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Exploring environmental scenarios using a model of intermediate complexity for ecosystems for South African anchovy and sardine

Kelly Ortega-cisneros Rhodes University   The southern Benguela system supports a productive fisheries sector that provides jobs and livelihoods for thousands of people living along the coast. The small pelagics fishery is the second most valuable fishery in economic terms in South Africa. It targets anchovy, adult sardine and some round herring, with juvenile sardine…

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Neotropical results from SPARC: Where in the world should we put conservation for climate change?

Derek Corcoran1, Pablo Marquet1 1Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile A regional assessment team has been analysing species and ecosystem movements for the Neotropics as part of the pan-tropical SPARC project.  The fundamental question we address is where protected areas and other conservation measures should be located to account for Species on the Move.  We…

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Otlet – International network and infrastructure for scientists to share, source and request biological samples

Madeline Green1, Lauren Meyer1, Lachlan Fetterplace1 & Tiffany Nay2 1Otlet, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2James Cook University, Townsville, Australia   Research teams collect >94 million biological samples annually, the majority of which are subsampled for analyses. The remaining sample, often including a number of unused organs, can be repurposed for additional studies by collaborators around the…

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Spatial Planning of area-based conservation for climate change: Terrestrial and Marine perspectives

Lee Hannah, Patrick Roehrdanz Species on the Move (SOTM)  present unique challenges for protected areas and other area-based conservation efforts that are fixed in space.  Nearly a decade of research now shows that area-based conservation deployed in the right places can minimize extinctions due to SOTM.  But multiple methods of planning conservation for SOTM have…

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Freshwater species on the move: mechanisms and consequences

Dr Wilco Verberk Radboud University Nijmegen   Changing climate has been identified as one of the most important persistent threat to freshwater biodiversity. Here I will highlight recent ecophysiological studies on the mechanisms and consequences of climate change for freshwater species. In terms of variability in environmental temperatures, freshwaters occupy an intermediate position relative to…

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Adaptation pathways for conservation law and policy

Prof Jan McDonald1,2, Dr Philippa McCormack1,2, Dr  Alistair Hobday3,2, Prof  David Farrier4, Dr Michael Dunlop3, Ms  Louise  Gilfedder7, Ms Jess Feehely6, Dr April Reside6 1School of Law, University Of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 2Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania, Australia, 3CSIRO , , Australia, 4University of Wollongong, , , 5University of Queensland, , , 6Environmental…

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The costs of poor range shift detections – how can we sharpen our lens?

Jennifer Sunday Department of Biology, McGill University   Detecting range shifts requires repeated surveys across space and long durations of time. As such, our key datasets have been opportunistic, often coarse in spatial and temporal grain, and difficult to synthesize coherently. Yet the promise of range shift detections remains that systematic observations at high spatial…

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Spatially integrated, temporally adjusted, multi factorial control of a range extending sea urchin

Dr John Keane1, Miss Olivia Johnson1, Dr Scott Ling1, Dr Craig Mundy1, Dr  Katie Cresswell1 1Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Taroona, Australia The climate driven range extension of the Longspined Sea Urchin, Centrostephanus rodgersii, in south-eastern Australia has led to the establishment of a population off the island state of Tasmania to increase from…

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Hiding the Broccoli under the Chips

Stephen Oliver British-Australian filmmaker turned broadcasting executive Stephen Oliver has built a successful media career from making entertaining, prime-time documentaries and effective associated impact campaigns about supposedly dry or complex subjects. In this session, he will explore communication techniques and show examples of his work, which include getting people to care about seafood labelling, how…

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Promoting adaptation to climate change in marine spatial planning

Dr Catarina Frazão-Santos1,2, S Garcia-Morales1, Dr Francisco Andrade1, T Agardy3, L Crowder4, M Barange5, C Ehler6,7, M Orbach8, H Calado9, H Otto-Pörtne10, E Gissi11, Dr Rui Rosa1 1MARE-Marine and Environmental Sciences Center, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 2NOVA School of Business and Economics, NOVA University of Lisbon,, Portugal, Carcavelos, Portugal, 3Sound Seas, Bethesda M, ,…