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Incorporating benthic community changes into hydrochemical-based projections of coral reef calcium carbonate production under ocean acidification
Description: Here, scientists present a framework for hydrochemical studies that allows both declining net calcification rates and changes in benthic community composition to be incorporated into projections of coral reef CaCO3 production. The framework involves upscaling net calcification rates for each benthic community type using mapped proportional cover of the benthic communities. This upscaling process was applied to the reef flats at One Tree and Lady Elliot reefs (Great Barrier Reef) and Shiraho Reef (Okinawa), and compared to existing data. [Source: Coral Reefs]
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Source: Coral Reefs
Publish Date: 6/22/2016
Reading Level: Expert
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