Comment on "Coral reef calcification and climate change: The effect of ocean warming"

J. A. Kleypas, R. W. Buddemeier, C. M. Eakin, J. P. Gattuso, J. Guinotte, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, R. Iglesias-Prieto, P. L. Jokiel, C. Langdon, W. Skirving, A. E. Strong

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Abstract

McNeil et al. [2004] attempt to address an important question about the interactions of temperature and carbonate chemistry on calcification, but their projected values of reef calcification are based on assumptions that ignore critical observational and experimental literature. Certainly, more research is needed to better understand how changing temperatures and carbonate chemistry will affect not only coral reef calcification, but coral survival. As discussed above, the McNeil et al. [2004] analysis is based on assumptions that exclude potentially important factors and therefore needs to be viewed with caution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 28 2005

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  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Kleypas, J. A., Buddemeier, R. W., Eakin, C. M., Gattuso, J. P., Guinotte, J., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Iglesias-Prieto, R., Jokiel, P. L., Langdon, C., Skirving, W., & Strong, A. E. (2005). Comment on "Coral reef calcification and climate change: The effect of ocean warming". Geophysical Research Letters, 32(8), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1029/2004GL022329