PI51A:
Population Connectivity in Aquatic Ecosystems I

Session ID#: 92456

Session Description:
Geographical distribution of aquatic organisms is determined by numerous biotic and abiotic factors. Advanced tools and methods (e.g., biophysical model, tracking larvae, tank experiment on larval traits) developed last decades allow us to further understand connectivity of subpopulations. This session will integrate new studies and findings on population connectivity and related processes (e.g., transport, dispersion, recruitment, settlement, competition) of aquatic organisms (e.g., invertebrates, fish, algae, mangrove, holoplankton including bacteria and viruses) in any aquatic habitats (open ocean, deep sea, coastal zone, estuary, river, etc.) across a range of spatial and temporal scales. Studies contributing to understand basic mechanisms of aquatic transport and connectivity are expected, but we also solicit studies dealing with temporal and spatial population/community dynamics due to natural/anthropogenic disturbances. Interdisciplinary study using genetic population data, laboratory experiment, modeling (numerical, statistical, conceptual), in-situ observations, remote sensing as well as innovative approaches are encouraged.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • ME - Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
Index Terms:

4512 Currents [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
4858 Population dynamics and ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
Primary Chair:  Atsushi Fujimura, University of Guam, Marine Laboratory, Mangilao Village, Guam
Co-chairs:  Satoshi Mitarai, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Marine Biophysics Unit, Onna, Okinawa, Japan, Claire B B Paris, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States and Peter M Buston, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Atsushi Fujimura, University of Guam, Marine Laboratory, Mangilao Village, Guam
Moderators:  Atsushi Fujimura, University of Guam, Marine Laboratory, Mangilao Village, Guam and Satoshi Mitarai, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Marine Biophysics Unit, Onna, Okinawa, Japan
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Atsushi Fujimura, University of Guam, Marine Laboratory, Mangilao Village, Guam

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Modelling mussel larval distribution in the Limfjord for optimal site selections of mussel farming (642895)
Ane Pastor Rollan1, Marie Maar1, Janus Larsen1, Camille Saurel2 and Jens Kjerulf Petersen2, (1)Aarhus University, Bioscience, Roskilde, Denmark, (2)Technical University of Denmark, Nykøbing-Mors, Denmark
Physical connectivity simulations reveal dynamic linkages between coral reefs in the southern Red Sea and the Indian Ocean (643003)
Yixin Wang1, Dionysios E Raitsos2, George Krokos3, John Anthony Gittings Sr4, Peng Zhan5 and Ibrahim Hoteit3, (1)Marine Sciences and Engineering Program, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, (2)Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), Plymouth, United Kingdom, (3)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Division of Physical Science and Engineering, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, (4)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, (5)Earth Sciences and Engineering Program, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Circulation in the Seaflower Reserve and its potential impact onbiological connectivity (652411)
Luisa Fernanda Lopera Garcia1, Yuley M Cardona1 and Paula A Zapata-Ramírez2, (1)Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Medellin, Colombia, (2)Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellin, Colombia
How Wayfinders Modulate Dispersal Kernels and Population Connectivity - A Modeling Perspective (651300)
Ana Carolina Vaz and Claire B B Paris, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
They Came from the Pacific! Ecological Connectivity between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans via a Changing Arctic (655026)
Stephen Kelly1,2, Katya Popova1, Yevgeny Aksenov3 and Andrew Yool1, (1)National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, (2)University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, (3)National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Simple Metrics of Ecological Connectivity for Application to the Design of Marine Protected Areas (650972)
Arieanna Balbar and Anna Metaxas, Dalhousie University, Department of Oceanography, Halifax, NS, Canada
Landscape Genetic Method to Explain Intra- and Inter-Island Propagule Transport of Mangrove Species in Okinawa Islands (648888)
Maki Kohata Thomas1, Yuichi Nakajima2 and Satoshi Mitarai2, (1)Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Onna-son, Japan, (2)Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Marine Biophysics Unit, Onna, Okinawa, Japan