10 Works

Data from: Modeling of the larval response of green sea urchins to thermal stratification using a random walk approach

Rémi M. Daigle & Anna Metaxas
Larval transport in the ocean can be affected by their vertical position in the water column. In biophysical models that are often used to predict larval horizontal dispersal, generally larval vertical positions are either ignored or incorporated as static parameters. Here, we evaluate the ability of one dimensional random walk based model to predict larval vertical distribution of Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis in response to thermal stratification. Vertical swimming velocities were recorded at various temperatures and used...

Data from: Vitis phylogenomics: hybridization intensities from a SNP array outperform genotype calls

Allison J. Miller, Naim Matasci, Heidi Schwaninger, Mallikarjuna K. Aradhya, Bernard Prins, Gan-Yuan Zhong, Charles Simon, Edward S. Buckler & Sean Myles
Understanding relationships among species is a fundamental goal of evolutionary biology. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified through next generation sequencing and related technologies enable phylogeny reconstruction by providing unprecedented numbers of characters for analysis. One approach to SNP-based phylogeny reconstruction is to identify SNPs in a subset of individuals, and then to compile SNPs on an array that can be used to genotype additional samples at hundreds or thousands of sites simultaneously. Although powerful and...

Data from: Invasive bryozoan alters interaction between a native grazer and its algal food

John M. O'Brien, Kira A. Krumhansl & Robert E. Scheibling
The epiphytic bryozoan Membranipora membranacea encrusts the surface of kelp blades, causing recurrent large-scale defoliation events in kelp beds off the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. The gastropod Lacuna vincta grazes kelp, creating perforations that weaken blade tissues and increase the fragmentation rate. We assess the interaction between M. membranacea and L. vincta by measuring the grazing rate of snails on bryozoan-encrusted and non-encrusted kelp (Saccharina latissima) in no-choice and choice experiments in the...

Data from: Patterns in vertical distribution and their potential effects on transport of larval benthic invertebrates in a shallow embayment

Michelle J. Lloyd, Anna Metaxas, Brad DeYoung & MJ Lloyd
Measurements of larval vertical distributions at high temporal and spatial resolutions as well as larval behavioural responses to environmental characteristics are needed to parameterize bio-physical models of larval dispersal or transport. We studied larval vertical distribution for 7 taxonomic groups (gastropods, bivalves, polychaetes, bryozoans, asteroids, carideans and brachyurans), with different morphology, swimming abilities and life-history strategies, and examined whether these vary with physical or biological factors and periodic cycles (diel period and tidal state) in...

Data from: Early life history of deep-water gorgonian corals may limit their abundance

Myriam Lacharité & Anna Metaxas
Deep-water gorgonian corals are long-lived organisms found worldwide off continental margins and seamounts, usually occurring at depths of ~200–1,000 m. Most corals undergo sexual reproduction by releasing a planktonic larval stage that disperses; however, recruitment rates and the environmental and biological factors influencing recruitment in deep-sea species are poorly known. Here, we present results from a 4-year field experiment conducted in the Gulf of Maine (northwest Atlantic) at depths of more than 650 m that...

Data from: Hurricane-mediated defoliation of kelp beds and pulsed delivery of kelp detritus to offshore sedimentary habitats

K. Filbee-Dexter, R. E. Scheibling & RE Scheibling
Severe storm events are important agents of disturbance that can transport large quantities of algal detritus from highly productive kelp beds (or forests) in shallow water to deeper, more food-limited areas. We measured canopy cover in shallow kelp beds (5 to 15 m depth) and the cover of detrital kelp in sedimentary habitats directly offshore of these beds (20 to 45 m) before and after Hurricane Earl, which struck the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia...

Data from: Multigenerational hybridisation and its consequences for maternal effects in Atlantic salmon

Paul V. Debes, Meghan C. McBride, Dylan J. Fraser & Jeffrey A. Hutchings
Outbreeding between segregating populations can be important from an evolutionary, conservation, and economical- agricultural perspective. Whether and how outbreeding influences maternal effects in wild populations has rarely been studied, despite both the prominent maternal influence on early offspring survival and the known presence of fitness effects resulting from outbreeding in many taxa. We studied several traits during the yolk-feeding stage in multigenerational crosses between a wild and a domesticated Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) population up...

Data from: Vertical distribution of marine invertebrate larvae in response to thermal stratification in the laboratory

Rémi M. Daigle & Anna Metaxas
We investigated the effect of the presence of an experimentally generated thermocline on the vertical distribution of larval Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, Asterias rubens and Argopecten irradians. Vertical distributions were recorded over 90 min in rectangular plexiglass thermocline chambers designed to regulate the temperature of a central observation compartment to the desired values. The temperature in the bottom water layer (B) and the temperature difference between layers (ΔT) were manipulated in an orthogonal design. We used, for...

Data from: Physical and biological factors affect the vertical distribution of larvae of benthic gastropods in a shallow embayment

Michelle J. Lloyd, Anna Metaxas, Brad DeYoung & MJ Lloyd
Marine gastropods form a diverse taxonomic group, yet little is known about the factors that affect their larval distribution and abundance. We investigated the larval vertical distribution and abundance of 9 meroplanktonic gastropod taxa (Margarites spp., Crepidula spp., Astyris lunata, Diaphana minuta, Littorinimorpha, Arrhoges occidentalis, Ilyanassa spp., Bittiolum alternatum and Nudibranchia), with similar morphology and swimming abilities, but different adult habitats and life-history strategies. We explored the role of physical (temperature, salinity, density, current velocities)...

Data from: Genomics assisted ancestry deconvolution in grape

Jason K. Sawler, Bruce Reisch, Mallikarjuna K. Aradhya, Bernard Prins, Gan-Yuan Zhong, Heidi Schwaninger, Charles Simon, Edward Buckler, Sean Myles & Jason Sawler
The genus Vitis (the grapevine) is a group of highly diverse, diploid woody perennial vines consisting of approximately 60 species from across the northern hemisphere. It is the world’s most valuable horticultural crop with ~8 million hectares planted, most of which is processed into wine. To gain insights into the use of wild Vitis species during the past century of interspecific grape breeding and to provide a foundation for marker-assisted breeding programmes, we present a...

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  • 2013

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  • Dalhousie University
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Cornell University
  • University of California, Davis
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Arizona
  • Concordia University