[Coral-List] Biological impacts of ocean acidification: a postgraduate perspective on research priorities
samanthagarrard at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 8 10:35:57 EDT 2012
Dear Coral Listers,
Although ocean acidification is a global marine issue and not restricted to coral reefs, we would like to draw your attention to a review paper regarding the impacts of ocean acidification which was recently published in Marine Biology. It was produced from a collaboration of PhD students from around the world attempting to give a fresh outlook to this issue. We hope that it will be a useful piece of information for everyone who is interested in this subject and may give ideas on future directions for research.
Title: "Biological impacts of ocean acidification: a postgraduate perspective on research priorities"
Abstract: "Research into the effects of ocean acidification (OA) on marine organisms has greatly increased during the past decade, as realization of the potential dramatic impacts has grown. Studies have revealed the multifarious responses of organisms to OA conditions, indicating a high level of intra- and interspecific variation in species' ability to accommodate these alterations. If we are to provide policy makers with sound, scientific input regarding the expected consequences of OA, we need a broader understanding of these predicted changes. As a group of 20 multi-disciplinary postgraduate students from around the globe, with a study focus on OA, we are a strong representation of 'next generation' scientists in this field. In this unique cumulative paper, we review knowledge gaps in terms of assessing the biological impa cts of OA, outlining directions for future research."
Garrard S L, Hunter R C, Frommel A Y, Lane A C, Phillips J C, Cooper R, Dineshram R, Cardini U, McCoy S J and Arnberg M, Rodrigues Alves B G, Annane S, de Orte M R, Kumar A, Aguirre-Martínez G V, Maneja R H, Basallote M D, Ape F, Torstensson A, Bjoerk M M. (in press) Biological impacts of ocean acidification: a postgraduate perspective on research priorities. Marine Biology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-012-2033-
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