Eco-DAS IX Symposium Agenda

Sunday, 10 October

Participants arrive in Honolulu throughout the day
Welcome Reception at New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

Monday, 11 October

Welcoming remarks, introductions
Paul Kemp, University of Hawaii
The thinking box

Scaling up and down

Molly G. Mehling, Department of Zoology, Miami University
Multi-scale and landscape approaches to understand benthic communities of the nearshore littoral
Gaston E. "Chip" Small, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia
Causes and consequences of deviation from homeostasis at the organism- and ecosystem-levels
Dan Pendleton, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle
Ecological forecasting in aquatic environments: from primary producers to megafauna
Amanda M. Kaltenberg, College of Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University
Trophic interactions of animal aggregations in aquatic ecosystems across multiple scales
Maria T. Kavanaugh, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
Seascape studies of microbial function in the North Pacific
Gordon W. Holtgrieve, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
Aquatic ecosystem metabolism: Linking the large of it to the small of it
Guest speaker: Jana Davis, Chesapeake Bay Trust
Integration of Science and Policy in Living Shoreline Restoration
Jürg B. Logue, Department of Limnology, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Uppsala University, Sweden
Crossing scales and boundaries: A metacommunity approach towards aquatic microbial biogeography
Kelly R. Sutherland, California Institute of Technology
Do plankton-fluid interactions influence diapycnal ocean mixing?
Jennifer C. Prairie, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Biological-Physical Interactions in Planktonic Ecology
Kerry J. Nickols, Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California at Davis
Biological-physical coupling in the nearshore: status of the field and avenues for new studies


Silvia N. Bulow, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University
N loss in and around oxygen minimum zones
Christopher T. Filstrup, Baylor University
Watershed water quality linkages: the fate of terrestrial organic matter in aquatic ecosystems
Michael R. Stukel, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego
Toward a mechanistic understanding of the ecological control of vertical carbon flux

Tuesday, 12 October

Laura Hmelo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Emerging views on the biogeochemical impacts of particle-attached bacteria in the ocean
J. Jeffrey Morris, University of Tennessee
The Effects of Exogenous Hydrogen Peroxide on Marine Microbes
Jennifer R. Brum, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
Effects of Viruses on Microorganisms and Biogeochemical Cycling in Aquatic Ecosystems
Richard Vogt, Department of Biology, University of Regina, Saskatchewan CA
Effects of spatial and temporal variation in environmental characteristics on the structure of zooplankton communities

Organization of aquatic ecosystems

K. Allison Smith, Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina
Parallels between a model ecological habitat (the rocky intertidal), and a non-model habitat (the open ocean)
Catherine M. Febria, Surface and Groundwater Ecology Research Group, University of Toronto, Ontario CA
Ecosystem Transitions: Linking ecotones with ecosystem services
Melissa M. Foley, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University
Understanding the importance of connectivity in a changing world
Marie Cuvelier, University of Miami
Diversity and dynamics of marine picoeukaryotes
Moira Décima, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Techniques used to assess mesozooplankton grazing
Kimberly K. Holzer, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
Resource conditions affect plant responses to different herbivore foraging strategies in seagrass meadows

Disturbance and environmental change

Jelena H. Pantel, Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ecological and evolutionary responses to disturbance: the perspective of aquatic ecosystems
Annika W. Walters, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle
Resistance and resilience of aquatic ecosystems to hydrologic disturbance
Dana D. Burfeind, University of Queensland, Australia
Slippery slope of coastal degradation
Heather A. Bechtold, Dept. Biological Sciences, Idaho State University
Does Understanding the Relative Responses of Autotrophs and Heterotrophs Provide a Common Framework For Predicting Effects of Nutrient Pollution on Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems?
Helen M. Baulch, Department of Environmental and Resource Studies, Trent University, Ontario CA
Disentangling variable effects, ecosystems, methods and language to help assess a scientific way forward
John Davis, Stream Ecology Center, Idaho State University
How do species-specific traits mediate the structural and functional responses of aquatic ecosystems to environmental change?

Wednesday, 13 October

Priscilla Viana, University of Illinois, 2010 Knauss Sea Grant Fellow
Effects of Environmental Stressors on Aquatic Ecosystems and Potential Mitigation Strategies
Linda A. Auker, Zoology, University of New Hampshire
How do invasive species affect native species in the same habitat?
Joseph R. Benjamin and Madeleine M. Mineau, Stream Ecology Center and Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University
Invaders without borders: effects of invasive species on aquatic-terrestrial subsidies
Lauren A. Rogers, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
Biocomplexity and the role of diversity in building resilience to climate change

Climate change

Megan I. Saunders, Oceans Institute and Department of Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Western Australia
Ecological outcomes of temperature change on aquatic ecosystems
Raquel Vaquer-Sunyer, Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avançats (IMEDEA-CSIC/UIB), Mallorca, Spain
Effects of global warming on the development and extend of hypoxia and consequences for marine biodiversity
Rebecca Albright, RSMAS, University of Miami
Impacts of global stressors on biological and population processes on coral reefs
Guest speaker: George Waldbusser, Oregon State University
Developing a collaborative and interdisciplinary research program as a young investigator
Panel Discussion: Agency Presentations and Perspectives on Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Research
Open discussion: Based on the past 3 days, what are the highest priority areas for interdisciplinary research in the next 5 years?
Breakout session to discuss collaborative chapter proposals

Thursday, 14 October

Open discussion: Identify cross-cutting themes observed in the presentations. Select 4-6 topics for further discussion in 2 or 3 breakout groups.
Working group discussion I: Breakthrough science
10-minute reports: Top 3 predictions from each group!
Working group discussion II: Interdisciplinary research
10-minute reports: Top 3 predictions from each group!
Breakout session to discuss collaborative chapter proposals

Friday, 15 October

Panel discussion of career choices
George Waldbusser, Oregon State University
Jana Davis, Chesapeake Bay Trust
Michelle Hsia, University of Hawai`i
Priscilla Viana, Sea Grant Knauss Fellow
Cynthia Suchman, NSF
Paul Kemp, University of Hawai`i
Author teams
Identify AUTHORS and their respective contributions, Select a TITLE, Prepare an OUTLINE, Evaluate the ESTIMATED TIME to 1st DRAFT, and Prepare a brief (10 min) presentation for tomorrow.
Working groups:
Presentation writers prepare brief (15 min) presentations for tomorrow, describing conclusions and recommendations of your working group.

Saturday, 16 October

Working group presentations and discussion
Author teams: 10-minute presentations of proposed chapters
Target dates and rules for the proceedings volume
Farewell gathering