Fine-scale structure in plankton communities in the Gulf of Mexico

We demonstrate fine-scale structure 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

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2 Mar 2016 – Ocean Sciences!

Last week, the lab ventured to the 2016 Ocean Sciences meeting in New Orleans, LA. Sorush presented a poster on his work related to nearshore generation of internal waves and it was a great success. Brock chaired a session on marine ecosystem dynamics with Kelly Benoit-Bird (Oregon State), Adam Greer (Southern Miss), Steve Litvin (Stanford University), and Charlie Stock (NOAA-GFDL). The session was also a great success with excellent cross-cutting talks by Bruce Menge (Oregon State),

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Marine ecosystems may be more productive

We used an extensive analysis of existing literature combined with new data from the In Situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System to quantify the potential for increased production in marine ecosystems as a result of fine-scale predator prey overlap.

Greer, A.T., and C.B. Woodson. 2016. Application of a predator–prey overlap metric to determine the impact of sub-grid scale feeding dynamics on ecosystem productivity. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw001

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