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Automated acoustic tracking of aquatic animals: scales, design and deployment of listening station arrays
TLDR
Data management and analysis techniques are in their infancy and few standardised techniques exist, but they provide many advantages for studying aquatic animal movement patterns, but also has limitations and provides unique difficulties for users.
Projected climate change in Australian marine and freshwater environments
Changes in the physical environment of aquatic systems consistent with climate change have been reported across Australia, with impacts on many marine and freshwater species. The future state of
Climate change and Australian marine life
TLDR
Climate model simulations project oceanic warming, an increase in ocean stratification and decrease in mixing depth, increased ocean acidification, a rise in sea level, alterations in cloud cover and ozone levels altering the levels of solar radiation reaching the ocean surface, and altered storm and rainfall regimes.
Pelagic protected areas: the missing dimension in ocean conservation.
Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being
TLDR
The negative effects of climate change cannot be adequately anticipated or prepared for unless species responses are explicitly included in decision-making and global strategic frameworks, and feedbacks on climate itself are documented.
Pushing the limits in marine species distribution modelling: lessons from the land present challenges and opportunities
TLDR
SDMs have generally been under-utilized in the marine realm relative to terrestrial applications and are suggested to be tested on a range of marine organisms, and further development of methods that address ontogenetic shifts and feeding interactions are suggested.
Identification of global marine hotspots: sentinels for change and vanguards for adaptation action
  • A. Hobday, G. Pecl
  • Environmental Science
    Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
  • 1 June 2014
TLDR
Intensive study and development of comprehensive inter-disciplinary networks based on the hotspot regions identified here will allow earliest testing of management and adaptation pathways, facilitating rapid global learning and implementation of adaptation options to cope with future change.
Abundance and dispersal of drifting kelp Macrocystis pyrifera rafts in the Southern California Bight
TLDR
The results of this study indicate that while rafts may drift long distances, successful connection of kelp forests through kelp rafts is limited to shorter distances.
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