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Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), primarily from human fossil fuel combustion and cement production, are resulting in increasing absorption of CO2 by the oceans, which has led to a decline in ocean pH in a process known as ocean acidification (OA). There...

["Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26866v1
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Thermal stress is a key issue for species dominant within ecosystems especially those that carry out key ecosystem service roles. When assessing the impacts of climate change it is critical to assess its biotic impacts relative to other anthropogenic changes to...

["Ecology","Entomology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26854v1
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Macroalgal forests have gone missing in several temperate rocky shores during the last decades, triggering important changes in the seascape. Cystoseira species are some of the main habitat-forming species on shallow water Mediterranean rocky bottoms and follow...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26804v2
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Sea ice is an important Arctic habitat that supports a high diversity of species—with over 1276 protist taxa alone. Multi-year sea ice is being replaced by first-year ice and open water, which will cause shifts in ice algal communities with cascading effects on...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26822v1
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Climate change is affecting the structure and function of marine communities in the eastern Pacific, and to anticipate possible consequences of these modifications, a better understanding of the natural adaptation potential of the species is needed. This study...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26787v2
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Pelagic and benthic fish species are important in Arctic marine ecosystems because they transfer energy to predators such as seabirds, marine mammals, as well as people. The CBMP Marine Fishes Expert Network aggregated and reviewed data on the population status...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26780v1
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Aim: Habitat loss has been the greatest historical driver of species extinctions. A recent global trend toward retirement of marginally productive agricultural lands presents opportunities to reclaim critical habitat for endangered species. We examine habitat restoration...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26758v1
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The risk of aquatic invasive species (AIS) introductions in the Arctic is expected to increase with ongoing trends of greater shipping activity, resource exploitation, and climate warming in the region. We identified a suite of AIS (benthos, zooplankton and macroalgae)...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26752v1
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Long-term series are an essential resource to assess temporal changes in biodiversity and disentangle the relative role of external and internal factors on community dynamics. In the Bay of Morlaix, benthic samples were collected at one station in a sandy community...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26745v1
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Arctic marine biota areaffected profoundly and at large scales by accelerating environmental change, such as ocean warming and sea-ice decline. Moreover, increasing human activities add further cumulative pressures. Substantial shifts in ecosystem functions and...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26681v1
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In polar areas, the pelagic-benthic coupling plays a fundamental role in ensuring organic matter flow across depths and trophic levels. Climate change impacts the Arctic’s physical environment and ecosystem functioning, affecting the sequestration of carbon, the...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26673v1
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Ocean warming is known to alter the performance of marine organisms albeit the proteome underpinnings of thermal tolerance are still largely unknown. Following a 1-month exposure to elevated temperatures we assessed the vulnerability of the proteome in the sea...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26669v1
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Arctic marine ecosystems are currently facing sea ice decrease. Changes in the sea ice cover will influence the Organic Matter (OM) fluxes to the bottom and thus benthic communities. We aimed to examine meio- and macrobenthic biodiversity and community structure,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26660v1
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The consolidation of a non-analogous climate shortly will likely affect the structure and functioning of Amazon, the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystem on the planet. However, the ecological mechanisms underlying these potential events are still poorly understood....

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26646v1
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This paper reports the results of a ten-year monitoring program of an Atlantic Canadian population of green crabs, Carcinus maenas, in the Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy. Intertidal densities, sex and reproductive ratios, juvenile recruitment, subtidal catch-per-unit-effort...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26631v1
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