EP006:
Ecological Fluid Mechanics - Interactions among Organisms and their Fluid Environment


Session ID#: 22251

Session Description:
The session will be dedicated to reports from studies of interactions among organisms and their fluid environment. The session addresses the role that fluid motion, flow gradients, and chemical stirring play in shaping organism behavior, interactions, recruitment, reproduction, and community structure. Relevant studies span topics of biomechanics, transport and settling, propulsion, and sensory ecology. Themes may include the influence of instantaneous flow patterns, the influence of extreme physical events, the influence of scale on the biological-physical coupling, and biological/ecological advantages mediated by flow and chemical transport. For instance, what can we learn from how organisms balance physical versus biological forcing? We invite studies addressing a broad range of flow regimes spanning creeping, laminar, unsteady, wavy, and turbulent flows.
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
Index Terms:

4235 Estuarine processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4804 Benthic processes, benthos [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4813 Ecological prediction [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • BE - Benthic Ecosystems
    *Use ME: Marine Ecosystems*
  • E - Estuarine Processes
  • PE - Pelagic Ecosystems
    *Use ME: Marine Ecosystems*

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Isabel Houghton, Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States and John O Dabiri, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States
Mimi A.R. Koehl1, E Perotti2, D Sischo3, T Hata4 and M Hadfield3, (1)Univ. of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)University of Hawaii, HI, United States, (3)Univ. of Hawaii, HI, United States, (4)Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA, United States
Stefano Simoncelli, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom, Stephen Thackeray, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lake Ecosystems Group, Lancaster, United Kingdom and Danielle Wain, University of Bath, Bath, BA2, United Kingdom
Tracy Mandel, Hayoon Chung and Jeffrey R Koseff, Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States
Peter J. S. Franks, Bryce Inman, Jennifer A MacKinnon and Amy Frances Waterhouse, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Hayoon Chung1, Tracy Mandel1 and Jeffrey R Koseff2, (1)Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Kevin Du Clos, University of South Florida Tampa, Integrative Biology, Tampa, FL, United States, John O Dabiri, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States and Brad Gemmell, University of South Florida, Department of Integrative Biology, Tampa, FL, United States
François-Gaël Michalec, Itzhak Fouxon and Markus Holzner, ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland
Anna N Skipper1, David Murphy2 and Donald R Webster1, (1)Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States, (2)University of South Florida Tampa, Mechanical Engineering, Tampa, FL, United States
Sean Colin, Roger Williams University, Marine Biology and Environmental Science, Bristol, RI, United States, Jack Costello, Providence College, Biology, Providence, RI, United States, Kelsey Lucas, Harvard University, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Cambridge, MA, United States and Brad Gemmell, University of South Florida, Department of Integrative Biology, Tampa, FL, United States
Donald R Webster, Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States, David L Young, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States and Ann I Larsson, University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden
William Haskell, University of California Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Nicholas Nidzieko, University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Geography, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Marco Vinicio Corrales, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States and Kelly Sutherland, University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Eugene, OR, United States
Heidi L Fuchs1, Jaclyn A Specht1, Diane K Adams1 and Adam J Christman2, (1)Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (2)University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States
Nils Bjorn Tack1, Kevin Du Clos1 and Brad Gemmell2, (1)University of South Florida Tampa, Integrative Biology, Tampa, FL, United States, (2)University of South Florida, Department of Integrative Biology, Tampa, FL, United States
David Marcel Durieux, University of South Florida Tampa, Lutz, FL, United States, Kevin Du Clos, University of South Florida Tampa, Integrative Biology, Tampa, FL, United States and Brad Gemmell, University of South Florida, Department of Integrative Biology, Tampa, FL, United States
Russell Nathan Arnott, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom, Danielle Wain, University of Bath, Bath, BA2, United Kingdom and Mehdi Cherif, Umeå University, Institute for Ecology, Environment and Geoscience, Umeå, Sweden
David Wayne Murphy, University of South Florida Tampa, Tampa, United States, Ferhat Karakas, University of South Florida, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tampa, FL, United States and Amy Maas, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St. Georges, Bermuda
Dorsa Elmi, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States, David Fields, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States and Donald R Webster, Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States
Margaret Byron, Pennsylvania State University, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, University Park, PA, United States and Matthew McHenry, University of California Irvine, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Irvine, CA, United States
Jack Costello, Providence College, Biology, Providence, RI, United States, Sean Colin, Roger Williams University, Marine Biology and Environmental Science, Bristol, RI, United States, John O Dabiri, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States and Megan C. Leftwich, The George Washington University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Washington, DC, United States
Julia Eleonore Samson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carrboro, NC, United States and Laura Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mathematics, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Kelsey Lucas1, Eric Tytell2 and George V Lauder1, (1)Harvard University, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)Tufts University, Biology, Boston, MA, United States
Brad Gemmell, University of South Florida, Department of Integrative Biology, Tampa, FL, United States, Sean Colin, Roger Williams University, Marine Biology and Environmental Science, Bristol, RI, United States and Jack Costello, Providence College, Biology, Providence, RI, United States
Rachel E Pepper, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, United States and Mimi A.R. Koehl, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Evan Variano, United States, Theresa Oehmke, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, Nimish Pujara, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States and Ankur D Bordoloi, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Lillian J. Tuttle1, H. Eve Robinson1, Curtis Chan1, Daisuke Takagi2, J Rudi Strickler3, Petra H. Lenz1 and Daniel K Hartline1, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Mathematics, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Department of Biological Sciences, Milwaukee, WI, United States
Bryce Inman1, Carlos Torres2 and Peter J. S. Franks1, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanologicas, Ensenada, Mexico
Katherine Morrice, Oregon Health & Science University, Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction, Portland, OR, United States, António M Baptista, Oregon Health & Science University, Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction, Portland, OR, United States and Brian J Burke, NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States
Valerie A. Troutman, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States and John O Dabiri, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States
David Fields, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States
Anne Staples, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Andrew Mullen1, Amatzia Genin2, Paul L Roberts1 and Jules S Jaffe1, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Inter-university Institute for Marine Sciences, Eilat, Israel
Aaron C True, University of Colorado Boulder, CEAE, Boulder, CO, United States, Jeanette Wheeler, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland and John P Crimaldi, University of Colorado at Boulder, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, Boulder, CO, United States