Scenario simulations of future salinity and ecological consequences in the Baltic Sea and adjacent North Sea areas - implications for environmental monitoring

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Vuorinen, Ilppo
dc.contributor.author Hänninen, Jari
dc.contributor.author Rajasilta, Marjut
dc.contributor.author Laine, Päivi
dc.contributor.author Eklund, Jan
dc.contributor.author Montesino-Pouzols, Federico
dc.contributor.author Corona, Francesco
dc.contributor.author Junker, Karin
dc.contributor.author Meier, Markus
dc.contributor.author Dippner, Joachim W.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-11T09:05:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-11T09:05:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Vuorinen , I , Hänninen , J , Rajasilta , M , Laine , P , Eklund , J , Montesino-Pouzols , F , Corona , F , Junker , K , Meier , M & Dippner , J W 2015 , ' Scenario simulations of future salinity and ecological consequences in the Baltic Sea and adjacent North Sea areas - implications for environmental monitoring ' ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS , vol 50 , pp. 196-205 . DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.10.019 en
dc.identifier.issn 1470-160X
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dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/scenario-simulations-of-future-salinity-and-ecological-consequences-in-the-baltic-sea-and-adjacent-north-sea-areas--implications-for-environmental-monitoring(b76c3b3e-9c93-4ca9-82ef-0187c2871949).html
dc.identifier.other PURE LINK: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.10.019
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/11777861/1_s2.0_S1470160X14005123_main.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/25814
dc.description VK: Karhunen, J.
dc.description.abstract Substantial ecological changes occurred in the 1970s in the Northern Baltic during a temporary period of low salinity (S). This period was preceded by an episodic increase in the rainfall over the Baltic Sea watershed area. Several climate models, both global and regional, project an increase in the runoff of the Northern latitudes due to proceeding climate change. The aim of this study is to model, firstly, the effects on Baltic Sea salinity of increased runoff due to projected global change and, secondly, the effects of salinity change on the distribution of marine species. The results suggest a critical shift in the S range 5–7, which is a threshold for both freshwater and marine species distributions and diversity. We discuss several topics emphasizing future monitoring, modelling, and fisheries research. Environmental monitoring and modelling are investigated because the developing alternative ecosystems do not necessarily show the same relations to environment quality factors as the retiring ones. An important corollary is that the observed and modelled S changes considered together with species’ ranges indicate what may appear under a future climate. Consequences could include a shift in distribution areas of marine benthic foundation species and some 40–50 other species, affiliated to these. This change would extend over hundreds of kilometres, in the Baltic Sea and the adjacent North Sea areas. Potential cascading effects, in coastal ecology, fish ecology and fisheries would be extensive, and point out the necessity to develop further the “ecosystem approach in the environmental monitoring”. en
dc.format.extent 196-205
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 50 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title Scenario simulations of future salinity and ecological consequences in the Baltic Sea and adjacent North Sea areas - implications for environmental monitoring en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Computer Science en
dc.subject.keyword Environmental monitoring and conservation
dc.subject.keyword Species richness
dc.subject.keyword Foundation species
dc.subject.keyword Zoogeographic distribution
dc.subject.keyword Global environmental change
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705114189
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.10.019
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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