A short-term in situ CO2 enrichment experiment on Heron Island (GBR)

Kline, David I., Teneva, Lida, Schneider, Kenneth, Miard, Thomas, Chai, Aaron, Marker, Malcolm, Headley, Kent, Opdyke, Brad, Nash, Merinda, Valetich, Matthew, Caves, Jeremy K., Russell, Bayden D., Connell, Sean D., Kirkwood, Bill J., Brewer, Peter, Peltzer, Edward, Silverman, Jack, Caldeira, Ken, Dunbar, Robert B., Koseff, Jeffrey R., Monismith, Stephen G., Mitchell, B. Greg, Dove, Sophie and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2012) A short-term in situ CO2 enrichment experiment on Heron Island (GBR). Scientific Reports, 2 413.1-413.9. doi:10.1038/srep00413

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Author Kline, David I.
Teneva, Lida
Schneider, Kenneth
Miard, Thomas
Chai, Aaron
Marker, Malcolm
Headley, Kent
Opdyke, Brad
Nash, Merinda
Valetich, Matthew
Caves, Jeremy K.
Russell, Bayden D.
Connell, Sean D.
Kirkwood, Bill J.
Brewer, Peter
Peltzer, Edward
Silverman, Jack
Caldeira, Ken
Dunbar, Robert B.
Koseff, Jeffrey R.
Monismith, Stephen G.
Mitchell, B. Greg
Dove, Sophie
Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove
Title A short-term in situ CO2 enrichment experiment on Heron Island (GBR)
Journal name Scientific Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2045-2322
Publication date 2012-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/srep00413
Volume 2
Start page 413.1
End page 413.9
Total pages 9
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract Ocean acidification poses multiple challenges for coral reefs on molecular to ecological scales, yet previous experimental studies of the impact of projected CO 2 concentrations have mostly been done in aquarium systems with corals removed from their natural ecosystem and placed under artificial light and seawater conditions. The Coral-Proto Free Ocean Carbon Enrichment System (CP-FOCE) uses a network of sensors to monitor conditions within each flume and maintain experimental pH as an offset from environmental pH using feedback control on the injection of low pH seawater. Carbonate chemistry conditions maintained in the -0.06 and -0.22 pH offset treatments were significantly different than environmental conditions. The results from this short-term experiment suggest that the CP-FOCE is an important new experimental system to study in situ impacts of ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems.
Keyword Declining coral calcification
Great-barrier-reef
Ocean acidification
Carbon-dioxide
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article number 413

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