Special Issue "Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Fishes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018)
Dr. Catriona Clemmesen-Bockelmann
Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany
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Interests: climate change effects on fish; ocean acidification; larval fish ecology; life history and recruitment studies; biochemical indicators of growth and condition; food web interactions; larval fish and zooplankton monitoring and time series
Our oceans are changing as high levels of atmospheric CO2 dissolve into seawater and lower its pH, causing it to become more acidic. This adds to a list of pressures that are currently threatening marine fishes, including overfishing and marine pollution. While it is already known that ocean acidification can have damaging effects on marine organisms, including marine fishes, results are controversial—varying from no effect to positive or negative effects. These responses can be attributed to the differences in sensitivity of different species, their life stages, levels of stressors in relation to the natural environment, exposure times, food and energy availability and adaptation potential. Transferring experimental ocean acidification eco-physiological results to the population level, and trying to evaluate the impact on the food web, poses challenges, but a better evaluation of the impact of ocean acidification on marine fish and fisheries is needed.
The forthcoming Special Issue aims to provide an overview of recent topics dealing with the effects of ocean acidification and other climate stressors, individually or in a multi-stressor approach, on marine fishes from the tropical, temperate and polar seas, with an emphasis on reflecting on the diversity of impacts of ocean acidification. Papers will present current trends on short-term versus long-term exposure, endpoint versus multiple time-point analyses of responses, effects of energy availability and the food web effects, physiological and genomic responses, parental and transgenerational effects and adaptation potential. The manuscripts will highlight how new approaches and methodologies can enhance our understanding of the complex interactions in response to ocean acidification and warming for a better management of marine resources.Dr. Catriona Clemmesen-Bockelmann
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- Eco-physiological responses Food web responses
- Genomic responses
- Life stage dependent sensitivities
- Parental effects
- Adaptation potential
- Upscaling from individuals to populations