BN015:
Linking modern "omics" techniques and ecosystem models


Session ID#: 28520

Session Description:
Genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic measurements in both laboratory and field settings are revolutionizing biological oceanography and accelerating our understanding of the linkages between genes/proteins and the biogeochemical processes they mediate. Simultaneously, developments in numerical ecosystem models have allowed for better representation of marine microbial functional diversity, and have played a critical role in synthesizing information, and generating and testing hypotheses. However, there has been very little ‘cross-talk’ between the fields of omics and modeling. Interactions between these two disciplines can shed light on ecosystem function, evolution, climate and global biogeochemistry. This session aims to start this conversation by bringing together experts from many different disciplines of biological oceanography. We particularly encourage multi-disciplinary submissions that put molecular observations in the context of physical and chemical processes, and modeling studies which could provide a basis for interpreting molecular data.
Primary Chair:  Naomi Marcil Levine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Eric A Webb1, Victoria Coles2 and Raleigh R Hood2, (1)University of Southern California, Marine and Environmental Biology, Los Angeles, CA, United States(2)University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States
Index Terms:

4805 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4840 Microbiology and microbial ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4858 Population dynamics and ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • MM - Microbiology and Molecular Ecology
  • OM - Ocean Modeling

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Ramunas Stepanauskas1, Eva Sintes2, Maria Pachiadaki1, Nicole Poulton3, Kristin Bergauer4, Beth Orcutt5 and Gerhard J Herndl2, (1)Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States, (2)Limnology and Bio-Oceanography, Faculty Center of Ecology, University of Vienna, Austria, (3)Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States, (4)University of Vienna, Dept. of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography, Vienna, Austria, (5)Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science, East Boothbay, ME, United States
Marguerite A. Xenopoulos1, Christian Akotoye2, Mina Bizic3, Jeremy A Fonvielle4, Danny Ionescu4, Sabateeshan Mathavarajah2, Luca Zoccarato3, David Walsh5 and Hans-Peter Grossart6, (1)Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada, (2)Trent University, Biology, Peterborough, ON, Canada, (3)Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany, (4)Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany, (5)Concordia University, Department of biology, Montreal, QC, Canada, (6)Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Dep. 3, Experimental Limnology, Stechlin/OT Neuglobsow, Germany
Emile Faure, University Pierre and Marie Curie Paris VI, Paris, France, Lucie Bittner, University Pierre and Marie Curie Paris VI, Evolution Paris Seine, Paris, France, Olivier Aumont, IPSL, Laboratoire d’Oceanographie et de Climatologie: Experimentation et Approches Numeriques, Paris, France and Sakina-Dorothée Ayata, LOV UPMC/CNRS, Villefranche sur mer Cedex, France
Joseph John Vallino1, Julie A Huber2, Petra Kim Byl3 and Margrethe Serres2, (1)Marine Biological Laboratory, Ecosystems Center, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States
Adrienne Hoarfrost1, Stephen Nayfach2, Joshua Ladau3, Carol Arnosti4, Shibu Yooseph5, Christopher L Dupont6 and Katherine Pollard3, (1)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Marine Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (2)Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA, United States, (3)University of California San Francisco, Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, CA, United States, (4)The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Marine Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (5)J. Craig Venter Institute Rockville, Rockville, MD, United States, (6)J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla, CA, United States
Victoria Coles1, Michael R Stukel2, Mary Ann Moran3 and Raleigh R Hood1, (1)University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States, (2)Florida State University, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (3)University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
Benjamin J Tully, University of Southern California, Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Elaina D Graham, University of Southern California, Marine & Environmental Biology, CA, United States and John F Heidelberg, University of Southern California, Marine Environmental Biology, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Scott Michael Gifford1, Laura Fisch1, Garrett Sharpe1, Jessica Boulton1 and Martina Savage2, (1)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Marine Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (2)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Michael Studivan, Joshua D Voss and Lysel Garavelli, Florida Atlantic University, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce, FL, United States