B001:
How do species interactions, connectivity, and the environment drive the biodiversity and assembly of marine metacommunities?


Session ID#: 28311

Session Description:
Recent advances in our understanding of community assembly and biodiversity have been catalyzed by a recognition of the interplay between local and regional processes that contribute to metacommunity dynamics. We encourage studies that explore this interplay between environmental factors (resource availability and physical/chemical parameters), species interactions (e.g., competition, predation, symbiosis), and population connectivity (e.g., larval dispersal, spawning behavior, migration) in the context of biogeographic factors (microscale, mesoscale or basin-scale oceanographic features and/or dispersal barriers).

These processes are expected to influence community assembly, food web complexity, local diversity, and biogeography across a broad spectrum of communities (e.g., microbes to megafauna) and habitats (intertidal to deep sea). This session will showcase investigations of metacommunity dynamics across a range of spatial and temporal scales using a variety of experimental, observational, and modeling techniques. This approach has applications to predicting the effects of disturbance (natural or human-caused), identifying locations for protection (MPAs), and providing input to management of ocean resources (fisheries, mineral extraction).

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
Index Terms:

4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4817 Food webs, structure, and dynamics [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4858 Population dynamics and ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • EP - Ecology and Physical Interactions
  • F - Fisheries
  • ME - Marine Ecosystems
  • MM - Microbiology and Molecular Ecology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Simon Thorrold1, Kelton McMahon2, Camrin Braun3, Leah A Houghton1, Michael L Berumen4 and Serge Planes5, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Red Sea Research Center, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, (5)CRIOBE, Moorea, French Polynesia
Quinn Lucas Washburn1, Zachary Landry1, Stephen J Giovannoni2 and Thomas Sharpton1, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Department of Microbiology, Corvallis, OR, United States
Lisa A Levin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, Erik E Cordes, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, United States, Greg W. Rouse, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, Victoria J Orphan, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, Christopher Roman, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, Shana Goffredi, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Alanna Durkin, Temple University, Philadelphia, United States and Science Party of RV Atlantis Leg 37-13
Jessica Nicole Perelman1,2, Kristen N Schmidt1, Isabel Haro1, Ian R Tibbetts1 and Mitchell T Zischke3, (1)University of Queensland, Biological Sciences, Brisbane, Australia, (2)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)Purdue University, Agriculture, West Lafayette, IN, United States
Josefa Munoz, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam
Zrinka Ljubešić1, Suncica Bosak1, Luka Šupraha2, Aimee Renee Neeley3, Colleen A Durkin4, Margaret L Estapa5, Melissa M Omand6, Maja Mejdandžić1, Ana Barešić1, Zuzanna Karwowska1 and Ivona Cetinic7, (1)University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Zagreb, Croatia, (2)University of Oslo, The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biosciences, Oslo, Norway, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, United States, (4)Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (5)Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, United States, (6)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, (7)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/USRA, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Jonathan Gula1, Clement Vic2, Guillaume Roullet1 and Florence Pradillon3, (1)LOPS, IUEM, University of Brest, Brest, France, (2)University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, (3)IFREMER, Plouzané, France
Joshua D Voss, Michael Studivan, Ryan Eckert, Alexis Bethany Sturm, Lysel Garavelli, Laurent M Cherubin and John Reed, Florida Atlantic University, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce, FL, United States
Malin L. Pinsky and Ryan D Batt, Rutgers University, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Arvind Karthik Shantharam, Florida State University, Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Amy Baco-Taylor, Florida State University, Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric Sciences, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Alison Chase, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States, Emmanuel Boss, University of Maine, School of Marine Science, Orono, ME, United States, Lee Karp-Boss, University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences, Orono, ME, United States, Jason Graff, Oregon State University, Department of Botany & Plant Pathology, Corvallis, OR, United States and Nils Haentjens, University of Maine, ME, United States
Clifton Charles Nunnally1, Chase Landry1, Sara Gholson2 and Craig R McClain1, (1)Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Chauvin, LA, United States, (2)Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, United States
Adrian Craig Stier, University of California, Santa Barbara, Andrew Olof Shelton, Conservation Biology Division, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, United States, Jameal Samhouri, NOAA/Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, Blake Edward Feist, NOAA Seattle, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States and Phil Levin, University of Washington, WA, United States
Stephanie E. Nehasil1,2, Mark S. Lowry2, Alan R. Jackson2, Robert Holland3 and Carolyn M. Kurle1, (1)University of California San Diego, Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Marine Mammal and Turtle Division, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA, United States
Michael Sierszen, Organization Not Listed, Duluth, MN, United States
Erin Horn1, Sophie Clayton1, Mohammad Dehghani Ashkezari2, Rachelle Lim1 and E. Virginia Armbrust1, (1)University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States
Mathias Haunost, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, United States
Yuanning Li, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, United States
Mark Henderson, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, United States, Mary Yoklavich, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Habitat Ecology, Santa Cruz, CA, United States and David Huff, NOAA Hammond, Hammond, OR, United States
