As temperatures on Earth continue to increase, the Arctic freshwater ecosystem becomes unusually warm – too warm for many native species.
According to the report, the trend could lead to regional extinctions, which could lead to the loss of enormous biodiversity in Arctic lakes and rivers.
The recent Arctic Biodiversity Report, a product of CBMP, shows that the Arctic species originated from Arctic habitats.
“Global warming is reducing areas that can be considered the Arctic region,” said Danny Chun Pong Lau, an ecologist at Umeo University in Sweden. “The consequence is that southern species move north, and potentially extinct species that are extinct locally if they cannot adapt or compete for resources.”
This report consists of groups of international climate researchers, biologists, environmentalists and environmentalists. Using data from various studies and research, the report reviews the health of fish, benthic macroinvertebrates, zooplankton, algae and macrophytes in the North Pole.
The first circular data base on biodiversity in fresh water will help scientists track biological changes caused by climate change.
“The aim is to make knowledge more accessible and easier to renew,” said Danny Chung Pong Lau. “All data will be available in the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service online database.”
As much of the research has been explained in detail, climate change is most prominent in the North Pole, with water and air temperatures increasing steadily in recent decades. The loss of sea ice and the decline of glaciers have caused significant ecological and biological changes.
This report not only provides new Arctic biodiversity criteria, but also recommends recommendations for better protection of endangered species.
“The report calls for better coordination, standardization of methods and the use of broader new technologies such as remote sensing and DNA coding,” said Danny Chung Pong Lau. “We also need to reconcile the results of our research on traditional knowledge and local knowledge, better commitment to local communities and indigenous peoples at the North Pole, and a stronger commitment to further development and maintenance of CBMPs.”