ME001:
Benthic Meiofauna Structure, Pattern and Function in Ocean Basins


Session ID#: 28611

Session Description:
Benthic meiofauna are key players in ecosystem processes throughout ocean basins represented by shelf to deep sea ecosystems. Their abundance and community structure have implications in several biogeochemical processes. In this topical session, submissions are solicited in the area of benthic meiofauna community structure, their biogeography across ocean basins as well studies investigating specific role of benthic meiofauna in marine ecosystems including biogeochemical cycling. In particular, submissions are welcome in the emerging areas of benthic meiofauna research that incorporates new tools and techniques including next generation sequencing.
Primary Chair:  Punyasloke Bhadury, IISER Kolkata, Nadia, India
Co-chairs:  Jeroen Ingels, Florida State University, FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory, FL, United States and Holly M Bik, University of California, Riverside, Department of Nematology, Riverside, CA, United States
Index Terms:

4211 Benthic boundary layers [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4235 Estuarine processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • B - Biodiversity
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Helena Adão1, Sofia Pinto Ramalho2, Christian Hensen3, Florian Scholz3, Pedro Terrinha4 and Carlos Ribeiro5, (1)University of Évora, MARE, Évora, Portugal, (2)University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, (3)GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany, (4)Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, Lisboa, Portugal, (5)University of Évora, Geosciences Department, Évora, Portugal
Nat Cruz, United States
Carlos Neira1, Jeroen Ingels2, Chandler Puritty3, Guillermo Mendoza1, Elvira Hernandez1 and Lisa A Levin1, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Florida State University, FL, United States, (3)University of California San Diego, CA, United States
Patricia Rodriguez-Matos, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Department of Marine Sciences, Mayaguez, PR, United States, Nikolaos V Schizas, University of Puerto Rico, Department of Marine Sciences, Mayaguez, PR, United States and Alex Veglia, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Department of Marine Sciences, PR, United States
Sarah M Hardy, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Holly M Bik, University of California, Riverside, Department of Nematology, Riverside, CA, United States and Jyostna Sharma, University of Texas San Antonio, TX, United States
Kris Angeli Subiera Sanchez and Wilfredo L. Campos, University of the Philippines Visayas, Division of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Iloilo City, Philippines
Punyasloke Bhadury, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Biological Sciences, Kolkata, India and Kapuli Gani Mohamed Thameemul Ansari, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Department of Biological Sciences, Mohanpur, Nadia, India
Ana Patrícia Avó1, Tim Daniell2, Roy Neilson2 and Helena Adão3, (1)University of Évora, MARE, Evora, Portugal, (2)The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, (3)University of Évora, MARE, Évora, Portugal
Jill R Bourque1, Katherine Stamler2, Daniel Leduc3, Eleanna Grammatopoulou4, Daniel J Mayor5, Timothy M Shank6 and Amanda W Demopoulos1, (1)USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Gainesville, FL, United States, (2)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand, (4)University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, (5)National Oceanography Center, Southampton, United Kingdom, (6)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Richard Matthew Settele1, Andrew Allen Shirley2, Kendall Maze3, Nancy Dalman4, David Turner4 and Logan John Young4, (1)Plano, United States, (2)University of North Georgia, Mt. Airy, GA, United States, (3)University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA, United States, (4)University of North Georgia, GA, United States
Francisco J.A. Nascimento1, Martin Dahl2, Mats Björk2, Göran Samuelsson2, Diana Deyanova2, Liberatus Lyimo3, Simon Creer4 and Martin Gullström2, (1)Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, (2)Stockholm University, Sweden, (3)Dodoma University, Tanzania, (4)Bangor University, United Kingdom
Maria Victoria Leon, Ana Milena Lagos and Sigmer Yamuruk Quiroga, Universidad del Magdalena, Santa Marta, Colombia
Lorelie Allones Burgos, University of the Philippines, Iloilo City, Philippines and Wilfredo L. Campos, University of the Philippines Visayas, Division of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Iloilo City, Philippines
Shivanagouda N Sanagoudra, Karnatak University, Department of Marine Biology KUPGC, Karwar, India and U G Bhat Sr, KARNATAK UNIVERSITY P.G. CENTER KODIBAG, KARWAR - 581 303, DEPARTMENT OF MARINE BIOLOGY, Karwar, India

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