Climate Change Literature

Explore our literature on these climate change topics


Ocean acidification and hypoxia

Sea level rise and coastal adaptation

Fisheries and climate change

Legal and social perspectives on climate change

Measuring impacts of climate change


Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia


Ocean acidification 2.0: Managing our changing ocean chemistry

Modeling in support of management of coastal hypoxia and acidification in the California current ecosystem

Ocean acidification: California MPA threats assessment, legal and policy gap analysis

Patterns and potential drivers of declining oxygen content along the Southern California coast

Washington state's legal and policy options for combating ocean acidification in state water

Ten ways states can combat ocean acidification (and why they should)

Why ocean acidification matters to California, and what California can do about it: A report on the power of California's state government to address ocean acidification in state waters

High-frequency dynamics of ocean pH: A multi-ecosystem comparison

Mitigating local causes of ocean acidification with existing laws


Sea level rise and coastal adaptation


Applications and land use practices and tools to prepare for and adapt to climate change

Coastal habitats shield people from sea-level rise and storms

Key lessons for incorporating natural infrastructure into regional climate adaptation planning

SPERR factsheet

SAN factsheet

Climate adaptation planning in the Monterey bay region: An iterative spatial framework for engagement at the local level

Rising to the challenge: results of the 2011 California coastal adaptation needs assessment

Decision guide: Selecting decision support tools for marine spatial planning

Guiding ecological principles for marine spatial planning

Collaborative geospatial information and tools for California coastal and ocean managers: Workshop report

Preparing for the future: Climate change and the Monterey Bay shoreline summary report

No day at the beach: Sea level rise, ecosystem loss and public access along the California coast

Assessment of climate change in the Southwest United States. Chapter 9: Coastal issues

Future scenarios as a research tool: investigating climate change impacts, adaptation options and outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef, Australia


Fisheries and climate change


Managing small-scale commercial fisheries for adaptive capacity: Insights from dynamic social-ecological drivers of change in Monterey bay

Evaluating social and ecological vulnerability of coral reef fisheries to climate change

Social-ecological vulnerability of coral reef fisheries to climatic shocks


Legal and social perspectives on climate change


Stakeholder perceptions of seaport resilience strategies: A case study of Gulfport (Mississippi) and Providence (Rhode Island)

Recommendations for improving recovery criteria under the U.S. endangered species act

The American public’s preference for preparation for the possible effects of global warming: Impact of communication strategies

Synergies and tradeoffs in how managers, scientists, and fishers value coral reef ecosystem services

Human dimensions of coral reef social-ecological systems

Dynamic property rights: The Public Trust Doctrine and takings in a changing climate

Highlights from the ocean sciences session: “Impacting policy by communicating and incorporating ocean science through ecosystem-based management”

Operationalizing the social-ecological systems framework to assess sustainability


Measuring impacts of climate change


Marine defaunation: Animal loss in the global ocean

Predicted habitat shifts to Pacific top predators in a changing climate

Fact sheet: The oceans in a +2°C world

A global map of human impact on marine ecosystems

Ecomarkets for conservation and sustainable development in the coastal zone

Knowledge through partnerships: Integrating marine protected area monitoring and ocean observing systems