ME14D:
Impacts of Ecological Interactions on Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Biodiversity: New Insights from Theory, Models, and Field Measurements IV Posters

Session ID#: 85878

Session Description:
Ocean ecosystems make up the largest living space on the planet. Understanding the behavior, physiology, and evolution of marine organisms in the context of their chemical and physical environments and species interactions is key to advancing our understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning across systems. Multiple general concepts in ecology have originated from pelagic systems, including ecological stoichiometry, trophic cascades, and the match/mismatch hypothesis. However, a fundamental hurdle in advancing our understanding of ecological processes in the ocean remains the traditional boundary between ecology and oceanography. In this session, we seek to ing together oceanographers and ecologists posing questions about ocean ecosystems, bridging empirical investigations with ecological theory and process models. We welcome both theoretical and empirical research addressing ecological interactions and biodiversity across a range of scales and trophic levels, with particular emphasis on the integration of field sampling, ecological theory, and/or modeling aimed to reveal processes structuring ocean ecosystems. Presentations may include innovative observational or experimental approaches, ranging from microscopy, imaging, flow cytometry and remote sensing, to molecular (e.g. -omics), trait-based, or isotopic tools, with the aim to characterize variability in diet, diversity (taxonomy, barcoding, metabarcoding), abundance, and/or the physiological status of the organisms in response to perturbations and interactions. We especially look to highlight recent advances since 2018.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • OB - Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • PI - Physical-Biological Interactions
Primary Chair:  Clifton Brock Woodson, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
Co-chairs:  Bingzhang Chen, University of Strathclyde, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Glasgow, United Kingdom and Vittoria Roncalli, Stazione zoologica A. Dohrn, Naples, Italy
Primary Liaison:  Steven Yitzchak Litvin, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States
Moderators:  Clifton Brock Woodson, University of Georgia, Athens, United States and Steven Yitzchak Litvin, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Clifton Brock Woodson, University of Georgia, Athens, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
Comparison of thermal niche model development methods for black sea bass (652691)
Laura J Nazzaro1, Emily Slesinger2 and Josh T Kohut1, (1)Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (2)Rutgers University, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Piscataway, NJ, United States
 
Discovering Trophic Interactions in the Ocean Twilight Zone: Metabarcoding Analysis of Mesopelagic Fish Diet Diversity (645355)
Melissa Wojcicki1, Sarah G Glancy2, Paola G. Batta-Lona1, Joel Llopiz2, Annette Govindarajan2 and Ann C Bucklin1, (1)University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
 
Diversity, Abundance and Community Structure of Soft-Bottom Macrobenthic Fauna in the Maryland Coastal Bays, USA (642387)
Andres Morales-Nunez, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Natural Sciences, Princess Anne, MD, United States and Paulinus Chigbu, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Natural Sciences, Princess Anne, MD, United States
 
Estuarine pelagic communities in response to resource pulses after catastrophic hurricanes (655273)
Hui Liu, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Marine Biology, Galveston, TX, United States
 
Field assessments of novel benthic communities emerging with changing coastal water quality in the Florida Keys and the surviving coral species. (637025)
Zoi Thanopoulou, Jacob Patus and Kathleen Sullivan Sealey, University of Miami, Department of Biology, Coral Gables, FL, United States
 
Flexible Canopies and Their Effect on Benthic Community Structure on Shallow Coral Reefs (653341)
John Girard, California State University Northridge, Biology, Northridge, CA, United States and Peter Edmunds, California State University Northridge, Department of Biology, Northridge, CA, United States
 
Hurricane Harvey disturbance effects on seagrass communities (641778)
Jenelle Estrada and Lauren A. Yeager, University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science, Port Aransas, United States
 
Influences of Herbivores, Temperature, and Nutrient Availability on Marine Microbial Assemblages: Results of an in-situ Field Experiment (655157)
Lauren Lees, University of California Irvine, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Irvine, CA, United States, Adam Martiny, University of California Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States and Matthew E.S. Bracken, University of California Irvine, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Irvine, United States
 
Investigating long-term temporal changes in trophic structure of fish communities: insights from whole muscle tissue and compound specific isotopic analysis of amino acids (649509)
Leonardo Durante1, Amandine Sabadel1, Travis Ingram2 and Steve Wing3, (1)University of Otago, Department of Marine Science, Dunedin, New Zealand, (2)University of Otago, Department of Zoology, New Zealand, (3)University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
 
