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Living on the Edge of Two Changing Worlds: Forecasting the Responses of Rocky Intertidal Ecosystems to Climate Change
It is described how ecological forecasting may be used to generate explicit hypotheses regarding the likely impacts of different climatic change scenarios on the distribution of intertidal species and how related hindcasting methods can beused to evaluate changes that have already been detected.
Rocky intertidal communities: past environmental changes, present status and predictions for the next 25 years
Rocky shores occur at the interface of the land and sea. Typically they are open ecosystems, with steep environmental gradients. Their accessibility to man has rendered them susceptible to a variety
Threats and knowledge gaps for ecosystem services provided by kelp forests: a northeast Atlantic perspective
Information is synthesized from >60 years of research on the structure and functioning of kelp forest habitats in European waters, with particular emphasis on the coasts of UK and Ireland, which represents an important biogeographic transition zone that is subjected to multiple threats and stressors.
Do distributional shifts of northern and southern species of algae match the warming pattern?
Well‐documented changes in species abundances and distributions coinciding with global warming have been increasing during recent years. A trend of raising sea‐surface temperature has also been
Biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning: emerging issues and their experimental test in aquatic environments
A number of unique features of aquatic experimental systems are focused on, an expansion to the scope of diversity facets to be considered when assessing the functional consequences of changes in biodiversity are proposed and a hierarchical classification scheme of ecosystem functions and their corresponding response variables is outlined.
Effects of changing temperature on benthic marine life in Britain and Ireland
A key supported by a decision tree has been constructed to identify ‘types’ of organism according to their likely response to temperature rise, and many species are shown as likely to increase their range northwards significantly and fewer will decline in abundance and extent in the north.
Grazing of intertidal algae by marine invertebrates
Processus d'alimentation des animaux brouteurs; competition interspecifique et niche ecologique; budget energetique; influence du broutage sur la repartition spatiale des algues and the structure des biocenoses intertidales.