Response of Copepods to Elevated pCO2 and Environmental Copper as Co-Stressors – A Multigenerational Study

@inproceedings{Fitzer2013ResponseOC,
  title={Response of Copepods to Elevated pCO2 and Environmental Copper as Co-Stressors – A Multigenerational Study},
  author={Susan C Fitzer and Gary S. Caldwell and Anthony S Clare and Robert C. Upstill-Goddard and Matthew Graeme Bentley},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
We examined the impacts of ocean acidification and copper as co-stressors on the reproduction and population level responses of the benthic copepod Tisbe battagliai across two generations. Naupliar production, growth, and cuticle elemental composition were determined for four pH values: 8.06 (control); 7.95; 7.82; 7.67, with copper addition to concentrations equivalent to those in benthic pore waters. An additive synergistic effect was observed; the decline in naupliar production was greater… CONTINUE READING