Climate Change, Ocean Acidification and Sponges

Impacts Across Multiple Levels of Organization

  • José Luis Carballo
  • James J.  Bell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. José Luis Carballo, James J. Bell
    Pages 1-11
  3. Lucy A. Muir, Joseph P. Botting, Matilde S. Beresi
    Pages 13-47
  4. Carina Sim-Smith, Michael Ellwood, Michelle Kelly
    Pages 49-78
  5. Jose Maria Aguilar-Camacho, Grace P. McCormack
    Pages 79-104
  6. Malcolm S. Hill, Oriol Sacristán-Soriano
    Pages 105-142
  7. James J. Bell, Megan Shaffer, Holly Bennett, Emily McGrath, Charli Mortimer, Alberto Rovellini et al.
    Pages 143-177
  8. Christine H. L. Schönberg, James Kar-Hei Fang, José Luis Carballo
    Pages 179-372
  9. Jasper M. de Goeij, Michael P. Lesser, Joseph R. Pawlik
    Pages 373-410
  10. Heidi M. Luter, Nicole S. Webster
    Pages 411-428
  11. K. W. Conway, F. Whitney, S. P. Leys, J. V. Barrie, M. Krautter
    Pages 429-445
  12. James J. Bell, José Luis Carballo
    Pages 447-452

About this book


While sponges represent a very simple group of organisms, which are represented by over 8000 species, there is considerable interest in the increasing role they may play in future marine ecosystems. While we still have a comparatively limited understanding of how sponges will respond to ocean warming and acidification there is evidence that some species may have the ability to acclimate or even adapt to these stressors. This comprehensive collection of articles describes our current understanding of the impacts of ocean acidification and warming on sponges across multiple levels of biological organisation, and from the geological past to the present. With expert contributions from across the world this book represents the most up-to-date view on sponge responses to climate change. This book will be of interest to a wide audience of marine scientists and managers, who are grappling with how to manage, conserve and protect marine ecosystems.


Sponge Sponge and climate change Sponge and ocean acidification Bioerosion Microbial communities El Niño Glass Sponge Reefs Functional roles Geological record

Editors and affiliations

  • José Luis Carballo
    • 1
  • James J.  Bell
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y LimnologíaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMazatlanMexico
  2. 2.School of Biological ScienceVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

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