Biodiversity & Calcification of Bryozoans - Jen Loxton

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Biodiversity & Calcification of Bryozoans - Jen Loxton

  1. 1. Biodiversity and Calcification in Scottish and Polar Bryozoans and the Potential Implications of Climate Change on these Communities Jen Loxton, J Porter, P Kuklinski, P Cowie, J Mair, M Spencer Jones Oct 2010 - ~Oct 2013This MASTS PhD concentrates on the effects of seawater temperature, pH,salinity and carbonate saturation on Scottish and Polar bryozoans byexamining: • Mineralogy of calcium carbonate skeletons • Ultrastructure of calcium carbonate • Growth rates • BiodiversityBenthic organisms such as bryozoans are crucial components of ecosystemsand by completing analysis of vulnerability of Scottish and Polar bryozoansto changes in environmental conditions we will be in a far better position togauge the potential future impacts of climate change on benthic marinecommunities

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