UCL Earth Sciences


Ocean Acidification Impacts

Ocean Acidification Impacts on Sea-Surface Biology, Biogeochemistry and Climate (Jeremy Young, NERC Ocean Acidification Programme Consortium Grant)

Jeremy Young during the UK ocean acidification expedition (June-July 2011)

The group's research is focused on explaining how different degrees of ocean acidification will affect the surface ocean. We are investigating how changes in the carbonate chemistry of the ocean may have a strong impact on bacteria (an important part of the marine ecosystem), on phytoplankton and on zooplankton species that together form the lower levels of the marine food chain. Furthermore, it investigates how the sea interacts with the atmosphere to influence climate