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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2007
S. Dillon Ripley Center Auditorium 3027

A. Marine Biodiversity, Evolution and Speciation
Co-Chairs: Michael A. Lang and Ian G. Macintyre
8:30 1. Ira Rubinoff, Acting Under Secretary for Science, Symposium Welcoming Remarks.
Michael A. Lang, Smithsonian Office of the Under Secretary for Science
INTRODUCTION TO THE SMITHSONIAN MARINE SCIENCE NETWORK.
8:50 2. Klaus Ruetzler, National Museum of Natural History
CARIBBEAN CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEMS: 35-YEARS OF SMITHSONIAN MARINE SCIENCE IN BELIZE.
9:10 3. Carole C. Baldwin, National Museum of Natural History
FROM LARVAE TO LINEAGES: INVESTIGATIONS OF SHOREFISH DIVERSITY IN THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC.
9:30 4. Darryl L. Felder, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
REGIONAL MARINE DECAPOD DIVERSITY: THE GULF OF MEXICO EFFORT.
9:50 5. Judith E. Winston, Virginia Museum of Natural History
STABILITY AND CHANGE IN THE INDIAN RIVER AREA BRYOZOAN FAUNA OVER A 24-YEAR PERIOD.
10:10 Break
10:30 6. Eldredge Bermingham, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
DOES COLOR PATTERN DRIVE SPECIATION IN HYPOPLECTRUS CORAL REEF FISHES?
10:50 7. Luiz A. Rocha, University of Hawaii
SYMPATRIC SPECIATION BY HYBRIDIZATION IN A MARINE FISH.
11:10 8. Allen G. Collins, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
NEW INSIGHTS INTO CNIDARIAN EVOLUTION.
11:30 9. Ana Y. Signorovich, Harvard University
THE LIFE CYCLE, PHYLOGEOGRAPHY, AND COMPARATIVE MITOCHONDRIAL GENOMICS OF PLACOZOANS FROM TWIN CAYS, BELIZE.
11:50 10. Harilaos A. Lessios, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
SPECIATION ON A ROUND PLANET: PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF THE GOATFISH MULLOIDICHTHYS.
12:10 Lunch

B. Biogeography, Invasive Species and Marine Conservation
Co-Chairs: Ilka C. Feller and Jon L. Norenburg
1:00 11. D. Ross Robertson, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
BIOGEOGRAPHIC SUBDIVISIONING OF THE TROPICAL EASTERN PACIFIC: A SHORE-FISH PERSPECTIVE.
1:20 12. Maria Pia Miglietta, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
HYDROZOAN SPECIES ACROSS THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA: GENERAL TRENDS AND THE SPECIFIC CASES OF THE IMMORTAL MEDUSA TURRITOPSIS AND BOUGAINVILLIA.
1:40 13. Amy L. Freestone, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
LATITUDINAL DIVERSITY GRADIENT DRIVES COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO HETEROGENEITY AND SHAPES MARINE BIODIVERSITY AT SMALL SCALES.
2:00 14. Gregory M. Ruiz, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
BIOGEOGRAPHY OF MARINE INVASIONS: CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE PREDICTIONS.
2:20 15. Mark E. Torchin, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
PAST, CURRENT AND FUTURE ROLE OF THE PANAMA CANAL IN REGIONAL AND GLOBAL COASTAL INVASIONS.
2:40 16. Richard W. Osman, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
BIOGEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN THE RECRUITMENT OF NATIVE AND INVASIVE MARINE SESSILE INVERTEBRATE SPECIES.
3:00 Break
3:20 17. Ian G. Macintyre, National Museum of Natural History
DECIMATING MANGROVE FORESTS FOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE PELICAN CAYS, BELIZE: LONG-TERM ECOLOGICAL LOSS FOR SHORT-TERM GAIN?
3:40 18. John G. Frazier, National Zoological Park
THE TURTLES’ TALE: FLAGSHIPS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR MARINE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND CONSERVATION.
4:00 19. Hector M. Guzman, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
LAS PERLAS, PANAMA MARINE PROTECTED AREA.
4:20 20. Melanie D. McField, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
THE HEALTHY MESOAMERICAN REEF ECOSYSTEM INITIATIVE: AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE COLLABORATION AND APPLICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA.
4:40 21. Mary Hagedorn, National Zoological Park
PRESERVING ENDANGERED CORAL.

