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Lessons learned from ocean acidification research

Reflection on the rapidly growing field of ocean acidification research highlights priorities for future research on the changing ocean.

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Figure 1: The number of papers published and number of authors publishing on ocean acidification per year from 1900 to present (data from ref. 15.).
Figure 2: Present state of knowledge and knowledge needs: most information on the impacts of ocean change currently available is on acclimated single species/strains under the influence of a single driver (lower left corner).


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U.R. acknowledges support for his ocean acidification research by the Kiel Cluster of Excellence 'Future Ocean' and the BMBF projects 'Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification' (BIOACID, 03F0608B) and 'Surface Ocean Processes in the Anthropocene' (SOPRAN, 03F0611C). J.-P.G. acknowledges support of the BNP Paribas Foundation and the EC FP7 project 'Mediterranean Sea Acidification in a Changing Climate' (MedSeA; grant agreement 265103).

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Riebesell, U., Gattuso, JP. Lessons learned from ocean acidification research. Nature Clim Change 5, 12–14 (2015).

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