2014 Annual Science Meeting Presentations

  Presentations

Altman

Do Key Prey Species (KPS) drive ecosystem services in the Gulf of Maine? Using observed patterns and integrative modeling to assess changes in KPS assemblage and explore ecosystem-wide effects  

Boumans

Designing a modeling framework to guide decision making in restoring the Herring River Ecosystem, Wellfleet Massachusetts

Byron

The role of dogfish in seal diet in the Gulf of Maine 

Chen

Factors Controlling Mercury Fate in Coastal Areas of the Gulf of Maine 

Jordaan

Using indicators to study long-term change in the Gulf of Maine 

Kohut

Across the land-sea boundary: Bringing the dynamics of the fluid into a more informed seascape ecology

Kress

What puffins are telling us about changes in the Gulf of Maine 

Latimer

Comparative ecological approach to assess the role of watersheds in estuarine condition 

Levenworth

Then they saw it, now you don’t. The trophic base of an ecosystem vanishes in one lifetime

Li

Changing rhythm of stratification on the Northwest Atlantic shelf: interannual variability and its biological implications 

Liebman

An Integrated Sentinel Monitoring Network (ISMN) for Climate Change in Northeastern Coastal Ecosystems

Manning

Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps: an update 

Oppenheim

A new forecasting model for the American lobster fishery using the American Lobster Settlement Index  

Pershing

Ecological consequences of rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine 

Record

Gelatinous zooplankton trends, models, and information gaps in the Gulf of Maine 

Ribera

Local productivity hotspots in the western Gulf of Maine: strength, persistence and correlation to fishing effort 

Simpson

Estimating carbon storage in eelgrass meadows in the Gulf of Maine 

Urquhart

Use of Environmental Predictors to Monitor and Model Pathogenic Vibrios in the Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire 

Valentine

Storm currents have sorted glacial sediment on Stellwagen Bank into sheets of clean coarse-grained sand, producing a large expanse of substrate suitable for an important forage fish (sand lance; Ammodytes)

Whitney

Reconstructing hydrographic variability in the Gulf of Maine using oxygen isotopes from an annually resolved Arctica Islandica shell-based record 

Witman

Developing a regional perspective for benthic community structure at a unique offshore ledge (Cashes Ledge) 

   
 

Posters

Bamford

The Range, Prevalence, and Abundance of Codworm (Pseudoterranova decipiens) in Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) in the Gulf of Maine 

Battista

Fishing as an Ecosystem Driver: A Spatial Characterization of New England Commercial Fisheries Helps Identify where Fishing Activity Takes Place 

Biedron

Stakeholder Perspectives and Social Factors: Driving factors in the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Council Transition to Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management? 

Bien

Marine debris abundance and accumulation in the Gulf of Maine 

Bisagni

Inter-annual Variability of the Shelf Break Front Position between 75° and 50° W 

Ford

Mapping seagrass meadows in shallow water 

Gonzalez

The early bird gets the worm—and its parasite: investigating endoparasitism in herring gull (Larus argentatus) chicks 

Kunkel

An Acidic Bottom Feature associated with Wilkinson’s Basin in the Gulf of Maine 

Langton

Fish at the Interface:  How Oceanic, Estuarine and Riverine Fish Interact….or Not 

Le Bris

Does size structure affects marine fish population stability and resiliency? 

McCarthy

Effects of changing sea temperatures on the decadal distributions of Atlantic cod 

Mecray

Finding Relevant Climate Data in the Gulf of Maine Region 

Mello

Complexity Matters: The effect of non-native algal species on habitat architecture, biodiversity and predator-prey interactions 

O’Brien

Long-Term Monitoring of Intertidal Transects at Shoals Marine Laboratory, Appledore Island, ME

Pilskaln

Annual top-to-bottom carbon cycle dynamics in the Gulf of Maine 

Robben

Seabird changes, tidal forced heat-exchanging, and a chain of ocean ecosystem driver 

Seidman

A Model of Population Dynamics for the Life Stages of Salpa fusiformis in the Gulf of Maine 

Sirak

Gray and harbor seal bycatch and depredation in New England sink-gillnet fisheries 

Smith

Diadromous Fish Assemblage Assessment and Food Web Characterization in the Saco River Estuary, ME 

Symons

The use of GPS tracking of Atlantic Puffins, Fratercula arctica, and Razorbills, Alca torda, to identify important marine areas in the Gulf of Maine