“In situ studies of the impacts of ocean acidification: observations, CO2 vents, and FOCE experiments”, 2015 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, 22-27 February 2015, Granada, Spain

The abstract submission deadline is 23:59 U.S. Central Daylight Time on Friday, 10 October 2014.

Much of our understanding of the consequences of ocean acidification for marine and freshwater organisms derives from laboratory studies on single species. While this approach will continue to be essential, in situ studies evaluating the response of multispecies assemblages and whole communities to ocean acidification are increasingly important to “scale-up” results from laboratory studies to real assemblages in natural environments. Multispecies studies are essential to increase inference concerning both the direct and indirect effects of acidification. Population- and community-level models that integrate and scale results of laboratory and field studies are a key element in understanding the breadth of effects of ocean acidification in marine ecosystems. This session attempts to bring together in situ studies using novel experimental and modeling methods to examine the ecological effects of ocean acidification in natural communities. Observational and experimental studies exploiting spatial or temporal gradients in carbonate chemistry (e.g. latitudinal & depth-related changes, natural CO2 vents), natural experiments (e.g. hypoxia / acidification events), and perturbation experiments (e.g. Free Ocean CO2 Enrichment studies) are of particular interest. We encourage presentations on in situ studies and modeling efforts that consider the population and communities consequences of ocean acidification.

You must register and submit your abstract by this time in order to have your abstract considered.

Conference registration is required for abstract submission as well as for application for travel grants. After completing registration, you will be given the opportunity to submit your abstract.

The scientific committee for this meeting has expanded the number of authors that can be submitted per abstract to 10.


James P. Barry , Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

David Kline , Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Jean-Pierre Gattuso , Laboratoire d’Oceanographie

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