Australian Marine Science Conference Eventranet 2017

Concurrent Session 2: S10: Climate impacts on marine system structure and function: molecules to ecosystems


Chair: Karlie McDonald
The effects of anthropogenic global environmental change on biotic and abiotic processes have been reported in aquatic systems across the world. This global change has manifested in marine systems through altered oceanographic, biogeochemical and hydrological mechanisms that regulate marine system structure and functioning at different spatial and biological scales. Complex synergies between concurrent environmental stressors and the resilience of the system variables to trophic cascades, which vary in space and time, determine the capacity for marine systems to maintain structure and functioning with global environmental change. Consequently, to effectively understand, quantify and predict climate impacts on marine systems, an interdisciplinary approach that facilitates the exchange of knowledge and the development of new methods across spatial and biological scales is required. The objective of this session is to integrate scientific knowledge of climate-induced change on the functioning of marine systems through the presentation of innovative research findings and technologies across multiple spatial and biological scales. Presentations are invited on novel approaches and recent advances in methods that utilise extensive datasets at different spatial and biological scales to further process-based understanding of marine system functioning in a globally changing environment. A special issue of Marine and Freshwater Research will be developed in association with this symposium.

  • Session Details
  • LocationBallroom 1, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade
  • Session TimeTuesday 4th July 1:30pm to 3:10pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
1:30pm to 1:50pm Latitudinal variation in seagrass herbivory: global patterns and explanatory mechanisms Adriana Verges S10: Climate impacts on marine system structure and function: molecules to ecosystems
1:50pm to 2:10pm Cumulative impacts: thermally bleached corals have reduced capacity to clear deposited sediment Pia Bessell-Browne S10: Climate impacts on marine system structure and function: molecules to ecosystems
2:10pm to 2:30pm Thermal extremes: the response of three intertidal snails to boulder surface temperature Nathan Janetzki S10: Climate impacts on marine system structure and function: molecules to ecosystems
2:30pm to 2:50pm Strengthened currents override the effect of warming on lobster larval dispersal & survival Paulina Cetina-Heredia S10: Climate impacts on marine system structure and function: molecules to ecosystems