Articles | Volume 14, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 14, 3549–3560, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3549-2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 3549–3560, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3549-2017

Research article 27 Jul 2017

Research article | 27 Jul 2017

Daily variation in net primary production and net calcification in coral reef communities exposed to elevated pCO2

Steeve Comeau et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Jun 2017) by Jack Middelburg
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Here we investigate how CO2 enrichment affects the relationships light–production and light–calcification in coral reef communities. For the three communities tested, CO2 did not affect the light–production relationships, while calcification was lower at elevated CO2 for all light levels. Our result indicates that CO2 can modify the balance between net calcification and net photosynthesis of reef communities by depressing community calcification without affecting community photosynthesis.
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