Climate Change and Australian Aquatic Environments, Fish and Fisheries
Marine & Freshwater Research Special Issue Volume 62 Number 9
John D Koehn
Alistair J Hobday
Morgan S Pratchett
Bronwyn M Gillanders
This Special Issue contains papers resulting from the Australian Society for Fish Biology symposium on 'Climate change and the aquatic environment: the future for fish and fisheries' held at the Melbourne Museum, Carlton, Melbourne, 12-14 July 2010. The papers summarise the effects of climate change across freshwater, estuarine and marine habitats, provide up-to-date knowledge and predictions, highlight priority areas for research and identify models and options for mitigation, adaptation and management in the Australian region. Current changes in climate and modelled future projections are summarised, as are range shifts and predicted freshwater fish distribution responses.
Direct impacts such temperature increases and ocean acidification on fish reproduction and early life histories, and indirect impacts such as alteration and loss of critical fish habitats, are discussed in a cross-disciplinary approach that highlights the complexities, parallels and differences across populations, sites, species and ecosystems.