[Coral-List] New article published, and invitation for other submissions

Jessica Carilli jcarilli at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 10:01:35 EDT 2016

Dear Coral-list,

We'd like to bring your attention to the first article published in our
special topic "Coral Reef Calcification in a Changing Ocean: from
Microscale Mechanisms to Macroscale Responses
in Frontiers in Marine Science.

The newest article by Courtney, T. A. et al. "Comparing Chemistry and
Census-Based Estimates of Net Ecosystem Calcification on a Rim Reef in
is open-access, and part of the abstract is included below.

We would like to invite other submissions to this special topic to increase
visibility for this important field; thus we have extended the abstract
submission deadline to Dec. 31 to accommodate additional submissions. Some
of you with published work in this field will also receive personal
invitations sent from the journal website.

Jessica Carilli, Laurie Hoffman, Weifu Guo, and Steeve Comeau

Partial abstract:
"Coral reef net ecosystem calcification (NEC) has decreased for many
Caribbean reefs over recent decades primarily due to changes in benthic
community composition. Chemistry-based approaches to calculate NEC utilize
the drawdown of seawater total alkalinity (TA) combined with residence time
to calculate an instantaneous measurement of NEC. Census-based approaches
combine annual growth rates with benthic cover and reef structural
complexity to estimate NEC occurring over annual timescales. Here, NEC was
calculated for Hog Reef in Bermuda using both chemistry and census-based
NEC techniques to compare the mass-balance generated by the two methods and
identify the dominant biocalcifiers at Hog Reef."

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