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Response of sea urchin pluteus larvae (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) to reduced seawater pH: a comparison among a tropical, temperate, and a polar species
The study confirms the need to look beyond mortality as a single endpoint when considering the effects of ocean acidification that may occur through the 21st century, and instead, look for a suite of more subtle changes, which may indirectly affect the functioning of larval stages. Expand
Assessing ecological community health in coastal estuarine systems impacted by multiple stressors
Three multivariate models were developed based on the variability in community composition using canonical analysis of principal coordinates (CAP) to identify key stressors affecting the ‘health’ of estuarine macrofaunal communities, found to be more sensitive to changing environmental health. Expand
Validation and limitations of a cumulative impact model for an estuary
Abstract Comprehensive marine management approaches, such as ecosystem based management and marine spatial planning, would benefit from quantitative, spatially explicit estimates of the cumulativeExpand
Risk and resilience: variations in magnesium in echinoid skeletal calcite
Mg content varied with latitude; higher Mg content in warmer waters may reflect increased metabolic and growth rates, and higher taxa have consistent mineralogical patterns, with orders in particular showing Mg related to first appearance in the fossil record. Expand
Multiple stressor effects on marine infauna: responses of estuarine taxa and functional traits to sedimentation, nutrient and metal loading
The observed sensitivity of most taxa to increasing sedimentation and metal loading and the documented interaction effects between multiple stressors have important implications for understanding and managing the ecological consequences of eutrophication, sedimentationand contaminants on coastal ecosystems. Expand
Relationships between biotic indices, multiple stressors and natural variability in New Zealand estuaries
Abstract In response to the need to assess the ecological quality or health of marine benthic habitats, there has been a proliferation of biotic indices based on soft sediment macrofaunalExpand
A new dataset from 19 locations in the Patagonian fiord region of Chile adds 93 specimens and 23 species to the mineralogical information on this highly variable phylum, as well as providing a comparison with generalizations made to date. Expand
Old Tools, New Ways of Using Them: Harnessing Expert Opinions to Plan for Surprise in Marine Socio-Ecological Systems
With globally accelerating rates of environmental disturbance, coastal marine ecosystems are increasingly prone to non-linear regime shifts that result in a loss of ecosystem function and services. AExpand
Economic Incentives and Legal Tools for Private Sector Conservation
Policymakers have long recognized the fundamental role of the private sector in economic development. At the same time, public concern about environmental issues like clean drinking water,Expand
Ecological Survey of Tauranga Harbour
Disclaimer While the author(s), the MTM research team and their respective organisations, have exercised all reasonable skill and care in researching and reporting this information, and in having itExpand