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Daily Schedule of Talks and Events (All times GMT)

11:30 ECR: Introduction and Welcome
Andrea Quattrini Early Career Officer Deep-Sea Biology Society
11:40 ECR: REV Ocean: a new international initiative for healthy oceans
Eva Ramirez-Llorda Science Coordinator. REV Ocean, Norway
12:00 ECR: Ships large and small: where is the right berth for you
Lucy Woodall Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
12:20 ECR: TBD
Vincent Pieribone Ocean X
12:40 ECR: Opportunities For Collaboration With Schmidt Ocean Institute
Leonard Pace Science Program Manager, Schmidt Ocean Institute
13:00 ECR: Explore with NOAA: Navigating a Sea of Opportunities for Early Career Scientists
Kasey Cantwell ROV Expedition Coordinator Team Lead with NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
13:20 ECR: Exploring the Deep-Sea with Ocean Exploration Trust’s E/V Nautilus
Nicole Raineault Vice President of Exploration and Research and Chief Scientist, Ocean Exploration Trust
13:40 ECR: Panel discussion about Enhancing Opportunities for Early Career Scientists
Panel Group 
16:00 Student Panel 1
20:00 Opening Social
22:00 Student Panel 2
7:15 Opening presentation
Deep-Sea Corals
Targeted capture of conserved loci provides phylogenomic resolution for black corals (Order Antipatharia) at the generic and species level   [ABS]
Jeremy Horowitz James Cook University with Mercer Brugler, Andrea Quattrini, Peter Cowman, Tom Bridge, Dennis Opresko
Genetic structure and species delimitation of the precious corals (Anthozoa: Octocorallia: Coralliidae) living in Japan using genome wide SNPs   [ABS]
Kenji Takata Graduate School of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki with Hiroki Taninaka, Masanori Nonaka, Fumihito Iwase, Taisei Kikuchi, Yoshihisa Suyama, Satoshi Nagai, Nina Yasuda
Environmental Controls of Benthic Megafauna Distributions in the Cold Water Coral-rich habitat of the upper Porcupine Bank Canyon, NE Atlantic   [ABS]
John Kwame Mensah Appah University College Cork with Aaron Lim, Kimberley Harris, Ruth O’Riordan, Luke O’Reilly, Andrew Wheeler
Modelling how corals apply the Goldilocks Principle to engineer their habitat   [ABS]
Konstantinos Georgoulas University of Edinbrugh with Sebastian Hennige
Comparative larval biology of two common deep-sea Octocorals in the Azores   [ABS]
Maria Rakka University of the Azores with Antonio Godinho, IMAR-Marine Institute, Meri Bilan, Covadonga Orejas, Marina Carreiro-Silva, IMAR-Institute
08:45 BREAK
Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
Future implications of the status and gaps in polar deep-sea sponge data quality   [ABS]
Rachel Downey Australian National University with David Barnes, Saul Cunningham, Bruce Doran
Convergent evolution and structural adaptation to the deep ocean in the protein folding chaperonin CCTα   [ABS]
Alexandra Anh-Thu Weber Museums Victoria with Andrew F. Hugall, Timothy D. O’Hara
What over 20 years of sediment trap data can tell us about deep sea ecology and carbon flux   [ABS]
Svenja Halfter Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies/University of Tasmania with Emma Cavan, Kerrie Swadling, Diana Davies, Tom Trull, Philip Boyd
Unique reflector system of lanternfish photophores and its key-role on a remarkable mechanism for counterillumination   [ABS]
José Paitio Chubu University with Daichi Yano, Shiro Takei, Etsuhiro Muneyama, Hironori Asada, Masakazu Iwasaka, Yuichi Oba
Epifaunal community patterns in the Agulhas ecoregion, South Africa   [ABS]
Leila Nefdt University of Cape Town with Natasha Karenyi, Charles Griffiths, Kerry Sink, Lara Atkinson
Meiofauna Community in Soft Sediments at TAG and Snake Pit Hydrothermal Vent Fields   [ABS]
Adriana Spedicato Ifremer with Nuria Sánchez, Lucie Pastor, Lenaick Menot, Daniela Zeppilli
Oases in the deep-sea desert: Resource retention and recycling by cold-water coral reef communities   [ABS]
Sandra Maier NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research with Evert de Froe, Furu Mienis, Marc Lavaleye, Beauchard Olivier, Anna van der Kaaden, Boris Koch, Karline Soetaert, Dick van Oevelen
High environmental stress and productivity increase functional diversity along a deep-sea hydrothermal vent gradient   [ABS]
Joan Alfaro Ifremer with Florence Pradillon, Daniela Zeppilli, Loïc N. Michel, Pedro Martinez Arbizu, Hayato Tanaka, Martin Foviaux, Jozée Sarrazin
11:15 BREAK
Chemosynthetic ecosystems
Hydrothermal Vent Community Assemblage Networks of the North-West Pacific   [ABS]
Otis Brunner Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology with Satoshi Mitarai, Verena Tunnicliffe
Monitoring temporal dynamics of microbial mats at hydrothermal vents with the EMSO-Azores observatory (Lucky Strike vent field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge)   [ABS]
Loïc Van Audenhaege Ifremer, REM/EEP/LEP with Marjolaine Matabos, Jonathan Drugmand, Agathe Laës, Pierre-Marie Sarradin, Jozée Sarrazin
A chemosynthetic ecotone – ‘chemotone’ – in the sediments surrounding deep-sea methane seeps   [ABS]
Oliver Ashford OceanMind with Shuzhe Guan, Dante Capone, Katherine Rigney, Katelynn Rowley, Victoria Orphan, Sean Mullin, Kat Dawson, Jorge Cortés, Greg Rouse, Guillermo Mendoza, Raymond Lee, Lisa Levin
Natural and anthropogenic disturbance
Recovery of hydrothermal communities in response to an induced disturbance at the Lucky Strike vent field (Mid-Atlantic Ridge)   [ABS]
Julien Marticorena Ifremer with Jozée Sarrazin, Marjolaine Matabos, Eva Ramirez-Llodra, Riwan Leroux, Stephane Hourdez, Cécile Cathalot, Agathe Laes-Huon, Ana Colaço
Chemosynthetic ecosystems
MACROCHESS: A Macroecological Database for Species Distribution across Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems   [ABS]
Lissette Victorero Norwegian Institute for Water Research with Joan M. Alfaro-Lucas, Mari H. Eilertsen, Oliver S., OceanMind
Evidence of vent-adaptation in sponges living at the periphery of hydrothermal vent environments: ecological and evolutionary implications   [ABS]
Magdalena Georgieva Natural History Museum UK with Sergi Taboada, Ana Riesgo, Cristina Díez-Vives, Fabio C. De Leo, Rachel M. Jeffreys, Jonathan T. Copley, Crispin T. S. Little, Pilar Ríos, Javier Cristobo, Jon T. Hestetun, Adrian G.
Integrative taxonomy revisits the ontogeny and trophic niches of Rimicaris vent shrimps   [ABS]
Pierre Methou IFREMER, JAMSTEC with Loïc N. Michel, Michel Segonzac, Marie-Anne Cambon-Bonavita, Florence Pradillon
13:15 BREAK
Chemosynthetic ecosystems
Classical and 3D anatomy and tissue-specific microbial associations in chemosymbiotic Alviniconcha gastropods from the Southwest Pacific   [ABS]
Sven Laming CESAM, Universidade de Aveiro with Stéphane Hourdez, Loïc Michel, Marie-Anne Cambon-Bonavita, Florence Pradillon
Fine scale population structure of a keystone microbial species uncovered with CRISPR   [ABS]
Maeva Perez Université de Montréal with Bernard Angers, Robert Young, Kim Juniper
Phylogenetic, genomic and biochemical insights on the first bacteria isolated from the Rio Grande Cone methane hydrate reservoir   [ABS]
Audrey M. Proenca Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul with Maiara Monteiro Oliveira, Renata Medina-Silva
Effects of Energy Availability and Wood Type on Deep-Sea Wood Fall Community Assemblages in the Northern Gulf of Mexico   [ABS]
Granger Hanks LUMCON with Craig McClain, Clifton Nunnally, River Bryant
Deep-Sea Corals
Coral reefs of the high seas: hidden biodiversity hotspots in need of protection   [ABS]
Daniel Wagner Conservation International with Alan Friedlander, Richard Pyle, Cassandra Brooks, Kristina Gjerde
Deep-Sea Coral Species Distribution, Diversity, and Community Structure in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Oxygen Minimum Zone   [ABS]
Steve Auscavitch Temple University with Mary Deere, Odalisca Breedy, Jorge Cortés, Erik Cordes
The unique lineage of Swiftia exserta, a mesophotic gorgonian octocoral impacted by the DWH oil spill   [ABS]
Janessy Frometa NOAA NCCOS – Deep Coral Ecology Lab with Peter Etnoyer, Andrea Quattrini, Thomas Greig
Habitat suitability modeling gives new insights into the distribution and potential climate refugia for Lophelia pertusa off the southeast USA   [ABS]
Ryan Gasbarro Temple University with James Lunden, Alexandria Rhoads, Andrew Davies, Erik Cordes
Variability in soundscape and environmental conditions at a Southeastern Atlantic cold-water coral reef   [ABS]
Alexandria Rhoads University of Rhode Island with Furu Mienis, Jay Lunden, Jennifer Miksis-Olds, Dylan Wilford, Andrew J. Davies
Global gene expression analysis reveals unique patters in Lophelia pertusa’s molecular response to oil and dispersant exposure   [ABS]
Alexis Weinnig Temple University with Santiago Herrera, Erik Cordes
16:00 BREAK
Natural and anthropogenic disturbance
Assessing the ecological risk to megabenthic assemblages from mining of seafloor massive sulfides using a functional traits sensitivity approach   [ABS]
Rachel Boschen-Rose Seascape Consultants with Malcolm Clark, Ashley Rowden, Jonathan Gardner
What’s associated with deep-sea corals and sponges?   [ABS]
Laura Anthony NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program with Heather Coleman, Thomas Hourigan, Mashkoor Malik
Seamount hard substrate community response to large scale disturbance   [ABS]
Virginia Biede Florida State University with Brendan Roark, Amy Baco-Taylor
Rapid deep ocean changes with long-lasting results   [ABS]
Cherisse Du Preez Fisheries and Oceans Canada with Tammy Norgard
Deep-ocean stewardship
Commemorating the Middle Passage on the Atlantic seabed in the Area Beyond National Jurisdiction   [ABS]
Phillip Turner Duke University with Sophie Cannon, Sarah DeLand, James Delgado, David Eltis, Patrick Halpin, Michael Kanu, Charlotte Sussman, Ole Varmer, Cindy Van Dover
Comparing tools to capture deep-sea epifaunal patterns   [ABS]
Sarah de Mendonça Dalhousie University with Anna Metaxas
Making a Difference Through the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative   [ABS]
LIsa Levin Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego with Maria Baker, Kristina Gjerde, Elva Escobar, Harriet Harden-Davies, Hannah Sharman
How deep-sea mining and high-seas fisheries intersect in space varies per mining area, country and species   [ABS]
Jesse van der Grient University of Hawai’i with Jeffrey Drazen
18:15 BREAK
18:30 AGM and AGM Social
FRIDAY • 21 Aug
Connectivity and biogeography
Hidden genetic diversity within the isopod species Haploniscus bicuspis (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida) in the deep sea around Iceland   [ABS]
Eva Paulus University of Groningen with Marin Schwentner, Saski Brix
Reproductive biology of the hydrothermal gastropod, Lepetodrilus schrolli L. Beck, 1993 from Manus back-arc basin   [ABS]
Camille POITRIMOL Station biologique de Roscoff – Sorbonne with Alicia Veuillot, Marjolaine Matabos, Eric Thiebaut
Genetic diversity, gene flow and hybridization in fan-shaped demosponges (Phakellia spp.) in the northeast Atlantic deep sea   [ABS]
Sergi Taboada Universidad Autonoma de Madrid with Pilar Ríos, Alex Mitchell, Shuangqiang Wang, Andrew Davies, Ellen Kenchington, Alex Cranston, Kathrin Busch, Vanina Tonzo, Paco Cárdenas, Carlos Leiva, Vasiliki, Javier, Ute, Hans Tore, Jim, Maria Belén, Ana
Deeper reef ecosystems in the Indian Ocean: addressing the great unknown   [ABS]
Paris Stefanoudis University of Oxford with Nico Fassbender, Sara Winter, Kaveh Samimi-Namin, Sheena Talma, Lucy Woodall
Biogeography and connectivity across habitat types and geographical scales in Pacific abyssal scavenging amphipods   [ABS]
Guadalupe Bribiesca Contreras Natural History Museum with Thomas Dahlgren, Jeffrey C. Drazen, Regan Drennan, Tammy Horton, Kirsty McQuaid, Craig R. Smith, Sergio Taboada, Helena Wiklund, Adrian G. Glover
Multi-scale variations in invertebrate and fish megafauna in the mid-eastern Clarion Clipperton Zone   [ABS]
Erik Simon-Lledo National Oceanography Centre with Christina Pomee, Akesa Ahokava, Jeffrey C. Drazen, Astrid B. Leitner, Adrian Flynn, John Parianos, Daniel O.B. Jones
09:00 BREAK
Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
Mortality, population and community dynamics of the glass sponge dominated community “The Forest of the Weird”   [ABS]
Emily Mitchell Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge with Simon Harris
Holothurian feeding strategies affect the gut microbiome   [ABS]
Anita Hollingsworth University of Southampton with Robert Young
Identification of a soft coral garden candidate vulnerable marine ecosystem (VME) using video imagery, Davis Strait, west Greenland   [ABS]
Stephen Long University College London and Zoological Society of London with Bridget Sparrow-Scinocca, Martin Blicher, Nanette Hammeken Arboe, Mona Fuhrmann, Kirsty Kemp, Rasmus Nygaard, Karl Zinglersen, Chris Yesson
Scavenging amphipods at the Wallaby-Zenith Fracture Zone: Sampling beyond hadal subduction trenches   [ABS]
Johanna Weston Newcastle University with Rachael Peart, Heather Ritchie, Heather Stewart, Stuart Piertney, Thomas Linley, Alan Jamieson
Functional and phylogenetic diversity of polychaetes in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone   [ABS]
Eva Stewart University College London with Lupita Bribiesca-Contreras, Thomas Dahlgren, Helena Wiklund, Sergio Taboada, Adrian Glover
Influence of ice coverage on benthic peracarid crustaceans from the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean and Weddell Sea   [ABS]
Davide Di Franco Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum with Katrin Linse, Huw Griffiths, Christian Haas, Hanieh Saeedi, Angelika Brandt
Depth and latitudinal gradients of diversity in seamount benthic communities of the South Atlantic   [ABS]
Amelia Bridges University of Plymouth with David Barnes, James Bell, Rebecca Ross, Kerry Howell
Mesoscale spatial variability in the structure and function of megafaunal communities of the abyssal plain   [ABS]
Jennifer Durden National Oceanography Centre with Brian Bett, Emily Mitchell, Henry Ruhl
Potentially vulnerable megafauna form large proportion of polymetallic nodule-associated communities   [ABS]
Kirsty McQuaid School of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK with Adrian G. Glover, Daniel O. B. Jones, Steve Persall, Erik Simon-Lledó, Craig R. Smith, Kerry L. Howell
Fungal communities associated to deep sea benthic animals and sediment in the Irish North Atlantic Ocean   [ABS]
Pietro Marchese NUI Galway with Laura Garzoli, Ryan Young, Louise Allcock, Maria Tuohy, Mary Murphy
11:45 BREAK
Seamounts and canyons
Seamount effects on seawater and sponge-associated microbial communities   [ABS]
Kathrin Busch GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel with Ulrike Hanz, Furu Mienis, Benjamin Mueller, Andre Franke, Emyr Martyn Roberts, Hans Tore Rapp, Ute Hentschel
Exploring the community structure of an Arctic deep-sea sponge ground along a depth gradient on the Schulz Bank   [ABS]
Heidi Meyer University of Bergen with Emyr Martyn Roberts, Natural Resources Wales, Andrew Davies, Joana Xavier, Hans Tore Rapp, NORCE
Deep-sea epibenthic megafaunal communities on two open ocean guyots: the Atlantis and Irving seamounts (Atlantis-Meteor Seamount Complex, NE Atlantic)   [ABS]
Manuela Ramos OKEANOS-IMAR/University of Azores with Telmo Morato, Carlos Dominguez-Carrió, Lene Buhl-Mortensen, Pal Mortensen, Christopher Pham, Henrique Cabral, Marina Carreiro-Silva
Biodiversity of the Hecate Seamount located on the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone   [ABS]
Poppy Keogh Memorial University of Newfoundland with Aggeliki Georgiopoulou, Evan Edinger, Katleen Robert
Patterns of distribution of deep-sea fish assemblages on three seamounts located in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument   [ABS]
Beatriz Mejia-Mercado Florida State University with Amy Baco
Macrofaunal Diversity and Community Structure of the DeSoto Canyon and Adjacent Slope   [ABS]
Arvind Shantharam Florida State University with Chih-Lin Wei, Mauricio Silva, Amy Baco
Population structure of the deep-sea precious red coral Hemicorallium laauense along the Hawaiian Ridge   [ABS]
Nicole Morgan Florida State University with Julia Andrews, Amy Baco
13:45 BREAK
Pelagic systems
Zooplankton lipid composition in close proximity to a Sub-Antarctic archipelago   [ABS]
Eleonora Puccinelli Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO) with Frédéric Planchon, Brian P.V. Hunt, Boris Espinasse, Evgeny Pakhomov, Fabienne Le Grand
Reproductive Ecology of Dragonfishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae) in the Gulf of Mexico   [ABS]
Alex Marks Nova Southeastern University with David Kerstetter, David Wyanski, Tracey Sutton
An early warning sign: trophic structure changes in the oceanic Gulf of Mexico from 2011-2018   [ABS]
Matthew Woodstock Florida International University with Tracey Sutton, Tamara Frank, Yuying Zhang
Characterizing the Diets of Siphonophores (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) in the Offshore Central California Current Ecosystem using DNA Metabarcoding   [ABS]
Alejandro Damian Serrano Yale University with Elizabeth Hetherington, Anela Choy, Steven Haddock, Casey Dunn
To stay or go? Understanding the behavioural drivers of diel vertical migration in deep-living fishes   [ABS]
Rosanna Milligan Nova Southeastern University with Tracey Sutton
Deep-sea ‘omics
Investigating the relationship of a vent-endemic gastropod holobiont using proteomics   [ABS]
Elin Thomas Queen’s University Belfast with Mark Shepherd, Julia Sigwart, Geoff McMullan, Robert Graham
Illuminating the impact of diel vertical migration on visual gene expression in deep-sea shrimp   [ABS]
Danielle DeLeo Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History with Heather Bracken-Grissom
Microscopic and Genetic Characterization of Bacterial Bioluminescent Symbionts of the Gulf of Mexico Pyrosome, Pyrosoma atlanticum   [ABS]
Alexis Berger Nova Southeastern University with Patricia Blackwelder, Tracey Sutton, Natalie Slayden, Jose Lopez
Revolutionizing Biodiversity and Systematics Research on Aplacophora (Mollusca) and Training the Next Generation of Invertebrate Systematists   [ABS]
Kevin Kocot University of Alabama
Made of Other Stuff: Membrane Lipid Composition and Function in Deep, Shallow, Cold and Warm Ctenophores   [ABS]
Jacob Winnikoff MBARI, UC Santa Cruz with Itay Budin, Steven H.D. Haddock
The chromosome-scale genome assembly of a ctenophore and animal genome architecture   [ABS]
Darrin Schultz Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute with Warren R. Francis, Jakob D. McBroome, Lynne M. Christianson, Steven H.D. Haddock, Richard E. Green
16:45 BREAK
Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
Trophic webs in the lower boundary of the northeastern Pacific oxygen minimum zone   [ABS]
Vanesa Papiol Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México with Michel E. Hendrickx, Martín Soto-Jiménez
Functional biodiversity from Condor Seamount (Mid-Atlantic Ridge)   [ABS]
Neus Campanyà-Llovet IMAR, Instituto do Mar, OKEANOS – Centro I&D da Universidade dos Açores with Amanda E. Bates, Marina Carreiro-Silva, Daphne Cuvelier, Eva Giacomello, Christopher Pham, Rui Prieto, Ana Colaço
Relating community composition and environmental variables on a low temperature Ridge Flank Hydrothermal System in the Pacific Ocean   [ABS]
Anne M Hartwell University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping with Jennifer A Dijkstra
Oceanic Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico: the DEEPEND Program Synthesis   [ABS]
Tracey Sutton Nova Southeastern University with Jon Moore, April Cook, Andrea Bernard, Ron Eytan, Mahmood Shivji, Rosanna Milligan, Dante Fenolio
Diversity, Distribution, and Specificity of Epifaunal Associations with Deep-Water Corals of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA)   [ABS]
Timothy Shank Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with Taylor Heyl, Luke McCartin, Elisabeth McElwee, Steve Auscavitch, Erik Cordes, Randi Rotjan
The macrofaunal metropolis formed in the sediments around the first-ever deep-sea alligator fall   [ABS]
River Bryant University of Louisiana Lafayette / Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium with Clifton Nunnally, Granger Hanks, Craig McClain
Re-discovering 20th-century treasures from the museum: new records of deep-sea crustaceans from Costa Rican Pacific   [ABS]
Juan Carlos Azofeifa-Solano Universidad de Costa Rica with Rita Vargas-Castillo
Influence of mesoscale eddies, Madagascar shelf and seamounts on micronekton distribution and community composition in the south-western Indian Ocean   [ABS]
Pavanee Angelee Annasawmy University of Cape Town with Francis Marsac, Jean-François Ternon, Anne Lebourges-Dhaussy, Gildas Roudaut, Steven Herbette, Yves Cherel, Evgeny Romanov
Rapid response of carbonate macrofauna to temporal variation in methane seepage   [ABS]
Olivia Pereira Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD with Jennifer Gonzalez, Guillermo Mendoza, Connor Coscino, Jorge Cortés, Erik Cordes, Lisa Levin
19:15 BREAK
19:30 Closing Social