Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
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, A. Lenton, N. E. Cantin, and J. M. Lough


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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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