OM006:
Integrating Observations of Plankton Communities and Physiology into Numerical Models


Session ID#: 28485

Session Description:
Plankton exhibit a very broad range of morphology, physiological capabilities, life histories, and biological interactions. This diversity, in turn, influences biogeochemical functions across marine ecosystems. Our understanding of ecosystem alterations in the face of global environmental change hinges on observations of plankton assemblages and their physiological characteristics. These observations range from light-based measurements such as microscopy, flow cytometry and remote sensing to molecular and isotopic tools providing evidence about metabolic potential and rates. Some of the most novel, recent advances in linking plankton ecology to biogeochemical function were made possible by including observational and laboratory data into numerical models, and testing model predictions against field observations. However, more synergistic research such as this is needed, as these models also test the limits of our understanding and can point to key interactions and processes where further advances can be made. Here we invite contributions that specifically integrate plankton observational data into numerical models and deliver new insights into the way plankton diversity and community structure impact marine biogeochemical cycling, or identify areas where particular types of measurements are needed to advance understanding. This session welcomes contributions from taxonomically and methodologically diverse backgrounds and aims to synergize empirically and theoretically-oriented researchers.
Primary Chair:  Nicolas Van Oostende, Princeton University, Department of Geosciences, Princeton, NJ, United States
Co-chairs:  Andrew Barton, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, Charles A Stock, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States and Raphael Dussin, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Index Terms:

1615 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4855 Phytoplankton [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4890 Zooplankton [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • B - Biodiversity
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • PE - Pelagic Ecosystems
    *Use ME: Marine Ecosystems*

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Natasha Henschke, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Juergen Groeneveld, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Ecological Modelling, Germany; Institute of Forest Growth and Forest Computer Sciences, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, Bettina Meyer, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany; Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany and Evgeny A Pakhomov, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada; Hakai Institute, BC, Canada
Anne Willem Omta, MIT, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, David Talmy, MIT, MA, Keisuke Inomura, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Andrew J Irwin, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, Canada, Zoe Finkel, Environmental Science Program, NB, Canada, Daniel Sher, University of Haifa, Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, Haifa, Israel and Mick Follows, MIT, Earth Atmosphere and Planetary Science, Cambridge, MA, United States
Trevor Martin Sloughter, University of Strathclyde, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Neil Banas, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Raymond Sambrotto, Columbia Univ, Palisades, NY, United States and Jinlun Zhang, University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, WA, United States
Patricia M Glibert, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States
Sherwood Lan Smith1, Bingzhang Chen1, Carmen García-Comas1, Aya Hoshihara2, Tetsuichi Fujiki2 and Sergio M Vallina3, (1)JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, RCGC, Yokohama, Japan, (2)JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, RCGC, Yokosuka, Japan, (3)Instituto de Ciencias del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Barcelona, Spain
Sevrine Sailley1, Jorn Bruggeman2 and Yuri Artioli1, (1)Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom, (2)Plymouth Marine Laboratory, MEMP, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Charlie Gaborit, ICM-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain, Andrew David Barton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, MIT, Earth Atmosphere and Planetary Science, Cambridge, MA, United States, Oliver Jahn, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States and Sergio M Vallina, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Barcelona, Spain
Sven Alexander Kranz, Florida State University, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Tristyn Bercel and Sven Alexander Kranz, Florida State University, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Keisuke Inomura1, Curtis A Deutsch2, Oliver Jahn3, Stephanie Dutkiewicz4, Jeffery R Scott3, Erwan Monier5 and Michael J Follows6, (1)United States, (2)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)MIT, Earth Atmosphere and Planetary Science, Cambridge, MA, United States, (5)MIT, Center for Global Change Science, Cambridge, MA, United States, (6)Massachusetts Inst Tech, Cambridge, MA, United States
Kieran Francis Curran1,2, Gavin Tilstone2, Heather A. Bouman3, Anna E Hickman4, Robert J W Brewin5 and Shubha Sathyendranath6, (1)University of Oxford, Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford, United Kingdom, (2)Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Remote Sensing Group, Plymouth, United Kingdom, (3)University of Oxford, Earth Sciences, Oxford, United Kingdom, (4)University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, (5)National Centre for Earth Observation, United Kingdom, (6)Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Jessica Yuchao Luo1, Matthew C Long1, Keith T Lindsay2 and Michael Levy2, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Ben Andrew Ward1, Jamie D Wilson2, Ros Death2, Fanny Monteiro2 and Andy Ridgwell2, (1)University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom, (2)University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Adam Martiny1, Catherine Garcia2, Allison Moreno3, George Hagstrom4, Nathan S Garcia1, Francois Primeau5, Simon Levin4 and Michael W Lomas6, (1)University of California, Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)University of California Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States, (3)University of California Irvine, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Irvine, CA, United States, (4)Princeton University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton, NJ, United States, (5)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (6)Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States
Warren J.S. Currie, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Burlington, ON, Canada and Marten A Koops, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, ON, Canada
Yoshikazu Sasai1, Sherwood Lan Smith1 and Chisato Yoshikawa2, (1)JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan, (2)JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan

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