EP007:
From Physics to Predators: Understanding Bottom-up Forcing of Pelagic Ecosystems


Session ID#: 28622

Session Description:
Physical oceanography is a fundamental determinant of micro- and macroecology in our oceans, driving vertebrate distributions and interactions through bottom-up processes. Understanding how oceanographic processes influence marine vertebrate distribution and ecology is not only of key interest to ecologists, but is also necessary for effective species conservation and management. A wealth of correlative studies have revealed the strong links between oceanography and vertebrate ecology, however holistic understanding of the mechanisms underlying these relationships remains limited due to the complex nature of these dynamic processes. The rapid advancement of animal tracking technologies, coupled with sophisticated ocean modeling and monitoring tools, now allow researchers to better interrogate these drivers. In this session we solicit contributions on established and potential mechanisms linking ocean biophysics to vertebrate distribution and ecology, from disciplines spanning physical oceanography to community ecology. The research shared in this session will highlight data sources, methods, and areas of opportunity to foster further cross-disciplinary research on marine physical-ecological systems.
Primary Chair:  Briana Abrahms, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Stephanie Brodie, Elliott L. Hazen and Isaac D Schroeder, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States
Index Terms:

4599 General or miscellaneous [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4830 Higher trophic levels [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4858 Population dynamics and ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • B - Biodiversity
  • ES - Ecology and Societal Interactions
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • PO - Physical Oceanography: Other

