Impacts of Ecological Interactions on Marine Ecosystem Dynamics: New Insights from Models, Theory, and Field Measurements II

Session ID#: 11524

Session Description:
Ocean ecosystems make up the largest living space on the planet. Understanding the behavior, physiology, and evolution of marine organisms in the context of their chemical and physical environments and species interactions is key advancing our understanding of community and ecosystem functioning across systems. Multiple general concepts in ecology have originated from pelagic systems, including ecological stoichiometry, trophic cascades, and the match/mismatch hypothesis. However, a fundamental hurdle in advancing our understanding of ecological processes in the ocean remains the traditional boundary between ecology and oceanography. In this session, we seek to bring together those posing questions about pelagic ocean ecosystems, bridging empirical investigations with ecological theory and process models. We welcome both theoretical and empirical research addressing ecological interactions across a range of scales and trophic levels, with particular emphasis on the integration of field sampling, ecological theory, and/or modeling aimed to reveal processes structuring ocean ecosystems.
Primary Chair:  Clifton Brock Woodson, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
Chairs:  Kelly J Benoit-Bird, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, Adam T Greer, The University of Southern Mississippi, Division of Marine Science, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, Steven Yitzchak Litvin, Hopkins Marine Station - Stanford University, Pacific Grove, CA, United States, Tessa B Francis, University of Washington Tacoma, Puget Sound Institute, Tacoma, WA, United States, Charles A Stock, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, Mark D Ohman, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States and J A Kleypas, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics, Boulder, CO, United States
Moderators:  Kelly J Benoit-Bird, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, Adam T Greer, University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Marine Science, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and Steven Litvin, Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaisons:  Adam T Greer, University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Marine Science, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and Steven Yitzchak Litvin, Hopkins Marine Station - Stanford University, Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Index Terms:

4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Plankton Production, Fish Catch, and the Potential for Sharp Regional Catch Trends Under Climate Change (91365)
Charles A Stock1, Jasmin G John1, Vicky Lam2, Ryan R Rykaczewski3, William W.L. Cheung4, John P Dunne1, Rebecca G Asch5 and Jorge L Sarmiento6, (1)Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)University of British Columbia, Fisheries Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (3)University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, United States, (4)The University of British Columbia, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (5)East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, United States, (6)Princeton University, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton, NJ, United States
Geographic variation in Pacific herring growth in response to regime shifts in the North Pacific Ocean. (88120)
Shin-ichi Ito1, Kenneth Rose2, Jake Schweigert3, Douglas Hay3, Francisco Werner4 and Maki Noguchi Aita5, (1)Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, (2)Louisiana State University, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (3)Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nanaimo, BC, Canada, (4)National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (5)Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Research and Development Center for Global Change, Yokohama, Japan
Regime Shifts in the Gulf of Alaska Simulated by Ocean Biogeochemical Models (91211)
Claudie Beaulieu1, Harriet Cole2, Stephanie Henson3, Andrew Yool3, Tom Anderson3, Lee de Mora4, Erik Buithenuis5, Momme Butenschön4, Ian Totterdell6 and J Icarus Allen4, (1)University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Science, United Kingdom, (2)MSS Marine Laboratory, Marine Scotland Science, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, (3)National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, (4)Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom, (5)University of East Anglia, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change research, School of Environmental Sciences, Norwich, United Kingdom, (6)Hadley Centre, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
The Resilience of Coral Reefs Across a Hierarchy of Spatial and Temporal scales (88518)
Peter J Mumby, University of Queensland, School of Biological Sciences, St Lucia, Australia
Tracing Carbon Flow Through Food Webs on Isolated Coral Reefs in the Central Pacific Ocean Using a Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Approach (93434)
Simon Thorrold1, Kelton McMahon2, Camrin Braun1, Michael L Berumen3 and Leah A Houghton1, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)University of California Santa Cruz, Institute of Marine Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (3)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Red Sea Research Center, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Effects of ecological interactions and environmental conditions on community dynamics in an estuarine ecosystem (92568)
Hui Liu, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Department of Marine Biology, Galveston, TX, United States, Thomas Minello, NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC, Galveston Laboratory, Galveston, TX, United States and Glen Sutton, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Dickinson Marine Laboratory, Dickinson, TX, United States
Patterns of Macrozooplankton and Fish Occurrence Beneath McMurdo Sound Fast Ice during Spring/Summer 2014/2015 (93455)
Benjamin Tobey Saenz, University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, Kendra L Daly, University of South Florida Tampa, Tampa, FL, United States, Stacy Kim, Moss Landing Marine Lab, Moss Landing, CA, United States, David G Ainley, H.T. Harvey & Associates Ecological Consultants, United States and Grant Ballard, Point Blue Conservation Science, Petaluma, CA, United States
Meike Vogt, Colleen O'Brien, Chantal Swan and Nicolas Gruber, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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