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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 12, 1339-1356, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-1339-2015
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Research article
04 Mar 2015
Evaluation of coral reef carbonate production models at a global scale
N. S. Jones et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (14 Jan 2015) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso  
AR by Nancy Jones on behalf of the Authors (22 Jan 2015)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Jan 2015) by Jean-Pierre Gattuso  
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Short summary
Production of calcium carbonate by coral reefs is important in the global carbon cycle. Using a global framework we evaluate four models of reef calcification against observed values. The temperature-only model showed significant skill in reproducing coral calcification rates. The absence of any predictive power for whole reef systems highlights the importance of coral cover and the need for an ecosystem modelling approach accounting for population dynamics in terms of mortality and recruitment.
Production of calcium carbonate by coral reefs is important in the global carbon cycle. Using a...
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