Articles | Volume 13, issue 21
Reviews and syntheses
 | Highlight paper
04 Nov 2016
Reviews and syntheses | Highlight paper |  | 04 Nov 2016

Effects of ocean acidification on pelagic carbon fluxes in a mesocosm experiment

Kristian Spilling, Kai G. Schulz, Allanah J. Paul, Tim Boxhammer, Eric P. Achterberg, Thomas Hornick, Silke Lischka, Annegret Stuhr, Rafael Bermúdez, Jan Czerny, Kate Crawfurd, Corina P. D. Brussaard, Hans-Peter Grossart, and Ulf Riebesell


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (09 Jun 2016) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (11 Aug 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Aug 2016) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
RR by Frédéric Gazeau (14 Sep 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (19 Sep 2016) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
AR by Kristian Spilling on behalf of the Authors (21 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Sep 2016) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso
Short summary
We performed an experiment in the Baltic Sea in order to investigate the consequences of the increasing CO2 levels on biological processes in the free water mass. There was more accumulation of organic carbon at high CO2 levels. Surprisingly, this was caused by reduced loss processes (respiration and bacterial production) in a high-CO2 environment, and not by increased photosynthetic fixation of CO2. Our carbon budget can be used to better disentangle the effects of ocean acidification.
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