Antarctic marine biodiversity challenged by global change: the CAML/SCAR-MarBIN benchmark
There is now undisputed evidence that
climate change and modifications of
the Earth system occurs, at faster rates
in the polar regions. Among the many
consequences we will be facing, the loss of
biodiversity is probably of highest concern.
CAML and SCAR-MarBIN are striving to
provide the baseline information needed
to assess the potential impact of climate
change on Antarctic marine biodiversity.
Through strong science plans, efficient
data management and an unprecedented
collaborative research effort within the IPY
framework, CAML and SCAR-MarBIN intend
to provide to scientists, environmental
managers and decision-makers a sound
benchmark against which future changes
can reliably be assessed. This paper gives a
brief description of the project’s synergies.
Authors: Danis, Bruno, Brandt, Angelika, Gutt, Julian, Koubbi, Philippe, Rodhouse, Paul, Wadley, Victoria, De Broyer, Claude
In: Cardinal, D., Lipiatou, E. (eds.). Polar environment and climate: the challenges. Conference proceedings, International symposium, Brussels, March 2007. European research in the context of the International Polar Year, Brussels, European Commission, 132-133.