Special Issue "Impact of Ocean Acidification on Marine Organisms—Unifying Principles and New Paradigms"

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A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Sam Dupont
Department of Marine Ecology - Kristineberg, University of Gothenburg, Kristineberg 566, SE-450 34 Fiskebäckskil, Sweden
Website: http://www.bioenv.gu.se/english/staff/Sam_Dupont_eng
E-Mail: sam.dupont@bioenv.gu.se

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mike Thorndyke
Department of Marine Ecology - Kristineberg, University of Gothenburg, Kristineberg 566, SE-450 34 Fiskebäckskil, Sweden
Website: http://www.bioenv.gu.se/english/staff/michael-thorndyke/
E-Mail: mike.thorndyke@marecol.gu.se

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jason Hall-Spencer
School of Marine Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth, Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, UK
Website: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/jhall-spencer
E-Mail: jason.hall-spencer@plymouth.ac.uk

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Among anthropogenic stressors, ocean acidification—the decrease in the pH of the oceans caused by their uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere—are of great concern and are believed to be a major threat for near-future ecosystem health. Rates of climate change are increasingly fast and we can only guess at the kinds of organisms that will suffer (“losers”) or benefit (“winners”) from this mayhem that is radically altering ecosystem structure. The impact of ocean acidification appears to be extremely species- and even population-specific and depends on life-history stages and the processes studied. The impact also needs to be considered in the context of additional relevant factors such as temperature and other anthropogenic stressors such as pollution. Until now, Ocean acidification has been moving forward as a hypothesis-driven research field and the current paradigms (e.g. ocean acidification will negatively impact calcifiers) are now being revisited. For example, some of the taxa predicted to be heavily impacted appear to be surprisingly resilient to low pH / high pCO2. To allow large-scale predictions of the impact of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems it is important to understand how ocean acidification together with other stressors will modify the evolutionary rules shaping marine ecosystems.

This Special Issue will compile research articles on recent research together with reviews on the biological impact of ocean acidification. These will have special focus on species and ecosystem resilience in relation to present and future natural environmental variability, life history strategy and population plasticity along latitudinal gradients to explore both intra- and inter- specific adaptive potential and genetic variability in various taxa.

Prof. Dr. Mike Thorndyke
Dr. Sam Dupont
Dr. Jason Hall-Spencer
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • ocean acidification
  • climate change
  • pCO2
  • pH
  • eco-physiology
  • ecosystem
  • resilience
  • evolution

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p. 2233-2254
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Water 2014, 6(8), 2233-2254; doi:10.3390/w6082233
Received: 19 February 2014; in revised form: 16 July 2014 / Accepted: 18 July 2014 / Published: 30 July 2014
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Water 2014, 6(6), 1840-1859; doi:10.3390/w6061840
Received: 6 February 2014; in revised form: 12 May 2014 / Accepted: 4 June 2014 / Published: 17 June 2014
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Water 2014, 6(6), 1860-1872; doi:10.3390/w6061860
Received: 6 February 2014; in revised form: 23 May 2014 / Accepted: 4 June 2014 / Published: 17 June 2014
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Water 2014, 6(6), 1719-1744; doi:10.3390/w6061719
Received: 28 February 2014; in revised form: 3 June 2014 / Accepted: 3 June 2014 / Published: 16 June 2014
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Water 2014, 6(1), 59-67; doi:10.3390/w6010059
Received: 25 October 2013; in revised form: 20 December 2013 / Accepted: 23 December 2013 / Published: 31 December 2013
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Water 2013, 5(4), 1890-1915; doi:10.3390/w5041890
Received: 5 September 2013; in revised form: 7 November 2013 / Accepted: 13 November 2013 / Published: 19 November 2013
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Water 2013, 5(4), 1653-1661; doi:10.3390/w5041653
Received: 5 August 2013; in revised form: 11 September 2013 / Accepted: 29 September 2013 / Published: 10 October 2013
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Water 2013, 5(3), 1303-1325; doi:10.3390/w5031303
Received: 19 June 2013; in revised form: 26 July 2013 / Accepted: 19 August 2013 / Published: 6 September 2013
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Water 2011, 3(4), 1005-1030; doi:10.3390/w3041005
Received: 18 September 2011; in revised form: 9 October 2011 / Accepted: 21 October 2011 / Published: 7 November 2011
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