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Article: Ocean acidification through the lens of ecological theory

TitleOcean acidification through the lens of ecological theory
Authors
KeywordsEcological theories
Elevated carbon dioxide
Environmental threats
Global environmental change
Marine stressors
Anthropogenic climate change
Ecological models
Issue Date2015
Citation
Ecology, 2015, v. 96, n. 1, p. 3-15 How to Cite?
Abstract© 2015 by the Ecological Society of America. Ocean acidification, chemical changes to the carbonate system of seawater, is emerging as a key environmental challenge accompanying global warming and other humaninduced perturbations. Considerable research seeks to define the scope and character of potential outcomes from this phenomenon, but a crucial impediment persists. Ecological theory, despite its power and utility, has been only peripherally applied to the problem. Here we sketch in broad strokes several areas where fundamental principles of ecology have the capacity to generate insight into ocean acidification's consequences. We focus on conceptual models that, when considered in the context of acidification, yield explicit predictions regarding a spectrum of population- and community-level effects, from narrowing of species ranges and shifts in patterns of demographic connectivity, to modified consumer-resource relationships, to ascendance of weedy taxa and loss of species diversity. Although our coverage represents only a small fraction of the breadth of possible insights achievable from the application of theory, our hope is that this initial foray will spur expanded efforts to blend experiments with theoretical approaches. The result promises to be a deeper and more nuanced understanding of ocean acidification and the ecological changes it portends.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/213460
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 4.733
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.995

 

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dc.contributor.authorGaylord, Brian-
dc.contributor.authorKroeker, Kristy J.-
dc.contributor.authorSunday, Jennifer M.-
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Kathryn M.-
dc.contributor.authorBarry, James P.-
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Norah E.-
dc.contributor.authorConnell, Sean D.-
dc.contributor.authorDupont, Sam-
dc.contributor.authorFabricius, Katharina E.-
dc.contributor.authorHall-Spencer, Jason M.-
dc.contributor.authorKlinger, Terrie-
dc.contributor.authorMilazzo, Marco-
dc.contributor.authorMunday, Philip L.-
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Bayden D.-
dc.contributor.authorSanford, Eric-
dc.contributor.authorSchreiber, Sebastian J.-
dc.contributor.authorThiyagarajan, Vengatesen-
dc.contributor.authorVaughan, Megan L H-
dc.contributor.authorWiddicombe, Steven-
dc.contributor.authorHarley, Christopher D G-
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T04:07:21Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-28T04:07:21Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationEcology, 2015, v. 96, n. 1, p. 3-15-
dc.identifier.issn0012-9658-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/213460-
dc.description.abstract© 2015 by the Ecological Society of America. Ocean acidification, chemical changes to the carbonate system of seawater, is emerging as a key environmental challenge accompanying global warming and other humaninduced perturbations. Considerable research seeks to define the scope and character of potential outcomes from this phenomenon, but a crucial impediment persists. Ecological theory, despite its power and utility, has been only peripherally applied to the problem. Here we sketch in broad strokes several areas where fundamental principles of ecology have the capacity to generate insight into ocean acidification's consequences. We focus on conceptual models that, when considered in the context of acidification, yield explicit predictions regarding a spectrum of population- and community-level effects, from narrowing of species ranges and shifts in patterns of demographic connectivity, to modified consumer-resource relationships, to ascendance of weedy taxa and loss of species diversity. Although our coverage represents only a small fraction of the breadth of possible insights achievable from the application of theory, our hope is that this initial foray will spur expanded efforts to blend experiments with theoretical approaches. The result promises to be a deeper and more nuanced understanding of ocean acidification and the ecological changes it portends.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofEcology-
dc.subjectEcological theories-
dc.subjectElevated carbon dioxide-
dc.subjectEnvironmental threats-
dc.subjectGlobal environmental change-
dc.subjectMarine stressors-
dc.subjectAnthropogenic climate change-
dc.subjectEcological models-
dc.titleOcean acidification through the lens of ecological theory-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1890/14-0802.1-
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dc.identifier.hkuros267007-
dc.identifier.volume96-
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