2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Session 163: Adaptation to high CO2 oceans: From experimental evolution to naturally CO2 rich habitats

Organizers: Frank Melzner, IFM-GEOMAR Kiel, Germany, fmelzner@ifm-geomar.de; Sam Dupont, University of Göteborg, Sweden, sam.dupont@marecol.gu.se; Rainer Kiko, IFM-GEOMAR Kiel, Germany, rkiko@ifm-geomar.de; Brad Seibel, University of Rhode Island, USA, seibel@uri.edu

Ocean acidification will impact marine habitats. Assessing vulnerability of species and communities is difficult, as experimental studies often are single species focused and short – term in duration. In this session, we want to explore the capacity of organisms to adapt to an altered carbonate system speciation by featuring experimental evolution studies. In addition, we want to encourage presentations on species and communities adapted to environments that naturally expose organisms to elevated pCO2, such as coastal hypoxic zones, volcanic vent systems, marine sediments, intertidal and oxygen minimum zones, but also stressful ontogenetic habitats, such as egg masses and egg fluids. We envision an interdisciplinary session that brings together ecologists, chemists, evolutionary biologists and physiologists. (3, 4, 8)

2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting
20-24 February 2012
Salt Lake City · Utah · USA

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