Plankton

M. Edwards, P.C. Reid, Michael Heath

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

As the marine ecosystem is highly interconnected through predator–prey relations, the direct impacts of ocean climate change have ‘knock-on’ effects through the food chain. For example, recent warmer conditions and associated shifts in plankton abundance andgeographical distribution have led to reduced availability of prey fish for some seabirds, which has been strongly linked to recent poor breeding success and reduced survival rates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Report Card 2007-2008 Scientific Review
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • plankton
  • marine
  • ecosystem
  • ocean climate change

Cite this

Edwards, M., Reid, P. C., & Heath, M. (2008). Plankton. In Annual Report Card 2007-2008 Scientific Review