Call for Ocean Sciences Meeting Abstracts: Ecosystem Structure and Processes in a Changing Arctic

16 August 2019

Call for Ocean Sciences Meeting Abstracts
Ecosystem Structure and Processes in a Changing Arctic
16-21 February 2020
San Diego, California

Abstract submission deadline: 11 September 2019

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Organizers are currently accepting abstract submissions for the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020. This meeting will convene 16-21 February 2020 in San Diego, California.

Conveners of the following session invite abstract submissions:

SESSION HE003: Ecosystem Structure and Processes in a Changing Arctic
Conveners: Seth L. Danielson, Lee Cooper, Jacqueline M. Grebmeier, and Katrin Iken

The rate of atmospheric warming in the Arctic is outpacing that of other regions, and is associated with sea ice loss, warming ocean temperatures, changes in the hydrological cycle, and impacted ecosystems. Temperature-growth relations, nutrient cycling dynamics, altered seasonality, changing freshwater balances, expanded and contracted species range extensions, and new trophic pathways may each affect biodiversity, the population status of key species, and relations between humans and marine resources. As environmental change continues, can we anticipate how future Arctic ecosystems will compare to those of the past and present? Will the effects of a changing climate be the same across various Arctic regions? Organizers welcome presentations from all regions of the Arctic examining the drivers, rates, processes, and mechanistic controls that impart structure on any aspect of the high-latitude marine ecosystem.

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For questions about this session, contact:
Seth Danielson
Email: sldanielson [at]