Hanny E Rivera1, Anne L Cohen2, Iliana B Baums3, Ann M Tarrant4, Janelle R Thompson5, Meghann Devlin-Durante3, Hannah Barkley6, Elizabeth Drenkard7, Nathaniel Rust Mollica8 and Charles Young9, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Biology, University Park, PA, United States, (4)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Department of Biology, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (5)MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States, (6)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, WOODS HOLE, MA, United States, (7)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA, United States, (8)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (9)Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research/University of Hawaii - NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, HI, United States
Ty N.F. Roach1, Linda Wegley Kelly2, Andreas Haas3, Mark JA Vermeij4, Cynthia Silveira1, Mark Little5, Ben Knowles6, Forest Rohwer1, Emma E George1, Cameron Smurthwaite7 and Maria L Abieri8, (1)San Diego State University, Biology, San Diego, CA, United States, (2)London, United Kingdom, (3)Royal NIOZ, the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Marine Microbiology & Biogeochemistry, Texel, Netherlands, (4)Carmabi Foundation, Netherlands Antilles, (5)SDSU, San Diego, CA, United States, (6)Rutgers University, NJ, United States, (7)San Diego State University, Biology, CA, United States, (8)Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Michel Andre Boudrias, Elizabeth Barker and Kristen Garcia, University of San Diego, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, San Diego, CA, United States
Lucas Ramada Felix Jr, University of the Philippines, Miagao, Philippines and Wilfredo L. Campos, University of the Philippines Visayas, Division of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Iloilo City, Philippines
Otis Davey Brunner1, Patricia H. Wepfer1, Yuichi Nakajima1, Makamas Sutthacheep2, Thamasak - Yeemin2 and Satoshi Mitarai1, (1)Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Onna-son, Japan, (2)Ramkhamhaeng University, Department of Biology, Bangkok, Thailand
Áki Jarl Láruson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
Lauren S Mullineaux1, Susan W Mills2, Nadine Le Bris3, Stace Beaulieu4 and Stefan Manfred Sievert4, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France, (4)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Austin Phillips, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Mashpee, MA, United States, Michael Neubert, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Lauren S Mullineaux, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Stace Beaulieu, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Julie Kellner, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, United States
Jingjing Li, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
Oliver Simon Ashford1, Andrew J Kenny2, Christopher R.S. Barrio Frojan3, Michael Bonsall4, Tammy Horton5, Angelika Brandt6, Graham Bird7, Sarah Gerken8 and Alex D Rogers4, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, United States, (2)Center for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft, United Kingdom, (3)Seascape Consultants, Romsey, United Kingdom, (4)University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, (5)National Oceanography Center, Soton, Southampton, United Kingdom, (6)Senckenberg, Frankfurt, Germany, (7)Independent Researcher, Kāpiti, New Zealand, (8)University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, United States
Clifton Brock Woodson1, John Schramski1 and Samantha Benton Joye2, (1)University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States, (2)Univ Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
Kazuaki Tadokoro, Fisheries Research Agency, Shiogama, Japan, Sachihiko Itoh, Atmos. & Ocean Res. Institute, Kashiwa, Japan and Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Shiogama, Japan
Hiroomi Miyamoto1, Kazuaki Tadokoro2, Hiroshi Itoh3, Vijai Dharmamony4, Satoshi Suyama4 and Hideaki Kidokoro5, (1)Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Hachinobe, Japan, (2)Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Shiogama, Japan, (3)Suidosha.Co., Japan, (4)Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Japan, (5)Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Hachinohe, Japan
Craig R McClain1, James P Barry2, Clifton Charles Nunnally1 and Thomas Webb3, (1)Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Chauvin, LA, United States, (2)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (3)University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Devan Nichols1, Tracey Sutton2, April B Cook2, Tamara M Frank3 and Eric Burdett4, (1)Nova Southeastern University, Plantation, United States, (2)Nova Southeastern University, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Dania Beach, FL, United States, (3)Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Dania Beach, FL, United States, (4)Nova southeastern University, FL, United States
Stephanie Allen, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, Stephanie Henson, National Oceanography Center, Southampton, United Kingdom, Anna E Hickman, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, Claudie Beaulieu, University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Science, United Kingdom and David Johns, The Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PB, UK, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Anna E Weinmann1, Susan T Goldstein2, Maria V Triantaphyllou3 and Martin R Langer1, (1)University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, (2)University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States, (3)National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Anneke Kristin Purz1, Helmut Hillebrand2 and Stefanie Devi Moorthi2, (1)University of Oldenburg, Planktology, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, (2)University of Oldenburg, Planktology, Germany
Eric David Dexter1, Stephen M Bollens2 and Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens2, (1)Washington State University Vancouver, Portland, OR, United States, (2)Washington State University Vancouver, Vancouver, WA, United States
Monica Medina1, Viridiana Avila2, Bishoy Kamel3, Michael DeSalvo4 and Roberto Iglesias-Prieto2, (1)Penn State University, Department of Biology, University Park, PA, United States, (2)Penn State University, University PARK, PA, United States, (3)University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (4)University of California Merced, Merced, CA, United States
Apryle Panyi1, Steve Curran2, Robin M Overstreet1, Carol Carson3 and Robert Prescott4, (1)University of Southern Mississippi, Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, MS, United States, (2)University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, MS, United States, (3)New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance, North Carver, MA, United States, (4)Mass Audubon/Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, South Wellfleet, MA, United States

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