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Brian Wells1, Jarrod A Santora2, Mark Henderson3, Pete Warzybok4, Jaime Jahncke4, Russell W Bradley4, David Huff5, Isaac D Schroeder6, Peter Nelson7, John C Field8 and David G Ainley9, (1)Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (3)Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, United States, (4)Point Blue Conservation Science, Petaluma, CA, United States, (5)Pt. Adams, NWFSC, NOAA, OR, United States, (6)ERD, SWFSC, NOAA, Pacific Grove, CA, United States, (7)H.T. Harvey & Associates Ecological Consultants, CA, United States, (8)FED, SWFSC, NOAA, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (9)H.T. Harvey & Associates Ecological Consultants, United States
Alice Della Penna, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Air-sea Interactions and Remote Sensing, Seattle, WA, United States, Philippe Koubbi, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France, Cédric Cotté, LOCEAN, Sorbonne Universités (UPMC, Univ Paris 06)-CNRS-IRD-MNHN, France, Cecile Bon, Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, France, Charles André Bost, Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé (CEBC), UMR 7372 Université de la Rochelle-CNRS, France and Francesco d'Ovidio, LOCEAN, Paris, France
Rachel D Simons, Earth Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Mary Nishimoto, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Libe Washburn, Department of Geography, University of California Santa Barbara
Briana Abrahms1, Kylie L Scales1, Elliott L. Hazen1, Steven James Bograd1, Robert Schick2, Patrick Robinson3 and Daniel P Costa3, (1)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States, (2)Duke University, NC, United States, (3)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Elliott L. Hazen1, Kylie L Scales1, Sara Maxwell2, Heather Marie Welch3, Dana Briscoe4,5, Steven James Bograd1, Larry Crowder6, Heidi Dewar7, Rebecca L Lewison8, Scott Benson7 and Tomo Eguchi7, (1)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States, (2)Old Dominion University, Department of Biology, Norfolk, VA, United States, (3)NOAA SWFSC, ERD, CA, United States, (4)Stanford University, (5)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (6)Stanford University, Monterey, CA, United States, (7)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA, United States, (8)San Diego State University, Biology, San Diego, CA, United States
Stephanie Brodie1, Steven James Bograd1, Christopher A Edwards2, Elliott L. Hazen1, Michael Jacox1, Kylie Scales3 and Heather Marie Welch4, (1)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States, (2)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (3)University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, (4)NOAA SWFSC, ERD, CA, United States
Barbara Cristie Franco1, Elbio Daniel Palma2, Vincent Combes3, Marcelo Acha4 and Martin Saraceno1, (1)Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera (CIMA)/CONICET-UBA, UMI-IFAECI/CNRS, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (2)Universidad Nacional del Sur, Departamento de Física, Bahia Blanca, Argentina, (3)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP), Mar del Plata, Argentina
Jon Lopez1, Diego Alvarez-Berastegui2, Maria Soto3 and Hilario Murua1, (1)Fundación AZTI, Pasaia, Spain, (2)SOCIB, Palma, Spain, (3)Spanish Institute of Oceanography, Madrid, Spain
Heather Marie Welch1,2, Elliott L. Hazen1, Steven James Bograd1, Michael Jacox1,2, Stephanie Brodie1,2, Dale H Robinson2,3, Lynn Dewitt3 and Rebecca L Lewison4, (1)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States, (2)University of California Santa Cruz, Institute of Marine Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (3)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (4)San Diego State University, Biology, San Diego, CA, United States
Samara samarA.haver@oregonstatE.edu1, Jason Gedamke2, Leila Hatch3, Robert P Dziak4, Sofie M. Van Parijs5, Megan McKenna6, Jay Barlow7, Catherine Berchok8, Eva DiDonato9, Brad Hanson10, Joseph Haxel11, Marla Holt10, Danielle Lipski12, Haru Matsumoto11, Christian Meinig13, David Mellinger14, Sue Moore15, Erin Oleson16, Melissa Soldevilla17 and Holger Klinck18, (1)NOAA/OSU Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, Newport, OR, United States, (2)NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science and Technology, DC, United States, (3)Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, MA, United States, (4)NOAA, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Newport, OR, United States, (5)NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (6)National Park Service Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division, CO, United States, (7)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA, United States, (8)NOAA NMML, WA, United States, (9)National Park Service Water Resource Division, CO, United States, (10)NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, WA, United States, (11)NOAA Newport, Newport, OR, United States, (12)Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, CA, United States, (13)NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, (14)NOAA/OSU Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, OR, United States, (15)NOAA NMFS/Office of Science and Technology, WA, United States, (16)NOAA, Pacific Islands Fihseries Science Center, Honolulu, HI, United States, (17)NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center, FL, United States, (18)Cornell University, Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, United States
Colleen Mary Petrik1, Ken H Andersen2, Charles A Stock3, James Roger Watson4 and Pieter Daniël van Denderen2, (1)Texas A & M, Department of Oceanography, College Station, TX, United States, (2)Denmark Technical University, Denmark, (3)Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (4)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Kelly Kearney, University of Washington, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, WA, United States, Kerim Aydin, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States and Albert J Hermann, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Matthew J Oliver1, Josh T Kohut2, Kim Sarah Bernard3, William Fraser4, Peter Winsor5, Hank Statscewich6, Erick Fredj7, Megan A Cimino8, Donna Patterson-Fraser4 and Filipa Carvalho9, (1)University Of Delaware, Lewes, DE, United States, (2)Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (3)COAS, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)Polar Oceans Research Group, United States, (5)Univ of AK-Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (6)University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (7)The Jerusalem College of Technology, Jerusalem, Israel, (8)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (9)Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Ryan Jason Hartnett1, Karina Johanne Nielsen2, Frances Wilkerson3, Nadav Nur4, Meredith L. Elliott4 and Jaime Jahncke4, (1)Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University, Marine Science, Tiburon, CA, United States, (2)Romberg Tiburon Center, Tiburon, CA, United States, (3)San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, United States, (4)Point Blue Conservation Science, Petaluma, CA, United States
Sarah Courbis, Ecology and Environment, Inc., Portland, OR, United States, Katherine Guttenplan, Ecology and Environment, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA, United States and Benjamin Best, EcoQuants, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Adrienne Copeland, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Melanie Hutchinson, Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Honolulu, HI, United States
Isaac D Schroeder1, Jarrod A Santora2, Steven James Bograd3, Elliott L. Hazen4, Keith M. Sakuma5, Andrew M Moore2, Christopher A Edwards2, Brian Wells6 and John C Field7, (1)University of California Santa Cruz, Institute of Marine Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (3)NOAA Pacific Grove, Pacific Grove, CA, United States, (4)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States, (5)FED, SWFSC, NMFS, NOAA, United States, (6)Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (7)FED, SWFSC, NOAA, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Amanda Kaltenberg, Savannah State University, Marine and Environmental sciences, Savannah, GA, United States, Doug Nowacek, Duke University, NC, United States and John K Horne, University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States
Phil John Hosegood, Alex Nimmo Smith and Jill Schwarz, University of Plymouth, School of Biological and Marine Sciences, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Joe Merchant, Lubbock, TX, United States and Gregory Skomal, MA Division of Marine Fisheries, MA, United States
Christina Hernandez1, David Richardson2, Irina Rypina3, Ke Chen4, Lawrence J Pratt3 and Joel Llopiz5, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Narragansett, RI, United States, (3)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (4)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (5)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Gemma Carroll1,2, Robert Harcourt3, Benjamin J. Pitcher1,4, Martin Cox5, David Slip6 and Ian Jonsen1, (1)Macquarie University, Biological Sciences, Sydney, Australia, (2)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States, (3)Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales 2109, Australia, Australia, (4)Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Behavioural Studies Unit, Sydney, Australia, (5)Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, Australia, (6)Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Australia
Leif Kevin Rasmuson1, Justin Joseph Suca2, Estrella Malca3, Trika Gerard4 and John T Lamkin4, (1)Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Newport, OR, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology Department, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (4)NOAA, NMFS, Miami, FL, United States
Kylie Scales1, Elliott L. Hazen2, Michael Jacox2, Frederic S Castruccio3, Sara Maxwell4, Rebecca L Lewison5 and Steven James Bograd6, (1)University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, (2)NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division, Monterey, CA, United States, (3)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Old Dominion University, Department of Biology, Norfolk, VA, United States, (5)San Diego State University, Biology, San Diego, CA, United States, (6)NOAA Pacific Grove, Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Theresa Rebecca Keates1, Raphael Martin Kudela2, Rachel R Holser1, Luis A Huckstadt1, Samantha E Simmons3 and Daniel P Costa1, (1)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (3)Marine Mammal Commission, Bethesda, MD, United States
Joel Llopiz1, Justin Joseph Suca1, Julie Pringle2, Zofia Knorek3, Sara Hamilton4 and David Richardson5, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology Department, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, (3)University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Eugene, OR, United States, (4)Oregon State University, Department of Integrative Biology, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Narragansett, RI, United States
Peter J Alsip1, Hongyan Zhang2, Mark Rowe2, Catherine Riseng1, Doran Mason3, Edward Rutherford3 and Zhenming Su4, (1)University of Michigan, School of Environment and Sustainability, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)University of Michigan, Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (3)National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (4)Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Institute for Fisheries Research, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Michelle Jan Jungbluth, San Francisco State University, Romberg Tiburon Center, San Francisco, CA, United States and Wim Kimmerer, San Francisco State University - Romberg Tiburon Center, Tiburon, CA, United States