Editorial Article in Frontiers in Marine Science
“Future climate conditions will arguably have major impacts on the function and fitness of vegetated coastal ecosystems worldwide and thus on their ecological roles. Gaining a better understanding of the environmental regulation of marine plants and their ecophysiology is thus important for the planning of climate adaptation strategies and development of innovative and sustainable protection strategies for marine plants to better protect and secure vital ecosystem services and functions of vegetated coastal ecosystems in the Anthropocene. The Research Topic is a compilation of 14 articles that aim to advance our understanding of how changing environmental conditions in the Anthropocene affects the ecophysiology and biogeochemistry of marine plants. The Research Topic is divided into 3 subtopics: (i) articles that discuss effects on the phyllosphere and rhizosphere conditions, (ii) articles that focus on impacts of ocean warming on marine plants and ecosystems, and (iii) articles that studied effects on seagrass metabolism and biogeochemical cycling.”
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