ME12A:
Impacts of Ecological Interactions on Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Biodiversity: New Insights from Theory, Models, and Field Measurements II

Session ID#: 93031

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:  Vittoria Roncalli, Stazione zoologica A. Dohrn, Naples, Italy and Clifton Brock Woodson, University of Georgia, Athens, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Vittoria Roncalli, Stazione zoologica A. Dohrn, Naples, Italy

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Energy allocation in a diapausing copepod: a transcriptomics analysis (641454)
Vittoria Roncalli, Stazione zoologica A. Dohrn, Naples, Italy, Matthew C Cieslak, University of Hawaii, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, Honolulu, HI, United States, 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
The Importance of Incorporating Planktonic Temporal Strategies in Marine Ecosystem Models (655318)
Joseph John Vallino and Ioannis Tsakalakis, Marine Biological Laboratory, Ecosystems Center, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Avoiding Hypoxia and Escaping Predators: Examining Behavior Trade-Offs with an Individual Based Model (640974)
Wencheng Katherine Liu Slater, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States, James J Pierson, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States and Andrew W Leising, NOAA, CA, United States
Community-based estimates of crustacean zooplankton production rates and ecological efficiencies in the NE Pacific (644287)
Theresa Ann Venello1, John Dower2, Karyn Suchy1,3 and Akash R Sastri1,4, (1)University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, (2)University of Victoria, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Victoria, BC, Canada, (3)Pacific Salmon Foundation, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (4)Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC, Canada
The Next Phase of Ctenophore Diversity, Taxonomy, and Phylogenetics (649830)
Steven H D Haddock1, Shannon Johnson1, Lynne M Christianson2, Warren R Francis3, Jacob Winnikoff1, Darrin T Schultz2, Wyatt Patry4, Erik V Thuesen5, Claudia E Mills6 and Joseph F Ryan7, (1)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (2)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, United States, (3)University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark, (4)Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pacific Grove, CA, United States, (5)The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, United States, (6)Friday Harbor Labs, Friday Harbor, WA, United States, (7)Whitney Labs, Univ. of Florida, St Augustine, FL, United States
Insights into reproductive isolation within highly divergent copepod Pleuromamma abdominalis using genome-wide SNP data (642745)
Junya Hirai, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan
Moving beyond medusae: integrating siphonophores into marine food web ecology (657240)
Elizabeth Hetherington1, Steven H D Haddock2, Erik V Thuesen3, Alejandro Damian-Serrano4, Casey W Dunn4 and Anela Choy5, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Integrative Oceanography Division, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (3)The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, United States, (4)Yale University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, New Haven, CT, United States, (5)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, Integrative Oceanography Division, La Jolla, CA, United States
Characterizing the Diets of Siphonophores (Cnidaria:Hydrozoa) in the Offshore Central California Current Ecosystem using DNA Metabarcoding (643560)
Alejandro Damian-Serrano1, Elizabeth Hetherington2, Anela Choy3, Steven H D Haddock4 and Casey W Dunn1, (1)Yale University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, New Haven, CT, United States, (2)University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, Integrative Oceanography Division, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States