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Redrawn from Cheung W.W.L. et al., 2009.
Uploaded on Friday 03 Feb 2012
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Change in the initial species richness in 2005 relative to 2001-2005 average (high-range climate change scenario). Studies predict species invasion will be profound in the Arctic and Southern Oceans. Among others these changes could result in a significant turnover of species of more than 60% of present biodiversity. This has the potential to disrupt a range of marine ecosystem services including food provisioning.