Movie: Studies of species distribution change which can be attributed to climate

A recent study looked at distributions of several marine invertebrate groups along the east coast of Australia based on Australian Museum collections. After reviewing the available data molluscs were selected for study because of the volume of their records in the collections and their relatively stable taxonomy. Significant shifts in distribution were found that can be correlated with changes in climate. Dr Pat Hutchings discusses these findings and the continued need for appropriate experts to assess which species may be useful for studying climate change.

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Maxine Kauter
Maxine Kauter
Pat Hutchings
Maxine Kauter

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