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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 6, JUNE 1993
CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS: AQUATIC BIOLOGY
"Expected Changes in
the Wadden Sea Benthos in a Warmer World: Lessons from Periods with Mild
Winters," J.J. Beukema (Neth. Inst. Sea Res., POB 59, 1790 AB den Burg,
Neth.), Neth. J. Sea Res., 30, 73-79, Dec. 1992.
Based on changes observed in recent years in the macrozoobenthos of Wadden
Sea tidal flats, mild winters lead to higher species richness and abundance.
However, negative effects of mild winters include greater weight loss in
bivalves during the winter, and low reproductive success in the following
Impact of Climate Change on the Spatial Patterns of Freshwater Fish Yield
Capability in Eastern Canadian Lakes," C.K. Minns (Dept. Fish. &
Oceans, Bayfield Inst., POB 5050, Burlington ON L7R 4A6, Can.), J.E. Moore, Clim.
Change, 22(4), 327-346, Dec. 1992.
A regional model based on geographic data and equations of fish yield
predicts substantial redistribution of fisheries under a GISS GCM climate change
scenario. Without efforts to prevent temperature increases or substantial
artificial redistribution of preferred species, Canadian freshwater fisheries
would suffer major disruptions.
"The Effect of
Temperature on Larval Fishes," J.H.S. Blaxter (Scottish Marine Biol.
Assoc., POB 3, Oban Argyll PA34 4AD, Scotland),
Neth. J. Zool., 42(2-3), 336-357, 1992.
Discusses the influence of temperature on fish eggs and larvae from an
autoecological viewpoint. Any increase of temperature from global warming would
change the timing of ecological events such as the spring plankton outburst,
influencing the match or mismatch of larvae with their food supply and their
Comment and reply on
aquatic invertebrates and climate change, Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.,
49(6), 1274-1280, June 1992.
Monitoring of Optically Active Components of Inland Waters--An Essential Input
to Regional Climate Change Impact Studies," R.P. Bukata (Natl. Water Res.
Inst., POB 5050, Burlington ON L7R 4A6, Can.), J.H. Jerome et al., J. Great
Lakes Res., 17(4), 470-478, 1991.
Illustrates with data some of the difficulties involved in using satellite
observations to determine freshwater biological productivity, and the
requirements for successful determinations on the regional and global scales.
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