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Polar Marine Science
Exploring Complex Systems in Polar Marine Science
March 20-25, 2011
Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
Ventura, CA
Chair:
Patricia L. Yager

Vice Chair:
Christine Michel

Related Meeting Information
The Polar Marine Science Gordon Research Conference was held in conjunction with the Polar Marine Science Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar. Please refer to the Polar Marine Science GKRS web page for more information.

Since its inception in 1997, the Gordon Research Conference series on Polar Marine Science has provided an international forum for presentation and discussion of frontier research on the polar oceans. The extraordinary and unique aspects of this series are the bipolar (Arctic and Antarctic) presentations and discussions across earth and life science disciplinary boundaries. The Conference will bring together a collection of investigators who are at the forefront of their field, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented.

Continuing a history of highlighting cross-cutting polar research, the 2011 Polar Marine Science Gordon Research Conference will focus on the complex nature of polar marine systems. Complex systems exhibit properties not fully explained by an understanding of component parts, and often display emergent properties arising from multiple interactions. Our ability to detect, to understand, and make predictions about the connections between high-latitude oceans and climate change is anticipated to provide a central theme for the meeting. The Conference will feature a wide range of multi-disciplinary topics, such as sea ice/atmosphere/ocean interactions, climate forcing and feedbacks, carbon cycle science and nutrient biogeochemistry, ecosystem phenology, microbial genomics and proteomics, and methane hydrates. A Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar designed to enhance the experience of early career researchers will take place just prior to this Gordon Research Conference.


Contributors

SUNDAY
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmComplexity in Polar Marine Systems
Discussion Leader: Patricia Yager (University of Georgia)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pm Andrew Roberts (Naval Postgraduate School)
"Emergence in Polar Systems"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pm David Hutchins (University of Southern California)
"Southern Ocean phytoplankton community responses to a complex and changing environment"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPolar Atmospheric Circulation, Sea Ice, and Climate
Discussion Leader: Cathleen Geiger (UDelaware)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Marilyn Raphael (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Understanding the Antarctic climate: The interaction of atmosphere, ocean and sea ice"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Mark Serreze (University of Colorado, Boulder)
"Processes and Consequences of Arctic Amplification"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Daniel Feltham (CPOM, University College London)
"Complexity in the momentum balances of sea ice"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmOcean Mixing, Circulation, and Links to Global Climate
Discussion Leader: Luc Rainville (Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Susan Lozier (Duke University)
"The global ocean overturning: connections to the Arctic"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Rebecca Woodgate (Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington)
"Stirring things up in the Arctic"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmBiogeochemical Complexity in Sea Ice and Seawater
Discussion Leader: Roxanne Maranger (Univeristé de Montréal)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Jean-Louis Tison (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
"Biogenic gases in sea ice: from complex measurements to simple models...wishful thinking?"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Patricia Matrai (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences)
"From leads to clouds: Marine microgels and formation of cloud condensation nucleii in the high Arctic"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Three-minute Poster Introductions - Session 1
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMethane Hydrates: Non-linear links between Carbon and Climate
Discussion Leader: Laura Lapham (Aarhus University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Charlie Paull (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)
"Degrading submarine permafrost and gas hydrate under the continental shelf and slope of the Beaufort Sea"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Marshall Bowles (UGA)
"Methane dynamics along the East Siberian Arctic Shelf: sources, sinks and fluxes to the atmosphere"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCarbon Fluxes and Biological Pump as Integrators of Complexity?
Discussion Leader: Tara Connelly (UGA)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Paul Wassmann (UIT)
"Carbon system science"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Adrian Burd (UGA)
"Modeling Ecosystem Complexity and its Relationship to the Real World"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Three-minute Poster Introductions - Session 2
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmGenomic and Proteomic Illustrations of Microbial Complexity
Discussion Leader: Laura Alonso-Saez (Upsala)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Carlos Pedros Alio (Institut de Ciències del Mar)
"The microbial food web during the Arctic winter"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Mak Saito (WHOI)
"Insights into Polar Marine Phytoplankton Communities in the Ross Sea from Proteomic and Transcriptomic Analyses"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmDo Higher Trophic Levels Integrate or Add Complexity?
Discussion Leader: Paul Renaud (Akvaplan-niva, Tromsø)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Craig Smith (UH)
"Seafloor biodiversity along sea-ice and glacial-sedimentation gradients: Will climate change reduce ecosystem complexity on the west Antarctic Peninsula Shelf?"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Jaume Forcada (BAS)
"Higher trophic level Antarctic predators, low prey diversity and complex climate interactions"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Nina Karnovsky (Pomona College)
"Asking the Auks about Arctic Oscillations"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMoving Forward: Improving our Observations of Polar Complexity
Discussion Leader: Marcel Babin (Joint International Laboratory "Takuvik" ULaval (Canada) - CNRS (France))
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Don Perovich (CREL)
"Its all connected somehow: Sunlight, sea ice, and biology"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Oscar Schofield (Rutgers)
"Dawn in the age of ocean robotic networks and their future role in the Southern ocean"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

 
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