Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Roger Griffis, Jennifer Howard
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jennifer Howard, Carol Auer, Russ Beard, Nicholas Bond, Tim Boyer, David Brown et al.
    Pages 7-34
  4. Brian Helmuth, Eleanora Babij, Emmett Duffy, Deborah Fauquier, Michael Graham, Anne Hollowed et al.
    Pages 35-63
  5. Amber Himes-Cornell, Stewart Allen, Guillermo Auad, Mary Boatman, Patricia M. Clay, Sam Herrick et al.
    Pages 64-118
  6. Eleanora Babij, Brian Hayum, Amber Himes-Cornell, Anne Hollowed, Peter Little, Mike Orbach et al.
    Pages 119-139
  7. Laura Petes, Jordan Diamond, Bill Fisher, Ben Halpern, Lara Hansen, Amber Mace et al.
    Pages 140-155
  8. Roger Griffis, Brian Helmuth, Jennifer Howard, Laura Petes
    Pages 156-169
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 160-249

About this book


Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate is the result of a collaboration among numerous local, state, federal, and nongovernmental agencies to develop a comprehensive, state of the art look at the effects of climate change on the oceans and marine ecosystems under U.S. jurisdiction.

This book provides an assessment of scientific knowledge of the current and projected impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on the physical, chemical, and biological components and human uses of marine ecosystems under U.S. jurisdiction. It also provides assessment of the international implications for the U.S. due to climate impacts on ocean ecosystems and of efforts to prepare for and adapt to climate and acidification impacts on ocean ecosystem, including
·         Climate-Driven Physical and Chemical Changes in Marine Ecosystems
·         Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Organisms
·         Impacts of Climate Change on Human Uses of the Ocean
·         International Implications of Climate Change
·         Ocean Management Challenges, Adaptation Approaches, and Opportunities in a Changing Climate
·         Sustaining the Assessment of Climate Impacts on Oceans and Marine Resources

Rich in science and case studies, it examines the latest climate change impacts, scenarios, vulnerabilities, and adaptive capacity and offers decision makers and stakeholders a substantial basis from which to make informed choices that will affect the well-being of the region’s inhabitants in the decades to come.


Atmospheric science Climate change Fisheries Ocean Sea level rise

Editors and affiliations

  • Roger Griffis
    • 1
  • Jennifer Howard
    • 2
  1. 1.NOAA Fisheries Service Climate Change CoordinatorSilver Spring MarylandUSA
  2. 2.NOAA Fisheries ServiceSilver Spring MarylandUSA

About the editors

Roger Griffis is a senior policy advisor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Habitat Conservation. A marine ecologist by training, he has helped lead development and implementation of policies and programs related to NOAA’s environmental stewardship mission including coastal zone management and coral reef conservation.
As Coordinator of NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program from 2000-2007, Roger built strong partnerships at national to local levels for reef conservation in the U.S. and internationally. He also led development of new tools to help reef managers better understand and respond to impacts of climate change on their reefs and communities.
Over the past two years Roger has helped lead a variety of efforts to assess the impacts of climate change on the nation’s ocean and coastal resources and NOAA’s stewardship mission. He is actively involved in NOAA efforts to increase resilience of the nation’s ecosystems, communities and economies in a changing climate. His rotation with LTA is part of his participation in NOAA’s Leadership Development Program.

Jennifer is an AAAS Fellow, hosted by NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service - Marine Ecosystems Division at American Association for the Advancement of Science. Previously she has worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Maryland and Heller Fellow in the Reproductive Physiology Department – Endocrinology Unit at the Zoological Society of San Diego.

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