Differential impacts of ocean acidification amongst genotypes of key microalgae

Biogeochemical cycling of nutrients (including carbon) by phytoplankton is inherently tied to the pH of the ocean: availability of inorganic carbon for calcification and photosynthesis is a key factor determining the nature and extent of ecosystem productivity. Thus it comes as no surprise that researchers worldwide have examined (and are examining) the response of key phytoplankton species to projected ocean acidification’ (OA) conditions. Unfortunately, many reported results appear contradictory, thereby limiting insight as to how OA will impact ocean productivity and biogeochemistry.

Suggett D., 2011. Differential impacts of ocean acidification amongst genotypes of key microalgae. Solas news 12:8-9. Newsletter.


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