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Interactions between calanoid copepod hosts and their associated microbiota
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
Zooplankton, such as copepods, are highly abundant environmental reservoirs of many bacterial pathogens. Although copepods are known to support diverse and productive bacterial communities, little is understood about whether ...
Behavioral responses of invertebrate larvae to water column cues
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
Many benthic marine invertebrates have two-phase life histories, relying on planktonic larval stages for dispersal and exchange of individuals between adult populations. Historically, larvae were considered passive drifters ...
Distribution, growth, and transport of larval fishes and implications for population dynamics
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021)
The early life stages of marine fishes play a critical role in population dynamics, largely due to their high abundance, high mortality, and ease of transport in ocean currents. This dissertation demonstrates the value of ...
Pteropod shell condition, locomotion, and long-term population trends in the context of ocean acidification and environmental change
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
Thecosome pteropods are planktonic mollusks that form aragonite shells and that may experience increased dissolution and other adverse effects due to ocean acidification. This thesis focuses on assessing the possible ...