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How good are we at assessing the impact of ocean acidification in coastal systems? Limitations, omissions and strengths of commonly used experimental approaches with special emphasis on the neglected role of fluctuations
Description: Much of the past research on ocean acidification has focussed on direct responses to pCO2 increase at the (sub-) organism level, but does not produce findings that can be projected into the natural context. On the basis of a review of ~350 recent articles mainly on ocean acidification effects, the authors of this journal article highlight major limitations of commonly used experimental approaches. They report on the very rare investigations that have assessed the biological relevance of natural pH or pCO2 fluctuations. [Source: Marine & Freshwater Research]
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Source: Marine & Freshwater Research
Publish Date: 1/26/2016
Reading Level: Expert
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