Climate change: underwater forest decline

Cheung W. W. L., Meeuwig J. J., Feng M., Harvey E., Lam V. W. Y., Langlois T., Slawinski D., Sun C. & Pauly D. (2012) Climate-change induced tropicalisation of marine communities in Western Australia. Mar Freshw Res 63, 415-27.

Aim: 
Predict current species distributions for 30 tropical, sub-tropical and temperate species that occur along the coast of Western Australia
Type of Study: 
Model simulation
Key Results: 
Under A1B scenario for the future ocean, the median rate of distribution shift is around 19 km/decade towards higher latitudes and 9m deeper/decade by 2055 relative to 2005; the coast of Western Australia is expected to experience a
Full Reference: 
Cheung W. W. L., Meeuwig J. J., Feng M., Harvey E., Lam V. W. Y., Langlois T., Slawinski D., Sun C. & Pauly D. (2012) Climate-change induced tropicalisation of marine communities in Western Australia. Mar Freshw Res 63, 415-27.