[Coral-List] NOAA Seminar tomorrow: Shifts in coral reef biogeochemistry and acidification linked to offshore processes

Tracy Gill - NOAA Federal tracy.gill at noaa.gov
Tue Apr 5 08:18:57 EDT 2016

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series - please forward to folks who might be
interested; thanks.

Title: *Shifts in coral reef biogeochemistry and acidification linked to
offshore processes

Presenter: Andreas J. Andersson, Associate Professor, Scripps Institution
of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 12-1pm ET

Where: NOAA SSMC4 Rm 8150, or via webinar - see login info below

Sponsor: NOS Science Seminar Series; seminar coordinator is
Tracy.Gill at noaa.gov

*Mymeeting* webinars use phone & internet. For Audio: Dial toll-free (U.S.)
Enter code 7028688#  For Webcast: Go to www.mymeetings.com. In lower right
corner of page, Under "Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add
conf.no: 744925156 and your info.
No passcode needed for web.

Abstract: Ocean acidification is hypothesized to have a negative impact on
coral reef ecosystems, but to understand future potential impacts it is
necessary to understand the natural variability and controls of coral reef
biogeochemistry. Here I present a 5-year study from the Bermuda coral reef
platform that demonstrates how rapid interannual acidification events on
the local reef scaleare driven by shifts in reef biogeochemical processes
toward increasing net calcification and net respiration. These
biogeochemical shifts are possibly linked to offshore productivity that
ultimately may be controlled by large-scale climatological and
oceanographic processes. More at http://www.anderssonoceanresearch.com/

About the Speaker: Dr. Andersson is Associate Professor at Scripps
Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. His
research interests deals with global environmental change owing to both
natural and anthropogenic processes, and the subsequent effects on the
function, role, and cycling of carbon in marine environments. His current
research is mainly concerned with ocean acidification in coral reefs and
near-shore environments. Dr. Andersson received his PhD from the University
of Hawaii at Manoa and spent several years as a researcher at the Bermuda
Institute of Ocean Sciences before joining Scripps in 2011.

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