Marine and freshwater ecosystems are experiencing intense natural and anthropogenic pressures that will generate unforeseen changes in their structure and functioning. The drivers of climate change have already altered the dynamics and interactions of the biotic and abiotic components in these ecosystems, and these changes are anticipated to accelerate in the future. Embedded within natural aquatic ecosystems are Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) that are noxious to aquatic organisms as well as human health and wellbeing.The major aim of these guidelines is to communicate standardized strategies, tools, and protocols to assist researchers studying how climate change drivers may increase or decrease future HAB prevalence in aquatic ecosystems.
|Published on 14 Jan 2022
|climate change; HAB
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GlobalHAB / GEOHAB - a joint SCOR-IOC international research programme on the Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms