Experimental methods to assess the impact of climate change on plankton -Winter School on Impact of Climate Change on Indian Marine Fisheries held at CMFRI, Cochin 18.1.2008 to 7.2.2008

Kizhakudan, Joe K and Mohamad Kasim, H and Jasper, B (2008) Experimental methods to assess the impact of climate change on plankton -Winter School on Impact of Climate Change on Indian Marine Fisheries held at CMFRI, Cochin 18.1.2008 to 7.2.2008. [Teaching Resource]

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Abstract

The influences of solar radiation and several components of the climate in an environment on the energy budgets in marine organisms are important in evaluating the biological productivity in aquatic systems. The flow of energy within the ecosystem is chiefly regulated at the level of primary and secondary production and the success of a biologically active marine ecosystem is defined by the richness of its community of primary and secondary producers. Temperature is perhaps the most important limiting factor determining the growth and biological activity of marine flora and fauna. The general processes in the ecosystem at a natural temperature may be obtained only if the temperature dependence of organisms is known. A few vantage groups of native flora and fauna, which can possibly be indicators of climate change, are usually selected for laboratory-based studies to demonstrate the effects of climate change on the organisms and the ecosystem.

Item Type:Teaching Resource
Uncontrolled Keywords:climate change; plankton; Winter School
Subjects:Marine Environment > Climate change
Marine Biology > Phytoplanktons
Divisions:CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
ID Code:5362
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:18 Oct 2010 15:10
Last Modified:12 Jul 2011 13:00

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