How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 15 Number 5:  1 February 2012

Algal Symbionts Appear to Determine Responses of Calcifying Organisms to Ocean Acidification: And if one type won't help them, perhaps another will???

Subject Index Summary
Peatlands: Earth's peatlands contain a vast amount of sequestered carbon, about as much, in fact, as that contained in the entire atmosphere. As a result, they are vital elements of the planet's carbon cycle and have the potential to significantly impact its climate. In this summary, we briefly review the findings of several papers that come to bear upon this topic.

Journal Reviews
Precipitation within the Waikato Region of New Zealand: How has it been affected by over a century of global warming?

Late Holocene Climate on the Korean Peninsula: How did it compare with that of other parts of the world?

A 2000-Year Temperature History of the Mountainous West Eifel Volcanic Field of Germany: What does it reveal about the natural millennial-scale oscillation of earth's climate? ... and about the relative warmth of the Medieval Warm Period?

Genetic Adaptation to Warming Revealed in Study of Water Fleas: What was done? ... and what was learned?

The Last Half of 20th-Century European Forest Growth: How did it vary? ... and what was the hierarchy of responsible factors?

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