Monthly Archives: March 2012

Study of ocean acidification highlights impacts on macroalgae and fish

Viv Johnson and colleagues recently published their paper, Temperate and tropical brown macroalgae thrive, despite decalcification, along natural CO2 gradients, in Global Change Biology 2012 18(9).  Their work relates to our work with seagrasses and is more evidence that in order to understand the true impacts of climate change and ocean acidification we need to examine species interactions in nature.  Their underwater volcanic vents sites are excellent “natural experiments” for understanding future ecosystem changes. Summary: Here, we compare ecological shifts in subtidal rocky shore systems Continue reading →