Ocean acidification

Howard, William R., Nash, Merinda, Anthony, Kenneth, Schmutter, Katherine, Bostock, Helen, Bromhead, Donald, Byrne, Maria, Currie, Kim, Diaz-Pulido, Guillermo, Eggins, Stephen, Ellwood, Michael, Eyre, Bradley, Haese, Ralf, Hallegraeff, Gustaaf, Hill, Katy, Hurd, Catriona, Law, Cliff, Lenton, Andrew, Matear, Richard, McNeil, Ben, McCulloch, Malcolm, Muller, Marius N., Munday, Philip, Opdyke, Bradley, Pandolfi, John M., Richards, Russell, Roberts, Donna, Russell, Bayden D., Smith, Abigail M., Tilbrook, Bronte, Waite, Anya, and Williamson, Jane (2012) Ocean acidification. In: Poloczanska, E.S., Hobday, A.J., and Richardson, A.J., (eds.) A Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 113-150.

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Abstract

Increasing atmospheric CO₂ concentration is causing increased absorption of CO₂ by the world's oceans, in turn driving a decline in seawater pH and changes in ocean carbonate chemistry that are collectively referred to as ocean acidification. Evidence is accumulating to suggest ocean acidification may directly or indirectly affect many marine organisms and ecosystems, some of which may also hold significant social and economic value to the Australian community.

This report aims to provide a brief overview of the current state of scientific knowledge regarding the process of ocean acidification; current and future projected levels of ocean acidification; and, observed and projected impacts of current and future predicted levels of ocean acidification on marine organisms and ecosystems in the region. This report also briefly discusses potential social and economic implications, policy challenges, and the key knowledge gaps needing to be addressed.

Item ID: 25683
Item Type: Book Chapter (Non-Commercial)
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ISBN: 978-0-643-10928-5
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2013 00:06
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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