Studies on benthic communities of rocky shores on the Brazilian coast and climate change monitoring: status of knowledge and challenges

  • Ricardo Coutinho Instituto de Estudos do Mar Almirante Paulo Moreira
  • Luciana Erika Yaginuma Instituto de Estudos do Mar Almirante Paulo Moreira
  • Fernanda Siviero Instituto de Estudos do Mar Almirante Paulo Moreira
  • Julio César Q. P. dos Santos Instituto de Estudos do Mar Almirante Paulo Moreira
  • María Soledad López Centro de Biologia Marinha
  • Ronaldo Adriano Christofoletti Universidade Federal de São Paulo; Instituto do Mar
  • Flávio Berchez Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; Departamento de Botânica; Centro de Ciências Biológicas
  • Natalia Pirani Ghilardi-Lopes Universidade Federal do ABC
  • Carlos Eduardo Leite Ferreira Universidade Federal Fluminense; Centro de Estudos Gerais; Departamento de Biologia Marinha
  • José Eduardo Arruda Gonçalves Instituto de Estudos do Mar Almirante Paulo Moreira
  • Bruno Pereira Masi Instituto de Estudos do Mar Almirante Paulo Moreira
  • Monica Dorigo Correia Universidade Federal Fluminense; Centro de Estudos Gerais; Departamento de Biologia Marinha
  • Hilda Helena Sovierzoski Universidade Federal de Alagoas; Departamento de Biodiversidade e Ecologia; Setor de Comunidades Bentônicas(LABMAR/ICBS)
  • Luis Felipe Skinner Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro; Departamento de Ciências
  • Ilana Rosental Zalmon Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro; Laboratório de Ciências Ambientais

Abstract

A rocky shores working group (WG) integrated with ReBentos (Monitoring Network for Coastal Benthic Habitats; Rede de Monitoramento de Habitats Bentônicos Costeiros) was created and linked to the Coastal Zones Sub Network of the Climate Network (MCT; Sub-Rede Zonas Costeiras da Rede Clima) and to the National Institute of Science and Technology for Climate Change (INCT-MC; Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia para Mudanças Climáticas), to study the vulnerability of benthic communities on rocky shores and the effects of environmental changes on biomes in such environments along the Brazilian coast. The synthesis presented here was one of the products of this GT, and aimed to collect and review existing knowledge on benthic communities present on rocky shores of the Brazilian coast, their associated biodiversity, and the potential of future studies to accurately predict/measure the effects of climate change on such environments and their biota.

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Published
2016-01-01
How to Cite
Coutinho, R., Yaginuma, L., Siviero, F., Santos, J., López, M., Christofoletti, R., Berchez, F., Ghilardi-Lopes, N., Ferreira, C., Gonçalves, J., Masi, B., Correia, M., Sovierzoski, H., Skinner, L., & Zalmon, I. (2016). Studies on benthic communities of rocky shores on the Brazilian coast and climate change monitoring: status of knowledge and challenges . Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, 64(spe2), 27-36. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1679-875920161015064sp2
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Review Article