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UK Ocean Acidification flume mesocosm data quantifying the response of sediment microbial communities and N-cycling functional guilds to high CO2.

Title

UK Ocean Acidification flume mesocosm data quantifying the response of sediment microbial communities and N-cycling functional guilds to high CO2.

Author(s) Tait K. (1); Currie A. (2)

(1) Plymouth Marine Laboratory; (2) Scottish Association for Marine Science

Subject biota, geoscientificInformation, oceans
Abstract

A custom-built flume (mesocosm) facility was used to manipulate CO2 and temperature in order to test the impacts of seawater acidification and warming on microbial taxonomic marker and nitrogen cycling-gene abundances in both muddy and sandy coastal sediments. Experimental treatment levels contained representatives of present day CO2 and temperature levels and of those expected by 2100 under a 'business-as-usual' scenario (IPCC, 2007), with an emphasis on the interactive effects of reduced pH and increased sea water temperature on benthic microorganisms.

Temporal coverage 12 March 2012 - 23 July 2012
Spatial coverage North Sea
File format Delimited
Language English
Discovery metadata record Link to the related European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED) record
Publisher British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Publication date 01 August 2017
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/559dfa45-285a-4323-e053-6c86abc0ed6c
Short DOI doi:10/b99t
Citation text Tait K.; Currie A. (2017). UK Ocean Acidification flume mesocosm data quantifying the response of sediment microbial communities and N-cycling functional guilds to high CO2. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/b99t.

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