Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Ecosystems

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Diversity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2020) | Viewed by 540

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Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: biometry, morphology, sclerochronology, demography, growth strategies, skeletal crystallography, mechanical properties, reproduction, zooxanthellae photosynthesis, population dynamics, and microbiome ecology in temperate and subtropical corals and their relationships with environmental factors; growth and population dynamics multiscale modeling; effect of global climate change on temperate and tropical coral reef communities

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The expected impact of climate change on ecosystems and the service they provide to human populations is one of the most urgent research topics of our times. Among the various consequences of global climate change, ocean acidification is one subtle effect that is raising serious concerns in the scientific community due to the expected impacts on calcifying organisms, the biomineralized structures they produce, and associated communities. In recent decades, research on ocean acidification impacts has provided support for these concerns, as several negative impacts of this process have been observed in a variety of taxa in aquarium, mesocosm, and natural laboratory studies (e.g., carbon dioxide volcanic vents).

This Special Issue provides a framework to highlight new research contributing to our understanding of the impact of ocean acidification at all latitudes (polar to tropical), on all ecosystems, and through all scientific approaches (from observations in the field to laboratory-controlled experiments). Even if the session does not preclude other topics, studies focusing on the process of biomineralization and on the alteration of ecosystem services provided by systems impacted by ocean acidification are encouraged.

Dr. Erik Caroselli
Guest Editor

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  • Ocean acidification
  • CO2 vents
  • Biomineralization
  • Marine calcifiers
  • Climate change ecology

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