Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Development and technical paper
02 Feb 2023
Development and technical paper |  | 02 Feb 2023

ForamEcoGEnIE 2.0: incorporating symbiosis and spine traits into a trait-based global planktic foraminiferal model

Rui Ying, Fanny M. Monteiro, Jamie D. Wilson, and Daniela N. Schmidt


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CEC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-177', Astrid Kerkweg, 19 Sep 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on CEC1', Rui Ying, 19 Sep 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-177', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Oct 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2022-177', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Rui Ying on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Jan 2023) by Paul Halloran

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Rui Ying on behalf of the Authors (19 Jan 2023)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (30 Jan 2023) by Paul Halloran
Short summary
Planktic foraminifera are marine-calcifying zooplankton; their shells are widely used to measure past temperature and productivity. We developed ForamEcoGEnIE 2.0 to simulate the four subgroups of this organism. We found that the relative abundance distribution agrees with marine sediment core-top data and that carbon export and biomass are close to sediment trap and plankton net observations respectively. This model provides the opportunity to study foraminiferal ecology in any geological era.