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How do polar marine ecosystems respond to rapid climate change?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20558708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Climate change will alter marine ecosystems; however, the complexity of the food webs, combined with chronic undersampling, constrains efforts to predict their future and to optimally manage and protect marine resources. Sustained observations at the West Antarctic Peninsula show that in this region, rapid environmental change has coincided with shifts in the food web, from its base up to apex predators. New strategies will be required to gain further insight into how the marine climate system has influenced such changes and how it will do so in the future. Robotic networks, satellites, ships, and instruments mounted on animals and ice will collect data needed to improve numerical models that can then be used to study the future of polar ecosystems as climate change progresses.
Authors:
Oscar Schofield; Hugh W Ducklow; Douglas G Martinson; Michael P Meredith; Mark A Moline; William R Fraser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  328     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-18     Completed Date:  2010-07-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1520-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Coastal Ocean Observation Laboratory, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA. oscar@marine.rutgers.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Antarctic Regions
Biomass
Birds
Climate Change*
Cold Climate*
Ecosystem*
Fishes
Food Chain
Ice Cover
Mammals
Oceanography / methods
Oceans and Seas
Phytoplankton
Population Dynamics
Seawater*

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