Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification
Entry ID: BIOACID

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Summary
Abstract: BIOACID project takes an integrated approach combining the expertise of molecular and cell biologists, biochemists, plant and animal physiologists, marine ecologists, ocean biogeochemists and ecosystem modellers to close the many gaps in our understanding and to allow a systems-based assessment of the risks and uncertainties associated with ocean acidification.
The overarching questions of BIOACID are: (1) what are the effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms and their habitat, (2) what are the underlying mechanisms of responses and possible adaptations on the level of populations and communities, (3) how are they modulated by other environmental stressors, and (4) what are the consequences for marine ecosystems, ocean biogeochemical cycles, and possible feedbacks to the climate system?
To address these questions for a wide range of potentially sensitive biological processes, research activities will be structured according to key ecosystem components and functional groups. Information gained in a variety of experimental approaches and field assays will be synthesized to obtain an integrated assessment of sensitivities and uncertainties and to identify the potential thresholds associated with ocean acidification.

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Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > High Arctic Ocean
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BALTIC SEA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH SEA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >CARBONATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Project
IMBER >Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research    [Information]


Data Center
World Data Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Bremen, Germany    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.wdc-mare.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHAEL DIEPENBROEK
Phone: +49 421 218 65590
Email: mdiepenbroek at pangaea.de
Contact Address:
Center for Marine Environmental Sciences
University of Bremen
City: Bremen
Postal Code: 28359
Country: GERMANY


Personnel
ULF RIEBESELL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +49 431 600 4444
Fax: +49 431 600 4446
Email: uriebesell at ifm-geomar.de
Contact Address:
Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) Duesternbrooker Weg 20
City: Kiel
Postal Code: 24105
Country: Germany



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-12-19

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