NCEAS Project 2720

Modeling spatially structured dynamics in benthic populations

  • Carlos Robles
  • Hal Batchelder
  • Mark W. Denny
  • Robert A. Desharnais
  • Douglas Donalson
  • Roger M. Nisbet

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group20th—24th March 2000Participant List  
Working Group4th—10th December 2000Participant List  

Abstract
A review of the most recent data from benthic ecology makes a compelling argument that the static paradigm of keystone predation and prey refugia should be subsumed by spatially-explicit dynamic models. We propose to assemble an NCEAS workgroup with experience in both empirical studies of benthic ecology and simulation modeling to develop alternative approaches from this new synthesis.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Blakeway, David; Robles, Carlos. 2001. Extracting historical population trends from photographic records of rocky shore communities. CEA-CREST 2nd Annual Conference on Environmental Science, California State University, Los Angeles, May 2001.
Book Chapter Blakeway, David; Robles, Carlos; Fuentes, D.; Qiu, Hong-lie. 2003. Spatially extensive, high resolution images of rocky shore communities. Edited by Seuront, L.; Strutton, P.. Handbook of Scaling Methods in Aquatic Ecology: Measurement, Analysis, Simulation. CRC Press. Boca Raton, Fl. Pages 109-124.
Presentations Robles, Carlos; Chesney, Bryant. 2000. A fine-scale view of mussel recruitment patterns. 85th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 2000. Snowbird, UT.
Presentations Robles, Carlos; Johnson, Kevin. 2000. Differential settlement of the mussels Mytilus californicus and M. trossulus on sheltered and exposed rocky shores. 85th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 2000. Snowbird, UT.
Presentations Robles, Carlos; Desharnais, Robert A. 2000. Subsuming the intertidal predation paradigm in spatially structured dynamics. Annual meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, June 2000. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Presentations Robles, Carlos; Paillet, Roger; Shima, Jeffrey. 2001. Movements of individuals of the keystone predator Pisaster ochraceua over intertidal landscapes with varying wave exposures and prey distributions. CEA-CREST 2nd Annual Conference on Environmental Science, May 2001. California State University, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA.
Journal Article Robles, Carlos; Alvarado, M. A.; Desharnais, Robert A. 2001. The shifting balance of littoral predator-prey interactions in regimes of hydrodynamic stress. Oecologia. Vol: 128. Pages 142-152.
Journal Article Robles, Carlos; Desharnais, Robert A. 2002. History and current development of a paradigm of predation in rocky intertidal communities. Ecology. Vol: 83(6). Pages 1521-1536.