Response to 'The importance of accurate CO2 dosing and measurement in ocean acidification studies'

Munday, Philip L., Watson, Sue-Ann, Chung, Wen-Sung, Marshall, N. Justin, and Nilsson, Göran (2014) Response to 'The importance of accurate CO2 dosing and measurement in ocean acidification studies'. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217. pp. 1828-1829.

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[Extract] In his comment on our paper, Moran (Moran, 2014) raises the important issue of ensuring that experiments investigating the responses of marine organisms to future ocean acidification scenarios are carried out with a high degree of certainty about the CO2 levels being tested. We agree wholeheartedly, which is why we take considerable care in measuring and validating pCO2 in our field-based and laboratory experiments. Here we explain, more fully than was possible in a Short Communication, the procedures used to measure and cross-validate pCO2 in Chung et al. (Chung et al., 2014) and other studies we have conducted over recent years (in which the methods have been reported). These techniques are in accordance with those mentioned by Moran and detailed descriptions are already available in the literature (e.g. Hari et al., 2008). We also correct a number of factual errors and incorrect assumptions made by Moran in his comment.

Item ID: 35048
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1477-9145
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2014 01:22
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change @ 60%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 20%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0699 Other Biological Sciences > 069902 Global Change Biology @ 20%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified @ 70%
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