Crucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes

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Title:
Crucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes
Authors:
Wilson, S. K.; Adjeroud, M.; Bellwood, D. R.; Berumen, Michael L. ( 0000-0003-2463-2742 ) ; Booth, D.; Bozec, Y.-M.; Chabanet, P.; Cheal, A.; Cinner, J.; Depczynski, M.; Feary, D. A.; Gagliano, M.; Graham, N. A. J.; Halford, A. R.; Halpern, B. S.; Harborne, A. R.; Hoey, A. S.; Holbrook, S. J.; Jones, G. P.; Kulbiki, M.; Letourneur, Y.; De Loma, T. L.; McClanahan, T.; McCormick, M. I.; Meekan, M. G.; Mumby, P. J.; Munday, P. L.; Ohman, M. C.; Pratchett, M. S.; Riegl, B.; Sano, M.; Schmitt, R. J.; Syms, C.
Abstract:
Expert opinion was canvassed to identify crucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes. Scientists that had published three or more papers on the effects of climate and environmental factors on reef fishes were invited to submit five questions that, if addressed, would improve our understanding of climate change effects on coral reef fishes. Thirty-three scientists provided 155 questions, and 32 scientists scored these questions in terms of: (i) identifying a knowledge gap, (ii) achievability, (iii) applicability to a broad spectrum of species and reef habitats, and (iv) priority. Forty-two per cent of the questions related to habitat associations and community dynamics of fish, reflecting the established effects and immediate concern relating to climate-induced coral loss and habitat degradation. However, there were also questions on fish demographics, physiology, behaviour and management, all of which could be potentially affected by climate change. Irrespective of their individual expertise and background, scientists scored questions from different topics similarly, suggesting limited bias and recognition of a need for greater interdisciplinary and collaborative research. Presented here are the 53 highest-scoring unique questions. These questions should act as a guide for future research, providing a basis for better assessment and management of climate change impacts on coral reefs and associated fish communities.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Citation:
Crucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes 2010, 213 (6):894 Journal of Experimental Biology
Journal:
Journal of Experimental Biology
Issue Date:
26-Feb-2010
DOI:
10.1242/jeb.037895
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0022-0949; 1477-9145
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http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/doi/10.1242/jeb.037895
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Articles; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorWilson, S. K.en
dc.contributor.authorAdjeroud, M.en
dc.contributor.authorBellwood, D. R.en
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
dc.contributor.authorBooth, D.en
dc.contributor.authorBozec, Y.-M.en
dc.contributor.authorChabanet, P.en
dc.contributor.authorCheal, A.en
dc.contributor.authorCinner, J.en
dc.contributor.authorDepczynski, M.en
dc.contributor.authorFeary, D. A.en
dc.contributor.authorGagliano, M.en
dc.contributor.authorGraham, N. A. J.en
dc.contributor.authorHalford, A. R.en
dc.contributor.authorHalpern, B. S.en
dc.contributor.authorHarborne, A. R.en
dc.contributor.authorHoey, A. S.en
dc.contributor.authorHolbrook, S. J.en
dc.contributor.authorJones, G. P.en
dc.contributor.authorKulbiki, M.en
dc.contributor.authorLetourneur, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorDe Loma, T. L.en
dc.contributor.authorMcClanahan, T.en
dc.contributor.authorMcCormick, M. I.en
dc.contributor.authorMeekan, M. G.en
dc.contributor.authorMumby, P. J.en
dc.contributor.authorMunday, P. L.en
dc.contributor.authorOhman, M. C.en
dc.contributor.authorPratchett, M. S.en
dc.contributor.authorRiegl, B.en
dc.contributor.authorSano, M.en
dc.contributor.authorSchmitt, R. J.en
dc.contributor.authorSyms, C.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-26T07:21:23Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-26T07:21:23Zen
dc.date.issued2010-02-26en
dc.identifier.citationCrucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes 2010, 213 (6):894 Journal of Experimental Biologyen
dc.identifier.issn0022-0949en
dc.identifier.issn1477-9145en
dc.identifier.doi10.1242/jeb.037895en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/555757en
dc.description.abstractExpert opinion was canvassed to identify crucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes. Scientists that had published three or more papers on the effects of climate and environmental factors on reef fishes were invited to submit five questions that, if addressed, would improve our understanding of climate change effects on coral reef fishes. Thirty-three scientists provided 155 questions, and 32 scientists scored these questions in terms of: (i) identifying a knowledge gap, (ii) achievability, (iii) applicability to a broad spectrum of species and reef habitats, and (iv) priority. Forty-two per cent of the questions related to habitat associations and community dynamics of fish, reflecting the established effects and immediate concern relating to climate-induced coral loss and habitat degradation. However, there were also questions on fish demographics, physiology, behaviour and management, all of which could be potentially affected by climate change. Irrespective of their individual expertise and background, scientists scored questions from different topics similarly, suggesting limited bias and recognition of a need for greater interdisciplinary and collaborative research. Presented here are the 53 highest-scoring unique questions. These questions should act as a guide for future research, providing a basis for better assessment and management of climate change impacts on coral reefs and associated fish communities.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/doi/10.1242/jeb.037895en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Experimental Biologyen
dc.subjectecosystem managementen
dc.subjectfisheriesen
dc.subjectcoral reef ecologyen
dc.subjectphysiologyen
dc.subjectbehaviouren
dc.subjectconservationen
dc.subjectglobal warmingen
dc.subjectocean acidificationen
dc.subjectcoral bleachingen
dc.titleCrucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Experimental Biologyen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionMarine Science Program, Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionUMR 5244 CNRS-EPHE-UPVD, Centre de Biologie et d'Ecologie Tropicale et Mediterranéenne, Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, Perpignan, Franceen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Environmental Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionAgrocampus Ouest, Laboratory of Computer Science, Rennes, Franceen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Marseille, Franceen
dc.contributor.institutionAustralian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionAustralian Institute of Marine Science, c/— The Oceans Institute, University of Western Australia, Crawley WA, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionUnited Nations University, International Network on Water, Environment and Health, Dubai, United Arab Emiratesen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre of Evolutionary Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley WA, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionMarine Lab, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guamen
dc.contributor.institutionNational Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionMarine Spatial Ecology Lab, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, UKen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre d'Océanologie de Marseille, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, Franceen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement, Moorea, French Polynesiaen
dc.contributor.institutionMarine Programs, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Zoology, Stockholm University, Swedenen
dc.contributor.institutionNational Coral Reef Institute, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Ecosystem Studies, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japanen
kaust.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
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