Readership: Suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in oceanography and marine biology. It will also be of relevance and use to a more general audience of marine scientists and managers interested in the effects and potential impacts of ocean acidification.
Edited by Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, France, and Lina Hansson, Project Manager EPOCA (European Project on Ocean Acidification)
Jean-Pierre Gattuso is CNRS Research Professor at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, CNRS and Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6. His main research activity relates to the cycling of carbon and carbonate in coastal ecosystems. More recently, he focused on the response of marine organisms and ecosystems to ocean acidification and published his first paper on this topic in 1998. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the FP7 large-scale integrated
project EPOCA (European Project on Ocean Acidification). Jean-Pierre Gattuso is co-editor of the "Guide to Best Practices in Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting" published by the European Publications Office in 2010. He is also the Founding President of the Biogeosciences Division of the European Geosciences Union (2001-2005) and the Founding editor-in-chief of the journal Biogeosciences (2004-2009). More information is available at: http://www.obs-vlfr.fr/~gattuso and http://epoca-project.eu.
Lina Hansson has a Master of Science in Biotechnology Engineering and is the project manager of EPOCA - the European Project on Ocean Acidification. She co-edited the "Guide to Best Practices in Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting", a guidance document for the ocean acidification research community covering seawater carbonate chemistry, experimental design of perturbation experiments, measurements of CO2-sensitive processes and data reporting and usage. The guide was published in 2010 and is freely available from http://www.epoca-project.eu/index.php/Home/Guide-to-OA-Research/. Lina Hansson is the co-author of several articles on the EPOCA project in the newsletters of IMBER, SOLAS, LOICZ and The Eggs and in a special issue of Oceanography magazine on ocean
acidification published in 2009.
"This work will serve as a primary reference for anyone concerned about ocean acidification, including scientists and professionals. The writing is clear enough to serve as a reference for motivated students and laypeople. It should be required reading in every course on climate change." - N. W. Hinman, CHOICE
Wallace S. Broecker: Preface
1: Jean-Pierre Gattuso and Lina Hansson: Ocean Acidification: Background and History
2: Richard E. Zeebe and Andy Ridgwell: Past Changes of Ocean Carbonate Chemistry
3: James C. Orr: Recent and Future Changes in Ocean Carbonate Chemistry
4: Andrew H. Knoll and Woodward W. Fischer: Skeletons and Ocean Chemistry: The Long View
5: Markus G. Weinbauer, Xavier Mari, and Jean-Pierre Gattuso: Effect of Ocean Acidification on the Diversity and Activity of Heterotrophic Marine Microorganisms
6: Ulf Riebesell and Philippe D. Tortell: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Pelagic Organisms and Ecosystems
7: Andreas J. Andersson, Fred T. Mackenzie, and Jean-Pierre Gattuso: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Benthic Processes, Organisms, and Ecosystems
8: Hans-Otto Pörtner, Magda Gutowska, Atsushi Ishimatsu, Magnus Lucassen, Frank Melzner, and Brad Seibel: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Nektonic Organisms
9: Stephen Widdicombe, John I. Spicer, and Vassilis Kitidis: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Sediment Fauna
10: James P. Barry, Stephen Widdicombe, and Jason M. Hall-Spencer: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function
11: Frances Hopkins, Philip Nightingale, and Peter Liss: Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Marine Source of Atmospherically-Active Trace Gases
12: Marion Gehlen, Nicolas Gruber, Reidun Gangstø, Laurent Bopp, and Andreas Oschlies: Biogeochemical Consequences of Ocean Acidification and Feedback to the Earth System
13: Carol Turley and Kelvin Boot: The Ocean Acidification Challenges Facing Science and Society
14: Fortunat Joos, Thomas L. Frölicher, Marco Steinacher, and Gian-Kasper Plattner: Impact of Climate Change Mitigation on Ocean Acidification Projections
15: Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Jelle Bijma, Marion Gehlen, Ulf Riebesell, and Carol Turley: Ocean Acidification: Knowns, Unknowns, and Perspectives
European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA) Ocean Acidification blog Guide to best practices for ocean acidification research and data reporting