A1 Journal article – refereed

Climate change and ocean acidification Interactions with aquatic toxicology




List of Authors: Nikinmaa M

Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV

Place: Amsterdam

Publication year: 2013

Journal: Aquatic Toxicology

Journal name in source: AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY

Journal acronym: AQUAT TOXICOL

Volume number: 126

Number of pages: 8

ISSN: 0166-445X

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2012.09.006


Abstract
The possibilities for interactions between toxicants and ocean acidification are reviewed from two angles. First, it is considered how toxicant responses may affect ocean acidification by influencing the carbon dioxide balance. Second, it is introduced, how the possible changes in environmental conditions (temperature, pH and oxygenation), expected to be associated with climate change and ocean acidification, may interact with the toxicant responses of organisms, especially fish. One significant weakness in available data is that toxicological research has seldom been connected with ecological and physiological/biochemical research evaluating the responses of organisms to temperature, pH or oxygenation changes occurring in the natural environment. As a result, although there are significant potential interactions between toxicants and natural environmental responses pertaining to climate change and ocean acidification, it is very poorly known if such interactions actually occur, and can be behind the observed disturbances in the function and distribution of organisms in our seas. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


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