Friday, March 26, 2010
The Benthic Ecology Meeting was quite a success in 2010. Held at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington from March 13-17, scientists from all over the USA and from as far away as Australia shared the latest research in benthic ecology. I presented work from the past summer entitled "Metacommunity Dynamics: A Marine Model System". I manipulated distances between 10cm X 10cm fouling communities to test theoretical predictions. The 12 minute presentation I gave illustrated the usefulness of the model system and provided evidence that indeed the experimental units operate as a 'metacommunity'.