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Experimental evaluation of the Response of coastal Mediterranean planktonic and benthic metabolic rates to warming

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dc.contributor.author Vaquer-Sunyer, Raquel
dc.contributor.author Duarte, C.M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-20T09:56:29Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/147549
dc.description.abstract [eng] The Mediterranean Sea has been identified as one of the hotspots for climate change. Intense warming in the Mediterranean Sea may have strong implications for biological activity and ecosystem functioning. To elucidate the effects of warming on planktonic and benthic metabolism, we performed experiments under different increasing temperature regimes, ranging from three to six different temperatures. The lowest range of temperatures assessed was of 2.6 A degrees C and the maximum was 7.5 A degrees C. Our results suggest that a 6 A degrees C warming of the Mediterranean waters may yield a mean increment in planktonic respiration rates of coastal communities of 24 %, higher than the mean increase expected for planktonic gross primary production (9 %). These results confirm earlier theories, and agree with previous experiments, of a higher increase in respiration rates than in primary production with warming, with the subsequent consequences for the carbon cycle, resulting in a negative feedback to climate warming, as ocean communities will capture less CO2.
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dc.relation.isformatof Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-013-9595-2
dc.relation.ispartof Estuaries And Coasts, 2013, vol. 36, num. 4, p. 697-707
dc.rights (c) Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation , 2013
dc.subject.classification 57 - Biologia
dc.subject.other 57 - Biological sciences in general
dc.title Experimental evaluation of the Response of coastal Mediterranean planktonic and benthic metabolic rates to warming
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.date.updated 2018-09-20T09:56:29Z
dc.date.embargoEndDate info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2075-01-01
dc.embargo 2075-01-01
dc.subject.keywords warming
dc.subject.keywords Mediterranean Sea
dc.subject.keywords Q10
dc.subject.keywords Activation energy
dc.subject.keywords global change
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-013-9595-2


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