Antarctica and climate change

Previous to the Antarctic Treaty Meeting of Experts scheduled for the 6–9th of April 2010 in Svolvær, Norway (link), the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) released the results of two studies on the impact of climate change on species.

Adélie Penguin Photo: Katharine Cross

The first study evaluates the response of two pack ice penguins (Emperor and Adélie) to habitat change as Earth’s troposphere reaches 2°C above preindustrial levels (pdf).

The second study deals with the need of adaptative management for the Antarctic krill fisheries in the Scotia Sea/Antarctic Peninsula region to take account of the combined impacts of recovering populations of predators, future fishing and climate change (pdf).

Work area: 
Climate Change
Marine threatened species
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Ocean Governance
Environmental Governance
Location: 
Antarctica
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