- Our Impact
|Title||Securing ocean benefits for society in the face of climate change|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Ruckelshaus, M, Doney, SC, Galindo, HM, Barry, JP, Chan, F, Duffy, JE, English, CA, Gaines, SD, Grebmeier, JM, Hollowed, AB, Knowlton, N, Polovina, J, Rabalais, NN, Sydeman, WJ, Talley, LD|
|Type of Article||Journal Article|
Benefits humans rely on from the ocean - marine ecosystem services - are increasingly vulnerable under future climate. This paper reviews how three valued services have, and will continue to, shift under climate change: (1) capture fisheries, (2) food from aquaculture, and (3) protection from coastal hazards such as storms and sea-level rise. Climate adaptation planning is just beginning for fisheries, aquaculture production, and risk mitigation for coastal erosion and inundation. A few examples are highlighted, showing the promise of considering multiple ecosystem services in developing approaches to adapt to sea-level rise, ocean acidification, and rising sea temperatures. Ecosystem-based adaptation in fisheries and along coastlines and changes in aquaculture practices can improve resilience of species and habitats to future environmental challenges. Opportunities to use market incentives - such as compensation for services or nutrient trading schemes - are relatively untested in marine systems. Relocation of communities in response to rising sea levels illustrates the urgent need to manage human activities and investments in ecosystems to provide a sustainable flow of benefits in the face of future climate change. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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