SD4: Improved understanding of population, community and ecosystem impacts of ocean acidification for commercially important species

Lead Research Organisation: University of Exeter
Department Name: Biosciences

Abstract

See form from Lead Organisation (Swansea, Prof. K. Flynn)

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Larvae of a commercially important fish species, European seabass, were grown in conditions to mimic those at the end of the century (higher temperature and CO2). After 70 days exposure, although growth was greater in fish raised at the high temperature and CO2, they also had reduced aerobic scope (i.e. reduced capacity to perform energetically costly activities).
Exploitation Route The aquaculture industry should be interested in our findings, in relation to rearing conditions now and in a future of climate change, and how these may influence early life stage growth, survival and fitness quality of their fish. Our data are also relevant to the wild-capture fishing industry, as reduced aerobic scope in juveniles could translate into reduced survival and stocks of the larger fish desired for human consumption.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Energy,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism

 
Description Evidence at Commons Select Committtee Enquiry on Ocean Acidification
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/3bfb278e-acaf-4d9e-86a6-55c986e728de
 
Description From comparative physiology to global climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schools Outreach Activity - Guest Speaker at the Heads of Biology for Canford Schools (Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset A-level schools and colleges), held at Truro School, Cornwall on 12th June 2013. The talk was aimed at linking research to teaching in the A-level curriculum.

Southwest Schools Outreach Activity - Guest Speaker at the Heads of Biology for Canford Schools (Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset A-level schools and colleges), held at Truro School, Cornwall on 12th June 2013. The talk was aimed at linking research to education, and resulted in invitations to give further talks to senior school students in the region
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013