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Ocean acidification


Howard, WR and Nash, M and Anthony, K and Schmutter, K and Bostock, H and Bromhead, D and Byrne, M and Currie, K and Diaz-Pulido, G and Eggins, S and Ellwood, M and Eyre, B and Haese, R and Hallegraeff, G and Hill, K and Hurd, C and Law, C and Lenton, A and Matear, R and McNeil, B and McCulloch, M and Muller, MN and Munday, P and Opdyke, B and Pandolfi, JM and Richards, R and Roberts, D and Russell, BD and Smith, AM and Tilbrook, B and Waite, A and Williamson, J, Ocean acidification, Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia 2012, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship 2012, ES Poloczanska, AJ Hobday and AJ Richardson (ed), Hobart, pp. 1-37. ISBN 978-0-643-10928-5 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration is causing increased absorption of CO2 by the world’s oceans, in turn driving a decline in seawater pH and changes in ocean carbonate chemistry that are collectively referred to as ocean acidification. Evidence is accumulating to suggest ocean acidification may directly or indirectly affect many marine organisms and ecosystems, some of which may also hold significant social and economic value to the Australian community.

This report card aims to provide a brief overview of the current state of scientific knowledge regarding the process of ocean acidification; current and future projected levels of ocean acidification; and, observed and projected impacts of current and future predicted levels of ocean acidification on marine organisms and ecosystems in the region. This Report Card also briefly discusses potential social and economic implications, policy challenges, and the key knowledge gaps needing to be addressed.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Marine Report Card 2012, ocean acidification
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Biological oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
UTAS Author:Hallegraeff, G (Professor Gustaaf Hallegraeff)
UTAS Author:Hill, K (Dr Katy Hill)
UTAS Author:Hurd, C (Professor Catriona Hurd)
UTAS Author:Muller, MN (Dr Marius Muller)
UTAS Author:Roberts, D (Dr Donna Roberts)
ID Code:84613
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2013-05-22
Last Modified:2014-08-11
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