Zooplankton and bioluminescence in
Steve Haddock, Ph.D.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Friday, April 13, 2001
2:00 p.m.–Pacific Forum
There are many unanswered questions regarding the ecology of
zooplankton in Monterey Bay, ranging from distributions and seasonal
abundance of plankton, to the basic taxonomy of midwater organisms, and
the functions and mechanisms of their bioluminescence. I am fortunate to
have been able to apply modern techniques and MBARI's unique resources to
answer some of these fundamental questions.
I will present results from two main areas of my research: (1) progress
in the phylogeny and ecology of zooplankton using molecular and laboratory
techniques, and (2) large-scale integrated mapping of bioluminescence and
zooplankton distribution in Monterey Bay using an AUV, ROV, and other