Journal cover Journal topic
Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic
BG | Volume 15, issue 10
Biogeosciences, 15, 3267–3276, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-3267-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 15, 3267–3276, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-3267-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 01 Jun 2018

Research article | 01 Jun 2018

Effects of hypoxia and non-lethal shell damage on shell mechanical and geochemical properties of a calcifying polychaete

Jonathan Y. S. Leung and Napo K. M. Cheung
Download
Interactive discussion
Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Feb 2018) by Tina Treude
AR by Jonathan Leung on behalf of the Authors (22 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Apr 2018) by Tina Treude
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (07 Apr 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (09 Apr 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Apr 2018) by Tina Treude
AR by Jonathan Leung on behalf of the Authors (21 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 May 2018) by Tina Treude
AR by Jonathan Leung on behalf of the Authors (13 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
Some calcifiers can sustain normal shell growth under hypoxia, which may involve trade-offs against shell quality. This hypothesis was tested by measuring the shell growth and shell properties of a calcifying polychaete. Despite the adverse effect on metabolism, we found that hypoxia had limited impact on shell growth probably due to the changes in shell properties as trade-offs. This suggests that such plastic response could be fundamental for calcifiers to maintain calcification under hypoxia.
Some calcifiers can sustain normal shell growth under hypoxia, which may involve trade-offs...
Citation