Larval fish use Batesian Mimicry to improve survival
Using the In Situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System, Adam shows how larval fish morphologically and behaviorally mimic gelatinous zooplankton. These traits are selected for even when negative selection at the adult stage is 1000 times stronger due to the larval stage bottleneck.
Fine-scale structure in plankton communities in the Gulf of Mexico
We demonstrate fine-scale strucuture across plankton communities in response to oceanographic structure using the In Situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System.
Greer AT, Woodson CB, Smith CE, Guigand CM, Cowen RK. 2016. Examining mesozooplankton patch structure and its implications for trophic interactions in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Plankton Research, doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbw033
Fronts and internal waves in the coastal ocean
Using a nearshore mooring array and numerical models, we show how internal waves may be generated at fronts and are modified by local shear.
Walter, R.K., M. Stastna, C.B. Woodson, and S.G. Monismith. 2016. Observations of nonlinear internal waves at a persistent coastal upwelling front. Continental Shelf Research doi:10.1016/j.csr.2016.02.007