Larval Dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico: Using Ontogentic Vertical Migration Patterns to Inform Larval Trajectories and Assess Ecosystem Impacts (654574)
Kelly Vasbinder1, Cameron Ainsworth2, Glenn Zapfe3, Robert H Weisberg4 and Yonggang Liu4, (1)University of South Florida Tampa, College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, (2)University of South Florida Tampa, College of Marine Science, Tampa, FL, United States, (3)National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Pascagoula, MS, United States, (4)University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States
 
Cross-ecosystem subsidies support surf zone fish on island beaches (658089)
Nicholas Schooler1, Kyle Emery2, Jenifer Dugan3, Robert J. Miller4, Mark Page3, Donna M Schroeder5, Laura D Beresford6 and Jessica Madden2, (1)University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, United States, (2)University of California Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (3)University of California, Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (4)University of California, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (5)U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Camarillo, CA, United States, (6)University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
 
Potential cryptic speciation in the Japanese populations of the pelagic tunicate, Oikopleura dioica (645506)
Aki Masunaga1, Aleksandra Bliznina1, Andrew Liu1, Charles Plessy1, Yongkai Tan1 and Nicholas Luscombe1,2, (1)Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan, (2)Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom
 
Recent invasion of a cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora, into Korean tidal flat and its positive and negative effects on native benthic community (656570)
Jongseong Ryu1, Moojoon Lee1, Euntaek Park1 and Yong Hoon Kim2,3, (1)Anyang University, Department of Marine Biotechnology, Incheon, South Korea, (2)Port Aransas, TX, United States, (3)West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, West Chester, United States
 
Role of Depth and Substrate in the Evolution of Sea Pens (Pennatulacea, Octocorallia): a Phylogenetic Study (653649)
Upasana Ganguly and Scott C. France, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Biology, Lafayette, LA, United States
 
Southwestern Biscayne Bay Shoreline Relic Oyster Assemblage Identification, Abundance, and Hydrological Feature and Substrate Associations (641079)
Haley Capone1, Ian Zink2,3 and Joan Browder2,3, (1)University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Chicago, IL, United States, (2)Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, FL, United States, (3)Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA, Protected Resources and Biodiversity Division, Miami, FL, United States
 
Spatial Distribution, Frequency Patterns and Condition Factor of Five Species of Sciaenid Trawled from Nigeria Coastal Water (638833)
Hannah Omogoriola, Nigerian institute for oceanography andd marine research, Fisheries resources, Lagos, Nigeria
 
Species Diversity and Distribution Patterns in the Mariana Back Arc Vent Fields (655600)
Thomas Giguere, University of Victoria, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Victoria, BC, Canada, David A Butterfield, University of Washington, Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean & Ecosystem Studies, Seattle, United States and Verena Tunnicliffe, University of Victoria, Deptartment of Biology/School of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Victoria, BC, Canada
 
The differential effects of two dominant epiphyte grazers associated with surfgrass Phyllospadix torreyi in controlling epiphytic algae levels in seagrass beds (657335)
Candace Wong1, Ava Owens1, Christian Reilly1, Lisa Marrack1 and Juhyung Lee2, (1)Santa Catalina School, Marine Ecology Research Program, Monterey, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, CA, United States
 
The Effects of an Invasive Alga on the Trophic Dynamics of Temperate Rocky Reefs (656117)
Kathryn Scafidi and Mark A. Steele, California State University Northridge, Northridge, United States
 
The metabolism of nitrogen in Ulva prolifera blooming in a marginal sea of China - a case study based on a 15N-enriched culturing experiment (649312)
Peng-Yan Zhang1, Yu Xin2, Yuemei Jin3 and Tao Liu3, (1)Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China, (2)Ocean University of China, Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology, Ministry of Education, Qingdao, China, (3)Ocean University of China, China
 
Trophic Analysis Armed with a Trident: A Three-pronged Approach to Characterizing the Role of the Ctenophore Pleurobrachia bachei in Pelagic Food Webs (648442)
Jessica Masterman, United States, Aaron Winson Elias Galloway, University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston, OR, United States, Robert Cowen, Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR, United States, Su Sponaugle, Oregon State University, Department of Integrative Biology, Corvallis, OR, United States and Kelly Sutherland, University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Eugene, OR, United States
 
