Ecology and Physical Interactions

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EP001. Anthropogenic Structures: Ecological Connectivity and Biological Effects
Primary Chair:  Susan Zaleski, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of Interior, Camarillo, CA
Co-Chair:  Donna M Schroeder, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of Interior, Camarillo, CA, United States
EP002. Aquatic Flux Studies - New Ecological Findings and In Situ Approaches
Primary Chair:  Peter Berg, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States
Co-chairs:  Markus H Huettel, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Clare E Reimers, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
EP003. Basin to global scale ocean transport, connectivity, and dispersal: interdisciplinary connections
Primary Chair:  Cheryl S Harrison, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Co-chairs:  James R. Watson, Oregon State University , College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, Elliott L. Hazen, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States and Vincent Rossi, CNRS-MIO, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography , Marseille, France
EP004. Biological-physical processes in nearshore and shallow-coastal environments
Primary Chair:  Nathalie Reyns, University of San Diego, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, San Diego, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Jesús Pineda, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Heidi L Fuchs, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and James Leichter, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States
EP005. Closing the gap between wind stress and ecosystem productivity in eastern boundary upwelling regions
Primary Chair:  Ryan R Rykaczewski, University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, SC, United States
Co-chairs:  Steven James Bograd, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States, Michael Jacox, University of California-Santa Cruz, San Francisco, CA, United States and Bryan Black, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
EP006. Ecological Fluid Mechanics - Interactions among Organisms and their Fluid Environment
Primary Chair:  Donald R Webster, Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States
Co-Chair:  Brad Gemmell, University of South Florida, Department of Integrative Biology, Tampa, FL, United States
EP007. From Physics to Predators: Understanding Bottom-up Forcing of Pelagic Ecosystems
Primary Chair:  Briana Abrahms, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Stephanie Brodie, Elliott L. Hazen and Isaac D Schroeder, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States
EP008. Impacts of ecological interactions on marine ecosystem dynamics: New insights from theory, models, and field measurements
Primary Chair:  Clifton Brock Woodson, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
Co-chairs:  Steven Litvin, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States and Kelly J Benoit-Bird, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
EP009. Open ocean biological-physical interactions in the Eastern North Pacific from low to mid latitudes through in situ observations, satellite data and models
Primary Chair:  Stephanie Schollaert Uz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Co-Chair:  Cara Wilson, NOAA/NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Monterey, CA, United States
EP010. Patchiness is characteristic of the ocean environment and drives ecosystem processes; exploring environmental and ecosystem variability and its consequences, from the meso- to fine-scale.
Primary Chair:  Jacqueline F Tweddle, University of Aberdeen, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Co-chairs:  Kelly J Benoit-Bird, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, CA, United States and Fanny Chenillat, LEMAR - IUEM - UBO, France
EP011. Physical-biogeochemical interactions across scales: from microscale to mesoscale
Primary Chair:  Daniel B Whitt, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States
Co-chairs:  Soeren Thomsen, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany, Jessica Yuchao Luo, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics, Boulder, CO, United States and Liam Brannigan, Stockholm University, MISU, Sweden
EP012. Topographic Influences on Oceanographic Processes, Marine Communities, and Ecology
Primary Chair:  Astrid Brigitta Leitner, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States
Co-Chair:  Glenn S Carter, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States
B001. How do species interactions, connectivity, and the environment drive the biodiversity and assembly of marine metacommunities?
Primary Chair:  Julie Kellner, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Co-chairs:  Lauren S Mullineaux, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Craig Nelson, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Department of Oceanography, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Honolulu, HI, United States and Adrian Craig Stier, University of California, Santa Barbara
B003. The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON): Building Partnerships Towards a Better Understanding of Life in the Sea
Primary Chair:  Gabrielle Canonico, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Co-chairs:  Abigail Benson, USGS Central Region Offices Denver, Denver, CO, United States, J. Emmett Duffy, Smithsonian Institution, Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network, Washington, DC, United States and Frank E Muller-Karger, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, IMaRS, St Petersburg, FL, United States
CD011. Ocean Renewable Energy: Resource Characterization, Environmental Impacts, and Societal Interactions
Primary Chair:  M Reza Hashemi, University of Rhode Island, Department of Ocean Engineering, Narragansett, RI, United States
Co-chairs:  Simon P Neill, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom, Zhaoqing Yang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States and Jeremy Potter, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior, Camarillo, CA, United States
ES002. At The Edge: Coastal Science Supporting Community Resilience
Primary Chair:  Shelby Walker, Oregon Sea Grant, Corvallis, OR, United States
Co-Chair:  Sarah E Kolesar, Oregon Sea Grant, Corvallis, OR, United States
ES003. Marine Ecosystem Forecasting for Decision-Making
Primary Chair:  Nicholas Record, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States
Co-Chair:  Katherine Mills, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME, United States