Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Research article
09 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 09 Feb 2018

Phosphorus limitation and heat stress decrease calcification in Emiliania huxleyi

Andrea C. Gerecht, Luka Šupraha, Gerald Langer, and Jorijntje Henderiks

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The effect of phosphorus limitation and heat stress on calcification in Emiliania huxleyi Gerecht, A., Supraha, L., and Henderiks, J.

Short summary
Calcifying phytoplankton play an import role in long-term CO2 removal from the atmosphere. We therefore studied the ability of a representative species to continue sequestrating CO2 under future climate conditions. We show that CO2 sequestration is negatively affected by both an increase in temperature and the resulting decrease in nutrient availability. This will impact the biogeochemical cycle of carbon and may have a positive feedback on rising CO2 levels.
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