From mothers to spatfall: Trophic control of recruitment in intertidal barnacles
Spatial hypotheses (i.e. transport) have long been addressed to explain patterns of larval settlement and early recruitment in marine organisms undergoing a complex life cycle. Contrary to prevailing views, I present key findings of recent research at my lab showing that biological processes - not physical forcing - drive the supply-side ecology of intertidal barnacles in a subtropical region. A reappraisal of classic fisheries science and a better understanding of the trophic ecology of marine larvae seem critical for future advances in the field.
The seminar will be held on June 24, at 13:30, in the Amphitheatre A, Complexo Pedagógico, Gambelas Campus.
Participation is free but mandatory to register.
About our speaker:
Augusto Flores is an Associate Professor at the CEBIMar - USP and a CNPq Research Fellow with broad interests in Coastal Marine Ecology.
This seminar was kindly sponsored by