Vulnerability and adaptation of US shellfisheries to ocean acidification

Julia A. Ekstrom, Lisa Suatoni, Sarah R. Cooley, Linwood H. Pendleton, George G. Waldbusser, Josh E. Cinner, Jessica Ritter, Chris Langdon, Ruben Van Hooidonk, Dwight Gledhill, Katharine Wellman, Michael W. Beck, Luke M. Brander, Dan Rittschof, Carolyn Doherty, Peter E.T. Edwards, Rosimeiry Portela

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Ocean acidification is a global, long-term problem whose ultimate solution requires carbon dioxide reduction at a scope and scale that will take decades to accomplish successfully. Until that is achieved, feasible and locally relevant adaptation and mitigation measures are needed. To help to prioritize societal responses to ocean acidification, we present a spatially explicit, multidisciplinary vulnerability analysis of coastal human communities in the United States. We focus our analysis on shelled mollusc harvests, which are likely to be harmed by ocean acidification. Our results highlight US regions most vulnerable to ocean acidification (and why), important knowledge and information gaps, and opportunities to adapt through local actions. The research illustrates the benefits of integrating natural and social sciences to identify actions and other opportunities while policy, stakeholders and scientists are still in relatively early stages of developing research plans and responses to ocean acidification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-214
Number of pages8
JournalNature Climate Change
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2015

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Ekstrom, J. A., Suatoni, L., Cooley, S. R., Pendleton, L. H., Waldbusser, G. G., Cinner, J. E., ... Portela, R. (2015). Vulnerability and adaptation of US shellfisheries to ocean acidification. Nature Climate Change, 5(3), 207-214. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2508
Ekstrom, Julia A. ; Suatoni, Lisa ; Cooley, Sarah R. ; Pendleton, Linwood H. ; Waldbusser, George G. ; Cinner, Josh E. ; Ritter, Jessica ; Langdon, Chris ; Van Hooidonk, Ruben ; Gledhill, Dwight ; Wellman, Katharine ; Beck, Michael W. ; Brander, Luke M. ; Rittschof, Dan ; Doherty, Carolyn ; Edwards, Peter E.T. ; Portela, Rosimeiry. / Vulnerability and adaptation of US shellfisheries to ocean acidification. In: Nature Climate Change. 2015 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 207-214.
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In: Nature Climate Change, Vol. 5, No. 3, 25.02.2015, p. 207-214.

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Ekstrom JA, Suatoni L, Cooley SR, Pendleton LH, Waldbusser GG, Cinner JE et al. Vulnerability and adaptation of US shellfisheries to ocean acidification. Nature Climate Change. 2015 Feb 25;5(3):207-214. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2508