C. Poster presentations
5:00 – 8:00 Poster viewing and Reception – S. Dillon Ripley Center 3111
P1
Karen H. Koltes, U.S. Department of the Interior
PATTERNS OF WATER MOVEMENT OVER THE FOREREEF AT CARRIE BOW CAY, BELIZE.
P2 Thomas B. Opishinski, Interactive Oceanographics
CARRIE BOW CAY AUTOMATED MET-OCEAN MONITORING: A DECADE OF SUCCESS SUPPORTING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON THE MESOAMERICAN BARRIER REEF.
P3 Charles L. Gallegos, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
UNDERWATER SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION AND SEAGRASS DEPTH LIMITS ALONG AN OPTICAL WATER QUALITY GRADIENT.
P4 Patricia A. Tester, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
CIGUATERA FISH POISONING IN THE CARIBBEAN.
P5 Maria A. Faust, National Museum of Natural History
BIODIVERSITY OF DINOFLAGELLATE MICROALGAE IN CORAL-REEF MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS.
P6 Xuemei Bai, University of Southern California
INTERPLAY BETWEEN DINOFLAGELLATE TOXINS, MEMBRANE STEROL COMPOSITION, AND PARASITISM BY AMOEBOPHRYA.
P7 Denise L. Breitburg, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
GELATINOUS ZOOPLANKTON IN A CHANGING CHESAPEAKE BAY – FOOD WEB AND LANDSCAPE STRUCTURE.
P8 Luis D’Croz, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
NUTRIENT AND CHLOROPHYLL DYNAMICS IN RELATION TO THE HYDROLOGICAL PATTERN IN PACIFIC CENTRAL AMERICA (PANAMA).
P9 Darryl L. Felder, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
OBVIOUS INVADERS AND OVERLOOKED INFAUNA: UNEXPECTED CONSTITUENTS OF THE DECAPOD CRUSTACEAN ASSEMBLAGE AT TWIN CAYS, BELIZE.
P10 Jason K. Keller, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
EFFECTS OF ELEVATED CO2 ON ANAEROBIC HETEROTROPHIC METABOLISM IN A CHESAPEAKE BAY TIDAL WETLAND.
P11 J. Adam Langley, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
PLANT RESPONSE TO ELEVATED CO2 AND NITROGEN DRIVES SOIL ACCRETION IN A HIGH SALT MARSH.
P12 Dennis F. Whigham, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS LIMITATION TO THE GROWTH AND CLONAL REPRODUCTION OF BATIS MARITIMA, A DOMINANT UNDERSTORY PLANT IN FLORIDA AND BELIZE MANGROVES.
P13 CaroLE C. McIvor, U.S. Geological Survey
THE RICH ICHTHYOFAUNAL DIVERSITY WITHIN THE MANGAL OF THE BELIZE OFFSHORE CAYS.
P14 Jon L. Norenburg, National Museum of Natural History
PHYLOGENETIC STUDIES OF CARCINONEMERTES (NEMERTEA), EGG PREDATORS OF DECAPOD CRUSTACEANS.
P15 Jon L. Norenburg, National Museum of Natural History
PHYLOGENETIC STUDIES OF OTOTYPHLONEMERTES, MARINE INTERSTITIAL NEMERTEANS.
P16 Kristian Fauchald, National Museum of Natural History
REVISION OF THE TAXONOMIC STATUS OF LYSIDICE AND NEMATONEREIS (POLYCHAETA, EUNICIDAE) IN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA WITH OBSERVATION OF REPRODUCTIVE FEATURES AND HABITAT PREFERENCE OF DIFFERENT SPECIES.
P17 Anja Schulze, Texas A&M University at Galveston
DEVELOPMENT AND EVOLUTION OF THE MUSCULATURE IN SIPUNCULAN WORMS.
P18 Kathleen S. Cole, University of Hawaii at Manoa
TAXONOMIC ABUNDANCE AND COMPOSITION OF THE LARVAL ICHTHYOFAUNA LOCATED AT THE NERITIC TRANSITION ON THE FOREREEF OF CARRIE BOW CAY, BELIZE.
