Publication details.

Paper

Year:2016
Author(s):L. Ramajo, E. Pérez-León, I.E. Hendriks, N. Marbà, D. Krause-Jensen, M.K. Sejr, M.E. Blicher, N.A. Lagos, Y.S. Olsen, C.M. Duarte
Title:Food supply confers calcifiers resistance to ocean acidification
Journal:Scientific Reports
ISSN:2045-2322
JCR Impact Factor:4.259
Volume:6
Pages:19374
D.O.I.:10.1038/srep19374
Web:https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84955140626&doi=10.1038%2fsrep19374&partnerID=40&md5=2d9ff0f746e39c1818985b215132df93
Abstract:Invasion of ocean surface waters by anthropogenic CO2 emitted to the atmosphere is expected to reduce surface seawater pH to 7.8 by the end of this century compromising marine calcifiers. A broad range of biological and mineralogical mechanisms allow marine calcifiers to cope with ocean acidification, however these mechanisms are energetically demanding which affect other biological processes (trade-offs) with important implications for the resilience of the organisms against stressful conditions. Hence, food availability may play a critical role in determining the resistance of calcifiers to OA. Here we show, based on a meta-analysis of existing experimental results assessing the role of food supply in the response of organisms to OA, that food supply consistently confers calcifiers resistance to ocean acidification.

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  • Iris Eline Hendriks
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  • Global Change Research