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Impact of Climate Changes on Marine Environments

  • Tymon Zielinski
  • Marcin Weslawski
  • Karol Kuliński


  • Explains how marine ecosystems respond to climate changes

  • Describes the determining factors in marine ecosystem modifications

  • Contributes to the topical discussion on global environmental changes


Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Tymon Zielinski, Marcin Weslawski, Karol Kuliński, Tomasz Petelski, Beata Szymczycha
    Pages 1-6
  3. A. Strzalkowska, T. Zielinski, P. Makuch, P. Pakszys, T. Petelski
    Pages 7-22
  4. P. Pakszys, T. Zielinski, K. Markowicz, T. Petelski, P. Makuch, J. Lisok et al.
    Pages 23-36
  5. Lukasz Hoppe, Joanna Szczucka
    Pages 51-59
  6. Magdalena Łącka, Joanna Pawłowska, Marek Zajączkowski
    Pages 127-148

About this book


This book contributes to the current discussion on global environmental changes by discussing modifications in marine ecosystems related to global climate changes. In marine ecosystems, rising atmospheric CO2 and climate changes are associated with shifts in temperature, circulation, stratification, nutrient input, oxygen concentration and ocean acidification, which have significant biological effects on a regional and global scale.

Knowing how these changes affect the distribution and abundance of plankton in the ocean currents is crucial to our understanding of how climate change impacts the marine environment.

Ocean temperatures, weather and climatic changes greatly influence the amount and location of nutrients in the water column. If temperatures and currents change, the plankton production cycle may not coincide with the reproduction cycle of fish.

 The above changes are closely related to the changes in radiative forcing, which initiate feedback mechanisms like changes in surface temperature, circulation, and atmospheric chemistry.


Climate Change Marine Ecosystem Ocean Acidification Ocean Temperature Radiative Forcing

Editors and affiliations

  • Tymon Zielinski
    • 1
  • Marcin Weslawski
    • 2
  • Karol Kuliński
    • 3
  1. 1.Air-Sea InteractionsInstitute of Oceanology Polish Academy of SciencesSopotPoland
  2. 2.Marine ecologyInstitute of Oceanology Polish Academy of SciencesSopotPoland
  3. 3.Marine Chemistry and BiochemistryInstitute of Oceanology Polish Academy of SciencesSopotPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Impact of Climate Changes on Marine Environments
  • Editors Tymon Zielinski
    Marcin Weslawski
    Karol Kuliński
  • Series Title GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title GeoPlanet: Earth Planetary Scien.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-14282-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36012-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-14283-8
  • Series ISSN 2190-5193
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5207
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 148
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oceanography
    Environmental Science and Engineering
    Climate Change
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