P19 Nicole D. Fogarty, Florida State University
HYBRIDIZATION DYNAMICS IN THE THREATENED CARIBBEAN CORAL GENUS, ACROPORA.
P20 Amy C. Hirons, Nova Southeastern University
STABLE ISOTOPE RATIOS OF STELLER SEA LIONS AS EVIDENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE.
P21 Charles W. Potter, National Museum of Natural History
CONTRIBUTION OF COMMERCIAL FISHING TO THE DECLINE IN HAWAIIAN MONK SEALS.
P22 James G. Mead, National Museum of Natural History
THE MARINE MAMMAL PROGRAM AT THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION.
P23 Juan A. Sánchez, Universidad de Los Andes
MODULAR VARIATION AND PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY IN THE GORGONIAN CORAL PSEUDOPTEROGORGIA BIPINNATA ALONG THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN.
P24 Raphael Ritson-Williams, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
CELLULAR BIOMARKERS AS A MEASURE OF SUB-LETHAL STRESS IN CORAL LARVAE.
P25 Carole C. Baldwin, National Museum of Natural History
THE OCEAN HALL: COMING SOON TO THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY.
P26 Cristin Ryan, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
BUILDING BONDS AND BREAKING BARRIERS: TEACHING WITH MODEL ECOSYSTEMS.
P27 Laura Diederick, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN: UP-CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MARINE ECOSYSTEMS.
P28 Alan M. Peters, National Zoological Park
GOOD SCIENCE NEEDS GREAT STORY TELLERS.
P29 Inez Campbell, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
NATURE IS AMAZING.
P30 A. Mark Haddon, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
SCIENCE EDUCATION AT THE SMITHSONIAN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER: HANDS-ON AND DISTANCE LEARNING FOR COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS ON CHESAPEAKE BAY.
P31 Rachel Collin, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
ALL BOCAS BARCODING ALLIANCE, PART 1: DNA BARCODING OF THE MARINE ORGANISMS OF BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA.
P32 Rachel Collin, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
TRAINING IN TROPICAL TAXONOMY: EFFECTIVE TRAINING FOR NEW INVESTIGATORS IN THE FIELD AND LAB.
P33 Lee A. Weigt, National Museum of Natural History
DNA BARCODING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY RESOURCES AT MSN SITES.
P34 Valerie J. Paul, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
THE SMITHSONIAN MARINE STATION: 35 YEARS OF MARINE RESEARCH IN FLORIDA.
P35 M. Cristina Diaz, Museo Marino de Margarita, Venezuela
BIODIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE OF SPONGES ON CARIBBEAN MANGROVE ROOTS
P36 Klaus Ruetzler, National Museum of Natural History
THE Caribbean coral reef ecosystems Program in Belize.
P37 Karen L. McKee, U.S. Geological Survey
BIOPHYSICAL CONTROLS ON HABITAT STABILITY OF CARIBBEAN MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS.
P38 Katharine A. Rawlinson, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
POLYCLAD FLATWORM DIVERSITY OF THE WIDER CARIBBEAN

