Climate change and the oceans

As climate change continues to alter biophysical conditions in the ocean, species are predicted to respond by changing their distributions accordingly. Our work in this area explores the ecological, socio-economic, and conservation/management implications of changing species borders driven by climate change.


Madin, E.M.P., N.C. Ban, Z.A. Doubleday, T.H. Holmes, G.T. Pecl and F. Smith. 2012. Socio-economic and management implications of range shifting species in marine systems. Global Environmental Change 22: 137-146.

Madin, E.M.P. and P.I. Macreadie. 2015. Incorporating carbon footprints into seafood sustainability certification and eco-labelsMarine Policy 57: 178–181.

Luiz, O.J., E.M.P. Madin, J.S. Madin, A.H. Baird, and A.S. Grutter. 2016. A tropical cleaner wrasse finds new clients at the frontierFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14 (2): 110-111.

Relevant collaborative projects

Beck, H., D. Feary, A. Fowler, E.M.P. Madin, and D. Booth. 2016. Temperate predators and seasonal water temperatures impact feeding of a range-expanding tropical fishMarine Biology 163 (70). DOI 10.1007/s00227-016-2844-8.

Davidson, J.L., I.E. Van Putten, P. Leith, M. Nursey-Bray, E.M.P. Madin and N.J. Holbrook. 2013. Toward Operationalizing Resilience Concepts in Australian Marine Sectors Coping with Climate Change. Ecology and Society 18 (3): 4.