Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 28 | Number 2 | June 2015

Special Issue: Emerging Themes in Ocean Acidification Science

On the Cover: Oyster shells and boat at Taylor Shellfish’s farm in Samish Bay, Washington. Taylor Shellfish was one of the first companies to document, and seek solutions for, ocean acidification-caused harm to shellfish grown in their hatchery. Photo credit: Jon Rowley
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Volume 28 Issue 02

Introduction to this Special Issue on Ocean Acidification: The Pathway from Science to Policy
By Jeremy T. Mathis , Sarah R. Cooley , Kimberly K. Yates , and Phillip Williamson

Understanding Ocean Acidification Impacts on Organismal to Ecological Scales
By Andreas J. Andersson, David I. Kline, Peter J. Edmunds, Stephen D. Archer , Nina Bednaršek , Robert C. Carpenter , Meg Chadsey, Philip Goldstein , Andrea G. Grottoli , Thomas P. Hurst, Andrew L. King, Janet E. Kübler, Ilsa B. Kuffner , Katherine R.M. Mackey, Bruce A. Menge, Adina Paytan , Ulf Riebesell , Astrid Schnetzer , and Richard C. Zimmerman

Understanding, Characterizing, and Communicating Responses to Ocean Acidification: Challenges and Uncertainties
By D. Shallin Busch, Michael J. O’Donnell, Claudine Hauri , Katharine J. Mach , Matthew Poach, Scott C. Doney , and Sergio R. Signorini

Technology for Ocean Acidification Research: Needs and Availability
By Todd R. Martz, Kendra L. Daly , Robert H. Byrne , Jonathon H. Stillman , and Daniela Turk

And on Top of All That… Coping with Ocean Acidification in the Midst of Many Stressors
By Denise L. Breitburg, Joseph Salisbury , Joan M. Bernhard, Wei-Jun Cai , Sam Dupont , Scott C. Doney, Kristy J. Kroeker, Lisa A. Levin , W. Christopher Long , Lisa M. Milke , Seth H. Miller, Beth Phelan, Uta Passow , Brad A. Seibel , Anne E. Todgham, and Ann M. Tarrant

Geochemical Proxies for Estimating Faunal Exposure to Ocean Acidification
By Lisa A. Levin , Bärbel Hönisch , and Christina A. Frieder

Response of Photosynthesis to Ocean Acidification
By Katherine R.M. Mackey, J. Jeffrey Morris , François M.M. Morel , and Sven A. Kranz

Characterizing the Natural System: Toward Sustained, Integrated Coastal Ocean Acidification Observing Networks to Facilitate Resource Management and Decision Support
By Simone R. Alin, Russell E. Brainard , Nichole N. Price, Jan A. Newton, Anne Cohen, William T. Peterson, Eric H. DeCarlo, Elizabeth H. Shadwick, Scott Noakes, and Nina Bednaršek

How Can Present and Future Satellite Missions Support Scientific Studies that Address Ocean Acidification?
By Joseph Salisbury, Douglas Vandemark , Bror Jönsson , William Balch , Sumit Chakraborty, Steven Lohrenz, Bertrand Chapron , Burke Hales, Antonio Mannino, Jeremy T. Mathis , Nicolas Reul , Sergio R. Signorini , Rik Wanninkhof , and Kimberly K. Yates

Ocean Acidification in the Surface Waters of the Pacific-Arctic Boundary Regions
By Jeremy T. Mathis, Jessica N. Cross , Wiley Evans , and Scott C. Doney

The Potential for CO2-Induced Acidification in Freshwater: A Great Lakes Case Study
By Jennifer C. Phillips, Galen A. McKinley, Val Bennington, Harvey A. Bootsma, Darren J. Pilcher , Robert W. Sterner , and Noel R. Urban

Impacts of Coastal Acidification on the Pacific Northwest Shellfish Industry and Adaptation Strategies Implemented in Response
By Alan Barton , George G. Waldbusser, Richard A. Feely , Stephen B. Weisberg, Jan A. Newton , Burke Hales, Sue Cudd, Benoit Eudeline , Chris J. Langdon , Ian Jefferds , Teri King , Andy Suhrbier, and Karen McLaughlin

Core Principles of the California Current Acidification Network: Linking Chemistry, Physics, and Ecological Effects
By Karen McLaughlin , Stephen B. Weisberg, Andrew G. Dickson, Gretchen E. Hofmann , Jan A. Newton, Deborah Aseltine-Neilson, Alan Barton , Sue Cudd , Richard A. Feely , Ian W. Jefferds , Elizabeth B. Jewett , Teri King , Chris J. Langdon, Skyli McAfee, Diane Pleschner-Steele, and Bruce Steele

Ocean Acidification Science Needs for Natural Resource Managers of the North American West Coast
By Alexandria B. Boehm, Mark Z. Jacobson, Michael J. O’Donnell , Martha Sutula, W. Waldo Wakefield , Stephen B. Weisberg, and Elizabeth Whiteman

Ocean and Coastal Acidification off New England and Nova Scotia
By Dwight K. Gledhill , Meredith M. White , Joe Salisbury , Helmuth Thomas, Ivy Mlsna, Matthew Liebman , Bill Mook , Jason Grear, Allison C. Candelmo, R. Christopher Chambers, Christopher J. Gobler, Christopher W. Hunt , Andrew L. King , Nichole N. Price, Sergio R. Signorini , Esperanza Stancioff , Cassie Stymiest, Richard A. Wahle , Jesica D. Waller, Nathan D. Rebuck, Zhaohui A. Wang , Todd L. Capson, J. Ruairidh Morrison , Sarah R. Cooley , and Scott C. Doney

Getting Ocean Acidification on Decision Makers’ To-Do Lists: Dissecting the Process Through Case Studies
By Sarah R. Cooley , Elizabeth B. Jewett , Julie Reichert, Lisa Robbins , Gyami Shrestha , Dan Wieczorek, and Stephen B. Weisberg

Transdisciplinary Science: A Path to Understanding the Interactions Among Ocean Acidification, Ecosystems, and Society
By Kimberly K. Yates, Carol Turley, Brian M. Hopkinson, Anne E. Todgham, Jessica N. Cross , Holly Greening, Phillip Williamson, Ruben Van Hooidonk , Dimitri D. Deheyn, and Zackary Johnson

Data Management Strategy to Improve Global Use of Ocean Acidification Data and Information
By Hernan E. Garcia , Cathy Cosca , Alex Kozyr, Emilio Mayorga , Cynthia Chandler, Robert W. Thomas , Kevin O’Brien, Ward Appeltans, Steve Hankin , Jan A. Newton, Angelica Gutierrez , Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Lina Hansson, Melissa Zweng, and Benjamin Pfeil


Environmental Properties of Coastal Waters in Mamala Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, at the Future Site of a Seawater Air Conditioning Outfall
By Christina M. Comfort, Margaret A. McManus, S. Jeanette Clark, David M. Karl , and Chris E. Ostrander

Special Issue Guest Editors

Sarah Cooley, Ocean Conservancy
Kimberly Yates, US Geological Survey
Jeremy Mathis, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Phil Williamson, Natural Environment Research Council and University of East Anglia


Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).