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Volume 15 Number 15:  11 April 2012

Editorial
Biodiversity and the Multi-Functionality of Ecosystems: How are the two related? ... and what is the original driver of the connection?

Subject Index Summary
Interactive Effects of CO2 and Phosphorus on Plant Growth: Several scientists have periodically assumed that the growth stimulation due to the aerial fertilization effect of atmospheric CO2 enrichment will not be sustained as time progresses, due to insufficient amounts of soil phosphorus. However, several studies suggest that a CO2-enriched atmosphere alleviates the negative effects of such stress.

Journal Reviews
The Siberian High in a Supposedly Warming World: Is it doing what global climate models say it's supposed to be doing?

Extreme Precipitation Events in Northeast Spain: How have they changed since the 1930s?

Sea Level Change in the German Bight: Has it been accelerating lately, as many have claimed for earth's oceans as a whole?

Same-Age Growth Rates of Currently Old and Young Spruce Trees: Did young trees of a century ago grow at a different rate than trees of the same age today?

What is the Best Frame of Reference for Evaluating the Biological Consequences of Ocean Acidification?: Is it the time interval of exposure to a specific degree of acidification? ... or is it the developmental stage of the organism?

Effects of Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions on the Growth and Water Use Efficiency of Western U.S. Ponderosa Pine Trees: Are the CO2 emissions harmful or helpful?

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Foraminifera [Calcarina gaudichaudii]. To access the entire database, click here.