Trophic Ecology of Sargassum-Associated Juvenile Fishes (653604)
Courtney Stachowiak1, Kevin Dillon2, Frank Hernandez Jr.2 and Mark Peterson3, (1)University of Southern Mississippi, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)University of Southern Mississippi, Coastal Sciences, Ocean Springs, MS, United States, (3)University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, MS, United States
 
Trophic Ecology of Resident Chinook Salmon in Puget Sound (654547)
Jayanti Muehlman, University of Utah, Biology, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
 
Trophic interactions and mercury accumulation in batoids (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea) of California coast. (643817)
Moises Bezerra, San Diego State University, Biology, San Diego, CA, United States, Jeffrey A Seminoff, NOAA NMFS, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA, United States, Darell G. Slotton, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States and Chun-Ta Lai, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States
 
Urchin Starvation State May Amplify the Positive Interaction Between Corynactis californica and Macroalgae (648103)
Xavius Boone, United States, Adrian Craig Stier, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Amelia Ritger, University of California Santa Barbara, United States
 
A Comparison of Two Ecosystem Models of the Oceanic Gulf of Mexico (648523)
Matthew Woodstock1, Bin Wang2, Katja Fennel2, Tracey Sutton3 and Yuying Zhang1, (1)Florida International University, Biological Sciences, North Miami, FL, United States, (2)Dalhousie University, Department of Oceanography, Halifax, NS, Canada, (3)Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL, United States
 
Analysis of phytoplankton and mixotroph diversity and abundance in an estuarine system using complementary methods (643086)
Nicole Millette, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Biological Sciences, Gloucester Point, VA, United States, Marcella da Costa, St. Augustine's University, Biology, Raleigh, NC, United States and Rebecca J Gast, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology, Woods Hole, MA, United States
 
Characterization of Cell Division During Early Oogenesis in Copepod Females Emerging From Diapause (642649)
Kira Monell, United States; University of Hawaii at Manoa, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, Honolulu, United States, Vittoria Roncalli, Stazione zoologica A. Dohrn, Naples, Italy, Petra H. Lenz, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, Honolulu, HI, United States and Russell R Hopcroft, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, United States
 
Differential predation by common heterotrophic protists on four species of the dinoflagellate genus Scrippsiella (645335)
Ji Hyun You, Hae Jin Jeong, Jin Hee Ok and So Jin Kim, Seoul National University, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul, South Korea
 
Grazing Ecophysiology of Florenciella and other mixotrophs that consume Prochlorococcus at Station ALOHA (654751)
Qian Li1, Kyle F Edwards2, Christopher Schvarcz3 and Grieg Steward2, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, (2)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States
 
Grazing rates of mixotrophic nano- and dinoflagellates in the Northern Gulf of Alaska in response to gradients in light, inorganic nutrients, and prey availabilities (641788)
Hana Busse, Western Washington University, Biology, Bellingham, WA, United States, Jerome Fiechter, University of California Santa Cruz, Ocean Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States and Suzanne Strom, Shannon Point Marine Ctr, Anacortes, WA, United States
 
Influence of ocean circulation on the temporal variability of marine phytoplankton populations (641647)
Angela M. Kuhn1, Stephanie Dutkiewicz2, Oliver Jahn3, Sophie Clayton4, Tatiana A Rynearson5, Matthew R Mazloff1 and Andrew David Barton6, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)Old Dominion University, Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Norfolk, VA, United States, (5)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, (6)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, La Jolla, CA, United States
 
Influence of prey competition with Noctiluca scintillans on the grazing rate of marine oligotrich ciliate Strombidium sp. (651586)
Sheng-Fang Tsai, National Taiwan Ocean University, Institute of Marine Environment and Ecology, Keelung, Taiwan and Xin-Bei Chen, National Taiwan Ocean University, Institute of Marine Environment and Ecology, Taiwan
 
Ingestion rate and grazing impact by the marine red tide ciliate Mesodinium rubrum on marine eubacteria (642593)
Yeong Du Yoo1, Wonho Yih1, Kyeong Ah Seong1, Jung-rae Rho1 and Eun Young Yoon2, (1)Kunsan National University, Kunsan, South Korea, (2)Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology, Environment and Resource Convergence Center, Suwon, South Korea
 
