Resistance, Extinction, and Everything in Between – The Diverse Responses of Seaweeds to Marine Heatwaves

  title={Resistance, Extinction, and Everything in Between – The Diverse Responses of Seaweeds to Marine Heatwaves},
  author={Sandra C. Straub and Thomas Wernberg and Mads Solgaard Thomsen and Pippa J. Moore and Michael T. Burrows and Ben P. Harvey and Dan A. Smale},
  journal={Frontiers in Marine Science},
Anomalously Globally, anomalously warm temperature events have increased by 34% in frequency and 17% in duration from 1925 to 2016 with potentially major impacts on coastal ecosystems. These ‘marine heatwaves’ (MHWs) have been linked to changes in primary productivity, community composition and biogeography of seaweeds, which often control ecosystem function and services. Here we review the literature on seaweed responses to MHWs, including 58 observations related to resistance, bleaching… 

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