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Development and calcification in benthic marine invertebrates (Mollusca and Project Title Echinodermata) in an acidified and warm ocean

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • As an island continent Australia generates considerable wealth from its oceans with marine invertebrate resources playing a key role. These resources are at risk due to the impact of climate change, ocean acidification and warming, on availability of carbonate minerals for shell production. Of major concern is potential recruitment failure if planktonic larvae cannot produce their skeleton and if benthic stages cannot grow due to impaired skeleton formation. This project addresses uncertainties in knowledge of the response of ecologically and commercially important marine biota to climate change, knowledge crucial to inform risk assessment of future changes to our marine resources.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0881388

Local Award Id


  • 10120

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • As an island continent Australia generates considerable wealth from its oceans with marine invertebrate resources playing a key role. These resources are at risk due to the impact of climate change, ocean acidification and warming, on availability of carbonate minerals for shell production. Of major concern is potential recruitment failure if planktonic larvae cannot produce their skeleton and if benthic stages cannot grow due to impaired skeleton formation. This project addresses uncertainties in knowledge of the response of ecologically and commercially important marine biota to climate change, knowledge crucial to inform risk assessment of future changes to our marine resources.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0881388

Local Award Id


  • 10120