Benthic Ecology Meeting 2005

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Benthic Ecology Meeting 2005

April 6 - 10, 2005

BEM 2005 Best Student Awards

Best Student Presentations:

THURSDAY
Deron Burkepile
Burkepile*, Deron E., M.E. Hay, A.D. Chequer.
Herbivorous Fish Functional Diversity and the Structure of Seaweed Communities on Coral Reefs

FRIDAY
Sui-Ling Kuo
Kuo*, Sui-Ling.
Food Web Interactions in Supratidal Rock Pools in the Gulf of Maine

SATURDAY
Jeanne Brown
Brown*, Jeanne B., S.N. Arnold, R.S. Steneck.
Interactions between Very Large Parrotfish and Damselfish: A New 'Tipping Point'?

Best Student Presentations, Honorable Mention:

THURSDAY
Peter Bouwma
Bouwma*, Peter E., W.F. Herrnkind.
Spiny Lobsters Combine Weaponry with Sound to "Teach" Predators Not to Attack

FRIDAY
Patrick Erwin
Erwin*, Patrick M., R.W. Thacker.
Replicated 16s RDNA Libraries Reveal Unique Sponge-Associated Bacterial Communities

SATURDAY
Curtis Brown
Brown*, Curtis J., R.A. Wahle, K. Hovel, J. Selgrath.
Spatial Patterns of Predation on the American Lobster

Best Student Posters:

Safra Altman
Altman*, Safra, A.H. Hines, and G.M. Ruiz.
INVASION SUCCESS OF COLONIAL TUNICATES

Jason Andras
Andras*, Jason, K L Rypien, and C D Harvell.
POPULATION GENETICS OF THE Gorgonia ventalina/Aspergillus sydowii PATHOSYSTEM

Tucker Williamson
Williamson*, Tucker Jordan.
EFFECTS OF MULTIPLE PREDATORS ON BEHAVIOR WITH VARYING PREDATOR AND PREY DENSITIES

Best Student Posters, Honorable Mention:

Sara Colosimo
Colosimo*, Sara L., M.H. Posey, and T.D. Alphin.
THE EFFECTS OF NUTRIENTS ON THE PREVALENCE AND INTENSITY OF Perkinsus marinus INFECTION IN OYSTERS (Crassostrea virginica) FROM SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA TIDAL CREEKS

Carey Gelpi
Gelpi*, Carey G., M. Caudill, R. Shaw, and K. R. Carman.
A COMPARISON OF MEIOFAUNAL ABUNDANCES IN LOUISIANA MARSHES DOMINATED BY Spartina alterniflora AND Avicennia germinans

Rebecca Kordas
Kordas*, Rebecca Lee, and S.R. Dudgeon.
ANALYSIS OF PER CAPITA INTERACTION STRENGTH BETWEEN ROCKWEEDS AND BARNACLES ALONG A LATITUDINAL GRADIENT

Mitchell Smith
Smith*, Mitchell, J. Burt, P. Usseglio, J.D. Hogan, P.M. Chittaro, C. Mora, R. Fisher, and P.F. Sale.
ECONAR: ECOLOGICAL CONNECTIONS AMONG REEFS-WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED ABOUT REEF FISH CONNECTIVITY

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science hosted the 34th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting on April 6-10, 2005 at the Williamsburg Hospitality House in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The conference served as a forum for hundreds of scientists and students to update colleagues on the latest research developments in the field of benthic ecology and related areas. We intend to bring together researchers from all segments of the United States as well as around the world to join in scientific discussion and social interactions. The last benthic meeting held in Williamsburg had over 600 participants, so don't miss this exciting event. Williamsburg is a charming location to visit in spring, and we hope you will join us.

 
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