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Ocean Global Change Biology (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

Understanding the Biological Consequences of Global Ocean Change: Insights from Environmental History


July 16-17, 2016


Waterville Valley
Waterville Valley, NH


Emily B. Rivest & Christopher E. Cornwall

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Ocean Global Change Biology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is to bring together our understanding about how the environmental history of a population or individual influences tolerance or vulnerability to future environmental change and thus the ability for marine species to cope with the multi-stressor scenario of global ocean change. We are interested in studies that span a wide range of time scales (from carryover effects within an individual's lifetime to transgenerational plasticity to population level timescales to pale oceanographic time scales), and we are also looking to highlight interdisciplinary tools for linking environmental exposure to organismal performance.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Ocean Global Change Biology" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Environmental History in the Context of Ocean Global Change Biology
Discussion Leader: Laura Newcomb (Sea Grant Knauss Fellow, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmMorgan Kelly (Louisiana State University, USA)
"How Does Environmental History Influence a Species' Vulnerability to Ocean Change?"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCan Environmental History Influence an Organism's Tolerance of Environmental Change?
Discussion Leader: Maya deVries (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmMeri Eichner (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
"The Importance of Microenvironments When Assessing Ocean Acidification Effects: A Case Study of Trichodesmium Colonies"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmCasey Zakroff (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA)
"Interannual Variability in Response and Resilience to Ocean Acidification Stress in the Embryonic Development of Coastal Squid, Doryteuthis pealeii"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmRong Bi (Ocean University of China, China)
"Environmental Dependence of the Correlations Between Stoichiometric and Fatty Acid-Based Indicators of Phytoplankton"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmCatherine Davis (University of California, Davis, USA)
"Response of Upwelling Region Planktic Foraminifera to Future Global Change: Inferences from Seasonal Abundances in Central California and Laboratory Culture"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amResponses of Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems to Long-Term Ocean Change: The Looking Glass of Natural Environmental Variability
Discussion Leader: Sophie McCoy (Florida State University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amClara Hoppe (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany)
"Comparison of Combined Effects of Ocean Acidification and Enhanced Irradiances on Arctic Phytoplankton Assemblages from Different Locations – Why Don't They Care?"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amJulie Schram (Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, USA)
"Trophic Biomarkers Reveal Basal Food Web Dynamics in Changing Environmental Conditions"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amJana Hinners (University of Hamburg, Germany)
"Evaluating the Temperature Tolerance of 100-Year-Old and 5-Year-Old Dinoflagellate Strains"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amKalyani Devasena Chikka (CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute, India)
"Ocean Biogeochemical Studies of the Arabian Sea Using Model Simulations and Observations"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Tools for Assessing and Interpreting Environmental Histories of Individuals, Populations, and Communities
Discussion Leaders: Emily Rivest (University of California, Davis, USA) and Christopher Cornwall (University of Western Australia, Australia)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmMichele Lavigne (Bowdoin College, USA)
"Past and Present - The Use of Biogeochemical Proxies to Assess Ocean Change and Its Biological Effects"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmNichole Price (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, USA)
"Characterizing Environmental History with Autonomous Oceanographic Sensors: The Importance of Climatological Context for Eco-Physiological Studies"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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