Special Issue "Ocean Acidification and Marine Biodiversity"
A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015).
Interests: Ocean acidification, estuarine organisms, multi-stressors, molluscs, larval development, settlement, recruitment, saltmarshes, mangroves, barnacles
Interests: Ocean acidification; multi-stressors; molluscs; larval development; marine invertebrate physiology; adaptation; aquaculture
Ocean acidification (OA) is occurring at an alarming rate in response to the enormous input of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. Over this century, elevations in atmospheric CO2 will lead to levels of OA that are detrimental to the growth, development and survival of numerous marine organisms, especially those with calcareous shells and structures. Recent reviews of the literature suggest that the early life history stages of marine organisms will be most sensitive. To date, most studies focus on the impacts of OA as a sole stressor, but this ignores the ‘real world’ situation, where these critical life history stages will be impacted by multiple environmental stressors. Temperature increases, greater salinity fluctuations and increases in the number, severity, extension and duration of hypoxic zones are also predicted to occur over this century and will likely act synergistically with OA to detrimentally impact marine organisms and ecosystems. With the exception of a handful of studies on OA and temperature, the synergistic impacts of OA in combination with other climate change related stressors on marine organisms are virtually unknown. This special issue will assess the impacts of OA in synergy with other climate change related stressors including increasing temperature, salinity, hypoxia and food concentration on adult and larval/early life history stages of marine organisms to determine which biochemical/physiological processes are most vulnerable.
Professor Pauline Ross
Dr. Laura Parker
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ocean acidification
- ocean warming
- marine organisms
- multiple stressors
- marine larvae
- marine invertebrate physiology
- thermal thresholds
- synergistic/interactive impacts