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Detection of environmental change in a marine ecosystem--evidence from the western English Channel.
Sci Total Environ. 2003 Jul 01; 310(1-3):245-56.ST

Abstract

To separate human-induced changes from natural fluctuations in marine life requires long-term research. The western English Channel has been investigated from Plymouth for over 100 years. The abundance of marine life has been recorded and related to physical changes in the environment. By comparing different parts of the ecosystem we can demonstrate historic natural fluctuations, allowing prediction of effects of future global change. From the 1920s to the 1950s there was a period of warming of the sea, with increases in abundance of species of fish, plankton and intertidal organisms that are typically common in warmer waters to the south of Britain. After 1962 the sea cooled down and northern cold-water species became more abundant. Since the 1980s regional sea surface temperature has increased again and warm-water species are once more becoming abundant.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Marine Biological Association of the UK, The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, PL1 2PB, Plymouth, UK. sjha@mba.ac.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12812749

Citation

Hawkins, Stephen J., et al. "Detection of Environmental Change in a Marine Ecosystem--evidence From the Western English Channel." The Science of the Total Environment, vol. 310, no. 1-3, 2003, pp. 245-56.
Hawkins SJ, Southward AJ, Genner MJ. Detection of environmental change in a marine ecosystem--evidence from the western English Channel. Sci Total Environ. 2003;310(1-3):245-56.
Hawkins, S. J., Southward, A. J., & Genner, M. J. (2003). Detection of environmental change in a marine ecosystem--evidence from the western English Channel. The Science of the Total Environment, 310(1-3), 245-56.
Hawkins SJ, Southward AJ, Genner MJ. Detection of Environmental Change in a Marine Ecosystem--evidence From the Western English Channel. Sci Total Environ. 2003 Jul 1;310(1-3):245-56. PubMed PMID: 12812749.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Detection of environmental change in a marine ecosystem--evidence from the western English Channel. AU - Hawkins,Stephen J, AU - Southward,Alan J, AU - Genner,Martin J, PY - 2003/6/19/pubmed PY - 2003/8/9/medline PY - 2003/6/19/entrez SP - 245 EP - 56 JF - The Science of the total environment JO - Sci Total Environ VL - 310 IS - 1-3 N2 - To separate human-induced changes from natural fluctuations in marine life requires long-term research. The western English Channel has been investigated from Plymouth for over 100 years. The abundance of marine life has been recorded and related to physical changes in the environment. By comparing different parts of the ecosystem we can demonstrate historic natural fluctuations, allowing prediction of effects of future global change. From the 1920s to the 1950s there was a period of warming of the sea, with increases in abundance of species of fish, plankton and intertidal organisms that are typically common in warmer waters to the south of Britain. After 1962 the sea cooled down and northern cold-water species became more abundant. Since the 1980s regional sea surface temperature has increased again and warm-water species are once more becoming abundant. SN - 0048-9697 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12812749/Detection_of_environmental_change_in_a_marine_ecosystem__evidence_from_the_western_English_Channel_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -