Ocean Acidification Accelerates Reef Bioerosion

@article{Wisshak2012OceanAA,
  title={Ocean Acidification Accelerates Reef Bioerosion},
  author={M. Wisshak and C. Sch{\"o}nberg and A. Form and A. Freiwald},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2012},
  volume={7}
}
  • M. Wisshak, C. Schönberg, +1 author A. Freiwald
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, Biology
  • PLoS ONE
  • In the recent discussion how biotic systems may react to ocean acidification caused by the rapid rise in carbon dioxide partial pressure (pCO2) in the marine realm, substantial research is devoted to calcifiers such as stony corals. The antagonistic process – biologically induced carbonate dissolution via bioerosion – has largely been neglected. Unlike skeletal growth, we expect bioerosion by chemical means to be facilitated in a high-CO2 world. This study focuses on one of the most detrimental… CONTINUE READING

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