Integrating climate and ocean change vulnerability into conservation planning

McLeod, Elizabeth, Green, Alison, Game, Edward, Anthony, Kenneth, Cinner, Joshua, Heron, Scott F., Kleypas, Joanie, Lovelock, Catherine E., Pandolfi, John M., Pressey, Robert L., Salm, Rodney, Schill, Steve and Woodroffe, Colin (2012) Integrating climate and ocean change vulnerability into conservation planning. Coastal Management, 40 6: 651-672. doi:10.1080/08920753.2012.728123

Author McLeod, Elizabeth
Green, Alison
Game, Edward
Anthony, Kenneth
Cinner, Joshua
Heron, Scott F.
Kleypas, Joanie
Lovelock, Catherine E.
Pandolfi, John M.
Pressey, Robert L.
Salm, Rodney
Schill, Steve
Woodroffe, Colin
Title Integrating climate and ocean change vulnerability into conservation planning
Journal name Coastal Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0892-0753
Publication date 2012-10-31
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08920753.2012.728123
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 40
Issue 6
Start page 651
End page 672
Total pages 22
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject 2304 Environmental Chemistry
2300 Environmental Science
Abstract Tropical coastal and marine ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to ocean warming, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise. Yet these projected climate and ocean change impacts are rarely considered in conservation planning due to the lack of guidance on how existing climate and ocean change models, tools, and data can be applied. Here, we address this gap by describing how conservation planning can use available tools and data for assessing the vulnerability of tropical marine ecosystems to key climate threats. Additionally, we identify limitations of existing tools and provide recommendations for future research to improve integration of climate and ocean change information and conservation planning. Such information is critical for developing a conservation response that adequately protects these ecosystems and dependent coastal communities in the face of climate and ocean change.
Keyword Climate change
Conservation planning
Increasing sea-surface temperature
Marine conservation
Marine protected area (MPA)
Ocean acidification
Sea-level rise
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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