Ecological Consequences of Sea-Ice Decline

  title={Ecological Consequences of Sea-Ice Decline},
  author={Eric Post and Uma S. Bhatt and Cecilia M. Bitz and Jedediah F. Brodie and Tara L Fulton and Mark Hebblewhite and Jeffrey T. Kerby and Susan Kutz and Ian Stirling and Donald A. Walker},
  pages={519 - 524}
After a decade with nine of the lowest arctic sea-ice minima on record, including the historically low minimum in 2012, we synthesize recent developments in the study of ecological responses to sea-ice decline. Sea-ice loss emerges as an important driver of marine and terrestrial ecological dynamics, influencing productivity, species interactions, population mixing, gene flow, and pathogen and disease transmission. Major challenges in the near future include assigning clearer attribution to sea… 

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