Climate-change induced tropicalisation of marine communities in Western Australia

  title={Climate-change induced tropicalisation of marine communities in Western Australia},
  author={William W. L. Cheung and Jessica J. Meeuwig and Ming Feng and Euan Sinclair Harvey and Vicky W. Y. Lam and Tim J. Langlois and Dirk Slawinski and Chaojiao Sun and Daniel Pauly},
  journal={Marine and Freshwater Research},
A major observed and predicted impact of climate change on marine species is the poleward shift in their distributions and the resulting changes in community structure. Here, we used a Dynamic Bioclimate Envelope Model to project range shift of exploited marine fishes and invertebrates in Western Australia. We combined published data and expert knowledge to predict current species distributions for 30 tropical, sub-tropical and temperate species that occur along the coast of Western Australia… 

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