Climate Variability, Climate Change, and Conservation in a Dynamic Ocean

Malin L. Pinsky, Rebecca L. Selden

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Climate change is driving large-scale changes in both marine ecosystems and human behavior, creating challenges and opportunities for marine conservation and fisheries management. Here, we lay out key features of climate, ecosystem, and human dynamics; how these dynamics interact; and emerging adaptation, conservation, and management approaches in the Anthropocene ocean. We argue that ocean conservation, management, and climate adaptation will be most effective when approached through the lens of coupled social-ecological systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConservation for the Anthropocene Ocean
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary Science in Support of Nature and People
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780128092989
ISBN (Print)9780128053751
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


  • Biogeography
  • Climate change
  • Coupled social-ecological system
  • Fisheries
  • Marine protected areas
  • Marine spatial planning


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