Modelling the effects of climate change on the distribution of fish species

Climate change is now a widely accepted phenomenon that has led to increased sea surface temperatures. The most obvious changes associated with increased sea surface temperatures are shifts in the distribution and abundance of individual species or assemblages according to their thermal tolerance and ability to adapt. Species distribution models are being used to explore the extent to which the range of different exploited fisheries species might shift in response to changes in the surrounding environment with climate change