Climate-driven species redistribution in marine systems

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For the week of 03 September 2018

Date Change: Climate-driven species redistribution in marine systems with Gretta Pecl of the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and Centre for Marine Socioecology in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia will now be on Tuesday, September 25, 4:30 pm US EDT/1:30 pm US PDT/8:30 pm UTC Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 am Australian EST.

Climate change is driving a pervasive global redistribution of the planet’s species, with manifest implications from genes to ecosystems across multiple temporal and spatial scales. Species redistribution defies current approaches to natural resource management that focus on restoring systems to a baseline and are often based on boundaries drawn in the past. Changes in distribution of marine resources creates difficulties, particularly when species cross jurisdictional boundaries and where historical catch rates and assessment processes may no longer be appropriate. Moreover, we are still a long way from understanding the suite of mechanisms and processes underlying the high variation in rate and magnitude of shifts. We have even less understanding of how species redistribution will drive changes in ecological communities and further complicate aspirations of ecosystem-based management. Climate-driven species redistribution therefore presents intriguing ecological challenges to unravel, as well as fundamental philosophical questions and urgent issues related to ecology, fisheries, food security, Indigenous and local livelihoods, and many other aspects of human well-being. This presentation will highlight some of the progress with adaptation planning and adaptation actions at international, national and local scales, including the need for an interdisciplinary approach and stakeholder engagement.

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In other News this week

25 new Literature items and 1 new Podcast episode this week

  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has published, The blue paradox: Preemptive overfishing in marine reserves (https://oct.to/OC1527).
  • Scientific Reports has published Scenario planning with linked land-sea models inform where forest conservation actions will promote coral reef resilience (https://oct.to/OC1528).
  • Marine Policy has released Should phytoplankton be a key consideration for marine management? (https://oct.to/OC1529).
  • OCTOPOD has released its tenth episode "A simple solution" (https://oct.to/OC1530).

10 new Jobs and 1 new Grant this week

  • The Lenfest Ocean Program through The Pew Charitable Trusts has a Senior Associate opening (https://oct.to/OC1531)
  • Virginia Tech University is hiring for a Tenure-Track Assistant / Associate Professor in Fish or Fisheries Conservation and Management  (https://oct.to/OC1532)
  • The Estuary Partnership needs a Grants Coordinator. Located in Portland, OR. (https://oct.to/OC1533)
  • The Climate Action Fund is open for Canadian citizens (https://oct.to/OC1534)