PC11A:
Climate Impacts on Marine Species I

Session ID#: 92886

Session Description:
The marine environment is disproportionately impacted by climate
change, as evidenced through increasing water temperature, ocean
acidification, deoxygenation, rising sea levels, shifting circulation
patterns and increased storm activity. We invite presentations that
explore the observed or modeled response of marine organisms to
climate variability or climate change. Recent studies have revealed
climate-mediated declines in some marine species, while others have
shown remarkable resilience to climate change. For example, Arctic sea
ice loss threatens species that rely on ice for habitat such as polar
bears and ringed seals, whereas tuna species that target moderate sea
surface temperatures may experience range expansion. Ecological
impacts can derive from changes in physiology, bioenergetics,
abundance, distribution, habitat, community structure, reproduction,
behavior, and phenology. A wide range of marine organisms will be
considered, including invertebrates, fish, reptiles, mammals, and sea
birds. We also invite presentations that explore climate impacts on
marine fisheries in terms of spatial distribution, changing target
species and/or gear type, or simply the challenges faced by fisheries
management in a changing climate. This session will showcase observed
and predicted responses of marine organisms to climate change and
provide a venue for researchers to contrast climate-driven phenomena
across regions and taxa.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • HE - High Latitude Environments
  • ME - Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
Index Terms:

1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1620 Climate dynamics [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
4817 Food webs, structure, and dynamics [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
4830 Higher trophic levels [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
4830 Higher trophic levels [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
Primary Chair:  Erin Meyer-Gutbrod, University of California, Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Vincent S Saba, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Princeton, NJ, United States, Kristin Liisa Laidre, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Polar Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States and Barbara Muhling, University of California - Santa Cruz, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, San Diego, CA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Erin Meyer-Gutbrod, University of California, Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Moderators:  Erin Meyer-Gutbrod, University of California, Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Kristin Liisa Laidre, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Polar Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Erin Meyer-Gutbrod, University of California, Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Marine ecological abrupt shifts in a warming world: from monitoring to predictions (654326)
Alessandra Conversi, CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche, Marine Sciences Institute, Lerici, Italy and Gregory Beaugrand, Université de Lille 1 - Sciences et Technologies, LOG, Wimereux, France
Seabirds Signal a Changing Pacific Arctic (655453)
Kathy Kuletz, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Migratory Bird Management, Anchorage, AK, United States, Daniel Cushing, Pole Star Ecological Research LLC, Anchorage, AK, United States, Franz J Mueter, UAF, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Juneau, AK, United States, Elizabeth Labunski, US Fish and Wildlife Service, AK, United States and Adrian E Gall, ABR, Inc.- Environmental Research & Services, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Timing is Everything: Drivers of Interannual Variability in Blue Whale Migration (635453)
Angela R Szesciorka1, Lisa T Ballance1,2, Ally Rice3, John Hildebrand1, Ana Sirovic4, Mark D Ohman1 and Peter J. S. Franks1, (1)University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston, TX, United States
Climate-induced changes to North Atlantic right whale habitat use and demography (641724)
Erin Meyer-Gutbrod, University of California, Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Kimberley Teresa Ann Davies, University of Victoria, Dept. of Geography, Victoria, BC, Canada and Charles H Greene, Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Ithaca, NY, United States
Effects of sea-level rise and storm enhanced flooding on Pacific harbor seal habitat: a comparison of haul-out changes at the Russian and Eel River Estuaries in California, USA (636295)
Ellen Hines1, Karen Backe2,3, Karina Johanne Nielsen1 and Douglas A George4,5, (1)Estuary & Ocean Science Center San Francisco State University, Tiburon, CA, United States, (2)Estuary & Ocean Science Center, Tiburon, CA, United States, (3)US National Park Service Assateague Island, NC, United States, (4)Organization Not Listed, Livermore, CA, United States, (5)California State Parks, Natural Resources Division, Sacramento, CA, United States
Equatorward shifts of Marine Fishes under Climate Change: A Rule Rather than Exception? (642469)
Gabriella Ljungström1, Tom Langbehn2 and Christian Jørgensen2, (1)University of Bergen, Biology, Bergen, Norway, (2)University of Bergen, Department of Biological Sciences, Bergen, Norway
Implications of climate change to the Harmful Algal Blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella in the Gulf of Maine. (645843)
Andre Francisco Bucci1, Andrew Thomas1, Ivona Cetinic2 and David W Townsend3, (1)University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Cent, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences, Orono, ME, United States
Changes in Plankton Community Structure and Trophic Dynamics on Seasonal to Interannual Timescales Throughout the Arctic Ocean (653146)
Gabriela Negrete Garcia, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Jessica Y Luo, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, Matthew C Long, National Center for Atm Res, Boulder, CO, United States, Charles A Stock, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, NJ, United States, Manfredi Manizza, Univ of California--SIO, Geosciences Research Division, La Jolla, CA, United States and Andrew David Barton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, La Jolla, CA, United States