1st Edition

Climate Change and the Oceanic Carbon Cycle Variables and Consequences

Edited By Isabel Ferrera Copyright 2017
    304 Pages 25 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    304 Pages 25 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    304 Pages 25 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    This valuable compendium provides an overview of the variables and consequences of oceanic carbon cycling in the context of climate change. The chapters highlight the importance of marine plankton in carbon processing as well as the effects of rising CO2 and temperature in their functioning.

    Marine ecosystems are being increasingly threatened by growing human pressures, including climate change. Understanding the consequences that climate change may have is crucial to predict the future of our oceans. Rising temperatures and ocean acidification may profoundly alter the mode of matter and energy transformation in marine ecosystems, which could have irreversible consequences for our planet on ecological timescales. For that reason, the scientific community has engaged in the grand challenge of studying the variables and consequences of oceanic carbon cycling in the context of climate change, which has emerged as a relevant field of science.

    The book is broken into four sections:

    • Understanding the Importance of Ocean Biogeochemistry

    • Quantifying Oceanic Carbon Variables

    • Phytoplankton and Oceanic Carbon Cycle

    • Ocean Acidification

    Edited by a researcher with many years of experience and with contributions from scientists from around the world, this volume explores the most important topics on climate change and oceanic carbon cycling.

    Grand Challenges in Marine Biogeochemistry

    Eric P. Achtenberg

    A Statistical Gap-Filling Method to Interpolate Global Monthly Surface Ocean Carbon Dioxide Data

    Steve D. Jones, Corinne Le Quere, Christian Rodenbeck, Andrew C. Manning and Are Olsen

    The Seasonal Sea-Ice Zone in the Glacial Southern Ocean as a Carbon Sink

    Andrea Abelmann, Rainer Gersonde, Gregor Knorr, Xu Zhang, Bernhard Chapligin, Edith Maier, Oliver Esper, Hans Friedrichsen, Gerrit Lohmann, Hanno Meyer and Ralf Tiedemann

    On the Influence of Interseasonal Sea Surface Temperature on Surface Water pCO2 at 49.0°N/16.5°W and 56.5°N/52.6°W in the North Atlantic Ocean

    Nsikak U. Benson, Oladele O. Osibanjo, Francis E. Asuquo and Winifred U. Anake

    Carbon Export by Small Particles in the Norwegian Sea

    Giorgio Dall’Olmo and Kjell Arne Mork

    Ubiquitous Healthy Diatoms in the Deep Sea Confirm Deep Carbon Injection by the Biological Pump

    S. Agusti, J. I. González-Gordillo, D. Vaque, M. Estrada, M. I. Cerezo, G. Salazar, J. M. Gasol and C. M. Duarte

    Carbon Export Efficiency and Phytoplankton Community Composition in the Atlantic Sector of the Arctic Ocean

    Frederic A. C. Le Moigne, Alex J. Poulton, Stephanie A. Henson, Chris J. Daniels, Glaucia M. Fragoso, Elaine Mitchell, Sophie Richier, Benjamin C. Russell, Helen E. K. Smith, Geraint A. Tarling, Jeremy R. Young and Mike Zubkov

    Ocean Warming–Acidification Synergism Undermines Dissolved Organic Matter Assembly

    Chi-Shuo Chen, Jesse M. Anaya, Eric Y-T Chen, Erik Farr and Wei-Chun Chin

    Ocean Acidification with (De)Eutrophication Will Alter Future Phytoplankton Growth and Succession

    Kevin J. Flynn, Darren R. Clark, Aditee Mitra, Heiner Fabian, Per J. Hansen, Patricia M. Glibert, Glen L. Wheeler, Diane K. Stoecker, Jerry C. Blackford and Colin Brownlee

    Coccolithophore Calcification Response to Past Ocean Acidification and Climate Change

    Sarah A. O’Dea, Samantha J. Gibbs, Paul R. Bown, Jeremy R. Young, Alex J. Poulton, Cherry Newsam and Paul A. Wilson

    Near-Shore Antarctic pH Variability has Implications for the Design of Ocean Acidification Experiments

    Lydia Kapsenberg, Amanda L. Kelley, Emily C. Shaw, Todd R. Martz and Gretchen E. Hofmann


    Dr. Isabel Ferrera holds a PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona since 2004. After a long postdoctoral stay in the USA, she joined the Marine Sciences Institute in Barcelona where she carries out research on the ecology of marine bacteria. In the last years she has specialized in the study of photoheterotrophic bacteria and on how their diversity and activity influence biogeochemical cycling in the ocean. She is author of more than 30 publications and has a large experience in teaching in the field of microbiology.