Mini-Symposium 9:
Chemical Ecology on Coral Reefs

Oral Presentations (Click on presentation title to view abstract)
DATE TIME TITLE AUTHORS (* indicates Presenting Author) ROOM
Thursday
July 10, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Herbivore diversity and feeding complementarity affect the structure of Caribbean reefs Mark HAY*, Deron BURKEPILE 113/114
Thursday
July 10, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 Are tropical herbivores more tolerant of chemically-rich seaweeds than are temperate herbivores? A test of seaweed-herbivore coevolution. Erik SOTKA*, Amanda MCCARTY 113/114
Thursday
July 10, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Organic Matter Release by Coral Reef Associated Benthic Algae - Implications for in-situ Oxygen Dynamics Andreas HAAS*, Malik NAUMANN, Florian MAYER, Christoph MAYR, Mohammed AL-ZIBDAH, Christian WILD 113/114
Thursday
July 10, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Nutrient Distribution Across the Insular Shelf of Puerto Rico: Assessment by Algal Tissue Nitrogen Brandi TODD*, David L. BALLANTINE, Ernesto OTERO 113/114
Thursday
July 10, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 Evaluation of Biotic and Abiotic Factors that Facilitate and Maintain Cyanobacteria Blooms and Phase Shifts in Coral Communities Kathleen SEMON*, Valerie PAUL, Mark CLEMENTZ, John Michael TRAPP, Karen ARTHUR 113/114
Thursday
July 10, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 The role of nutrients in Lyngbya growth and chemical defense Karen ARTHUR*, Valerie PAUL, Cliff ROSS, Hans PAERL, Jennifer JOYNER, Judith O'NEIL 113/114
Thursday
July 10, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Ecological consequences of cyanobacterial blooms on coral reefs Valerie PAUL*, Cliff ROSS, Raphael RITSON-WILLIAMS, Linda WALTERS, Karen ARTHUR, Sarath GUNASEKERA, Theresa MEICKLE 113/114
Thursday
July 10, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 The Good, the Bad, and the Smelly: Positive and Negative Settlement Cues for Coral Larvae Raphael RITSON-WILLIAMS*, Valerie J. PAUL, Suzanne ARNOLD, Robert S. STENECK, Ilsa B. KUFFNER, Linda J. WALTERS, Mikel A. BECERRO 113/114
Thursday
July 10, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 Natural inducers for larval metamorphosis in three scleractinian corals Peter SCHUPP*, Makoto KITAMURA, Daisuke UEMURA 113/114
Thursday
July 10, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 Effects of copper toxicity on three species of scleractinian corals Gretchen BIELMYER*, Philip GILLETTE, Martin GROSELL, Ranjeet BHAGOOLI, Andrew BAKER, Chris LANGDON, Tom CAPO 113/114
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Chemical Ecology is the Key to Understanding Sponges on Caribbean Coral Reefs Joseph PAWLIK* 113/114
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 Toxic Reef Syndrome: the Sponge-Seaweed Connection and the Consequences of Allelopathic Impacts of Sponges and Seaweeds on Degraded Caribbean Coral Reefs Niels LINDQUIST*, Chris S. MARTENS, James L. HENCH, Jeremy B. WEISZ, Melissa W. SOUTHWELL, Brian POPP, Nyssa SILBIGER, Patrick GIBSON 113/114
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Is allelopathy involved in coral death by encrusting excavating sponges? Andia CHAVES-FONNEGRA*, Leonardo CASTELLANOS, Sven ZEA, Carmenza DUQUE, Carlos JIMÉNEZ, Jaime RODRIGUEZ 113/114
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 The association between the Orange Icing Sponge and Caribbean corals- More than a mutualism? Tse-Lynn LOH*, Joseph PAWLIK 113/114
Friday
July 11, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Phenotypic plasticity in chemical defense and growth across a depth gradient in Caribbean sponges Marc SLATTERY*, Michael LESSER, Sridevi ANKISETTY, Deborah GOCHFELD 113/114
Friday
July 11, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Antioxidant activity of extracts and secondary metabolites from Pseudopterogorgia sps Maia MUKHERJEE*, Lyndon WEST, Howard LASKER, Gregory SCHMIDT, William FITT 113/114
Friday
July 11, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 New Hemiketal Steroid from the Introduced Soft Coral Chromonephthea braziliensis Ofwegan as Chemical Defense Against Generalist Fishes Beatriz FLEURY*, Bruno LAGES, Jussara BARBOSA, Carlos KAISER, Angelo C. PINTO 113/114
Friday
July 11, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 UV Protective Sunscreen in Coral Reef Fish Mucus Maxi ECKES*, Sophie DOVE, Alexandra GRUTTER, Ulrike SIEBECK 113/114
Friday
July 11, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 The Role of Chemical Signals in the Feeding Behavior of Crown-of-Thorns Seastar, Acanthaster planci Ciemon Frank CABALLES*, Peter SCHUPP 113/114
Friday
July 11, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 A new role for dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) as a foraging cue for coral reef fishes Jennifer DEBOSE*, Sean LEMA, Gabrielle NEVITT 113/114