ME34C:
From Microbes to Mammals: Using Environmental DNA Sequencing to Advance Marine Biomonitoring and Management II Posters

Session ID#: 84675

Session Description:
Environmental DNA sequencing represents an increasingly critical tool for conducting rapid biodiversity assessments across diverse marine habitats. Recent high-throughput sequencing studies have focused on the detection of unseen species (from microbes to mammals), baseline biodiversity assessments in critical ecosystems (e.g. Kelp Forests and lease areas for deep-sea mining), and tracking anthropogenic impacts related to activities such as aquaculture and oil spills. However, many challenges still remain for incorporating new “–Omics” methodologies (metabarcoding, metagenomics) into routine biomonitoring and environmental management projects, including recovery of false positive/negatives, taxonomic bias in eDNA sequencing datasets, and the lack of standardized reference databases and bioinformatics pipelines. This session will highlight new scientific insights and technological advances from recent environmental –Omics studies focused on marine biodiversity and biomonitoring. Importantly, we will highlight interdisciplinary approaches spanning a broad range of taxonomic groups (microbial, invertebrate, and vertebrate studies), and emphasize links between “traditional” biomonitoring surveys and cutting-edge –Omics techniques.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • CP - Coastal and Estuarine Processes
Index Terms:
Primary Chair:  Holly Bik, University of Georgia, Department of Marine Sciences, Athens, GA, United States
Co-chairs:  Susanna Theroux1, Eric D Stein2 and David Gillett2, (1)Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Costa Mesa, United States(2)Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Holly Bik, University of Georgia, Department of Marine Sciences, Athens, GA, United States
Moderators:  Holly Bik, University of California, Riverside, Department of Nematology, Riverside, CA, United States and Susanna Theroux, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Costa Mesa, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Holly Bik, University of California, Riverside, Department of Nematology, Riverside, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
Autonomous Long-Term High-Frequency Sampling of Marine Microbes (656345)
Ariel Rabines1,2, Roman Marin III3, Chase Chandler James4, Chris A Scholin3, James M Birch3, Lisa A Zeigler1 and Andrew E Allen1, (1)J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)MBARI, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (4)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, United States
 
Comparison of Advanced Methodologies for Phytoplankton Community Analysis (654602)
Emily Pierce1, Adrian Marchetti1, Astrid Schnetzer2, Olivia Torano1, Logan Whitehouse1 and Johnson Lin1, (1)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Marine Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (2)North Carolina State University, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Raleigh, NC, United States
 
eDNA and GeoChip: New Tools Linking Microbial Communities to Biogeochemical Functions in Eutrophic Estuarine Sediment (651904)
Tiara Moore, University of Washington Seattle Campus, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States and Peggy Fong, UCLA, United States
 
In-situ Autonomous Acquisition and Preservation of Environmental DNA Using the Environmental Sample Processor (655896)
Kevan Yamahara1, Christina M Preston2, James M Birch1, Roman Marin III2, Nathan Truelove3, Yanwu Zhang2, Kelly D. Goodwin4, Francisco Chavez5 and Chris A Scholin6, (1)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Watsonville, CA, United States, (2)MBARI, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (3)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, United States, (4)NOAA Miami, Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Miami, FL, United States, (5)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (6)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
 
Understanding the Correlation Between the Molecular Quantitative Analysis and the Amount of Total Carbon in Phytoplankton Survey (652197)
A Young Jeon1, Ji-Hyun Lee2, Sun-Young Yoon1, Koung-Dong Park3, Chang-Keun Kang4 and Hyun-Woo Kim5, (1)Pukyong National University, Interdisciplinary program of Biomedical Engineering, Busan, South Korea, (2)Institute of Marine Life Science, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea, (3)Fisheries Resource Ecology Research Institute, Busan, South Korea, (4)GIST Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea, (5)Pukyong National university, Department of Marine Biology, Busan, South Korea
 
A COMPARISON OF ZOOPLANKTON METHODS: MORPHOLOGICAL IDENTIFICATION VS. GENETIC METABARCODING (652566)
Catherine Fitzgerald, James J Pierson and Louis V Plough, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States
 
Method for quantifying sxtA4 gene from Alexandrium minutum using chip-based digital PCR (dPCR) for estimation toxin level which causing paralytic shellfish poisoning (649931)
jin Ik Hwang1, Eun Young Yoon2, Seung Joo Moon3, Jung-rae Rho4 and Jaeyeon Park1, (1)Advanced Institution of Convergence Technology, Suwon, South Korea, (2)Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology, Environment and Resource Convergence Center, Suwon, South Korea, (3)Kunsan National University, Oceanography, Kunsan, South Korea, (4)Kunsan National University, Kunsan, South Korea
 
Fine Scale Depth Variation of eDNA Signatures: Informing Nearshore Coastal Marine Protected Area Monitoring (638725)
Keira Monuki, Zachary Gold and Paul H Barber, University of California, Los Angeles, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Los Angeles, CA, United States
 
Genomic analysis of microbial community structures in the Ross Sea during austral summer (657789)
Ji-Hyun Lee, Institute of Marine Life Science, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea, Soo Rin Lee, Interdisciplinary program of Biomedical, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea, Hyun Park, Divison of Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, Hyoung Sul La, Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, South Korea, Jeong-Hoon Kim, Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, Korea, Republic of (South) and Hyun-Woo Kim, Pukyong National university, Department of Marine Biology, Busan, South Korea
 
Geographic Differences in the Gut Microbiome of the Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica (653096)
Lisa Nigro, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT, United States and Evan J Ward, University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States
 
Seasonal dynamics of marine dinoflagellates community in the Korean coastal waters using metagenomics analysis (NGS, Next Generation Sequencing) (649833)
Jaeyeon Park, jin Ik Hwang, Eun Joo Kim and Jun-Ho Hyung, Advanced Institution of Convergence Technology, Suwon, South Korea
 
The distribution and diversity of diatoms in a coastal upwelling biome (493299)
Robert H Lampe1,2, Ariel Rabines2, Goericke Ralf3, Anne Schulberg4, Hong Zheng2, Kelly D. Goodwin5, Lisa A Zeigler2 and Andrew E Allen2, (1)University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, IOD, CA, United States, (4)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, United States, (5)NOAA Miami, Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Miami, FL, United States
 
Use of Environmental DNA Metabarcoding to Trace Deep-Sea Cephalopod Distribution and Biodiversity in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic (643116)
Véronique Merten, Till Bayer, Véronique Merten, Oscar Puebla, Thorsten BH Reusch and Henk-Jan T Hoving, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Marine Evolutionary Ecology, Kiel, Germany