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Lagrangian descriptions of marine larval dispersion
A Lagrangian (or water-parcel-following) description of larval transport is introduced and derived dispersal scales agree well with population-genetic esti- mates, suggesting that the model has reasonable predictive power.
Moving beyond assumptions to understand abundance distributions across the ranges of species.
Temperature or Transport? Range Limits in Marine Species Mediated Solely by Flow
Results suggest that simple, common flow fields often observed in association with biogeographic boundaries worldwide may have the potential to constrain a species' geographic range, even when suitable habitat outside that range is abundant.
Functional impacts of ocean acidification in an ecologically critical foundation species
- B. Gaylord, T. Hill, +5 authors Annaliese Hettinger
- Biology, MedicineJournal of Experimental Biology
- 1 August 2011
It is demonstrated that ocean acidification markedly degrades the mechanical integrity of larval shells in the mussel Mytilus californianus, a critical community member on rocky shores throughout the northeastern Pacific.
Mechanical Consequences of Size in Wave‐Swept Algae
Preliminary calculations show that these accelerational forces combine with drag to act as a size-dependent agent of mortality, constraining the size of these algae, suggesting that mechanical factors may be important in limiting thesize of intertidal macroalgae and that attention solely to biological constraints may be inappropriate.
The mechanics of wave-swept algae.
The understanding of algal mechanics is such that the authors can begin to predict the survivorship of algae as a function of size, spatial distribution and wave climate.
Evolutionary change during experimental ocean acidification
- M. Pespeni, E. Sanford, +8 authors S. Palumbi
- Biology, MedicineProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 8 April 2013
The capacity for rapid evolution in the face of ocean acidification is demonstrated and standing genetic variation could be a reservoir of resilience to climate change in this coastal upwelling ecosystem.
Detailing agents of physical disturbance: wave-induced velocities and accelerations on a rocky shore
- B. Gaylord
- 1 June 1999
A PHYSICALLY BASED MODEL OF MACROALGAL SPORE DISPERSAL IN THE WAVE AND CURRENT‐DOMINATED NEARSHORE
Modifications to an existing turbulent-transport model are employed to explore the mechanics of nearshore macroalgal spore dispersal and its relationship to coastal hydrodynamic conditions, indicating a much greater potential for longer range dispersal than has typically been assumed.
Biological implications of surf-zone flow complexity
- B. Gaylord
Wave action imposes potentially large hydrodynamic forces on intertidal plants and animals, and can act as a primary agent of disturbance. It has also been proposed that rapid water accelerations…