ME24B:
Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Macroalgae II Posters

Session ID#: 85361

Session Description:
Macroalgal primary production structures many nearshore systems by physically engineering habitat and fundamentally altering biogeochemical processes. The development and advancement of remote sensing, physical oceanographic instrumentation, and sequencing technologies are greatly expanding our understanding of the ecology of macroalgal communities and the influence of these communities on carbon and nutrient dynamics in the coastal environment. For example, aerial hyperspectral imaging are vastly enhancing the spatiotemporal resolution of macroalgal physiological state monitoring; while advancements in genomic analysis are elucidating shifts in macroalgal microbiomes from healthy to diseased states. Synthesis of these interdisciplinary studies is key to constructing frameworks for predicting the potential effects of current and future ocean change on coastal macroalgal ecology and cycling of key elements (e.g. carbon and nitrogen) in coastal regions.

This session focuses on the technological advancements and interdisciplinary studies that are enhancing our understanding of macroalgal ecology and the influence of various macroalgal species on coastal carbon and nutrient cycling. Presentations that highlight developments in our understanding of invasive species, macroalgal microbiomes, phase-shifts on coral reefs, macroalgal health, and other topics related to macroalgal ecology and controls on coastal biogeochemistry are encouraged.

Co-Sponsor(s):
  • OB - Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
  • PI - Physical-Biological Interactions
Index Terms:

4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4273 Physical and biogeochemical interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4845 Nutrients and nutrient cycling [OCEANOGRAPHY: CHEMICAL]
4894 Instruments, sensors, and techniques [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
Primary Chair:  Anna James, University of California at Santa Barbara, Marine Science, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Robert J. Miller, University of California, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Christie Yorke, Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science, Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Tom William Bell, University of California, Santa Barbara, Earth Research Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Tom William Bell, University of California, Santa Barbara, Earth Research Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Moderators:  Anna James, University of California at Santa Barbara, Marine Science, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Tom William Bell, Leidos, Maritime Solutions Division, Arlington, VA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Christie Yorke, Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science, Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
In situ community contributions to benthic biogeochemistry in temperate rocky reefs (657180)
Demetra Panos and Kerry Jean Nickols, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA, United States
 
An Evaluation of Surge Uptake Capability in Macrocystis pyrifera in Response to Pulses of Three Different Forms of Nitrogen (657641)
Tiffany Cedeno, University of California Santa Barbara, Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Robert J. Miller, University of California, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Daniel Reed, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
 
Biological Contributions to Biogeochemical Variability of Kelp Forest Habitats (654848)
Sarah Traiger1, Heidi Hirsh2, Brian Cohn1, Demetra Panos1, Yuichiro Takeshita3, David Mucciarone2, Robert B Dunbar2 and Kerry Jean Nickols1, (1)California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States
 
Complex coastal flows and connectivity between kelp forests and the coastal ocean in the Southern California Bight (642944)
Libe Washburn, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Nicholas Nidzieko, University of California Santa Barbara, Geography, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Robert J. Miller, University of California, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Brian Emery, University of California, Marine Science Institute and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Anthony Kirincich, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Woods Hole, MA, United States
 
Disappearing Coastlines: The Effects of Dasysiphonia japonica on Mytilus edulis’ Growth, Settlement, and Survivorship. (657637)
Katherine Hannibal, California State University Northridge, Biology, Northridge, CA, United States and Steven R Dudgeon, California State University at Northridge, Biology, Northridge, CA, United States
 
Effects of an epiphytic bryozoan on the growth and photosynthetic production of the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera (657910)
Brian Cohn and Kerry Jean Nickols, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA, United States
 
Effects of warming seawater temperatures on the phenology of economically valuable brown macroalgae (643860)
Emmaeve Jourdain, Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, United States; University of Maine, Orono, United States, Nichole Price, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States and Brittney Honisch, Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States
 
In-situ estimation of benthic marcoalgal primary production using a novel flow-through benthic incubation chamber system (644664)
Ju-Hyoung Kim1, Hanbi Moon1, Cheol Woo Kwak2, Sukyeon Lee1, Eun Ju Kang3, Changsin Kim4, Ki-Tae Park5, Kitack Lee6 and Il-Nam Kim3, (1)Kunsan National University, Faculty of Marine Applied Biosciences, Gunsan, South Korea, (2)Korea Marine Environment & Ecology Research Institute, Bucheon, South Korea, (3)Incheon National University, Department of Marine Science, Incheon, South Korea, (4)National Institute of Fisheries Science, Fisheries Resource Management Division, Busan, South Korea, (5)Korea Polar Research Institute, Division of Polar Climate Sciences, Incheon, South Korea, (6)Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Division of Environmental Science and Engineering, Pohang, South Korea
 
Pristine or polluted? Comparison of tropical nearshore macroalgal communities and environmental parameters at Majuro and Arno Atolls (655717)
Steven L Colbert1, Karla McDermid1, David Aiseia2, Sabrina Bejang1, Ambros Loeak2, Diana Melville2, Martin Romain3, Alexandra Runyan1 and Max Sudnovsky2,4, (1)University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Marine Science Department, Hilo, HI, United States, (2)College of the Marshall Islands, Majuro, Marshall Islands, (3)Marshall Islands Conservation Society, Majuro, Marshall Islands, (4)University of Hawaii, Sea Grant College Program, Majuro, Marshall Islands