ME53A:
Underwater Flux Studies and Their Ecological Implications I

Session ID#: 93073

Session Description:
Fluxes of oxygen, carbon dioxide, methane, trace elements, and other constituents across the benthic boundary, the air-water interface, and within the water column are critically important quantities in marine and freshwater ecosystem studies. Fluxes are used to study biogeochemical transformations and exchange processes, and in carbon budget calculations on scales ranging from local sites to the global environment. This session invites contributions that present new scientific findings gained from underwater flux studies in marine and freshwater systems, including coastal, shelf, and deep sea environments, and also rivers and lakes. Work focusing on spatial and temporal variability of fluxes, their magnitudes, controls, and ecological implications are welcomed. We also invite presentations on methodological advances for determining underwater fluxes, including new in situ approaches, new sensors, and modeling work.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • CP - Coastal and Estuarine Processes
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
Index Terms:

4804 Benthic processes, benthos [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
4805 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: CHEMICAL]
4894 Instruments, sensors, and techniques [OCEANOGRAPHY: CHEMICAL]
4942 Limnology [LIMNOLOGY]
Primary Chair:  Peter Berg, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States
Co-Chair:  Clare E Reimers, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Primary Liaison:  Peter Berg, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States
Moderators:  Peter Berg, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States and Clare E Reimers, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Peter Berg, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Better Together: Combining Underwater Eddy Covariance Fluxes with Biodiversity Measures to Explore Benthic C Flows Within a Shallow Coastal Seascape (649846)
Karl Attard1, Ivan Franco Rodil2, Joanna Norkko2, Ronnie N Glud3 and Alf Norkko2, (1)University of Southern Denmark, Department of Biology, Odense M, Denmark, (2)University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, (3)University of Southern Denmark, Department of Biology, Odense, Denmark
Seasonal Variability of Benthic Metabolism on the central Oregon Shelf (643820)
Kristen Fogaren1, Clare E Reimers2, Yvan Alleau1 and Peter Chace1, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Temperature effects on temperate seagrass metabolism and resilience (637923)
Amelie Berger, Peter Berg and Karen McGlathery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States
Assessing Multiple Carbon Fluxes in a Temperate, Pacific Seagrass Meadow (647634)
Melissa Ward1, Tessa M Hill2, Aurora M Ricart3, Brian Gaylord4, Brady Charles O'Donnell5, Lena R Capece6, Priya Shukla7, Kristy Kroeker8, Eric Sanford4 and Walter C Oechel9, (1)Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, (2)University California Davis, Earth and Planetary Sciences and Bodega Marine Laboratory, Davis, CA, United States, (3)Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California Davis & Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Bodega Bay, CA, United States, (4)Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California Davis and Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega Bay, CA, United States, (5)Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California Davis, CA, United States, (6)Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California Davis, Goleta, United States, (7)Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California Davis, Bodega Bay, CA, United States, (8)University of California Santa Cruz, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (9)San Diego State University, Global Change Research Group, Dept. of Biology, San Diego, CA, United States
Carbonate dissolution and alkalinity production in low-carbonate, permeable sediments (655003)
Abby Lunstrum, University of Southern California, Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, William Berelson, University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Nick Rollins, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Coupling In Situ Depth Profiles of Redox Species with Benthic Flux Measurements to Quantify Carbon Remineralization Processes in Marine Sediments (641750)
Martial Taillefert1, Eryn Melissa Eitel2, Jordon Scott Beckler3, Shannon M Owings1, Deidre J Meiggs4 and Donald B Nuzzio5, (1)Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States, (2)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Florida Atlantic University, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Boca Raton, FL, United States, (4)Life University, Marietta, GA, United States, (5)Analytical Instrument Systems, Inc., Flemington, NJ, United States
Enhanced sedimentary phosphorus release following a natural oxygenation event (646137)
Astrid Hylen1, Sebastiaan van de Velde2, Mingyue Luo3, Mikhail Y. Kononets4, Elin Almroth-Rosell5 and Per O J Hall4, (1)Universiteit Antwerpen, Department of Biology, Antwerpen, Belgium, (2)University of California, Riverside, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Riverside, CA, United States, (3)Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Chemistry, Brussels, Belgium, (4)University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden, (5)Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Oceanography Research Dept., Norrköping, Sweden
Seawater chemical gradients produced by heterotrophic ecosystem engineers (649699)
Aaron Takeo Ninokawa1, Kristen Elsmore1, Brittany Jellison2, Laura Jurgens3, Yuichiro Takeshita4, Brian Gaylord5 and Victoria Hickman6, (1)Bodega Marine Laboratory, UC Davis, Bodega Bay, United States, (2)Bowdoin College, Schiller Coastal Studies Center and Department of Biology, Brunswick, ME, United States, (3)Texas A&M University at Galveston, United States, (4)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (5)Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California Davis and Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega Bay, CA, United States, (6)San Jose State University, United States