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Marine Biodiversity: Climate Impact and Conservation Planning

  • Leonard Sonnenschein

Abstract

The effects of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems are well-known. Though over 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, still little is known about the effects of global warming on aquatic ecosystems. Changes and challenges caused by these temperature abnormalities can range from climate change patterns that cause tsunamis, hurricanes, excessive or deficient rainfall, floods, and droughts, to changes in fisheries productivity. Advance planning is necessary for effectively dealing with the conservation and economic effects of climate change.

Keywords

Climate Change Global Warming Coral Reef Climate Impact Conservation Planning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.World Aquarium and Conservation for the Oceans FoundationSt. LouisUSA

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