Climate change and the ecosystem approach to management in the Southern Ocean

Rachel Cavanagh, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK

Séminaire du LOCEAN.


Date de début 14/11/2023 11:00
Date de fin 14/11/2023
Lieu LOCEAN (Jussieu) Couloir 45-55, 4e étage, pièce 417


Climate change is significantly altering ecosystems and fisheries throughout the world’s oceans, affecting the ability of fisheries management to deliver their objectives, with accumulative consequences for the conservation and management of marine living resources.

This presentation will consider climate-related risks to Southern Ocean ecosystems and fisheries, acknowledging challenges including uncertainty, and mismatch between spatial and temporal scales of climate projections and ecological processes, advocating further engagement between climate scientists, ecologists, and policymakers to integrate climate-focused actions into ecosystem management.



Dr Rachel Cavanagh is an ecosystem scientist at the British Antarctic Survey where she works to improve the scientific basis to understand and manage changing marine ecosystems. Rachel’s work is multi-disciplinary, linking ecology, climate and fisheries science, encompassing research, policy and stakeholder engagement.

In addition to her research, she has ~20 years experience in international programme management and providing technical advice for policy. Rachel is a member of the UK Delegation for the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Living Resources (CCAMLR), leading on climate change issues.

Informations supplémentaires

Sorbonne Université, Campus Pierre et Marie Curie (Jussieu)
Couloir 45-55, 4e étage, pièce 417