Climate change and global warming's evil (?) cousin, ocean acidification: effects on metabolic performance in coral reef fishes

Date & time

1pm 23 May 2013

Location

Gould Seminar Room, (Rm 235) Gould Building (Bldg. 116), Linnaeus Way, ANU

Contacts

 Lisa Schwanz

Description

Dr Jodie Rummer,  
Super Science Research Fellow,
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University

Climate change models project – by the end of this century – tropical oceans will have increased in temperature by 2-3 degrees due to global warming and become more acidic (pH decrease by >0.3) due to the uptake of anthropogenic CO2. Tropical species, especially equatorial populations, are predicted to be most impacted because they may be adapted to a narrow range of temperatures in their local environment.

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