Marine biodiversity and climate change (MARCLIM)

Updated 2002-09-11

1. To use a combination of archival and contemporary data to develop and test hypotheses on the impact of climatic change on rocky intertidal animals and plants. 2. Forecast future community changes based on Met. Office Hadley centre models and UKCIP models. 3. Establish a low-cost fit-for-purpose network to enable regular updates of climatic impact projections. 4. Assess and report likely consequences of predicted changes on coastal ecosystems. To provide general contextual time-series data to support marine management and monitoring. 5. Evaluate use of intertidal indicator species as sustainability indices. Disseminate the results as widely as possible. 6. Provide a basis for the development of a pan-European monitoring network.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2001 - 2005
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Mike Burrows
Address
Scottish Association for Marine Science Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory Oban Argyll PA37 1QA Scotland
Phone
01631 559000
Fax
01631 559001
Email
ku.ca.lmd@btm

Parameters and Media

Not specified

Geography

Regions studied
Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Europe

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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