A framework for assess vulnerability of coastal fisheries to climate change in Portuguese coast
The structure of all communities varies in space and time in response to many physical and biological factors…
and the extent to which these different factors influence ecosystem function is one of the fundamental issues of ecosystem ecology and in fisheries research field. Coastal areas are within the most productive ecosystems in the world and play a crucial role as nursery grounds for the larval and juvenile phases of fish and invertebrate species economically exploited.
Vulnerability FRAMEWORK will allow estimates an index for individual species (biological vulnerability) and consequently the socio-economic vulnerability of fishing sectors to climatic change in different areas of the Portuguese coasts (North, Centre and South- different oceanographic/climate regimes).