How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 16 Number 30:  24 July 2013

Crustose Coralline Algae in a CO2-Enriched Ocean: Can they long survive the "OA" factor? ... and why is it so important that they do?

Subject Index Summary
Clouds (Cover): Understanding how earth's clouds respond to anthropogenic-induced perturbations of the atmosphere is of paramount importance in determining the impact of the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content on global climate, for both natural and man-made aerosols have a strong influence on both cloud albedo and amount, with a global mean forcing of approximately the same magnitude as that of mankind's production of greenhouse gases, but of opposite sign.

Journal Reviews
Permafrost Thermal Dynamics in CMIP5 Earth System Models: How well are these heat-related phenomena portrayed by the mathematical constructs that have been designed to describe them?

Northern Hemisphere Land Snow Cover: Simulations vs. Reality: How close are the former to the latter?

Ocean Acidification: Separating the Winners from the Losers: It begins with individuals and spreads to species.

Jellyfish Blooms: Rising or Falling? ... or Doing a Bit of Both?: A lot of researchers with a lot of data provide the best answer to date.

Rice Cultivar Responses to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment: What are they? ... and why are they so important?

Soybean Seed Yield as Impacted by Velvet Leaf Weed Infestations: How is the relationship altered by atmospheric CO2 enrichment?

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Cobia [Rachycentron canadum] (larvae grown for 22 days). To access the entire database, click here.