Please NOTE the content of the following Presentations cannot be used without authors' permissions.
To download and save these files on your local machine, right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As..."

Session 9
The diverse role of meroplankton in the biology and ecology of marine systems


Claudio DiBacco (Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Heidi L. Fuchs (Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, USA)
Fabian Tapia (Centro FONDAP-COPAS, Universidad de Concepción, Chile)

Invited Speaker:

Jesús Pineda (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA)

Meroplankton are transient members of the plankton and crucial to the establishment and sustainability of marine communities. Local and global marine stressors (e.g., habitat destruction, resource over-harvesting, contaminant loading, climate change, introduction of non-native species) will impact some species in diverse ways as individuals move through both planktonic and benthic life stages. It is thus imperative to develop a better understanding of larval processes at all functional levels, from species to ecosystems. In this session, we welcome submissions on all meroplankton-related topics, including but not limited to larval behaviour and sensory ecology, dispersal and connectivity, invasions and fisheries,design of marine reserves and effects of climate change on larval processes.

March 18, 2011
Jesús Pineda, Brian L. White and Victoria S. Starczak (Invited)
Species rarity in mangrove coastal lagoons: Timing of spawning, larval transport and settlement (S9-7152)
(waiting for permission)
Dafne Eerkes-Medrano, Lorenzo Ciannelli, Angela Johnson, Chris Langdon, Christine Sislak and Bruce Menge
Effects of nearshore hypoxia on invertebrate meroplankton of the Oregon coast (S9-7081)
(waiting for permission)
Lu Guan, John F. Dower and Skip McKinnell
Quantifying mesoscale patterns of spatiotemporal variability of four temperate larval fishspecies on Canada’s west coast (S9-6943)
(pdf, 2.2 Mb)
Pennie Lindeque, Elaine Fileman and Claudia Halsband-Lenk
Meat and two veg? Determining feeding selectivity of bivalve larvae in the Western English Channel with traditional and molecular techniques (S9-6959)
(pdf, 1.2 Mb)
Rhiannon L. Rognstad, Davis S. Wethey and Thomas J. Hilbish
Intertidal population connectivity: The role of larval supply (S9-7257)
(waiting for permission)
Jennifer L. Fisher, William T. Peterson and Steven G. Morgan
Nearshore larval retention among years and between regions of varying upwelling intensity (S9-7006)
(waiting for permission)
Claudio DiBacco, Heidi Fuchs, Jesús Pineda and Karl Helfrich
Assessing swimming behavior and velocities of barnacle larvae in a downwelling flume (S9-7118)
(pdf, 1 Mb)
Diego A. Narváez, John M. Klinck, Eric Powell, Eileen E. Hofmann, John Wilkin and Dale B. Haidvogel
Interannual and intraseasonal variability in dispersion of oyster larvae: A numerical study coupling an Individual-Based model to a hydrodynamic model. (S9-7269)
(waiting for permission)
Chad S. Gilbert, Wendy C. Gentleman, Catherine L. Johnson and Claudio DiBacco
Modelling the influenceof adult distribution, size-dependent fecundity and larval mortality on the dispersal of sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) larvae (S9-7292)
(pdf, 1.9 Mb)
Luis Felipe Skinner
Daily larval availability and settlement of Tetraclita stalactifera (Cirripedia) at Cabo Frio, Brazil: Effect of tidal and upwelling transport (S9-7314)
(pdf, 1.2 Mb)
  • Symposium Scope
  • Venue
  • Organizers
  • Speakers
  • Scientific Program
  • Schedule
        Book of Abstracts
  • Registration
        Registration Summary
  • Abstract Submission
        Submission Summary
  • Publication
  • Financial Support
  • Transportation
  • Visa
  • Accommodation
  • Useful Information
  • Social Events
  • Symposium Announcement
  • Contact
  • NEWS
    Important Dates
    November 5 , 2010
  • Abstract submission deadline
  • Financial support application deadline
  • Early registration deadline
    December 15 , 2010
  • Abstract acceptance notification
  • Financial support grant notification
    © All content copyright PICES 2010. All Rights Reserved.  Web Site Design by PICES. Contact webmaster: Julia Yazvenko