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Ocean acidification impacts on a pelagic ecosystem

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The effects of ocean acidification on a pelagic community and their impacts on food webs and biogeochemical cycles were studied in a long-term mesocosm experiment conducted in the Gullmar Fjord at the west coast of Sweden. With a duration of 107 days this study is unique, as it covers the full winter-to-summer plankton community succession, synchronous in all mesocosms and in phase with the succession in the surrounding fjord water. A mosaic of responses was observed at various levels of the food web, which affected trophic interactions and elemental fluxes. 

Image Credit: Ulf Riebesell, GEOMAR

Phytoplankton succession and primary production
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