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Response of marine invertebrates to ocean acidification

Response of marine invertebrates to ocean acidification

This project determines the reproductive and population responses of key marine invertebrates.

Project leader

Dr Gary Caldwell

Sponsors

NERC

Description

Ocean acidification is a component of global climate change. It presents fundamental challenges to marine biodiversity and sustained ecosystem health.

This project determines the reproductive and population responses of key marine invertebrates. Particularly harpacticoid copepods and tube building polychaetes.

It studies their response to elevated PCO2 conditions in combination with co-exposure to copper across multiple generations.