Marine Phylographic Structuring during Climate Change

submitted by: andrelevy
Post-Glacial colonization of Northern regions in the Northern hemisphere by terrestrial animals have been extensively studied, and a cross-species analysis has revealed major routes and demographic patterns. Analogous comparisons for Atlantic marine species are undergoing. Preliminary comparisons across a variety of bentic inshore organisms, ranging from fish and invertebrates to algae,  reveal a diversity of patterns of colonization of Northern boreal waters after the Last Glacial Maximum.

Developing and testing approaches for Marine Spatial Planning: the case of aquaculture

submitted by: Lauren_McWhinnie

A fundamental goal of the Scottish Marine Bill is to streamline regulation and develop a new framework to coordinate and manage activities' around Scotland's coast. This study will evaluate and explore the application of different approaches, using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), to the development of a Scottish marine spatial planning framework, with a particular focus on decision-making for future aquaculture sites.

How are they related? - Phylogenetic analyses of Ophryotrocha (Dorvilleidae: Polychaeta) species from different ocean basins

submitted by: Helena_Wiklund
The polychaetes from the dorvilleid genus Ophryotrocha were previously considered to be shallow-water dwellers of organically enriched environments, but recent exploration of similar habitats in the deep sea have showed that the genus is not restricted to a certain depth. New species of Ophryotrocha have been found at whale-falls, cold seeps and hydrothermal vents as well as in sediments beneath fish farms, in the Atlantic, Pacific and Southern Ocean and at depth spans from 30 m to below...

A Proposed Littoral Seaweed Project

submitted by: Ruth_Crundwell

An initiative by Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) named as ‘Citizen Science' aims to increase participation of the general public with science organisations.  A Littoral Seaweed Project has been envisaged as a means of engaging communities to take more interest in a rocky shore that is close to them.

A benthocosm facility as a new tool to investigate the combined role of biogeochemical and ecological processes in ecosystem functioning

submitted by: Aurélia_Mouret
Sediment water interface is an important transition zone and is classically characterized by a well define oxic horizon with geochemical gradients. In reality, in coastal sediments, fauna activity and patchy distribution of organic matter introduce another level of complexity and initiate a heterogenic pattern of microzones. Thus the investigation of benthic processes and exchange rates needs to resolve temporal and spatial variations on different scales and requires the use of innovative...