Assessing the risk of ocean acidification for the Great Barrier Reef (2007–2010)

Abstract:
Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide is changing ocean pH and is reducing oceanic carbonate concentrations. This change has potentially serious consequences for calcifying ecosystems such as coral reefs. As yet, the implications of these changes have not been assessed for the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), which underpins >$4 billion of economic activity each year. Without this critical knowledge, the ability to respond to these changes is constrained. This project joins private and academic partners to provide the first major step in assessing the seriousness of this problem for Australian reefs and to developing, if possible, appropriate intervention technologies.'',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
Funded by:
Australian Research Council