Marine Climate Impacts and Adaptation

Scientific publications

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Marine Climate Impacts and Adaptation group publications

Note: Climate-relevant publications only listed on this page. Not a complete list of authors' publications.

2009 and in press

Burrows MT, Harvey R, Robb L, Poloczanska ES, Mieszkowska N, Moore P, Leaper R, Hawkins SJ and Benedetti-Cecchi, L. (in press). Spatial scales of variance in distributions of intertidal species on complex coastlines: effects of region, dispersal mode and trophic level. Ecology.

Game ET, Grantham HS, Hobday AJ, Pressey RL, Lombard AT, Beckley LE, Gjerde K, Bustamante R, Possingham HP, Richardson AJ. (in press, 26/1/2009) Pelagic protected areas: the missing dimension in ocean conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

Gibbons MJ, Richardson AJ. 2009. Patterns of jellyfish abundance in the North Atlantic. Hydrobiologia 616: 51-65

Hobday AJ. and Poloczanska ES. (in press). 13. Fisheries and Aquaculture. Climate adaptation in Australia's primary industries. C. Stokes and M. Howden, CSIRO.

Hobday AJ. (in press). Ensemble analysis of the future distribution of large pelagic fishes in Australia. Progress in Oceanography.

Ling SD and Johnson CR and Ridgway K and Hobday AJ and Haddon M. 2009. Climate-driven range extension of a sea urchin: inferring future trends by analysis of recent population dynamics. Global Change Biology. 15 (3): 719-731.

Nieblas AE, Sloyan BM, Hobday AJ, Coleman R and Richardson AJ. (in press, 2009). Variability of biological production in low wind-forced regional upwelling systems: a case study off southeastern Australia. Limnology and Oceanography.

Poloczanska ES and Butler AJ. (in press) Biofouling and Climate Change. In Biofouling (eds: Durr S and Thomason JC). Blackwell Press.

Poloczanska ES, Hawkins SJ, Southward AJ and Burrows MT. (in press) Modelling intertidal barnacle population response to climate change: hindcast, forecast and prediction. Ecology.

Richardson AJ. (in press). Plankton and Climate Change. In: Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences. Release date 2009. Elsevier Press.

Richardson AJ, Bakun A, Hays, GC, Gibbons MJ. (in press, 2009). The Jellyfish Joyride: causes, consequences and management actions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2009.01.010.

Sherwood OA, Thresher RE, Fallon SJ, Davies DM and Trull TW. In Press. Tasmanian Isidids: Isotopic evidence for benthic-pelagic coupling and centennial constancy of oceanographic conditions. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Thresher RE, MacRae CM, Wilson NC and Fallon S. 2009. Feasibility of age determination of deep-water bamboo corals (Gorgonacea; Isididae) from annual cycles in skeletal composition. Deep-Sea Research I. 56:442-449.


Poloczanska ES, Hawkins SJ, Southward AJ, Burrows MT. 2008. Modelling the response of populations of competing species to climate change. Ecology. 89: 3138-3149.

Hobson VJ, McMahon CR, Richardson AJ, Hays GC. 2008. Ocean surface warming: The North Atlantic remains within the envelope of previous recorded conditions. Deep Sea Research Part I. 55: 155-162.

Richardson AJ, Poloczanska ES. 2008. Ocean Science: Under-resourced, under threat. Science. 320: 1294-1295.

Poloczanska ES, Richardson AJ. 2008. Listening to the Ocean’s heartbeat. Science. 322: 1188.

Richardson AJ. 2008. In Hot Water: Zooplankton and Climate Change. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 65: 279-295.

Richardson AJ, Gibbons MJ. 2008. Are jellyfish increasing in response to ocean acidification? Limnology and Oceanography. 53: 2040-2045.

Hawkins SJ, Moore P, Burrows MT, Poloczanska ES, Mieszkowska N, Jenkins SR, Thompson RC, Genner M and Southward AJ. 2008. Complex interactions in a rapidly changing world: responses of rocky shore communities to recent climate change. Climate Research. 37: 123-133.

Poloczanska ES, Hobday AJ and Richardson AJ. 2008. A global database is needed to support adaptation science. Nature. 453: 720.

Steneck RS, Bustamante RH, Dayton PK, Jones GP and Hobday AJ. 2008. Kelp Forest Ecosystems: current status and future trends. Aquatic Ecosystems: Trends and Global Prospects. N. Polunin. (ed): 226-241.

Poloczanska ES, Hobday AJ, Richardson AJ (eds). 2008. ‘In Hot Water: preparing for climate change in Australia’s coastal and marine systems’, proceedings of conference held in Brisbane, 12-14th November 2007, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.


Hobday AJ and Poloczanska ES. 2007. 12. Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture. In; Stokes C. (ed). An overview of climate change adaptation in the Australian agricultural sector - impacts, options and priorities. December 2007.

Hobday AJ, Poloczanska ES and Matear R. 2007. Implications of Climate Change for Australian Fisheries and Aquaculture: A preliminary assessment, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. Report to the Department of Climate Change, Canberra, Australia. December 2007.

Hobday AJ, Okey TA, Poloczanska ES, Kunz TJ and Richardson AJ. 2007. Impacts of climate change on Australian marine life, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. Report to the Australian Greenhouse Office, Canberra, Australia.