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007
S. Dillon Ripley Center Auditorium 3027

D. Life Histories, Microbial and Behavioral Ecology
Co-Chairs: Valerie J. Paul and Mark E. Torchin
8:30 22. John H. Christy, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
HOW YOU GET TO THE SEA DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU START YOUR JOURNEY: VARIATION IN FIDDLER CRAB LARVAL DISPERSAL MECHANISMS.
8:50 23. Anson H. Hines, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
ECOLOGY OF THE BLUE CRAB (CALLINECTES SAPIDUS) LIFE HISTORY.
9:10 24. J. Emmett Duffy, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
HISTORY OF THE SOCIAL SHRIMP DYNASTY: A SYNOPSIS OF LONG-TERM RESEARCH AT THE SMITHSONIAN’S CARIBBEAN FIELD STATIONS.
9:30 25. Juan Antonio Baeza, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHRIMPS: SEX, CONFLICT, AND SEXUAL SELECTION IN HERMAPHRODITES.
9:50 26. Thomas M. Iliffe, Texas A&M University at Galveston
UNDERWORLD EVOLUTION: DIVING DISCOVERIES OF RELICT CRUSTACEANS IN MARINE CAVES.
10:10 Break
10:30 27. Kristi L. West, Hawaii Pacific University
THE NUTRITIONAL CONTENT OF BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN PREY FROM THE SHALLOW WATERS OF BELIZE.
10:50 28. Karen Arthur, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
ECOLOGY OF THE TOXIC CYANOBACTERIA LYNGBYA SP. IN FLORIDA.
11:10 29. R. Wayne Litaker, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
MOLECULAR ECOLOGY OF CIGUATERA CAUSING DINOFLAGELLATES IN THE CARIBBEAN.
11:30 30. Susan L. Richardson, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
AN OVERVIEW OF SYMBIONT-BLEACHING IN EPIPHYTIC FORAMINIFERANS.
11:50 31. Koty Sharp, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF CORALS: INVESTIGATING BACTERIAL COMMUNITIES IN EARLY LIFE STAGES OF CARIBBEAN CORALS.
12:10 Lunch

E. Forces of Ecological Change in Marine Systems
Co-Chairs: Carole C. Baldwin and Allen G. Collins
1:00 32. Richard B. Aronson, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
BIOTIC TURNOVER ON REEFS OF THE CARIBBEAN AND EASTERN PACIFIC: HOLOCENE SURPRISES AND FUTURE PROJECTIONS.
1:20 33. Denise L. Breitburg, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
EUTROPHICATION AND FISHERIES: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE.
1:40 34. Ilka C. Feller, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
NUTRIENT OVER-ENRICHMENT DIFFERENTIALLY AFFECTS GROWTH AND HERBIVORY IN MANGROVE FORESTS ALONG LATITUDINAL AND TIDAL GRADIENTS.
2:00 35. Daniel W. Urish, University of Rhode Island
THE DYNAMIC HYDROLOGY OF AN OVERWASHED MANGROVE ISLAND.
2:20 36. J. Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
RISING CO2, RISING SEA LEVEL AND RISING (OR SINKING?) COASTAL WETLANDS.
2:40 37. Dennis F. Whigham, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
LINKAGES BETWEEN SURFACE HYDROLOGY AND ECOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING OF MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS IN FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA.
3:00 Break
3:20 38. Mark M. Littler and Diane S. Littler , National Museum of Natural History
ASSESSMENT OF CORAL REEFS USING HERBIVORY/NUTRIENT ASSAYS AND INDICATOR GROUPS OF BENTHIC PRIMARY PRODUCERS.
3:40 39. Valerie J. Paul, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
COMPARISONS OF CHEMICALLY MEDIATED MARINE PLANT-HERBIVORE INTERACTIONS ON FLORIDA, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC REEFS AND CONSEQUENCES FOR REEF COMMUNITIES.
4:00 40. Raphael Ritson-Williams, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
CORAL RECRUITMENT IN THE GARDENS OF GOOD AND EVIL.
4:20 41. Martin A. Buzas, National Museum of Natural History
THE MARTYRDOM OF ST. LUCIE: DECIMATION OF A MEIOFAUNA.
4:40 42. Bjorn G. Tunberg, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
DO THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON WETLAND IMPOUNDMENTS (EASTERN FLORIDA) POSE A THREAT TO THE FIDDLER CRAB (GENUS UCA) POPULATIONS?
5:00 43. Janie L. Wulff, Florida State University
LIFE HISTORY AND MORPHOLOGICAL STRATEGIES OF SPONGES DRIVE COMMUNITY DYNAMICS ON MANGROVE ROOTS, WITH HELP FROM PREDATORS, COMPETITORS, AND PATHOGENS.

5:20 Symposium closing and Final remarks – Michael A. Lang


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