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Impacts of climate variability and future climate change on harmful algal blooms and human health

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, January 2008
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Impacts of climate variability and future climate change on harmful algal blooms and human health
Published in
Environmental Health, January 2008
DOI 10.1186/1476-069x-7-s2-s4
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Stephanie K Moore, Vera L Trainer, Nathan J Mantua, Micaela S Parker, Edward A Laws, Lorraine C Backer, Lora E Fleming


Anthropogenically-derived increases in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations have been implicated in recent climate change, and are projected to substantially impact the climate on a global scale in the future. For marine and freshwater systems, increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases are expected to increase surface temperatures, lower pH, and cause changes to vertical mixing, upwelling, precipitation, and evaporation patterns. The potential consequences of these changes for harmful algal blooms (HABs) have received relatively little attention and are not well understood. Given the apparent increase in HABs around the world and the potential for greater problems as a result of climate change and ocean acidification, substantial research is needed to evaluate the direct and indirect associations between HABs, climate change, ocean acidification, and human health. This research will require a multidisciplinary approach utilizing expertise in climatology, oceanography, biology, epidemiology, and other disciplines. We review the interactions between selected patterns of large-scale climate variability and climate change, oceanic conditions, and harmful algae.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 697 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 124 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 123 17%
Researcher 120 17%
Student > Bachelor 114 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 37 5%
Other 88 12%
Unknown 119 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 185 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 184 25%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 52 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 24 3%
Engineering 21 3%
Other 108 15%
Unknown 151 21%

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