The geological record of ocean acidification

Journal article
(Review article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Hoenisch B, Ridgwell A, Schmidt DN, Thomas E, Gibbs SJ, Sluijs A, Zeebe R, Kump L, Martindale RC, Greene SE, Kießling W, Ries J, Zachos JC, Royer DL, Barker S, Marchitto TM, Moyer R, Pelejero C, Ziveri P, Foster GL, Williams B
Journal: Science
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 335
Pages range: 1058-1063
ISSN: 0036-8075
eISSN: 1095-9203


Abstract


Ocean acidification may have severe consequences for marine ecosystems; however, assessing its future impact is difficult because laboratory experiments and field observations are limited by their reduced ecologic complexity and sample period, respectively. In contrast, the geological record contains long-term evidence for a variety of global environmental perturbations, including ocean acidification plus their associated biotic responses. We review events exhibiting evidence for elevated atmospheric CO2, global warming, and ocean acidification over the past ∼300 million years of Earth's history, some with contemporaneous extinction or evolutionary turnover among marine calcifiers. Although similarities exist, no past event perfectly parallels future projections in terms of disrupting the balance of ocean carbonate chemistry - a consequence of the unprecedented rapidity of CO 2 release currently taking place.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Kießling, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt


External institutions
Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) / Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Cardiff University
Columbia University
Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
Pitzer College
Spanish National Research Council / Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Universiteit Utrecht (UU) / Utrecht University
University of Bristol
University of California Santa Cruz
University of Colorado System
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Southampton
University of Southern California (USC)
University of South Florida (USF)
Wesleyan University


How to cite

APA:
Hoenisch, B., Ridgwell, A., Schmidt, D.N., Thomas, E., Gibbs, S.J., Sluijs, A.,... Williams, B. (2012). The geological record of ocean acidification. Science, 335, 1058-1063. https://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1208277

MLA:
Hoenisch, Baerbel, et al. "The geological record of ocean acidification." Science 335 (2012): 1058-1063.

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