Kirby RR, Beaugrand G, Lindley JA, Richardson AJ, Edwards M, Reid PC. 2007. Climate effects and benthic-pelagic coupling in the North Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 330: 31-38

McKinnon AD, Richardson AJ, Burford MA, Furnas MJ. 2007. Chapter 6. Vulnerability of Great Barrier Reef plankton to climate change. In: Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Australian Greenhouse Office, Australia. Pp. 121-152.

Poloczanska ES, Babcock RC, Butler A, Hobday AJ, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Kunz TJ, Matear R, Milton DA, Okey TA and Richardson AJ. 2007. Climate change and Australian Marine Life. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review. 45: 407-478.

Thresher RE, Koslow JA, Morison AK and Smith DC. 2007. Depth-mediated reversal of the effects of climate change on long-term growth rates of exploited marine fish. Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Science. 104: 7461-7465.


Edwards M, Johns DG, Leterme SC, Svendsen E & Richardson AJ. 2006. Regional climate change and Harmful Algal Blooms in the north-east Atlantic. Limnology and Oceanography. 51: 389-398.

Frederiksen, M, Edwards M, Richardson AJ, Halliday NC, Wanless S. 2006. From plankton to top predators: bottom-up control of a marine food web across four trophic levels. Journal of Animal Ecology. 75: 1259-1268.

Hobday AJ and Hartmann K. 2006. Near real-time spatial management based on habitat predictions for a longline bycatch species. Fisheries Management & Ecology. 13(6): 365-380.


Mieszkowska N, Leaper R, Moore P, Kendall MA, Burrows MT, Lear D, Poloczanska ES, Hiscock K, Moschella PS, Thompson RC, Herbert RJ, Laffoley D, Baxter J, Southward AJ and Hawkins SJ. 2005. Assessing and predicting the influence of climatic change using intertidal rocky shore biota. Plymouth, UK: Marine Biological Association of the UK, Occ. Pub. 20. [external link]

Edwards M, Richardson AJ. 2004. Impact of climate change on marine pelagic phenology and trophic mismatch. Nature. 430: 881-884.

Evans K, Thresher RE, Warneke RM, Bradshaw CJA, Pook M, Thiele D and Hindell MA. 2005. Periodic variability in cetacean strandings: links to large-scale climate events. Biological Letters of the Royal Society of London. 1:147-150.

Hardman-Mountford NJ, Richardson AJ, Agenbag JJ, Hagen E, Nykjaer L, Shillington FA, Villacastin C. 2003. Ocean climate of the South East Atlantic observed from satellite data and wind models. Progress in Oceanography. 59: 181-221.

Hays GC, Richardson AJ, Robinson C. 2005. Climate change and plankton. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20: 337-344.

Hobday AJ and Tegner MJ. 2002. The warm and the cold: influence of temperature and fishing on local population dynamics of red abalone. CalCOFI Reports. 43: 74-96.

Johns DG, Edwards M, Richardson A, Spicer JI. 2003. Increased incidence of winter phytoplankton blooms in the northwest Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 265: 283-287.

Poloczanska ES, Cook RM, Ruxton GD and Wright PJ. 2004. Fishing vs. natural recruitment variation in sandeels as a cause of seabird breeding failure at Shetland: a modelling approach. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 61: 788-797.

Richardson AJ, Schoeman DS. 2004. Climate impact on plankton ecosystems in the Northeast Atlantic. Science. 305: 1609-1612.

Southward AJ, Langmead O, Hardman-Mountford NJ, Aiken J, Boalch GT, Dando PR, Genner MJ, Joint I, Kendall M, Halliday NC, Harris RP, Leaper R, Mieszkowska N, Pingree RD, Richardson AJ, Sims DW, Smith T, Walne AW, Hawkins SJ. 2005. Long-term oceanographic and ecological research in the western English Channel. Advances in Marine Biology. 47: 1-105.

Thresher RE, Rintoul SR, Koslow JA, Weidman C, Adkins J and Proctor C. 2004. Oceanic evidence of climate change in southern Australia over the last three centuries. Geophysical Research Letters. 31: L07212.

Thresher RE. 1994. Climatic cycles may help explain fish recruitment in south east Australia. Australian Fisheries. 53: 20-22.

Thresher RE. 2002. Solar correlates of southern hemisphere climate variability. International Journal of Climatology. 22: 901-915.

Thresher RE, Harris GP, Gunn JS & Clementson LA. 1989. Planktonic production pulses and episodic settlement of a temperate marine fish. Nature. 341: 641-642.

Verheye HM, Richardson AJ. 1998. Long-term increase in crustacean zooplankton abundance in the southern Benguela upwelling region (1951-1996): bottom-up or top-down control? ICES Journal of Marine Science. 55: 803-807.

Verheye HM, Richardson AJ, Hutchings L, Marska G, Gianakouras D. 1998. Long-term trends in the abundance and community structure of coastal zooplankton in the southern Benguela system, 1951-present. In Benguela Dynamics. Impacts of Variability on Shelf-Sea Environments and their Living Resources. Pillar SC, Moloney CL, Payne AIL, Shillington FA. (eds). South African Journal of marine Science. 19: 317-332.