Chin J Plant Ecol ›› 2020, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (5): 575-582.DOI: 10.17521/cjpe.2019.0313

Special Issue: 全球变化与生态系统

• Reviews • Previous Articles    

Effects of global change on key processes of primary production in marine ecosystems

YE You-Ting, SHI Da-Lin*()   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361102, China
  • Received:2019-11-14 Accepted:2020-01-05 Online:2020-05-20 Published:2020-03-26
  • Contact: SHI Da-Lin
  • Supported by:
    National Key R&D Program of China(2016YFA0601203);Natural Science Foundation of China(41576133);Natural Science Foundation of China(31861143022)


Since the industrial revolution, marine ecosystems have faced unprecedented stress caused by increasing temperature and atmospheric CO2 concentration as a result of anthropogenic activities. In this review, we analyzed the domestic and international research status about impacts of global change on marine ecosystems by bibliometrics, briefly introduced the history of the research on marine ecosystems under global change, and reviewed the main progress in studies about the effects of global change on key processes of marine primary production, focusing on the impacts of ocean warming, ocean acidification, and eutrophication and hypoxia. We also summarized the major issues in current studies and proposed future research directions in the field.

Key words: marine ecosystem, primary production process, ocean warming, ocean acidification, eutrophication and hypoxia