Climate change: underwater forest decline

Wernberg T., Russell B. D., Thomsen M. S., Gurgel C. F. D., Bradshaw C. J. A., Poloczanska E. S. & Connell S. D. (2011) Seaweed communities in retreat from ocean warming. Curr Biol 21, 1828-32.

Aim: 
Test for polewards shifts in Australian temperate seaweed floras since 1940's
Type of Study: 
Analysis of herbarium records
Key Results: 
Poleward shift in the northern-most records of temperate species in western (0.46 degree latidtude) and eastern (1.92 degree latitude) Australia
Treatments: 
n/a
Response: 
n/a
Models: 
na
Reviewer: 
Thomas Wernberg
Locations: 
Southwestern and Southeastern Australia
Response variable : 
Presence-only herbarium records of seaweeds; flora-level median position of extreme poleward records
Replication: 
52 replicate species
Ecosystem: 
Temperate reef
Full Reference: 
Wernberg T., Russell B. D., Thomsen M. S., Gurgel C. F. D., Bradshaw C. J. A., Poloczanska E. S. & Connell S. D. (2011) Seaweed communities in retreat from ocean warming. Curr Biol 21, 1828-32.