How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 15 Number 42:  17 October 2012

Environmental Change and Potential Trophic Mismatches: In many cases, the former need not lead to the latter.

Subject Index Summary
Interaction of CO2 and Light on Plant Growth: Under less-than-optimal light intensities, the benefits of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on plant growth are often greater than when light conditions are ideal.

Journal Reviews
2000 Years of Extra-Tropical Northern Hemispheric Temperatures: What important information do they provide about the Medieval Warm Period and its degree of warmth relative to that of the Current Warm Period?

The Impact of Atmospheric Aerosols on North Atlantic Climate: How great is their influence?

Global Warming Produces Smarter Young Lizards: Oh, really? Yes, really!!!

Effects of Ocean Acidification on Juvenile Arctic Pteropods: What are they? - both the effects and the organisms - and why should we care?

Impacts of Thawing Permafrost on Nitrogen in Subarctic Peatlands: Are they positive or negative?

How Earth's Coral Reefs Respond to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment: A new study along the length of Australia's Great Barrier Reef provides some important insights.

Medieval Warm Period Project
The latest Medieval Warm Period Record comes from Iberian Peninsula.

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Northern Star Coral [Astrangia poculata] (calcification rates of azooxanthellate colonies grown at 16°C). To access the entire database, click here.