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A short-term in situ CO2 enrichment experiment on Heron Island (GBR)

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, May 2012
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A short-term in situ CO2 enrichment experiment on Heron Island (GBR)
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Scientific Reports, May 2012
DOI 10.1038/srep00413
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David I. Kline, Lida Teneva, Kenneth Schneider, Thomas Miard, Aaron Chai, Malcolm Marker, Kent Headley, Brad Opdyke, Merinda Nash, Matthew Valetich, Jeremy K. Caves, Bayden D. Russell, Sean D. Connell, Bill J. Kirkwood, Peter Brewer, Edward Peltzer, Jack Silverman, Ken Caldeira, Robert B. Dunbar, Jeffrey R. Koseff, Stephen G. Monismith, B. Greg Mitchell, Sophie Dove, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg


Ocean acidification poses multiple challenges for coral reefs on molecular to ecological scales, yet previous experimental studies of the impact of projected CO₂ concentrations have mostly been done in aquarium systems with corals removed from their natural ecosystem and placed under artificial light and seawater conditions. The Coral-Proto Free Ocean Carbon Enrichment System (CP-FOCE) uses a network of sensors to monitor conditions within each flume and maintain experimental pH as an offset from environmental pH using feedback control on the injection of low pH seawater. Carbonate chemistry conditions maintained in the -0.06 and -0.22 pH offset treatments were significantly different than environmental conditions. The results from this short-term experiment suggest that the CP-FOCE is an important new experimental system to study in situ impacts of ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 4 2%
Mexico 3 2%
United States 3 2%
Belgium 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Brazil 2 1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 5 3%
Unknown 160 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 53 29%
Researcher 48 26%
Student > Master 23 13%
Other 15 8%
Student > Bachelor 13 7%
Other 32 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 93 51%
Environmental Science 37 20%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 29 16%
Unspecified 12 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2%
Other 10 5%

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