Losers and winners in coral reefs acclimatized to elevated carbon dioxide concentrations

@article{Fabricius2011LosersAW,
  title={Losers and winners in coral reefs acclimatized to elevated carbon dioxide concentrations},
  author={Katharina E. Fabricius and Chris Langdon and Sven Uthicke and Craig Humphrey and Sam H C Noonan and Glenn De’ath and Remy R. Okazaki and Nancy Muehllehner and Martin S. Glas and Janice M. Lough},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
  year={2011},
  volume={1},
  pages={165-169}
}
Experiments have shown that ocean acidification due to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations has deleterious effects on the performance of many marine organisms(1-4). However, few empirical or modelling studies have addressed the long-term consequences of ocean acidification for marine ecosystems(5-7). Here we show that as pH declines from 8.1 to 7.8 (the change expected if atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increase from 390 to 750 ppm, consistent with some scenarios for the… Expand

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