ecosystems. Further change will continue to create enormous challenges and costs for societies worldwide, particularly those in developing countries. Copyright Science 2010 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science; all rights reserved.
Keyword Ocean acidification
Hydrogen-sulfide
Resilience
Ice-sheet
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: The Changing Oceans. Edited by John A. Church.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Global Change Institute Publications
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