CoralCoE Seminar Series – Eric Wolanski

@JCU CoralCoE Seminar Series – Eric Wolanski

Invitation to CoralCoE Seminar Series – Eric Wolanski


Title: Physics-biology links determining connectivity for estuarine and coastal fauna and flora at scales of m to 10,000 km.

Abstract: Physical oceanographers have made a significant contribution to understand and quantify the water currents and the diffusion processes that help control the transport of propagules and larvae. This understanding by itself does generally not satisfactorily explain the observed self-seeding and connectivity of marine populations. A more realistic understanding results when the passive and active behaviour of the seeds, propagules, larvae, hatchlings and juveniles are taken into account. I will summarise and provide a synthesis of recent advances through field, genetic and model studies of the self-recruitment and connectivity of jellyfish in marine lakes, corals in acidified bays, seagrass in Torres Strait, mangrove propagules, mussels, prawns, some estuarine fish, sea turtles in the GBR, the copepod Calanus finmarchius in the North Sea, and the ornate spiny lobster P. ornatus from Torres Strait to Vietnam.

Date: Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Time: 4-5pm
Location: Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room #106 (upstairs)

Contact: Heather Veilleux, Jessica Blythe, Greg Torday

Phone: (07) 4781 4850