Long-term dynamics of phytoplankton, protistan, and prokaryotic communities at the San Pedro Ocean Time-series (648501)
Yi-Chun Yeh and Jed A Fuhrman, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
 
Microbial Community Structure in the Amazon River Plume (641782)
Benjamin Ramcharitar1, Solange Duhamel1, Erica Kelley Strope2, Joseph Peter Montoya2 and Ajit Subramaniam3, (1)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Division of Biology and Paleo Environment, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Biological Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States, (3)Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
 
Microzooplankton Herbivory Reduced By Petroleum Pollutants In A Mesocosm Study (646196)
Chi Hung Tang, University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute, Austin, TX, United States and Edward J Buskey, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
 
Modelling the drivers of phytoplankton in subtropical coastal waters (638838)
Subrata Sarker, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Department of Oceanography, Sylhet, Bangladesh
 
Morphology and Ribosomal Amplicons: Complementary Methods in the Analysis of Waquoit Bay Phytoplankton Diversity and Abundance (644394)
Marcella da Costa, St. Augustine's University, Biology, Raleigh, NC, United States, Nicole Millette, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Biological Sciences, Gloucester Point, VA, United States and Rebecca J Gast, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology, Woods Hole, MA, United States
 
Plankton population dynamics and food web structure on the Northeast US Shelf (NES-LTER): early indication of seasonal shifts in production regimes (646121)
Pierre Marrec1, Heather McNair1, Francoise Morison2,3, Gayantonia Franzè4, Jacob Strock5 and Susanne Menden-Deuer5, (1)University of Rhode Island - Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, (2)United States, (3)University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, (4)Institute of Marine Research Bergen, Plankton Lab, Flødevigen, Norway, (5)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States
 
Succession or Co-blooming in Plankton – Correlating Genetic Distance and Fitness Difference (650027)
Jutta Hoffmann, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Kevin Vergin, Unaffiliated, United States, Stephen J Giovannoni, Oregon State University, Department of Microbiology, Corvallis, OR, United States and Ferdi Hellweger, Technical University of Berlin, Water Quality Engineering, Berlin, Germany
 
The Characterization of a Novel Heterotrophic Nanoflagellate Isolated from the Coastal Waters of North Carolina (651555)
Gabrielle Corradino and Astrid Schnetzer, North Carolina State University, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Raleigh, NC, United States
 
The community composition of Marine Stramenopiles with spatiotemporal variations in a subtropical Pacific Ocean (637313)
Kuo-Ping Chiang1, Yun-Chi YUN Lin1 and Chih-hao Hsieh2, (1)National Taiwan Ocean University, Institute of Marine Environment and Ecology, Keelung, Taiwan, (2)National Taiwan University, Institute of Oceanography, Taipei, Taiwan
 
The Distribution of Mycosporine-like Amino Acids in Phytoplankton Across a Southern Ocean Transect (656655)
Elliot Weiss1, Maria Vernet2, Mattias Rolf Cape3, B. Jack Pan2 and Brian Gregory Mitchell3, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Integrative Oceanography Division, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
 
THE QUORUM-SENSING MOLECULE 2-HEPTYL-4-QUINOLONE (HHQ) INFLUENCES THE COMMUNITY COMPOSITION OF MARINE MICROBES (646264)
Yongjie Gao1, Jamie Becker1, Anna Schrecengost1, Nicole Giannetti1, Elizabeth Harvey2 and Kristen Whalen1, (1)Haverford College, Biology, Haverford, PA, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
 
Using t-Distributed Stochastic Neighborhood Embedding (t-SNE) to Investigate Ecological Physiology of Zooplankton (648714)
Petra Lenz1, Matthew C Cieslak2, Ann M Castelfranco1, Vittoria Roncalli3 and Daniel K Hartline1, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)University of Hawaii, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)Stazione zoologica A. Dohrn, Naples, Italy
 
Variation in Color Acclimation Times: Part of Parameterizing a Light Color Competition Model for Cyanobacteria in Blue-Green Ocean Niches (654862)
Raisha Lovindeer, University of California, Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States, Katherine Mackey, University of California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States and Hannah M. Medina, University of California Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States