Dataset: Acropora pulchra calcification experiment 2
Deployment: MCR_Edmunds

Calcification rates of Acropora pulchra in ambient and elevated temperature and pCO2 conditions
Principal Investigator: 
Dr Peter J Edmunds (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Dr Robert Carpenter (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
Megan Vaughan (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Amber York (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Preliminary and in progress

This dataset includes calcification rates of the coral Acropora pulchra during two 21-day experimental treatments from October to November of 2015 conducted at the Richard B Gump Research Station, Moorea, French Polynesia.  The first 21-day treatment was conducted using approximated ambient conditions, and the second "high" treatment conditions had elevated temperature and pCO2 levels.

Related datasets:

Acropora pulchra calcification experiment 1
Acropora pulchra calcification experiment: carbonate chemistry (these measurements were taken during experiments 1 and 2)

Data were published in:

Shaw E.C., Carpenter R.C., Lantz C.A., Edmunds P.J. (2016) Intraspecific variability in the response to ocean warming and acidification in a scleractinian coral.  Marine Biology, 163:210. doi:10.1007/s00227-016-2986-8

Related Reference:

Comeau S., Carpenter R.C., Lantz C.A., Edmunds P.J. (2016) Parameterization of the response of calcification to temperature and pCO2 in the coral Acropora pulchra and the alga Lithophyllum kotschyanum. Coral Reefs. doi: 10.1007/s00338-016-1425-0

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