Session at the AGU Fall Meeting: Spatial variability in coral reef resilience to ocean acidification

OS037 Spatial variability in coral reef resilience to ocean acidification

Deadline for abstract submissions is 8 August 2012.

Conveners:
  1. Andreas Andersson
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    aandersson@ucsd.edu
  2. Lida T Teneva
    Stanford
    lida.teneva@gmail.com

Description:
“Research in coral reef carbonate chemistry shows there may be variable responses to ocean acidification within and across reef sites. Vastly different natural reef CO2 chemistry ranges at different sites – many exceeding projected changes in pH decline by year 2100 — likely interact with reef community composition and local human stressors to form differential susceptibility of coral reefs to continued acidification. We need to address whether higher variability on reefs confers resistance and resilience to ocean acidification. This session hopes to bring together reef field case studies, syntheses, and models pointing to why, how and what reefs could be hotspots for resilience in the future.”

AGU Fall Meeting, August 2012. Session.


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