Detecting range shifts among Australian fishes in response to climate change

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dc.contributor.author Booth, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Bond, Nick en_US
dc.contributor.author Macreadie, Peter en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:33:27Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010005971 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Booth David, Bond Nick, and Macreadie Peter 2011, 'Detecting range shifts among Australian fishes in response to climate change', CSIRO, vol. 62, no. 9, pp. 1027-1042. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1323-1650 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18153
dc.description.abstract One of the most obvious and expected impacts of climate change is a shift in the distributional range of organisms, which could have considerable ecological and economic consequences. Australian waters are hotspots for climate-induced environmental changes; here, we review these potential changes and their apparent and potential implications for freshwater, estuarine and marine fish. Our meta-analysis detected <300 papers globally on 'fish' and 'range shifts', with similar to 7% being from Australia. Of the Australian papers, only one study exhibited definitive evidence of climate-induced range shifts, with most studies focussing instead on future predictions. There was little consensus in the literature regarding the definition of 'range', largely because of populations having distributions that fluctuate regularly. For example, many marine populations have broad dispersal of offspring (causing vagrancy). Similarly, in freshwater and estuarine systems, regular environmental changes (e. g. seasonal, ENSO cycles - not related to climate change) cause expansion and contraction of populations, which confounds efforts to detect range 'shifts'. We found that increases in water temperature, reduced freshwater flows and changes in ocean currents are likely to be the key drivers of climate-induced range shifts in Australian fishes. Although large-scale frequent and rigorous direct surveys of fishes across their entire distributional ranges, especially at range edges, will be essential to detect range shifts of fishes in response to climate change, we suggest careful co-opting of fisheries, museum and other regional databases as a potential, but imperfect alternative. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher CSIRO en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF10270 en_US
dc.title Detecting range shifts among Australian fishes in response to climate change en_US
dc.parent Marine and Freshwater Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 62 en_US
dc.journal.number 9 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1027 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1042 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 060205 en_US
dc.personcode 940138 en_US
dc.personcode 0000071180 en_US
dc.personcode 108249 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords catch databases; climate-change impacts; distributional patterns; distributional range; geographic limits; habitat loss; ocean acidification; range edge; sea-level rise en_US
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dc.staffid 108249 en_US


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