Anticipated water quality changes in response to climate change and potential consequences for inland fishes

Fisheries
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Abstract

Healthy freshwater ecosystems are a critical component of the world's economy, with a critical role in maintaining public health, inland biological diversity, and overall quality of life. Globally, our climate is changing, with air temperature and precipitation regimes deviating significantly from historical patterns. Healthy freshwater ecosystems are a critical component of the world's economy, with a critical role in maintaining public health, inland biological diversity, and overall quality of life. Globally, our climate is changing, with air temperature and precipitation regimes deviating significantly from historical patterns. Changes anticipated with climate change in the future are likely to have a profound effect on inland aquatic ecosystems through diverse pathways, including changes in water quality. In this brief article, we present an initial discussion of several of the water quality responses that can be anticipated to occur within inland water bodies with climate change and how those changes are likely to impact fishes.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Anticipated water quality changes in response to climate change and potential consequences for inland fishes
Series title Fisheries
DOI 10.1080/03632415.2016.1182509
Volume 41
Issue 7
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s) Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center
Description 4 p.
First page 413
Last page 416