Published Data Library (PDL)

Carbon budget of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa

Title

Carbon budget of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa.

Author(s) Wicks L. (1); Hennige S. (1); Kamenos N.A. (2); Roberts J.M. (1)

(1) Heriot Watt University School of Life Sciences; (2) University of Glasgow Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences

Subject biota
Abstract

Cold-water corals, such as Lophelia pertusa, are amongst the most three dimensionally complex deep-sea habitats known, their structures supporting high local biodiversity. Their remoteness and short research history means that to date little is known of the physiology of these animals. Understanding the energy allocation of an organism, and its flexibility, are both key to determining the survival of many species during this time of rapid global change. This data includes multiple carbon budget parameters of L. pertusa, including respiration, calcification and carbon excretion, as well as carbon uptake from corals fed two different diets.

Temporal coverage June 2011 - July 2011
Spatial coverage Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
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 19 September 2013
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/e4887142-c2b6-2cde-e044-000b5de50f38
Short DOI doi:10/nvw
Citation text Wicks L.; Hennige S.; Kamenos N.A.; Roberts J.M. (2013). Carbon budget of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/nvw.

Related PDL pages at BODC

Overview     Dataset standards
Level of service     Dataset modification and versioning
Dataset selection procedures     The PDL catalogue

Related BODC pages

Where to find data     Information and inventories
Online delivery