Feedbacks Between Bottom Roughness, Bioturbation Intensity and Epibenthic Microalgae
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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The ultimate objective of this research program is to identify and obtain a predictive understanding of the physical and biological processes responsible for the formation and maintenance of the microtopography decimeter to millimeter of the sea floor. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to study formative processes occurring on the sediment surface e.g., biogenic mound formation, ripple development, as well as processes occurring within the seabed e.g., bioturbation, compaction which generally lessen microtopography. The approach to this area of interest is predominantly fieldoriented, with a secondary emphasis on model development.
- Biological Oceanography
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography