An opportunity exists to conduct research for two key bivalve species, the eastern oyster and surf clams, in the northeast US on the effects from ocean acidification. Ocean acidification research encompasses a broad range of approaches from laboratory experiments to incorporating laboratory/field data into models. Specific topics for research include laboratory experimentation that examines physiological process of juvenile/adult bivalves to increased carbon dioxide, while utilizing the laboratory data to building upon individual-based models (i.e., Munroe et al., 2013, 2106). This research opportunity will focus on incorporating the influence of pCO2 concentrations on physiological functions (filtration, respiration, ingestion, assimilation) into IBM models.
Maeda-Martínez AN, Saucedo PE, Mazón-Suástegui JM, Acosta-Salmón H, Romero-Meléndez Z: Scope for growth of juvenile Cortez oyster, Crassostrea corteziensis fed isocaloric diets made up with microalgae and cereal flours. Submission article platform-Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research 44: 2017
Munroe D, Narváez D, Hennen D, Jacobson L, Mann R, Hofmann E, Powell E, Klinck J: Fishing and bottom water temperature as drivers of change in maximum shell length in Atlantic surfclams (Spisula solidissima), Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 170: 112-122, 2016
Munroe D, Powell E, Mann R, Klinck J, Hofmann E: Underestimation of primary productivity on continental shelves: evidence from maximum size of extant surfclam (Spisula solidissima) populations. Fisheries Oceanography 22: 220-233, 2013
Ocean acidification; Oysters; Individual based models; Modeling; Scope for growth; Surf clams; Shellfish; Climate;