PI14A:
Biological Coupling to Physical Forcing on Shallow-Water Ecosystems: Using Observations to Reveal Patterns and Test Mechanisms III Posters

Session ID#: 85062

Session Description:
Marine ecological processes are forced by physical dynamics, yet understanding biological-physical coupling, particularly in nearshore and shallow coastal systems, presents large logistic and conceptual challenges. Ecosystem dynamics reflect multiple biological and physical processes spanning many scales of variability. Linked biological-physical processes influence population, community and ecosystem dynamics and can modulate the effects of large-scale disturbances on shallow-water ecosystems. For example, temperature variability can mitigate coral bleaching, surface waves elicit distinct larval behaviors, and water column stratification mediates cross-shore larval distributions, transport, and intertidal settlement. Identifying the pertinent ecological and hydrodynamic processes, and appraising their relative contribution, requires demanding field observations and time-series data collection. Ecologists increasingly use numerical simulation models to describe near-shore hydrodynamics and ecological dynamics. However, model development depends on including relevant physical processes and using empirical estimates of key biological rates and behaviors, often requiring field observations. Such observations and estimates are difficult to obtain, and frequently, numerical simulation models are untested. This session invites presentations on observational, experimental and time-series approaches that improve our understanding of fundamental biological-physical processes in shallow coastal systems from the surf zone to the shelf edge.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • CP - Coastal and Estuarine Processes
  • ME - Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller
Index Terms:

4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4804 Benthic processes, benthos [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
4858 Population dynamics and ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
Primary Chair:  Jesús Pineda, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Co-chairs:  Heidi L Fuchs, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Nathalie Reyns, University of San Diego, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, San Diego, CA, United States and James Leichter, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Jesús Pineda, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Moderators:  Nathalie Reyns, University of San Diego, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, San Diego, CA, United States and James Leichter, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  James Leichter, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
The effect of changing lagoonal volume on the amplitude of diel carbon chemistry variability within a seagrass lagoon at Dongsha Atoll, Taiwan (652890)
Max Rintoul1, Wen-Chen Chou2, Hui-Chuan Chu2, Ariel Pezner1, Travis Courtney1, Sam Kekuewa1, Rong-Wei Syu3 and Andreas J Andersson1, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan, (3)National Taiwan University, Keelung, Taiwan
 
Enhancement of rates of net community production and gross primary production at the shelfbreak front (654245)
Frannie Adams1, Alice Choe2, Erin Kim1, Lumi Kinjo3, Arshia Mehta1, Zoe Sandwith4, Dennis Joseph McGillicuddy Jr5 and Rachel Stanley1, (1)Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, United States, (2)Wellesley College, Wellesley, United States, (3)Wellesley College, Chemistry, Wellesley, United States, (4)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (5)Woods Hole Oeanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
 
Variability of hypoxia in coastal transition zone off Pearl River Estuary: observational and modeling studies (649300)
Dou LI, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Ocean Science, Hong Kong, Hong Kong and Jianping Gan, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Department of Ocean Science, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
 
Thin Phytoplankton Layer Observation in the Coastal Zone of Ubatuba, Brazil. (653888)
Silvana Penninck1, Josiane Lima1 and Rubens Mendes Lopes2, (1)USP University of Sao Paulo, Biological Oceanography, São Paulo, Brazil, (2)University of Sao Paulo, Department of Biological Oceanography, Sao Paulo, Brazil
 
Combining Observations, Remote Sensing, and Hydrodynamic Modeling to Assess the Impact of Atmospheric and Tidal Fronts on Coastal Bio-Optical Variability (643501)
Richard W Gould Jr1, Stephanie Anderson1, David Lewis1, David Miller2, Igor Shulman1, Geoffrey B Smith2, Travis Smith1, David W Wang3 and Hemantha W Wijesekera1, (1)Naval Research Laboratory, Ocean Sciences, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)Naval Research Laboratory, Remote Sensing, Washington, DC, United States, (3)U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Ocean Sciences, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
 
Building Essential Bridges between Ecosystem Data and Hydrodynamic-Ecosystem Models of Rhode Island Coastal Waters (646920)
Nicole Flecchia1, Christopher R Kincaid1 and Barbara Sullivan-Watts2, (1)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, (2)Providence College, Providence, RI, United States
 
Submesoscale Recirculations Around an Island Cape (646754)
Arnoldo Valle-Levinson1, Leonardo Tenorio-Fernandez2, Braulio Juarez3, Margaret Daly4, Clifton Brock Woodson5 and Stephen G Monismith4, (1)University of Florida - UF, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment, Gainesville, FL, United States, (2)CICIMAR Interdisciplinary Center For Marine Science of Mexico - CONACyT, Physical Oceanography, La Paz, BS, Mexico, (3)University of Florida, Civil and Coastal Engineering, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States, (4)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (5)University of Georgia, Athens, United States
 
Ommastrephid squid paralarvae distribution and transport under contrasting interannual conditions in the tropical-subtropical convergence off Mexican Pacific (638601)
Erick Ruvalcaba-Aroche, CICIMAR Interdisciplinary Center of Marine Science, Plankton and Marine Ecology, La Paz, BS, Mexico, Laura Sanchez Velasco, CICIMAR Interdisciplinary Center of Marine Science, Plankton and marine ecology, La Paz, Mexico, Emilio Beier, CICESE-Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada, Unidad La Paz-Macroecologia, La Paz, BS, Mexico, Victor M Godinez, CICESE-Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada, Oceanografía Fisica, Ensenada, BJ, Mexico, Eric D Barton, Instituto de Investigación Mariñas - CSIC, Departamento de Oceanografía, Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain and David Landeros-Tafolla, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Oceanología, La Paz, BS, Mexico
 
Environmental Context Elicits Behavioral Modification of Collective State in Schooling Fish (656465)
Ivan Rodriguez-Pinto, United States; Florida International University, Miami, FL, United States, Guillaume Rieucau, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Chauvin, LA, United States, Nils Olav Handegard, Institute of Marine Research Bergen, Bergen, Norway and Kevin M Boswell, Florida International University, Biological Sciences, North Miami, FL, United States
 
Spatial and temporal patterns of zooplankton community structure in the northern Gulf of Mexico (2015-2017) (652843)
Jillian Gilmartin, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston, TX, United States and Hui Liu, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Marine Biology, Galveston, TX, United States
 
Trace metals in Antarctic clam shells record the chemical dynamics of changing sea ice conditions. (644557)
Steve Wing1, Sorrel A O'Connell-Milne2, Lucy C Wing2 and Malcolm R Reid3, (1)University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, (2)University of Otago, Marine Science, Dunedin, New Zealand, (3)University of Otago, Chemistry, Centre for Trace Element Analysis, Dunedin, New Zealand
 
Benthic Nitrogen excretion by the Invasive Quagga Mussel Dreissena bugensis offshore gradients in Lake Michigan: A Time Series Approach (657988)
Carmen Aguilar and Russel Cuhel, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, United States
 
Biostabilization in Sandy Carbonate Environments Detected from Multi-Seasonal Turbidity Time Series (654030)
Shamim Mohammad Murshid, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States and Giulio Mariotti, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States
 
Microbial responses to physical variations in coastal Southern California: Changes in community structure and ecosystem function assessed via an 18 month twice-weekly time-series at the Scripps Ecological Observatory (639512)
Jesse Wilson, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, United States and Jeff Shovlowsky Bowman, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States