The effects of climate change on the growth and physiology of reef snappers

McMahon, Shannon J. (2021) The effects of climate change on the growth and physiology of reef snappers. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Shannon experimentally tested the effects of elevated temperature and CO2 on the growth, development, survival, and physiology of two mesopredatory reef fishes. He found that both temperature and CO2 can have varying effects, some beneficial while others negative, and highlights the complexity of understanding how these species will fare in a changing ocean.

Item ID: 81404
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: elevated temperature, elevated CO2, anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide, global climate change, marine heatwaves, mesopredatory reef fish, Australasian snapper, Chrysophrys auratus, Spanish flag snapper, Lutjanus carponotatus, rising water temperature, ocean acidification
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Embargoed until 24 February 2024

Two publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

[Chapter 2] McMahon, Shannon, Parsons, Darren M., Donelson, Jennifer, Pether, Steve M. J., and Munday, Philip L. (2020) Elevated temperature and CO₂ have positive effects on the growth and survival of larval Australasian snapper. Marine Environmental Research, 161. 105054

[Chapter 3] McMahon, Shannon J., Parsons, Darren M., Donelson, Jennifer M., Pether, Steve M.J., and Munday, Philip L. (2020) Elevated CO₂ and heatwave conditions affect the aerobic and swimming performance of juvenile Australasian snapper. Marine Biology: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters, 167 (1). 6

Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2024 02:52
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3104 Evolutionary biology > 310405 Evolutionary ecology @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1901 Adaptation to climate change > 190102 Ecosystem adaptation to climate change @ 100%
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