Predicting the future of coastal marine ecosystems in the rapidly changing Arctic: The potential of palaeoenvironmental records
ACME working group steering steering group leaders Maija Heikkilä (University of Helsinki, Finland), Sofia Ribeiro (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland), Kaarina Weckström (University of Helsinki, Finland) and Anna Pienkowski (Norwegian Polar Institute) have published an invited review article in Anthropocene on "Predicting the future of coastal marine ecosystems in the rapidly changing Arctic: The potential of palaeoenvironmental records".
Using the responses by Arctic palaeoecologists/palaeoceanographers and marine ecosystem monitoring community members to an openly accessible online survey (Oct 16–Nov 23, 2019), the paper (1) provides an overview of current Arctic cryosphere change, (2) reviews state-of-the-art palaeoecological approaches, (3) identifies methodological and knowledge gaps, and (4) discusses the strengths and future potential of palaeoecology and palaeoceanography to respond to societally-relevant coastal marine ecosystem challenges.
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The authors are grateful for the continuing support from the Past Global Changes International Project Office (PAGES-IPO) and the valuable contributions from the respondents to the open PAGES Arctic Cryosphere Change and Coastal Marine Ecosystems Working Group (http://pastglobalchanges.org/acme) community questionnaire.