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Symposium Schedule

The State of Marine Ecology in Maine 2008

Friday, May 2nd
11:30AM-12:10PM
Lunch and Welcome Druckenmiller Atrium

All Talks in Druckenmiller 16 (bowdoin campus map »)

12:10 PM
jon allenJon Allen
Bowdoin College
Doherty Marine Biology Postdoctoral Scholar
Measuring the palatability of marine invertebrate embryos in the field

12:30 PM
Pete Jumars
University of Maine at Orono
Professor and Director, School of Marine Sciences
Turbulence effects on plankton: A new cartoon

12:50 PM
Jon Grabowski
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Research Scientist
Evaluation of closed areas: Cashes Ledge as juvenile cod habitat

1:10 PM
greenMark Green
St. Joseph's College of Maine
Professor of Environmental Science
Death by Dissolution: Sediment Calcium Carbonate Saturation State as a Mortality Factor for Juvenile Bivalves

1:30 PM
clevelandAnn Cleveland
Maine Maritime Academy
Chair, Corning School of Ocean Studies
The Clownfish/Anemone Symbiosis:  What Nemo Didn't Tell You

1:50 PM
Brian Beal
University of Maine at Machias
Professor of Marine Ecology
Effects of predator exclusion and enhancement of adults of Mya arenaria on recruitment of Mya juveniles:  A short-term field study in Stockton Harbor, Maine

2:10 PM
haydenAnne Hayden
Resource Services
Founder and Principal, Resource Services
Climate Change and Maine's Lobster Fishery

2:30 PM
Coffer Break and Poster Session in Druckenmiller Atrium

3:30 PM
prattMarney Pratt
Mt. Holyoke College
Research Associate
Living Life Faster: Energy Use in an Invasive Bryozoan

3:50 PM
johnsonBeverly Johnson
Bates College
Associate Professor of Geology
Stable isotopes and nearshore foodweb dynamics in Penobscot Bay over the last 4500 years

4:10 PM
wahleRick Wahle
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science
Senior Research Scientist
A North-South shift in top-down forcing linked to predator species richness: the fish-lobster interaction in New England

4:30 PM
yundPhil Yund
University of New England
Director, Marine Science Center
Fertilization in sea urchins: a combined flume and field approach

4:50 PM
PechenikJan Pechenik
Tufts University
Professor of Biology
Reproductive ecology of Crepidula spp.—-unsung heroes of the sea

6:00 PM Dinner and Reception in the Hutchinson Room, Thorne Hall

Saturday May 3rd

8:30 – 9:00AM
Breakfast, Druckenmiller Atrium

9:00 AM
Transportation to Coastal Studies Center Farmhouse, Orr's Island

All Talks in Coastal Studies Center Farmhouse

9:40 AM
cowanDiane Cowan
The Lobster Conservancy
Executive Director
Citizen-based lobster science

10:00 AM
Jennifer Dijkstra
University of New Hampshire
Instructor of Biology
Impact of biotic disturbance in subtidal communities

10:20 AM
seelyRobin Hadlock Seeley
Shoals Marine Laboratory
Assistant Director for Academic Advising and Senior Researcher
Tracking a marine invader: green crabs (Carcinus maenas) in Maine from 1956 to 2007

10:40 AM
sherwoodGraham Sherwood
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Research Scientist
TBA

11:00 AM
fredrichMarkus Frederich
University of New England
Assistant Professor of Biology
Is AMP activated protein kinase a better signal for temperature stress than HSP70 in Cancer irroratus?

11:20 AM
brodieRenae Brodie
Mt. Holyoke College
Assistant Professor of Biology
Larval dispersal and settlement in the freshwater fiddler crab, Uca minax

11:40 AM
petersenChris Petersen
College of the Atlantic
Professor of Biology
Fish out of water: testing the adaptive significance of intertidal spawning in Fundulus heteroclitus

12:00 PM
brombergKeryn Bromberg
Brown University
Ph.D. Candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
How will global temperature increase affect New England salt marshes? Evidence from the low, mid, and high marsh

12:30 PM
Lunch at Farmhouse
Tour of Marine Laboratory and Dock Facility

2:30-3:30 on May 2nd
Poster Presentations
Druckenmiller Atrium

Nick Alcorn
Bowdoin College
How do changes in parental investment influence development in echinoid echinoderms?

Ian Haight
Bowdoin College
A Shared Habitat: How does Temperature Influence Larval Growth in Two Species of Maine Sea Stars and Their Hybrid Offspring?

Kat Anderson
Bowdoin College
A comparison of herbivory and wave induced damage in determining the palatability of algae

Lesley Gordon
Bowdoin College
Testing the 'Enemy Release Hypothesis' for marine larvae: Are range expansions ("invasions") of crabs facilitated by reduced predation pressure?

Greg Henkes
Bates College
A food web model for a closely inter-digitated primary producer community at Bailey Island, Brunswick, Maine

Jeanette Hardy
Bates College
Implications for climate change based on the growth of Hiatella arctica from the Western Barents Sea

Melissa Jones
Bates College
TBA

William Locke
Bates College
Effects of Bloodworm (Glycera dibranchiata) Digging and Epibenthic Predation on Growth and Survival of Pre-commercial Softshell Clam (Mya arenaria)

Ben Levin
Bates College
TBA

Melissa Johnson and Christopher Proctor
U-Maine Machias
Effects of light on feeding and growth of hatchery-reared individuals of Mya arenaria

Nathan Jillette
U-Maine Machias
Spatial and temporal variation in rocky intertidal macrofauna and macroalgae near Schoodic Point, Winter Harbor, Maine

Joseph Sungail
University of New England
Prey selection by juveniles of three Decapod species

Jen Jost
University of New England
The morphological determinants of body temperature in the Atlantic ribbed mussel, Geukensia demissa, and their effects on mortality and growth rate

Phil Yund
University of New England
Dynamics of the discharge plume from the Saco River and consequences for nearshore benthic communities

Ingrid Brack
University of Reading/Shoals Marine Lab
Geoarchaeology, Ecological History and Geochemistry of Shell Middens on the New Meadows River, Maine

Jen Djikstra
University of New Hampshire
Physiological response of invasive tunicate species to temperature in the Gulf of Maine: response reflects seasonal distribution

Charlene Bergeron
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science
TBA

Keryn Bromberg
Brown University
The role of a foundation species in the response of a New England salt marsh to global warming

Olivia Ambrogio
Tufts University
The costs of same-sex pairing in the sex-changing gastropods Crepidula fornicata and C. convexa