The consequences of ocean acidification on benthic foraminifera: calcification and potential proxy applications

  • This thesis describes effects of ocean acidification on foraminiferal calcification and the potential of their calcite composition to reconstruct paleo-seawater carbonate chemistry. The first objective of this work is to develop and improve the mechanistic understanding of foraminiferal biomineralization (Topic 1). The second objective is to assess effects of ocean acidification on foraminiferal calcification and, in particular, to quantify the effects of different parameters of the carbonate system individually (Topic 2). In Topic 3 a new calibration of foraminiferal U/Ca ratio as a carbonate system proxy is described.

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Publishing Institution:IRC-Library, Information Resource Center der Jacobs University Bremen
Granting Institution:Jacobs Univ.
Author:Nina Keul
Referee:Jelle Bijma, Andrea Koschinsky, Laurenz Thomsen, Gerald Langer, Lennart de Nooijer
Advisor:Jelle Bijma
Persistent Identifier (URN):urn:nbn:de:gbv:579-opus-1002651
Document Type:PhD Thesis
Date of Successful Oral Defense:2012/10/02
Year of Completion:2012
Date of First Publication:2013/06/06
Full Text Embargo Until:2014/07/01
PhD Degree:Geosciences
School:SES School of Engineering and Science
Other Organisations Involved:Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Library of Congress Classification:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / GC Oceanography / GC109-149 Chemical oceanography / GC117.C34 Calcium
Call No:Thesis 2012/61

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