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EMBS54 - Monday

MONDAY 26 AUGUST

Monday highlights:

9.50: The great speeding up of our coasts and oceans | Prof. Emma Johnston, University of New South Wales, Australia

17.30: Poster session and Welcome Reception

08.30 REGISTRATION

Ground floor, UCD Science Centre East, University College Dublin

09.30  WELCOME

Prof. Orla Feeley, UCD Vice President for Research, Innovation & Impact

Prof. Tasman Crowe, EMBS president

09.50 PLENARY

The great speeding up of our coasts and oceans | Prof. Emma Johnston, University of New South Wales, Australia

Emma Johnston is Dean of Science and Professor of Marine Ecology and Ecotoxicology at UNSW Sydney. She investigates the ways in which human activities impact coastal ecosystems, from the tropics to the poles.

10.40 MORNING BREAK

11.10 Session: Rapid Change

Chaired by Nessa O'Connor

11.10 Rilov | Two opposing climate change threats: sea level rise and extreme desiccation events threaten Mediterranean vermetid reef communities

11.20 Górska, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk | Influence of melting glaciers on size spectra and functioning of zoobenthic communities in Arctic fjords

11.30 Vascotto, France, Mozetič | Deciphering long-term variability of the phytoplankton community in a highly variable coastal sea (Gulf of Trieste)

11.40 Capdevila, Beger, Stott, Barks, Rowlands, Salguero-Gómez | Are marine species more resilient to global change than terrestrial ones?

11.50 Bonzi, Monroe, Berumen, Schunter, Ravasi | From desert to sea: mechanisms Arabian pupfish use to acclimate to high salinities in the Red Sea

12.00 Buyse, De Backer, Hostens | Long-term changes in demersal fish density and distribution in relation to cumulative stressors in the Southern Bight of the North Sea

12.10 White, O'Connor, Emmerson, Donohue | Multiple stressors and the stability of marine ecosystems

12.20 Farina, Chindris, Leggieri, Scolamacchia, Guala, Brundu, Loi, Asnaghi | Ocean acidification effects on top-down control of the functional species Paracentrotus lividus in marine benthic ecosystems

12.30 Ferrario, Ulman, Facchinetti, Occhipinti- Ambrogi, Marchini | A fuzzy model to detect Mediterranean marinas at high-risk of marine bioinvasion

12.40 Ferreira, Sá, Brito, Brotas, Costa, Guerreiro, Mendes | Combining 10-years in-situ data with a satellite remote sensing dataset to help evaluate climate change effects on Antarctic phytoplankton communities

12.50 LUNCH

13.40 Session: Rapid Change

Chaired by Emma Johnston

13.40 Kotta, Fettisov, Liversage, Orav-Kotta | Assessing effects of cumulative impacts of human pressures on nature assets

13.50 Murase, Irie, Iguchi | Counter-directional body size clines within a Japanese amphidromous fish inferred from otolith analysis

14.00 Navarro, Thomsen, Rocha, Villanueva, Torres | Local environmental conditions experienced by marine bivalves determine their physiological response to warming and high levels of pCO2

14.10 Pack, Rius, Mieszkowska | Long-term physiological tolerance of a non-indigenous species to nearfuture warming and ocean acidification

14.20 Pyko, Löder, Schulbert, Wisshak, Laforsch, Munnecke, Teichert | Microplastic pollution as a possible threat for an arctic reef system and its association of ecosystem engineers

14.30 Reddin, Nätscher, Kocsis, Pörtner, Kiessling | From short-term experiments to ancient hyperthermal events: marine clade sensitivities to climate change conform across time scales

14.40 Talijančić, Šegvić Bubić, Žužul, Grubišić | Human-mediated marine environments induce rapid phenotypic changes in wild fishes

14.50 Turicchia, Cerrano, Garrabou, Linares, Abbiati, Ponti | How is the increasing frequency of thermal anomalies change the extent and functioning of gorgonian forests in the Mediterranean Sea?

15.00 Van Colen, Ong, Briffa, Wethey, Abatith, Moens, Woodin | Clam feeding plasticity alleviates herbivore sensitivity to ocean warming and acidification

15.10 White, O'Connor, Emmerson, Donohue | The multifaceted contributions of individual species to the stability of ecosystems

15.20 Détrée, Gonzalez, Navarro | Effect of temperature and food limitation on the energy metabolism of two species of sea urchins from high latitude.

15.30 AFTERNOON BREAK

16.00 Session: Rapid Change

Chaired by Paul Brooks

16.00 Mangan, Pilditch, Bryan, Thrush, Lohrer | Shining light on the importance of intertidal benthic primary productivity to estuarine ecosystem function

16.10 Pilditch, Lohrer, Hewitt, Savage, Gladstone- Gallagher, O'Meara, Hillmen, Thrush | Can biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships predict tipping points in soft sediments? Insights from a multi-stressor national field experiment

16.20 Hadjioannou, Jimenez, Hartingerova, Andreou, Petrou, Hayes | Cladocora caespitosa in a rapidly changing environment: effects from eutrophication, windstorm and warming event

16.30 Zalota, Spiridonov, Galkin, Vedenin, Udalov, Pronin | Observing an ongoing aggressive invasion of a large predatory crab in the pristine Arctic Kara Sea.

16.40 Wiltshire, Scharfe | Phytoplankston and warming of the North Sea: a summary

16.50 Weaver, Boschen-Rose | How can plumes generated by deep-sea mining be minimised to reduce environmental impact?

17.00 Two-minute flash talks by exhibitors

17.30 POSTERS AND WINE RECEPTION

O'Reilly Hall University College Dublin

17.30 Associated workshop: How could we reduce the environmental footprint of manganese nodule mining through improved equipment design?| Hosted by Seascape Consultants as part of the Blue Harvesting project. Room E0.01, Ground floor of Science Centre East

19.30 CLOSE