Special Issue "The Effect of Ocean Acidification on Skeletal Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2022 | Viewed by 2613
2. Department of Geosciences, Bremen University, Fahrenheit Str.6, D-28359 Bremen, Germany
Interests: carbonate sedimentology; sea-level change; ocean acidification; nutrification; paleology
Interests: ocean acidification; global warming; global oceanic change; calcium carbonate; biomineralization; limestone; paleoceanography
Increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations have led to a decrease in ocean pH, known as ocean acidification (OA). The effect of OA on calcium carbonate precipitation and subsequent potential dissolution in carbonate depositional systems such as coral reefs is a hotly debated topic, in particular as complex and partly contrasting effects are observed. The Special Issue aims to bring together current knowledge on OA in carbonate depositional ecosystems in perspective and review papers, and the latest research results, to provide a basis for this ongoing discussion. These ecosystems include but are not limited to coral reefs, oyster reefs, calcifying algae (maerl beds), etc. in which calcifiers are the predominant reef engineer. Thus, we invite contributions on new research outcomes in skeletal precipitation and structure (from individuals to communities), physiological mechanisms that underpin complex host and symbiont interactions, and responses of heterotrophic and phototrophic calcifiers (e.g., calcification rates, stability of skeletons, encrustation, and cementation) under projected OA conditions. The goal is to contribute to a better understanding of what to expect for the future of carbonate depositional systems, resilience, and potential avenues for counteracting negative effects on calcification triggered by increasing CO2 concentrations.
We especially encourage early-career researchers from Global South countries to submit their findings to this Special Issue.
High-quality papers are encouraged for publication related to various aspects, as mentioned below:
- Influence on CO2 on marine calcification;
- Trophic strategies and their relation to OA effects;
- Physiology behind calcification under OA conditions;
- Experimental approaches;
- Field approaches;
- Earth history analogues;
- Developments in analytical techniques to study skeletal structures in the context of OA.
If you are interested in contributing to the Special Issue but may not able to meet the deadline, please do not hesitate to contact us. As we aim for an interesting compilation of state-of-the-art and novel insights, we invite you to contribute your view to this growing Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Hildegard Westphal
Prof. Dr. Justin Ries
Dr. Steve Doo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Ocean acidification
- Coral reefs
- Carbonate depositional systems
- Skeletal structure
- Effects on ecosystems and biodiversity