[Coral-List] Ocean Sciences 2018 Session 29804: Spatial and Temporal Variability of Seawater Chemistry in Coastal Ecosystems in the Context of Global Change

Tyler Cyronak tcyronak at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 12:49:51 EDT 2017

Hi all,

We would like to bring your attention to a 2018 Ocean Sciences session 
focusing on the variability of seawater chemistry in coastal systems in 
the context of global change.  We highly encourage you to submit any 
studies focusing on impacts and sources of this variability in coral reefs!

Session Description:
Coastal systems provide a range of goods and services that are under 
threat from anthropogenic stressors such as ocean acidification, 
deoxygenation, and eutrophication. Accurately projecting future chemical 
conditions in these socioeconomically important regions remains 
difficult due to the natural spatiotemporal variability in seawater 
chemistry. In coastal regions, complex processes including 
terrestrial-based riverine and groundwater inputs, intense benthic and 
pelagic metabolism, and air-sea gas exchange act in combination with 
physical processes affecting mixing, water column depth, and local 
residence times. These biogeochemical and physical processes interact 
over timescales of minutes to years and on spatial scales from 
millimeters to kilometers to drive variability in seawater chemistry. 
The complex, local drivers of seawater chemistry in coastal systems make 
it increasingly difficult to predict how seawater chemistry will change 
due to anthropogenic changes on a global scale. Importantly, certain 
oceanographic areas and ecosystems could act as de-oxygenation and 
acidification refuges by elevating DO and pH relative to source or 
surrounding waters. For this session we invite contributions seeking to 
understand temporal and spatial variability of seawater chemistry in 
coastal systems in the context of global climate change. We also welcome 
submissions that highlight the effects of seawater chemistry variability 
on marine organisms and ecosystems.

Primary Chair:  Tyler Cyronak, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La 
Jolla, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Iris Eline Hendriks, University of the Balearic Islands, 
Biology, Palma, Spain
Yui Takeshita and Andrea Fassbender, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research 
Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States



Tyler, Iris, Yui, and Andrea

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