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IMBER/SOLAS special session: sensitivity of marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles to global change (co-organized)
Convener: Baris Salihoglu  | Co-Conveners: Michael Cunliffe , Andreas Oschlies , Sunke Schmidtko 
 / Thu, 11 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / Room Y2
 / Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / Blue Posters

Achieving a quantitative understanding of how marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems interact is a prerequisite to understand how this coupled system affects and is affected by climate and environmental change. Indeed attempts to predict the future global environment depend on a comprehensive understanding of how plankton biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling in the oceans affect the climate system, and of how changes in climate influence the structure and functional properties of oceanic ecosystems. This IMBER / SOLAS session calls for contributions related to experimental work at sea or in the laboratory, and modelling and remote sensing studies on the responses of key marine biogeochemical cycles, ecosystems and their interactions, to global change. Contributions dealing with exchange processes at the air-sea interface and with climate-biogeochemistry interactions associated with open-ocean oxygen minimum zones are also welcome.

Keynote speakers:
Dr Michael Cunliffe
Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
The Laboratory Citadel Hill
Plymouth PL1 2PB