Community Ecology and Trophic Interactions of Fishes, Part 1

Tuesday, August 19, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:20 PM
303B (Centre des congrès de Québec // Québec City Convention Centre)
This symposium is inspired by the long going series of “GUTSHOP” symposia once hosted by the Physiology Section of the American Fisheries Society. It's goal is to catalog approaches and applications in investigating trophic interactions in aquatic ecosystems. The theory and application of the feeding ecology of fishes has always been a consistent central theme in fisheries science. Advancements in data collection, computing power, statistics, molecular sciences, and foraging theory have thrust this sub-discipline into new era. In this session we will present a multitude of trophic approaches and applications including case studies demonstrating climate effects on trophic interactions, using fish food habits data in a management context, community ecology and trophic interactions of fishes, bioenergetic modeling, food habits data in stock assessment (multispecies and ecosystem models), statistical treatment of food habits data, food habit sampling methods, laboratory studies of growth and energy allocation and novel tools and methods of fishing trophic ecology (i.e. molecular and genetic tools).
Ron Heintz
Jason Link
Ed Farley Jr. , Anthony Overton and Richard McBride
Ron Heintz, PhD

Jason Link, PhD

Ed Farley Jr., PhD

Anthony Overton, PhD

Richard McBride

1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks

1:35 PM
The Value of Trophic Ecology in Fisheries
Jason S. Link, NOAA Fisheries

2:10 PM
Temporal Trends in Forage Fish Availability and Predation in the Northwest Atlantic with Ties to Climate Change
Brian E. Smith, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center; Stacy Rowe, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center

2:30 PM
Role of Predators in the Recruitment of Subtidal Invertebrates in the Southwest Bay of Fundy, NB
Betsy Irish, University of Maine; Heather Hunt, University of New Brunswick

2:50 PM
Ecological Implications of a Northern Range Expansion of Black Sea Bass
Marissa McMahan, Northeastern University; Jonathan H. Grabowski, Northeastern University

3:10 PM
Tuesday Afternoon Break

3:40 PM
Using Fish As Biological Samplers to Gain New Insights into the Distribution, Diversity, and Abundance of Prey Resources in Open Ocean Environments
Michelle Staudinger, USGS, Northeast Climate Science Center; Christopher M. Butler, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, University of Southern Mississippi; Stephen J. Poland, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Amy Teffer, University of Victoria

Modeling Habitat and Water-Quality Mediated Trophic Interactions in the Chesapeake Bay Food Web (Withdrawn)
4:20 PM
Linking Fall Diets of Striped Bass in Chesapeake Bay to Proposed Nutrition Reference Points
Jim Uphoff Jr., Maryland Fisheries Service; James Price, Chesapeake Bay Ecological Foundation

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