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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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BG | Volume 15, issue 16
Biogeosciences, 15, 4883–4904, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4883-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 15, 4883–4904, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4883-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 17 Aug 2018

Research article | 17 Aug 2018

Experimental assessment of the sensitivity of an estuarine phytoplankton fall bloom to acidification and warming

Robin Bénard et al.
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Experimental assessment of the St. Lawrence Estuary phytoplankton fall bloom sensitivity to acidification and warming. PANGAEA, Robin Bénard, Maurice Levasseur, Michael Grant Scarratt, Marie-Amélie Blais, Alfonso Mucci, Gustavo A. Ferreyra, Michel Starr, Michel Gosselin, Jean-Éric Tremblay, and Martine Lizotte https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.886887

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We investigated the combined effect of ocean acidification and warming on the dynamics of the phytoplankton fall boom in the Lower St. Lawrence Estuary, Canada. Twelve 2600 L mesocosms were used to cover a wide range of pH and two temperatures. We found that warming, rather than acidification, is more likely to alter the autumnal bloom in this estuary in the decades to come by stimulating the development and senescence of diatoms, and promoting picocyanobacteria proliferation.
We investigated the combined effect of ocean acidification and warming on the dynamics of the...
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