PI52A:
Population Connectivity in Aquatic Ecosystems II

Session ID#: 92460

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 Claire B B Paris, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Atsushi Fujimura, University of Guam, Marine Laboratory, Mangilao Village, Guam

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Environmental and Biological Drivers of Endangered Leatherback Hatchling (Dermochelys Coriacea) Dispersal from a Costa Rican Nesting Population (647593)
Nicole Barbour, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Biology, Solomons, MD, United States, George L Shillinger, Upwell, Monterey, United States; MigraMar, Mexico City, EM, Mexico, Aimee Hoover, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Solomons, MD, United States; Upwell, Monterey, MD, United States, Sean A Williamson, Monash University, School of Biological Sciences, Clayton, VIC, Australia; Upwell, Monterey, CA, United States and Helen R Bailey, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Solomons, MD, United States
Small-Scale Spatial Variability in Coral Reef Fish Settlement (656678)
Kalyani Twyman1, Martha Hauff2, Justin Joseph Suca3, Paul Caiger4, Ashlee Lillis5, Jessica Randall6, Amy Apprill7, T Aran Mooney5 and Joel Llopiz8, (1)Stonehill College, Biology, Easton, MA, United States, (2)Stonehill College, Biology, Easton, United States, (3)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology Department, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (4)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, United States, (5)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (6)Memorial University, St. John's, NF, Canada, (7)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Department of Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (8)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Utilization of Multiple Tracers to Reassess the Life-History, Movements, and Connectivity of Threatened Osmerid Smelts in San Francisco Bay (657031)
Levi Lewis1, James A Hobbs1, Malte Willmes1, Christian Denney1, Justin J Glessner2 and Amanda Finger3, (1)University of California Davis, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Davis, CA, United States, (2)University of California Davis, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Davis, CA, United States, (3)University of California Davis, Genomic Variation Laboratory, Davis, CA, United States
Population genetics to population genomics: Revisiting multispecies connectivity of the Hawaiian Archipelago using pooled RADseq approaches (653094)
Evan Barba, Emily Conklin, Zac Forsman and Robert J Toonen, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Kaneohe, HI, United States
Spatial Hysteresis: Non-Recovery of Fish Spatial Distributions with Returning Ocean Condition (645814)
Matthew Robertson1, Paul Regular2, Jin Gao1, M. Joanne Morgan2 and Fan Zhang1, (1)Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research, St. John's, NF, Canada, (2)Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, St. John's, NF, Canada
Behavior Regulates Larval Dispersal for Nearshore Marine Fish Species in an Upwelling Region (647590)
Helen Killeen1, Steven Morgan2 and John L Largier1, (1)University of California Davis, Coastal & Marine Sciences Institute, Davis, CA, United States, (2)University of California Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega Bay, CA, United States
Type-Specific Source Regions for Pelagic Sargassum Indicated by Mitochondrial Genotype of the Epiphytic Hydroid Aglaophenia latecarinata (651322)
Amy NS Siuda1, Annette Govindarajan2, Laura Cooney3, Kerry Whittaker3, Dana Bloch4, Rachel M Burdorf4, Shalagh Canning4, Caroline Carter4, Shannon Cellan4, Fredrik AA Eriksson4, Hannah Freyer4, Grayson Huston4, Sabrina Hutchinson4, Kathleen McKeegan4, Megha Malpani4, Robin Petersen-Rockney4 and Maggie Schultz4, (1)Eckerd College, Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)Sea Education Association, Oceanography, Woods Hole, United States, (4)Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, United States
Large-scale microbial connectivity across ocean depth (647285)
Ernesto Villarino1, James Roger Watson2, John Woodil3, Bror F Jonsson4, Andrew David Barton5, Josep Maria Gasol6, Ramon Massana6, Caterina R Giner6, Guillem Salazar6, Carlos M Duarte7, Xabier Irigoien8 and Guillem Chust8, (1)AZTI, Marine Research Unit, Pasaia, Spain, (2)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)Oregon State University, CEOAS, Corvallis, United States, (4)University of New Hampshire, Ocean Processes Analysis Lab, Durham, NH, United States, (5)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, La Jolla, CA, United States, (6)ICM-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain, (7)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Red Sea Research Center, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, (8)FundaciĆ³n AZTI, Sukarrieta, Spain