Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

IBED Seminar by Prof. Ulf Riebesell

23Nov2017 16:00 - 17:00

Lecture

Lessons learned from ocean acidification research

Abstract

Research on ocean acidification (OA) has gone through a remarkable surge over the past decade. While known to only a small number of researchers ten years ago, the issue of OA has developed into one of the fastest growing fields of research in marine sciences and is among the top three global ocean research priorities. Using OA research on coccolithophores as an example I will present a rather personal view of the way this research field has developed and the challenges it faces to make further progress and provide scientifically and societally relevant information. Because it will be impossible to examine the sensitivity of each and every species at all relevant scales, it will be crucial to set priorities. In my view this includes (i) concentrating on reference organisms and keystone species, including ecosystem engineers, (ii) identifying commonalities and developing unifying concepts, (iii) focusing on species, processes and ecosystems considered most vulnerable or most resilient to ocean change, and (iv) covering the range of processes from sub-cellular to ecosystem dynamics and biogeochemical cycling.

Inviting professor

Prof. Dr. Jef Huisman

Lecture room D1.111

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