World Oceans Day: Science, Policy, and action can shape the future .

World Oceans Day: Science, Policy, and action can shape the future .

9 million tons of plastic waste is added to the oceans every year. Microplastics are polluting the food chain from the bottom up. Harrowing images remind us that marine species suffer from man-made waste in our oceans. World Oceans Day 2018 is a great opportunity to mobilize for change.

All articles in this collection are FREE to read through July 31, 2018.

 

Start with expert reviews of scientific research that can help you to make a difference. Read 20 review articles about marine pollution, marine species adaptation, environmental change, human impact, and implications for governmental policy. World leading scientists, including Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen, highlight the research and policies that can help to shape a healthier future for our oceans and planet.

“From medical supplies and water bottles to food packaging, clothing, and construction materials, every person now disposes an average of 52 kg of plastic waste every year […]”  -Boris Worm, Heike K. Lotze, Isabelle Jubinville, Chris Wilcox, and Jenna Jambeck - Annual Review of Environment and Resources.

Plastics in the Ocean

Plastic as a Persistent Marine Pollutant Tweet #WorldOceansDay
Boris Worm, Heike K. Lotze, Isabelle Jubinville, Chris Wilcox, and Jenna Jambeck
Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Plastics in the Marine Environment
Kara Lavender Law 
Annual Review of Marine Science

Impacts of Petroleum-Derived Pollutants on Fish Development
Gary N. Cherr, Elise Fairbairn, and Andrew Whitehead
Annual Review of Animal Biosciences

Marine Species Adaptation

Marine Infectious Disease Ecology
Kevin D. Lafferty
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics

Zooplankton and the Ocean Carbon Cycle
Deborah K. Steinberg and Michael R. Landry
Annual Review of Marine Science

Insights into the Coral Microbiome: Underpinning the Health and Resilience of Reef Ecosystems
David G. Bourne, Kathleen M. Morrow, and Nicole S. Webster
Annual Review of Microbiology

Climate and Water: Knowledge of Impacts to Action on Adaptation
Michael Kiparsky, Anita Milman, and Sebastian Vicuña
Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Dining in the Deep: The Feeding Ecology of Deep-Sea Fishes
Jeffrey C. Drazen and Tracey T. Sutton
Annual Review of Marine Science

Human Impact and Stewardship

Global Oceans Governance: New and Emerging Issues
Lisa M. Campbell, Noella J. Gray, Luke Fairbanks, Jennifer J. Silver, Rebecca L. Gruby, Bradford A. Dubik, and Xavier Basurto
Annual Review of Environment and Resources

On the Increasing Vulnerability of the World Ocean to Multiple Stresses
Edward L. Miles
Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Coral Reefs Under Climate Change and Ocean Acidification: Challenges and Opportunities for Management and Policy
Kenneth R.N. Anthony
Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Manifestation, Drivers, and Emergence of Open Ocean Deoxygenation
Lisa A. Levin
Annual Review of Marine Science

NOBEL LAUREATE REVIEW
The Role of NO and NO2 in the Chemistry of the Troposphere and Stratosphere
P J Crutzen
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Human Impacts on Atmospheric Chemistry
PJ Crutzen and J Lelieveld
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Social Media for Sustainability

Can We Tweet, Post, and Share Our Way to a More Sustainable Society? A Review of the Current Contributions and Future Potential of #SocialmediaforsustainabilityTweet #AnnualReviews
Elissa Pearson, Hayley Tindle, Monika Ferguson, Jillian Ryan, and Carla Litchfield
Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Understanding the Past, Preparing for the Future

International Climate Change Policy
Gabriel Chan, Robert Stavins, and Zou Ji
Annual Review of Resource Economics

The Concept of the Anthropocene
Yadvinder Malhi
Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Comparing Climate Sensitivity, Past and Present
Eelco J. Rohling, Gianluca Marino, Gavin L. Foster, Philip A. Goodwin, 
Anna S. von der Heydt, and Peter Köhler
Annual Review of Marine Science

Reconstructing Climate from Glaciers
Andrew N. Mackintosh, Brian M. Anderson, and Raymond T. Pierrehumbert
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences

The Recent Atlantic Cold Anomaly: Causes, Consequences, and Related Phenomena

Simon A. Josey, Joel J.-M. Hirschi, Bablu Sinha, Aurélie Duchez, Jeremy P. Grist, 
and Robert Marsh
Annual Review of Marine Science

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