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The impact of climate change on the world's marine ecosystems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20558709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Marine ecosystems are centrally important to the biology of the planet, yet a comprehensive understanding of how anthropogenic climate change is affecting them has been poorly developed. Recent studies indicate that rapidly rising greenhouse gas concentrations are driving ocean systems toward conditions not seen for millions of years, with an associated risk of fundamental and irreversible ecological transformation. The impacts of anthropogenic climate change so far include decreased ocean productivity, altered food web dynamics, reduced abundance of habitat-forming species, shifting species distributions, and a greater incidence of disease. Although there is considerable uncertainty about the spatial and temporal details, climate change is clearly and fundamentally altering ocean ecosystems. Further change will continue to create enormous challenges and costs for societies worldwide, particularly those in developing countries.
Authors:
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg; John F Bruno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; 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:  2010-09-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1523-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Ocean and Coasts Program, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia. oveh@uq.edu.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angiosperms
Animals
Biodiversity
Climate Change*
Conservation of Natural Resources
Ecosystem*
Food Chain
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Oceans and Seas
Policy Making
Population Dynamics
Seawater*
Temperature
Water Movements
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Science. 2010 Sep 3;329(5996):1146   [PMID:  20813935 ]

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