[MARMAM] Drivers for patchiness and marine vertebrate dynamics - Deadline approaching for Challenger Conference session

Peter Miller PIM at pml.ac.uk
Wed May 4 04:40:33 PDT 2016


Final reminder for the abstract deadline approaching: Thursday 12 May 2016  (UK time GMT+1)

I would like to invite you to consider attending the Challenger Society 2016 Conference - Oceans and Climate, in Liverpool, England, 5-8th September 2016. In particular I encourage you to submit an abstract to a session linking oceanographic processes to the physical and biological patchiness that dominates the distribution and behaviour of marine mammals and other marine vertebrates.

Drivers for patchiness and marine vertebrate dynamics
The mechanisms linking physical and biological oceanographic processes, prey dynamics and predator foraging are complex. Hotspots of pelagic animal abundance result from the patchiness of biological productivity, sparsely distributed across shelf seas and open  oceans. This session seeks to advance our understanding of the mechanisms that link the distribution and behaviour of fish and other marine vertebrates to environmental features such as fronts, eddies, upwelling and tidal mixing. To do so, we need to better  understand the oceanographic drivers of physical and biological spatial and temporal patchiness in different marine environments. This endeavour requires closer interaction between oceanographers, marine ecologists, biologists and geospatial statisticians;  and so we invite submissions that address one or more of these disciplines.

Best regards,
Dr Peter Miller <pim at pml.ac.uk<mailto:pim at pml.ac.uk>> http://rsg.pml.ac.uk<http://rsg.pml.ac.uk/>
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