How vulnerable are cetaceans to climate change? Developing and testing a new index

Por Andreia Sousa (CCIAM - Research Group, cE3c).

Climate change is altering the chemical, physical and biological processes in the marine environment. Observed impacts driven by climate have been recorded and include changes in the geographical distribution, timing of seasonal migrations, breeding biology and behaviour of species. A number of qualitative and quantitative methodologies have been developed over the years to assess the vulnerability of species to climate change.