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Climate-driven changes to ocean circulation and their inferred impacts on marine dispersal patterns

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Coll Sci Technol & Engn
dc.contributor Res Sch Biol
dc.contributor Australian National University
dc.contributor Australian Natl Univ
dc.contributor University Of Western Australia
dc.contributor James Cook Univ
dc.contributor Univ Western Australia
dc.contributor James Cook University
dc.contributor Arc Ctr Excellence Climate Syst Sci
dc.contributor Fenner Sch Environm & Soc
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Sch Earth & Environm
dc.contributor Res Sch Earth Sci FRASER, CERIDWEN I. WILSON, LAURA J. FULTON, CHRISTOPHER J. HOGG, ANDREW MCC JOYCE, KAREN E. RADFORD, BEN T. M. 2017-03-21T01:05:18Z 2017-01-13T00:49:25Z 2017-01-13T00:49:25Z 2019-05-09T01:17:41Z 2017-03-21T01:05:18Z 2017-01-13T00:49:25Z 2017-01-13T00:49:25Z 2019-05-09T01:17:41Z 2016-08-01
dc.identifier.citation Wilson LJ, Fulton CJ, Hogg AM, Joyce KE, Radford BTM, Fraser CI (2016) Climate-driven changes to ocean circulation and their inferred impacts on marine dispersal patterns. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25(8): 923-939 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1466-822X
dc.description.abstract Aim The dispersal and distribution patterns of many marine organisms are driven by oceanographic conditions, which are influenced by global climate. Climate-driven oceanographic changes are thus likely to result in biogeographical changes. We assess how recent and predicted oceanographic changes affect the dispersal capacities and distributions of ecologically important (especially habitat-forming) marine organisms. Location We include studies from tropical, temperate and sub-polar regions to draw globally relevant conclusions. Methods We review biogeographical, biological and oceanographic studies to critically evaluate emerging trends in biogeographical responses to climate-driven oceanographic changes, and predict how future changes will affect marine ecosystems. Results Many oceanic dispersal pathways are being altered by climate change. These changes will affect marine ecosystems by differentially affecting the replenishment potential and connectivity of key habitat-forming species. In particular, the length of propagule pre-competency periods, propagule behaviour and the geographical distance between areas of suitable habitat will be critical in determining how oceanographic changes affect the pattern and success of dispersal events, including the likelihood of species experiencing poleward range shifts in response to a warming climate. Main conclusions Future climate-driven oceanographic changes are likely to strengthen or weaken different oceanic dispersal pathways, which will either increase or decrease the potential for dispersal and connectivity in various marine taxa according to the interaction between the local oceanographic, geographical and taxon-specific biological factors. A key focus for future work should be the development of fine-scale near-shore ocean circulation models that can be used to assess the dispersal response of key marine taxa under various marine climate change scenarios.
dc.description.sponsorship LJW was supported by a scholarship and research funding from the North Australian Marine Research Alliance (NAMRA). en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
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dc.subject Great-barrier-reef
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Southern-ocean
dc.subject Range Shifts
dc.subject Swimming Abilities
dc.subject Physical Geography
dc.subject Connectivity
dc.subject Future Climate
dc.subject Boundary Currents
dc.subject Ocean Fronts
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Population Genetic-structure
dc.subject East Australian Current
dc.subject Distribution
dc.subject Climate Change
dc.subject Last Glacial Maximum
dc.subject Geography, Physical
dc.subject Sea Surface Temperature
dc.subject Sea-surface Temperature
dc.subject Ocean Currents
dc.subject Larval Dispersal
dc.title Climate-driven changes to ocean circulation and their inferred impacts on marine dispersal patterns
dc.type journal article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/geb.12456
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000383517000001

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