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dc.contributor.authorLucey, NMen
dc.contributor.authorLombardi, Cen
dc.contributor.authorFlorio, Men
dc.contributor.authorRundle, SDen
dc.contributor.authorCalosi, Pen
dc.contributor.authorGambi, MCen
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-24T08:24:23Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-23en
dc.identifier.issn0171-8630en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/11565
dc.description.abstract

© Inter-Research 2018. Low-pH vent systems are ideal natural laboratories to study the consequences of long-term low-pH exposure on marine species and thus identify life-history traits associated with low-pH tolerance. This knowledge can help to inform predictions on which types of species may be less vulnerable in future ocean acidification (OA) scenarios. Accordingly, we investigated how traits of calcifying polychaete species (Serpulidae, Spirorbinae) varied with pH using a functional trait analysis at 2 natural pH gradients around the Castello Aragonese islet off Ischia, Italy. We first observed the distribution and abundance patterns of all calcifying polychaete epiphytes in the canopy of Posidonia oceanica seagrass across these gradients. We then used laboratory trials to compare fecundity, settlement success, and juvenile survival in the dominant species from a control (Pileolaria militaris Claparède, 1870) and a low-pH site (Simplaria sp.). We found significantly higher reproductive output, juvenile settlement rates, and juvenile survival in Simplaria sp. individuals from the low-pH site, compared to P. militaris individuals from control pH sites, when observed in their respective in situ pH conditions. Our results suggest that tolerance to low pH may result, in part, from traits associated with successful reproduction and rapid settlement under low-pH conditions. This finding implies that other species with similar life-history traits may respond similarly, and should be targeted for future OA tolerance research.

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dc.format.extent141 - 152en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInter Researchen
dc.titleA comparison of life-history traits in calcifying Spirorbinae polychaetes living along natural pH gradientsen
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.volume589en
plymouth.journalMarine Ecology Progress Seriesen
dc.identifier.doi10.3354/meps12453en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 Groups by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 Groups by role/Academics
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Marine Institute
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-12-10en
dc.rights.embargodate2019-02-23en
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot knownen
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3354/meps12453en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-02-23en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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