Are Calanus spp. shifting poleward in the North Atlantic? A habitat modelling approach

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/562977
Title:
Are Calanus spp. shifting poleward in the North Atlantic? A habitat modelling approach
Authors:
Chust, Guillem; Castellani, Claudia; Licandro, Priscilla; Ibaibarriaga, Leire; Sagarminaga, Yolanda; Irigoien, Xabier ( 0000-0002-5411-6741 )
Abstract:
In the last decade, the analysis based on Continuous Plankton Recorder survey in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean detected one of the most striking examples of marine poleward migration related to sea warming. The main objective of this study is to verify the poleward shift of zooplankton species (Calanus finmarchicus, C. glacialis, C. helgolandicus, C. hyperboreus) for which distributional changes have been recorded in the North Atlantic Ocean and to assess how much of this shift was triggered by sea warming, using Generalized Additive Models. To this end, the population gravity centre of observed data was compared with that of a series of simulation experiments: (i) a model using only climate factors (i.e. niche-based model) to simulate species habitat suitability, (ii) a model using only temporal and spatial terms to reconstruct the population distribution, and (iii) a model using both factors combined, using a subset of observations as independent dataset for validation. Our findings show that only C. finmarchicus had a consistent poleward shift, triggered by sea warming, estimated in 8.1 km per decade in the North Atlantic (16.5 per decade for the northeast), which is substantially lower than previous works at the assemblage level and restricted to the Northeast Atlantic. On the contrary, C. helgolandicus is expanding in all directions, although its northern distribution limit in the North Sea has shifted northward. Calanus glacialis and C. hyperboreus, which have the geographic centres of populations mainly in the NW Atlantic, showed a slight southward shift, probably responding to cool water penetrating southward in the Labrador Current. Our approach, supported by high model accuracy, shows its power in detecting species latitudinal shifts and identifying its causes, since the trend of occurrence observed data is influenced by the sampling frequency, which has progressively concentrated to lower latitudes with time. © 2013 © 2013 International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Marine Science Program; Plankton ecology Research Group
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (OUP)
Journal:
ICES Journal of Marine Science
Issue Date:
16-Sep-2013
DOI:
10.1093/icesjms/fst147
Type:
Article
ISSN:
10543139
Sponsors:
This research was funded by the European Commission (Contract No. 264933, EURO-BASIN: European Union Basin-scale Analysis, Synthesis and Integration). We acknowledge CliSAP-Integrated Climate Data Center and NOAA for providing climate and bathymetry data, respectively. We are grateful to present and past staff of SAHFOS who have contributed to the maintenance of the CPR time-series. We acknowledge Mireia Valle for technical support in model cross-validation. This is contribution 653 from AZTI-Tecnalia Marine Research Division.
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dc.contributor.authorChust, Guillemen
dc.contributor.authorCastellani, Claudiaen
dc.contributor.authorLicandro, Priscillaen
dc.contributor.authorIbaibarriaga, Leireen
dc.contributor.authorSagarminaga, Yolandaen
dc.contributor.authorIrigoien, Xabieren
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:17:48Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:17:48Zen
dc.date.issued2013-09-16en
dc.identifier.issn10543139en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/icesjms/fst147en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562977en
dc.description.abstractIn the last decade, the analysis based on Continuous Plankton Recorder survey in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean detected one of the most striking examples of marine poleward migration related to sea warming. The main objective of this study is to verify the poleward shift of zooplankton species (Calanus finmarchicus, C. glacialis, C. helgolandicus, C. hyperboreus) for which distributional changes have been recorded in the North Atlantic Ocean and to assess how much of this shift was triggered by sea warming, using Generalized Additive Models. To this end, the population gravity centre of observed data was compared with that of a series of simulation experiments: (i) a model using only climate factors (i.e. niche-based model) to simulate species habitat suitability, (ii) a model using only temporal and spatial terms to reconstruct the population distribution, and (iii) a model using both factors combined, using a subset of observations as independent dataset for validation. Our findings show that only C. finmarchicus had a consistent poleward shift, triggered by sea warming, estimated in 8.1 km per decade in the North Atlantic (16.5 per decade for the northeast), which is substantially lower than previous works at the assemblage level and restricted to the Northeast Atlantic. On the contrary, C. helgolandicus is expanding in all directions, although its northern distribution limit in the North Sea has shifted northward. Calanus glacialis and C. hyperboreus, which have the geographic centres of populations mainly in the NW Atlantic, showed a slight southward shift, probably responding to cool water penetrating southward in the Labrador Current. Our approach, supported by high model accuracy, shows its power in detecting species latitudinal shifts and identifying its causes, since the trend of occurrence observed data is influenced by the sampling frequency, which has progressively concentrated to lower latitudes with time. © 2013 © 2013 International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the European Commission (Contract No. 264933, EURO-BASIN: European Union Basin-scale Analysis, Synthesis and Integration). We acknowledge CliSAP-Integrated Climate Data Center and NOAA for providing climate and bathymetry data, respectively. We are grateful to present and past staff of SAHFOS who have contributed to the maintenance of the CPR time-series. We acknowledge Mireia Valle for technical support in model cross-validation. This is contribution 653 from AZTI-Tecnalia Marine Research Division.en
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)en
dc.subjectCalanusen
dc.subjectclimate changeen
dc.subjecthabitat modelen
dc.titleAre Calanus spp. shifting poleward in the North Atlantic? A habitat modelling approachen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentPlankton ecology Research Groupen
dc.identifier.journalICES Journal of Marine Scienceen
dc.contributor.institutionAZTI-Tecnalia, Marine Research Division, Herrera kaia portualdea z/g 20110 Pasaia, Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionSir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth PL1 2PB, United Kingdomen
kaust.authorIrigoien, Xabieren
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