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  • Climate change-contaminant interactions in marine food webs

    This paper proposes that climate change will alter the effects of pollutants in marine food webs by either directly increasing contaminant exposure (for instance due to receding ice caps), or making organisms more vulnerable to other climate change impacts. It discusses two main classes of contaminants that can affect the health of marine organisms: fat-soluble contaminants known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), and protein-binding contaminants such as methylmercury (MeHg).

  • Managing living marine resources in a dynamic environment: The role of seasonal to decadal climate forecasts

    Variations in climate lead to fluctuations and changes in fish stocks; they can have effects on such things as fish behaviour, distributions and growth. Because of this, fisheries management has to respond dynamically to these fluctuations. If management decisions are made primarily on past patterns, the negative impacts can be exacerbated, especially with climate change.

  • From tiny phytoplankton to massive tuna: how climate change will affect energy flows in ocean ecosystems

    Phytoplankton are the foundation of ocean life, providing the energy that supports nearly all marine species. Levels of phytoplankton in an ocean area may seem like a good predictor for the amount of fish that can be caught there, but a new study by Nereus Program researchers finds that this relationship is not so straightforward

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  • Alava, J. J., Cheung, W. W. L., Ross, P. S., Sumaila, R. U., 2017, Climate change-contaminant interactions in marine food webs: Towards a conceptual framework, Pollution, Bioaccumulation, Climate Change, Global Change Biology, 10.1111/gcb.13667, link
  • Tommasi, D., Stock, C. A., Hobday, A. J., Methot, R., Kaplan, I. C., Eveson, J. P., Holsman, K., Miller, T. J., Gaichas, S., Gehlen, M., Pershing, A., Vecchi, G. A., Msadek, R., Delworth, T., Eakin, C. M., Haltuch, M. A., Séférian, R., Spillman, C. M., Hartog, J. R., Siedlecki, S., Samhouri, J. F., Muhling, B., Asch, R. G., Pinsky, M. L., Saba, V. S., Kapnick, S. B., Gaitan, C. B., Rykaczewski, R. R., Alexander, M. A., Xue, Y., Pegion, K. V., Lynch, P., Payne, M. R., Kristiansen, T., Lehodey, P., Werner, F. E., 2017, Managing living marine resources in a dynamic environment: The role of seasonal to decadal climate forecasts, Climate Change, Fisheries Management, Progress in Oceanography, 52, 15-49, link
  • Stocka, C. A., Johna, J. G., Rykaczewskib, R. R., Aschd, R. G., Cheung, W. W. L., Dunnea, J. P., Friedland, K. D., Lam, V. W. Y., Sarmientod, J. L., Watson, R. A. , 2017, Reconciling fisheries catch and ocean productivity, Biodiversity, Policy, Fisheries Management, PNAS, doi:10.1073, link
  • Swartza, W., Schiller, L., U. Sumaila, R., Ota, Y., 2017, Searching for market-based sustainability pathways: Challenges and opportunities for seafood certification programs in Japan, Fisheries Management, Food Security, Economics, Marine Policy, 76, 185-191, link
  • Checkley D., Asch R., Rykaczewski R., 2017, Climate, Anchovy, and Sardine, Climate Change, Marine Ecosystem, Annual Review of Marine Science, Volume 9, link
  • Cheung, W. W. L., Reygondeau, G., Frolicher, T. L., 2016, Large benefits to marine fisheries of meeting the 1.5°C global warming target, Climate Change, Fisheries, Science, 354: 6319, 1591-1594, link
  • Petrik, C. M., Duffy-Anderson, J. T., Castruccio, F., Curchitser, E. N., Danielson, S. L., Hedstrom, K., Mueter, F., 2016, Modelled connectivity between Walleye Pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) spawning and age-0 nursery areas in warm and cold years with implications for juvenile survival, Marine Habitat, Fisheries, ICES Journal fo Marine Sciences, 73(7), 1890-1900, link
  • Wedding, L. M., Maxwell, S. M., Hyrenbach, D., Dunn, D. C., Roberts, J. J., Briscoe, D., Hines, E., Halpin, P. N., 2016, Geospatial approaches to support pelagic conservation planning and adaptive management, Marine Management, Transboundary Resources, Endangered Species Research, 30, 1-9, link
  • Bax., N. J., Cleary, J., Donnelly, B., Dunn, D. C., Dunstan, P. K., Fuller, M., Halpin, P. N., 2016, Results of efforts by the Convention on Biological Diversity to describe ecologically or biologically significant marine areas, Conservation Biology, 30, 571-581, link
  • Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Pauly, D., Weatherdon, L. V., Ota, Y., 2016, A Global Estimate of Seafood Consumption by Coastal Indigenous Peoples, Governance, Policy, Indigenous issues, Fisheries, PLoS ONE, 11(12):e0166681, link