SICB Annual Meeting 2010
January 3-7, 2010
Seattle, WA

Symposium: Advances in Antarctic Marine Biology

In this full day, society-wide symposium eleven invited speakers, who are among the foremost in their field, will present an overview of the recent advances in marine biology of this unique environment. Our speakers will cover a broad spectrum of topics that will emphasize cutting edge science, novel techniques, and future directions. Topical areas will include, among others, the recent dramatic ecological impacts of climate changes across multiple trophic levels in Antarctic seas, advances in molecular and physiological aspects of cold adaptation in marine invertebrates (including larvae) and fish, the role of chemical ecology in structuring nearshore marine benthic communities of the Antarctic Peninsula, new understanding of marine invertebrate biogeography and phylogenetics based on novel molecular approaches, and the use of recently engineered instrumentation to elucidate foraging habitats of antarctic marine mammals. (Photo by Norbert Wu)

This symposium is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs

The symposium will assemble top researchers in antarctic marine biology, their research assistants, and graduate students. The proceedings of this symposium will be published in the international journal Integrative and Comparative Biology. These papers will provide an important and timely reference source for those interested in advances in polar marine biology. The symposium is anticipated to be of broad interest to the approximately 1500 participants anticipated to attend the 2010 SICB meetings.

Organized by: James McClintock, Charles Amsler, Amy Moran, Art Woods, and Bill Baker

Preliminary Schedule

S7.1 Tuesday, Jan. 5, 08:00 STEINBERG, D.K.*; SCHOFIELD, O.M.E.; FRASER, W.R.; STAMMERJOHN, S.E.; MARTINSON, D.G.; DONEY, S.C.; MONTES-HUGO, M.: The Changing Ecosystem of the West Antarctic Peninsula

S7.2 Tuesday, Jan. 5, 08:30 ARRIGO, K.R.: Marine Microalgae in Antarctic Sea Ice

S7.3 Tuesday, Jan. 5, 09:00 DEMASTER, David J.*; SMITH, Craig R.; THOMAS, Carrie J.: Evidence for a Benthic Food Bank in West Antarctic Peninsula Sediments: Radiochemical and Benthic Biological Approaches

S7.4 Tuesday, Jan. 5, 09:30 MCCLINTOCK, J.B.*; AMSLER, C.D.; BAKER, B.J.: An overview of the Chemical Ecology of Marine Macroalgae and Benthic Invertebrates along the Antarctic Peninsula

S7.5 Tuesday, Jan. 5, 10:20 MARSH, Adam*; KENDALL, Lindsay; GUIDA, Stephanie: Environmental Imprinting (Epigenetics) and Adaptation in Antarctic Marine Invertebrates.

S7.6 Tuesday, Jan. 5, 10:50 MORAN, A.L.*; WOODS, H.A.: Temperature, Oxygen, and Body Size in the Southern Ocean: Why Might They Be Giants?

S7.7 Tuesday, Jan. 5, 11:20 HALANYCH, KM: Phylogeography, larval dispersal and recent history of Antarctic continental shelf fauna

S7.8 Tuesday, Jan. 5, 13:00 O\'BRIEN, Kristin M.*; MUELLER, Irina: Pumping without iron: The unique architecture of cardiomyocytes in the hemoglobinless Channichthyids

S7.9 Tuesday, Jan. 5, 13:30 COSTA, D.P.*; CROCKER, D.E.; GOEBEL, M.E.; FEDAK, M.A.; MCDONALD, B.I.; HUCKSTADT, L.A.: Climate Change and Habitat Selection of Seals in the Western Antarctic Peninsula

S7.10 Tuesday, Jan. 5, 14:00 DETRICH III, H.W.*; STUART, A.; SCHOENBORN, M.; PARKER, S.K.; METHE, B.A.; AMEMIYA, C.T.: Genome Enablement of the Antarctic Notothenioid Fishes: Strategies and Resources for Analysis of an Adaptive Radiation

S7.11 Tuesday, Jan. 5, 14:30 KIM, Stacy*; THURBER, Andrew; HAMMERSTROM, Kamille: Community Dynamics in a Polar Ecosystem: Benthic Recovery From Organic Enrichment in the Antarctic