4 - 6 NOVEMBER 2019


Tuesday, 5 November 2019
08:00 – 08:30Welcome desk
08:30 – 08:35Session IJBS6-01
The Cryptic and Integrative Ecology of Medusae and Polyps
Conveners: Michael N Dawson, Cheryl Ames, Bastian Bentlage, Agustin Schiariti, André Morandini
Opening Talk
Jinho ChaeDistribution of polyps of Aurelia coerulea: strong evidence of anthropogenic causation of the jellyfish blooms
Vanesa Romero KutznerAurelia aurita polyp response to simulated Marine Heatwaves
Angélica Enrique-NavarroWill Cotylorhiza tuberculata populations increase under future Mediterranean acidification and temperature conditions?
Song FengHyposalinity and incremental micro-zooplankton supply in early-developed Nemopilema nomurai polyp survival, growth, and podocyst reproduction.
Kentaro SuzukiSeasonal dimorphism in the ontogenetic development of moon jellyfish Aurelia coerulea and the contribution of the direct-development life cycle type to the population dynamics in Maizuru Bay, Japan.
Nicole AberleBacktracking a bloom: Where to find the scyphopolyps?
Alexandra LoveridgeTransgenerational effects facilitate acclimation to a varying climate in Aurelia aurita polyps
Paul BolognaThe Ellis Island Effect: Invasive Hydrozoans in the Mid-Atlantic
Edgar Gamero-MoraMolecular phylogeny of the upside-down jellyfishes (Rhizostomeae: Cassiopeidae: Cassiopea): implications on their origin and diversification
10:40 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 12:40
Jonathan W. LawleyMorphological overlap hinders diagnosability: recognizing cryptic diversity in Aurelia (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa)
Yan DuanThe effect of temperature on embryonic development and planulae settlement of Nemopilema nomurai
Cathy LucasTransgenerational effects of temperature influence asexual reproduction in scyphistomae of the bloom-forming and invasive jellyfish Aurelia aurita
Carolina Olguin JacobsonThe recovery after the damage: chronic exposure of polyps to a cocktail of pesticides has no effect on ephyrae
Scott MorrisseyExperimental evidence that statolith elemental chemistry can elucidate the movements of an elusive Hawaiian cubozoan
Luis MartellAn integrative approach for the assessment of diversity and distribution of polyps and their medusae in Norwegian waters
Karen KienbergerRhizostoma luteum; a large jellyfish to be rediscovered
12:40 – 14:00LUNCH
14:00 – 14:40
Nicolas DjeghriSunbathing Jellies: What do we know of Zooxanthellate Jellyfishes?
Michael DawsonThe Macroecology of the Megamedusae
Rebecca HelmThe evolutionarily conserved molecular dynamics of strobilation
14:40 – 16:00Session IJBS6-02
Role of jellyfish in ecosystem structure and function: from predator-prey interactions to biogeochemical cycling
Conveners: Cathy Lucas, Tom Doyle, Jonathan Houghton, Nathan Hubot
Opening Talk
Emily MitchellUsing Bayesian Network Inference to explore the links between jellyfish and zooplankton in the Irish Sea over the North Atlantic Regime shift in the 1980s
Raquel Fonseca da Silva MarquesThe trophic ecology of Aurelia coerulea in a Mediterranean coastal lagoon
Joshua StoneTiny jellies, big appetite: Population dynamics of hydromedusae in North Inlet Estuary, SC, USA, and their role in regulating estuarine food webs
Daniel OttmannPredatory babies: The potential of Pelagia noctiluca ephyrae feeding on larval tuna
Pengpeng WangPredation selection and diet of jellyfish Cyanea nozakii in the northern East China
15:40 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00
Jean-Baptiste ThiebotMarine endotherms as global predators of jellyfish: from “junk food” to “green tea” hypotheses
Jonathan HoughtonOntogenetic shifts in ocean sunfish diet
Tom DoyleHave sunfish benefited from the ‘rise of slime’?
Natasha HenschkeLarge vertical migrations of Pyrosoma atlanticum play an important role in active carbon transport
Daniel R. Bondyale JuezRespiratory metabolism analysis in Aurelia aurita and Pelagia noctiluca
Nathan HubotEvidence of nitrification associated with jellyfish
Zafrir KuplikRespiration rates, metabolic demands and feeding of the rhizostome Rhopilema nomadica
Jessica SchaubTrophic enrichment factors and tissue turnover rates for δ13C and δ15N in Aurelia aurita
Valentina TurkExploring the diversity of microbiota associated with moon jellyfish mucus
Concluding remarks
18:00 – 19:30POSTERS SESSION



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