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New paper out: Responses of benthic calcifying algae to acidification differ between lab and field

Updated: Mar 18



Check out our new paper, avaiable with open access at ICES Journal of Marine Science. Led by Dr. Heather Page, our group collected data from the literature on the responses of coralline algae to ocean acidification. Our motivation was to assess the predictive nature of laboratory results for responses found in the field. We were suprised to find that this analysis wasn't possible, due to a combination of logistics and differences in experimental culture and preferred response variables that are typically measured in field and lab studies. Check out the paper to learn more about where cohesive patterns exist and where we as a field can do better to make lab and field studies relate to one another. Big thanks to the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program for organizing the fourth U.S. Ocean Acidification Principal Investigators meeting, which is where this synthesis was conceived.


Page, HN, KD Barr, T Cyronak, EB Jewett, MD Johnson, and SJ McCoy (2022). Responses of benthic calcifying algae to ocean acidification differ between laboratory and field settings. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 79(1): 1-11. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsab232 [OPEN ACCESS]

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