Short- versus long-term responses to changing CO2 in a coastal dinoflagellate bloom: implications for interspecific competitive interactions and community structure.

@article{Tatters2013ShortVL,
  title={Short- versus long-term responses to changing CO2 in a coastal dinoflagellate bloom: implications for interspecific competitive interactions and community structure.},
  author={Avery O. Tatters and Astrid Schnetzer and Feixue Fu and Alle A. Y. Lie and David A. Caron and David A. Hutchins},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2013},
  volume={67 7},
  pages={1879-91}
}
Increasing pCO2 (partial pressure of CO2 ) in an "acidified" ocean will affect phytoplankton community structure, but manipulation experiments with assemblages briefly acclimated to simulated future conditions may not accurately predict the long-term evolutionary shifts that could affect inter-specific competitive success. We assessed community structure changes in a natural mixed dinoflagellate bloom incubated at three pCO2 levels (230, 433, and 765 ppm) in a short-term experiment (2 weeks… CONTINUE READING