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The ecology of temperate reefs in a changing world
Temperate marine ecosystems have a rich history of study, yet only recently a broader recognition of their global value to human society has developed. Predominantly near-shore systems, temperate reefs are found in some of the most developed and impacted coastal regions of the world and are becoming increasingly modified by a range of local and global impacts. Building on the 12th International Temperate Reefs Symposium hosted by The Swire Institute of Marine Science, University of Hong Kong, in January 2019, this Theme Section assembles original research articles highlighting recent advances in the study of the ecology of temperate reefs. Contributions cover a wide range of topics from the historical changes to these systems, to current efforts to enhance the function of urbanised shores, and experimental assessments of how these systems may change under future ocean heating and acidification. Papers span all levels of biological organisation from individual physiology to landscape ecology.


Organizer: Bayden D. Russell


Editors: Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, Yun-wei Dong, Laura J. Falkenberg, Bayden D. Russell, Myron Peck


Status: Submissions are now closed


Individual Theme Section articles are published 'Advance View' as soon as they are ready. Once the Theme Section is completed, they will be fully published in a regular volume of MEPS and given a volume number and page range. Theme Section literature cites within the articles will also be updated.


Hsiung AR, Tan WT, Loke LHL, Firth LB, Heery EC, Ducker J, Clark V, Pek YS, Birch WR, Ang ACF, Hartanto RS, Chai TMF, Todd PA
Little evidence that lowering the pH of concrete supports greater biodiversity on tropical and temperate seawalls
MEPS ITRS: AV1 | Full text in pdf format


de Bettignies F, Dauby P, Lepoint G, Riera P, Bocher E, Bohner O, Broudin C, Houbin C, Leroux C, Loisel S, Davoult D
Temporal succession of a macrofaunal community associated with kelp fragment accumulations in an in situ experiment
MEPS ITRS: AV2 | Full text in pdf format


Eger AM, Baum JK
Trophic cascades and connectivity in coastal benthic marine ecosystems: a meta-analysis of experimental and observational research
MEPS ITRS: AV3 | Full text in pdf format


Norderhaug KM, Filbee-Dexter K, Freitas C, Birkely SR, Christensen L, Mellerud I, Thormar J, van Son T, Moy F, Vázquez Alonso M, Steen H
Ecosystem-level effects of large-scale disturbance in kelp forests
MEPS ITRS: AV4 | Full text in pdf format


Minuti JJ, Russell BD
Functionally redundant herbivores: urchin and gastropod grazers respond differently to ocean warming and rising CO2
MEPS ITRS: AV5 | Full text in pdf format


Gerrity S, Alestra T, Fischman HS, Schiel DR
Earthquake effects on abalone habitats and populations in southern New Zealand
MEPS ITRS: AV6 | Full text in pdf format


Taira D, Heery EC, Loke LHL, Teo A, Bauman AG, Todd PA
Ecological engineering across organismal scales: trophic-mediated positive effects of microhabitat enhancement on fishes
MEPS ITRS: AV7 | Full text in pdf format


Oróstica MH, Hawkins SJ, Broitman BR, Jenkins SR
Performance of a warm-water limpet species towards its poleward range edge compared to a colder-water congener
MEPS ITRS: AV8 | Full text in pdf format