Dataset: algae_calcification
Deployment: lab_Carpenter_Moorea

Calcification rates of 8 algae species at varying pCO2 concentrations
Lead Principal Investigator: 
Steeve Comeau (California State University Northridge, CSUN)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Robert Carpenter (California State University Northridge, CSUN)
Peter J. Edmunds (California State University Northridge, CSUN)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Danie Kinkade (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Preliminary and in progress

These data were obtained during an experiment performed in August-September-October 2011 and 2012 in French Polynesia. Calcification rates were measured in 8 algae (Porolithon onkodes, Lithophyllum flavescens, Halimeda macroloba, Halimeda minima, Hydrolithon reinboldii, Lithophyllum kotschyanum, Amphiroa fragilissima, Neogoniolithon frutescens) at 6 pCO2.

Related References:

Comeau, S., Edmunds, P. J., Spindel, N. B., Carpenter, R. C. (2014). Fast coral reef calcifiers are more sensitive to ocean acidification in short-term laboratory incubations. Limnology and Oceanography, 59(3), 1081–1091. doi:10.4319/lo.2014.59.3.1081

Comeau, S., Edmunds, P. J., Spindel, N. B., Carpenter, R. C. (2013) The responses of eight coral reef calcifiers to increasing partial pressure of CO2 do not exhibit a tipping point. Limnol. Oceanogr. 58, 388–398.

Related datasets:
calcification rates - flume expt
carbonate chemistry - flume expt

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