EP008:
Impacts of ecological interactions on marine ecosystem dynamics: New insights from theory, models, and field measurements


Session ID#: 28225

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 to 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 oceanographers and ecologists posing questions about 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. We especially look to highlight recent advances since 2016.
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
Index Terms:

1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4813 Ecological prediction [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4858 Population dynamics and ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • BE - Benthic Ecosystems
    *Use ME: Marine Ecosystems*
  • B - Biodiversity
  • OC - Ocean Change: Acidification and Hypoxia
  • PE - Pelagic Ecosystems
    *Use ME: Marine Ecosystems*

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Victoria Sindorf, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Honolulu, HI, United States and Robert J Toonen, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Kaneohe, HI, United States
Bingzhang Chen, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, RCGC, Yokohama, Japan and Sherwood Lan Smith, JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, RCGC, Yokohama, Japan
Neil Banas, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Carin J Ashjian, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Robert G. Campbell, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, Kristin Liisa Laidre, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Eva Friis Møller, Aarhus University, Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus C, Denmark, Torkel Gissel Nielsen, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Charlottenlund, Denmark and Malene Simon, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Greenland Climate Research Centre, Nuuk, Greenland
Mei Sato1, John A Barth2, Kelly J Benoit-Bird3, Stephen D Pierce1, Timothy J Cowles4, Richard Brodeur5 and William T Peterson (deceased)6, (1)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, OR, United States, (3)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, CA, United States, (4)Oregon State University, OR, United States, (5)NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Newport Research Station, Newport, OR, United States, (6)NOAA, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Newport, OR, United States
Hidekatsu Yamazaki1, Sandip Mandal2, Anupam Priyadarshi3, Hikaru Homma1 and Mamoru Tanaka4, (1)Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, (2)Public Health Foundation of India, India, (3)Banaras Hindu University, Department of Mathematics, India, (4)Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan
Roxanne Banker, UC Davis, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Davis, CA, United States
Benjamin Mayersohn1, Shafer Smith1 and Marina Levy2, (1)New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, NY, United States, (2)LOCEAN, Paris Cedex 05, France
Yuji Okazaki, Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Shiogama, Japan, Hiroomi Miyamoto, Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Japan, Kiyotaka Hidaka, National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Japan and Hideaki Fukuda, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo, Japan
Sakina-Dorothée Ayata1, Fabio Benedetti2, Leocadio Blanco-Bercial3, Astrid Cornils4, François Guilhaumon5, Maria Grazia Mazzocchi6, Ioanna Siokou-Frangou7, Valentina Tirelli8, Maria Luz Fernandez de Puelles9, Alexandra Gubanova10, Tuba Terbıyık Kurt11, Nondas Christou7, Tanya Zervoudaki7, Alessandra de Olazabal8 and Yesim Ak12, (1)LOV UPMC/CNRS, Villefranche sur mer Cedex, France, (2)UPMC-LOV, France, (3)Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St. George's, Bermuda, (4)Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum, Bremerhaven, Germany, (5)UMR MARBEC - UM2/IRD/CNRS, Montpellier, France, (6)Zoological Station Anton Dohrn of Naples, Naples, Italy, (7)Hellenic Center for Marine Research, Anavyssos, Greece, (8)National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics OGS, Trieste, Italy, (9)Spanish Institute of Oceanography, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, (10)Russian Academy of Sciences, Kovalevsky Institute of Marine Biological Research, Russia, (11)Çukurova University, Department of Marine Sciences, Adana, Turkey, (12)Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Francoise Morison, United States; University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, Elizabeth Harvey, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the University of Georgia, Marine Sciences, Savannah, GA, United States and Susanne Menden-Deuer, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States
Miram Rayzel Gleiber, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, Su Sponaugle, Oregon State University, Department of Integrative Biology, Corvallis, OR, United States, Kelly Lynn Robinson, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Department of Biology, Lafayette, LA, United States and Robert Cowen, Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR, United States
Nicolas Van Oostende1, Fawcett Sarah2, Dario Marconi1, Daniel Mikhail Sigman3 and Bess B Ward4, (1)Princeton University, Department of Geosciences, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)University of Cape Town, Oceanography, Cape Town, South Africa, (3)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (4)Princeton University, Geosciences, Princeton, NJ, United States
Malcolm McFarland1, James Michael Sullivan2 and Aditya R Nayak2, (1)Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce, FL, United States, (2)Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Ft. Pierce, FL, United States
Su Sponaugle1, Jessica Yuchao Luo2, Kelly Lynn Robinson3 and Robert Cowen3, (1)Oregon State University, Department of Integrative Biology, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR, United States
Andrea Cecile Jaegge, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, United States and Beth A Stauffer, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Biology, Lafayette, LA, United States
Kendall Maze1, Richard Matthew Settele1, Logan John Young2, Nancy Dalman2 and Jill Schulze2, (1)University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA, United States, (2)University of North Georgia, GA, United States
Karyn Suchy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada; Institute of Ocean Sciences, Victoria, BC, Canada, Maycira Costa, University of Victoria, Geography, Victoria, BC, Canada and Ian Perry, Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, BC, Canada; Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC, Canada
Tyler Osborne Gagne, Monterey, CA, United States, Kyle Van Houtan, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Conservation & Research, CA, United States, K. David Hyrenbach, Hawaii Pacific University, HI, United States and Molly E Hagemann, Bishop Museum, HI, United States
Samuel S Urmy and Joseph D Warren, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States
Logan John Young1, Kendall Maze2, Richard Matthew Settele2, Nancy Dalman1 and Jill Schulze1, (1)University of North Georgia, GA, United States, (2)University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA, United States
Lynn Marrie Blumen, Old Dominion University, Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Norfolk, VA, United States and Margaret R Mulholland, Old Dominion University, Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Norfolk, VA, United States
Irina Marinov1, Anna Cabre2, Sherwood Lan Smith3, Priya Sharma1 and Danica Fine1, (1)University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States, (2)Instituto de Ciencias del Mar, Barcelona, Spain, (3)Crest JST, Tokyo, Japan
Andrea Mitre-Apaez1, David Rivas2 and Ernesto García-Mendoza2, (1)Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Ciencias Marinas, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, (2)CICESE, Biological Oceanography, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico