Asian Science Citation Index is committed to provide an authoritative, trusted and significant information by the coverage of the most important and influential journals to meet the needs of the global scientific community.  
ASCI Database
308-Lasani Town,
Sargodha Road,
Faisalabad, Pakistan
Fax: +92-41-8815544
Contact Via Web
Suggest a Journal
Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
Year: 2011  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 225 - 235

Linking Climate Change and Fisheries: The Role of Phytoplankton

J.I. Agboola, M.A. Adewolu and E.O. Lawson    

Abstract: The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) has identified climate change as one of the main drivers of change in aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem with a very rapid increase of the impact. Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that climate change is, without doubt, occurring and that the Earth is warming. There are some climate change winners, but scientists predict that the overwhelming effect of climate change upon biodiversity including fisheries will be damaging. The nexus between climate change, fisheries and phytoplankton is particularly strong. This study considers this ‘non-fishing effects’ on fish abundance and distribution by exploring the various roles of phytoplankton in climate change and fisheries productivity. It then discusses the need to improve our knowledge of phytoplankton as mechanisms linking climate to ecosystem changes such as fisheries productivity.

Cited References   |    Fulltext    |   Related Articles   |   Back
  Related Articles

Copyright   |   Desclaimer   |    Privacy Policy   |   Browsers   |   Accessibility