Tuesday, November 2 at 9:00am to 10:00am
9-10 a.m. due to time difference constraints.
Professor Alessandro Tagliabue, University of Liverpool
Lab website: http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~atagliab/
"Response of ocean net primary production to climate change: uncertainties and implication"
Changes in net primary production due to climate change, especially at regional scales, are crucial drivers of changes in biogeochemical cycling, ecosystem dynamics and the carbon cycle. I will present an update of the state of the art regarding projected changes in net primary productivity across a suite of earth system models, highlighting key regions that host large uncertainty. Using a set of case studies, I will focus in on the role played by shifts in nutrient limitation regimes and the response of nitrogen fixation in contributing to net primary production trends.