DIAZ DE ASTARLOA Juan Martin
congresos y reuniones científicas
Expected climate change impacts on coastal fish assemblages in North and South Atlantic temperate areas
CABRAL, H. N.; VINAGRE, C.; COSTA, M. J.; DÍAZ DE ASTARLOA, J. M.
Congreso; Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association Symposium 44. "Science And Management Of Estuaries And Coasts: A Tale Of Two Hemispheres"; 2008
Universidad Nacional del Sur
The Portuguese and Argentinean coasts are located in a biogeographical transition area, where fish characteristic of warm temperate regions can be found in sympatry with others typical from cool temperate and high latitudes. For both areas there are estimates of expected climate changes for the end of the present century, especially in what regards sea surface temperature. These estimates were used to evaluate the changes in fish distribution ranges in both Atlantic areas and to assess possible changes in fish assemblages composition, structure and dynamics. The implications for coastal fisheries were also addressed.