Climate change effects on Arctic fjord and coastal macrobenthic diversity—observations and predictions

  title={Climate change effects on Arctic fjord and coastal macrobenthic diversity—observations and predictions},
  author={Jan Marcin Węsławski and Michael A. Kendall and Maria Włodarska-Kowalczuk and Katrin B Iken and Monika Kędra and Joanna Legeżyńska and Mikael Kristian Sejr},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity},
The pattern of occurrence and recent changes in the distribution of macrobenthic organisms in fjordic and coastal (nearshore) Arctic waters are reviewed and future changes are hypothesized. The biodiversity patterns observed are demonstrated to be contextual, depending on the specific region of the Arctic or habitat type. Two major areas of biotic advection are indicated (the North Atlantic Current along Scandinavia to Svalbard and the Bering Strait area) where larvae and adult animals are… CONTINUE READING
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