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Aquatic primary production in a high-CO2 world

Low-Décarie, Etienne and Fussmann, Gregor F and Bell, Graham (2014) 'Aquatic primary production in a high-CO2 world.' Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 29 (4). pp. 223-232. ISSN 0169-5347

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Here, we provide a review of the direct effect of increasing CO2 on aquatic primary producers through its function as a source of carbon, focusing our analysis on the interpretation of this increase as an increase in the availability of a resource. This provides an interesting context to evaluate ecological and evolutionary theories relating to nutrient availability and leads us to: the assessment of theories about limitation of productivity and the integration of CO2 into the co-limitation paradigm; the prediction of community composition and of change in communities from known changes in the environment; and evaluation of the potential for evolutionary adaptation in conditions that increase growth. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phytoplankton; Carbon Dioxide; Ecosystem; Greenhouse Effect; Fresh Water; Seawater; Photosynthesis; Biological Evolution
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2015 10:04
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 11:42

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