Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 12, 2607–2630, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2607-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 2607–2630, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2607-2015

Research article 05 May 2015

Research article | 05 May 2015

Modelling coral calcification accounting for the impacts of coral bleaching and ocean acidification

C. Evenhuis et al.

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Coral reefs are diverse ecosystems threatened by rising CO2 levels through increases in sea surface temperature and ocean acidification. This study presents a new unified model, based on experimental and observational data, that links changes in temperature and carbonate chemistry to coral health. We show that, despite the implicit complexity of the coral reef environment, our simple model can give important insights into how corals respond to changes in temperature and ocean acidification.
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