A new paper published in Global Change Ecology shows our coastal food webs could be on the brink of collapse due to rising CO2 levels causing oceans acidification.
The research led by Environment Institute Member, Silvan Goldenberg, a PhD candidate found that increased temperature and CO2 levels had an overall detrimental effect on their simulated ocean environment.
Environment Institute members Ivan Nagelkerken, Camilo Ferriera, Hadayet Ullah and Sean Connell were also involved in the study.
They suggest from their results, we can help to reduce the indirect effects of effects on ocean acidification on ecosystems by
- preventing habitat destruction and further pollution
- implementing well designed sanctuaries
- reduce over fishing of predator fish species
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