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EMBS54 - Wednesday

WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST

HIGHLIGHTS

09.00 Plenary: Traits in space: enriching species occurrence data with species attributes for traits Dr Tom Webb, University of Sheffield, UK

16.10 Plenary: Atlantic Salmon lost at sea Prof. Ken Whelan, University College Dublin/Atlantic Salmon Trust

Evening: Conference Dinner and Ceili, Trinity College Dublin

09.00 PLENARY

Traits in space: enriching species occurrence data with species attributes for traits Dr Tom Webb, University of Sheffield, UK

Tom Webb is a lecturer in Marine Ecology and Conservation at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is a marine macroecologist, aiming to understand what drives large-scale variation in marine diversity in time and space.

Session: Fundamental Biological Traits

Chaired by Matt Frost

9.50 Dekeyzer, Decock, Verfaille, Vanhoome, Lanssens, Vandepitte | Marine species traits in the LifeWatch Taxonomic Backbone

10.00 Hammock, Schulz | Aggregated trait data for global questions: coverage and fitness for use

10.10 Lockley, Reischig, Eizaguirre | Maternal effects buffer biased sex ratios in species with temperature dependent sex determination – the case of the loggerhead turtle

10.20 Barker, Jiménez Alvarado, Meyers, Wray, Davies, Belén Caro, Sealey, Jacoby | Securing the future of the Critically Endangered Angelshark (Squatina squatina) through multidisciplinary approaches to study this rare, cryptic elasmobranch

10.30 MORNING BREAK

Session: Fundamental Biological Traits

Chaired by Tom Webb

11.00 Sealey, Barker, Jiménez Alvarado, Meyers, Belén Caro | Investigation of juvenile Angelshark (Squatina squatina) habitat in the Canary Islands to inform protection of this Critically Endangered species

11.10 Vesal, Nasi, Auriemma, Del Negro | Effects of sewage discharge on macrofaunal communities nearby the underwater sewage duct of Trieste (northern Adriatic Sea) on temporal scale

11.20 Lobov, Maltseva, Varfolomeeva, Mikhailova, Granovitch | Gametic isolation proteins in the model of intertidal snails sibling species.

11.30 Vargas, Cuevas, Aguayo, Lagos, Broitman | Have we underestimated the effects of ocean acidification on different biological traits?

11.40 Käß, Chikina, Vedenin, Soltwedel | Functional patterns of macrofauna at the Arctic deep-sea observatory HAUSGARTEN

11.50 Clare, Garcia, Bolam | Ecosystem function during phases of biodiversity loss and recovery

12.00 Maltseva, Varfolomeeva, Babkina, Kursheva, Morgunova, Renaud, Granovitch | Littorina snails and environmental stress: the first to measure the second.

12.10 Skinner, Newman, Mill, Newton, Polunin | Prevalence of pelagic dependence among coral reef predators across an atoll seascape.

12.20 Žužul, Šegvić-Bubić, Talijančić, Katavić, Grubišić | Combination of molecular and morphological characteristics to assess different origins

12.30 Mavraki, Degraer, Vanaverbeke | Feeding preferences of seven dominant fouling species: trophic specialists or generalists?

12.40 Gladstone-Gallagher, Pilditch, Stephenson, Thrush | Linking traits across ecological scales determines functional resilience to disturbance

12.50 LUNCH

13.30 POSTER SESSION

General Session

Chaired by Herman Hummel

13.50 Kleitou, Hall-Spencer, Kletou, Antoniou, Chartosia, Hadjioannou, Savva, Jimenez, Dimitrou, Petrou, Sfenthourakis, Christou, Andreou, Rees | Management of Invasive Species in Marine Protected Areas: The case of lionfish in eastern Mediterranean

14.00 D'Agostino, Jimenez, Reader, Hadjioannou, Josephides, Feary | Behavioural traits, feeding ecology and native prey naiveté, will Mediterranean lionfish invaders be as successful as their western Atlantic counterpart?

14.10 Henseler, Nordström, Törnroos, Snickars, Bonsdorff | How predation risk and competition influence habitat use of perch (Perca fluviatilis)

14.20 Meysick, Norkko, Gräfnings, Gagnon, Boström | Interactions between eelgrass (Zostera marina) and the Baltic clam (Macoma balthica)

14.30 Ahn, Kume, Terashima, Ye, Kameyama, Yamashita, Miya, Kasai | Evaluation of biodiversity at 5 estuaries in Japan using environmental DNA metabarcoding method

14.40 Nour, Pansch, Stumpp | Larval performance of a potent invader in a steep salinity gradient within the Western Baltic Sea

14.50 Wilson | Ecosystem function and diversity: the Dublin Bay intertidal model

15.00 Prestes, Moreu, Cacabelos, Martins, Faria, Neto | Long-term changes in the structure of macroalgal communities in the Azores

15.10 Matveev, McGaw | Effect of time in the lab and diet on the physiology and behaviour of a ubiquitous Atlantic crab (Cancer irroratus)

15.20 McMullin, Wing, Hageman | Tracking waste from aquaculture into infauna communities in the Marlborough Sounds; combining community and biochemical data in a quantitative analysis

15.30 AFTERNOON BREAK

16.00 ANNOUNCEMENT: EMBS 55

16.10 PLENARY

Atlantic Salmon lost at sea | Prof. Ken Whelan, University College Dublin/Atlantic Salmon Trust

Chaired by Jens Carlsson

Ken Whelan is an Adjunct Professor at University College Dublin, Ireland, and Research Director of the Atlantic Salmon Trust. He has a wide experience in the fields of fisheries science, stock dynamics of Atlantic salmon and sea trout, climate change impacts on migratory fish stocks and science communications.

17.00 END

19.30 CONFERENCE DINNER + CÉILÍ

Dining Hall & Atrium, Trinity College Dublin

23.00 CLOSE