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Science Advances  07 Aug 2019:
Vol. 5, no. 8, eaaw8855
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw8855

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vol. 5 no. 8

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  • Received for publication February 4, 2019
  • Accepted for publication June 28, 2019
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  1. Laura Gómez-Consarnau1,2,*,
  2. John A. Raven3,4,5,
  3. Naomi M. Levine2,
  4. Lynda S. Cutter6,
  5. Deli Wang7,
  6. Brian Seegers8,
  7. Javier Arístegui9,
  8. Jed A. Fuhrman2,
  9. Josep M. Gasol10,11 and
  10. Sergio A. Sañudo-Wilhelmy6
  1. 1Departamento de Oceanografía Biológica, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), 22860 Ensenada, Baja California, México.
  2. 2Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA.
  3. 3Division of Plant Science, University of Dundee at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA, UK.
  4. 4Climate Change Cluster, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia.
  5. 5School of Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia, 25 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia.
  6. 6Department of Earth Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA.
  7. 7State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, 422 Siming Nanlu, 361005 Xiamen, China.
  8. 8The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.
  9. 9Instituto de Oceanografía y Cambio Global (IOCAG), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
  10. 10Institut de Ciències del Mar-CSIC, ES-08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
  11. 11Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research, School of Science, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA, Australia.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: gomezcon{at}, consarnau{at}


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