Assessment oBIOACID: Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification - Biologische Auswirkungen der Ozeanversauerungf fluxes of nitrogen species between the atmosphere and forest ecosystems in the northeast German plain.
The growing evidence of potential biological impacts of ocean acidification affirms that this global change phenomenon may pose a serious threat to marine organisms and ecosystems. Despite a wealth of knowledge on specific effects of acidification and the related changes in seawater chemistry on the physiology of individual marine taxa, many uncertainties still remain. Because the majority of studies are based on single species experiments, little is presently known about possible impacts on natural communities, food webs and ecosystems. Moreover, few studies have addressed possible interacting effects of environmental changes occurring in parallel, such as ocean acidification, warming, and deoxygenation and changes in surface layer stratification and nutrient supply. Almost completely unknown at present is the potential for evolutionary adaptation to ocean acidification.
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) Details of Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
01. 09. 2012 - 31. 08. 2015
- Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) Details of AWI
- BMBF Funding Details of BMBF Funding
- Climate Change
Purpose of research:
Inventory & Assessment
- Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Details of (BMBF)
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- Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Details of BMBF