Improving the interpretability of climate landscape metrics: An ecological risk analysis of Japan’s Marine Protected Areas


General Information:

Author: Molinos, J.G. et al.

Year of publication: 2017

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Scientific article

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Scientists/researchers

Institutional scale of use: Regional

Details: Marine ecosystems

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Others (please specify)

Details: Conservation planners

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Asia, Europe, Australia

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Asia

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Biodiversity

Details: Marine ecosystems

Method used: Quantitative model

Description of methodology: Characterization of climatic stability and connectivity in marine ecosystems calculation of availability of future suitable climate conditions in reach of species mobility range in the case that current habitat becomes non-suitable (contraction) or remains suitable (expansion)

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Risk components incorporated: Risk

Details: Ecological risk assessment

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Sea surface temperature

Source of required data: Secondary (available data is used)

Details: Historical and projected sea surface temperature

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Effect of sea surface temperature on marine ecosystems predicting the moving of species between different zones (connectedness between zones depending on climate change)

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: None

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): Yes

Details: Ocean warming


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: No

Applied by whom: Molinos, J.G. et al.

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