Projected pH reductions by 2100 might put deep North Atlantic biodiversity at risk

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For the week of 19 January 2015

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Biogeosciences has published a new research which illustrates the complexities of conserving marine biodiversity with worsening ocean acidification. The paper, Projected pH reductions by 2100 might put deep North Atlantic biodiversity at risk, points out that "by 2100 [...] pH reductions exceeding −0.2 (−0.3) units are projected in close to 23% (~15%) of North Atlantic deep-sea canyons and ~8% (3%) of seamounts – including seamounts proposed as sites of marine protected areas. The spatial pattern of impacts reflects the depth of the pH perturbation and does not scale linearly with atmospheric CO2 concentration." You may access the full-text using the link above.

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Table of Contents

Citizen science and crowdsourcing

Howell, E. A. et al. Enhancing the TurtleWatch product for leatherback sea turtles, a dynamic habitat model for ecosystem-based management. Fisheries Oceanography (In Press).

Climate Change and Human Impacts

Okey, T. A., Alidina, H. M. & Agbayani, S. Mapping ecological vulnerability to recent climate change in Canada's Pacific marine ecosystems. Ocean & Coastal Management 106, 35 - 48 (2015).

Selig, E. R. et al. Measuring indicators of ocean health for an island nation: The ocean health index for Fiji. Ecosystem Services (2015).

McCauley, D. J. et al. Marine defaunation: Animal loss in the global ocean. Science 347, (2015).

Community perceptions and attitudes

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D., Rees, S. E., Rodwell, L. D. & Attrill, M. J. Assessing the socioeconomic effects of multiple-use MPAs in a European setting: A national stakeholders’ perspective. Environmental Science & Policy 48, 115 - 127 (2015).

Coral bleaching

Graham, N. A. J., Jennings, S., M. MacNeil, A., Mouillot, D. & Wilson, S. K. Predicting climate-driven regime shifts versus rebound potential in coral reefs. Nature (2015).

Cultural resources

Wynveen, C. J. & Kyle, G. T. A Place Meaning Scale for Tropical Marine Settings. Environmental Management 55, 128 - 142 (2015).

Economics

Davie, S., Minto, C., Officer, R. & Lordan, C. Defining value per unit effort in mixed métier fisheries. Fisheries Research 165, 1 - 10 (2015).

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D., Rees, S. E., Rodwell, L. D. & Attrill, M. J. Assessing the socioeconomic effects of multiple-use MPAs in a European setting: A national stakeholders’ perspective. Environmental Science & Policy 48, 115 - 127 (2015).

Ecosystem-based management (EBM)

Howell, E. A. et al. Enhancing the TurtleWatch product for leatherback sea turtles, a dynamic habitat model for ecosystem-based management. Fisheries Oceanography (In Press).

Fisheries

Davie, S., Minto, C., Officer, R. & Lordan, C. Defining value per unit effort in mixed métier fisheries. Fisheries Research 165, 1 - 10 (2015).

Governance and Legal Frameworks

Hassanali, K. Improving ocean and coastal governance in Trinidad and Tobago – Moving towards ICZM. Ocean & Coastal Management 106, 1 - 9 (2015).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D., Rees, S. E., Rodwell, L. D. & Attrill, M. J. Assessing the socioeconomic effects of multiple-use MPAs in a European setting: A national stakeholders’ perspective. Environmental Science & Policy 48, 115 - 127 (2015).

Dalton, T., Forrester, G. & Pollnac, R. Are Caribbean MPAs making progress toward their goals and objectives? Marine Policy 54, 69 - 76 (2015).

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

Okey, T. A., Alidina, H. M. & Agbayani, S. Mapping ecological vulnerability to recent climate change in Canada's Pacific marine ecosystems. Ocean & Coastal Management 106, 35 - 48 (2015).

Free: The Maritime Spatial Planning directive (summary leaflet). (2015).

Wynveen, C. J. & Kyle, G. T. A Place Meaning Scale for Tropical Marine Settings. Environmental Management 55, 128 - 142 (2015).

Ocean acidification

Free: Gehlen, M. et al. Projected pH reductions by 2100 might put deep North Atlantic biodiversity at risk. Biogeosciences 11, 6955 - 6967 (2014).

Offshore Energy

Carballo, R., Sánchez, M., Ramos, V., Fraguela, J. A. & Iglesias, G. Intra-annual wave resource characterization for energy exploitation: A new decision-aid tool. Energy Conversion and Management 93, 1 - 8 (2015).

Remote Sensing

Free: Ciampalini, A. et al. Characterization of coastal environment by means of hyper- and multispectral techniques. Applied Geography 57, 120 - 132 (2015).

Small-scale fisheries

Erisman, B. et al. A comparison of fishing activities between two coastal communities within a biosphere reserve in the Upper Gulf of California. Fisheries Research 164, 254 - 265 (2015).

Software Tools

Carballo, R., Sánchez, M., Ramos, V., Fraguela, J. A. & Iglesias, G. Intra-annual wave resource characterization for energy exploitation: A new decision-aid tool. Energy Conversion and Management 93, 1 - 8 (2015).