Testing the relationship between nearshore larval concentration and recruitment

Type: 
Master Thesis subject (30 ECTS)
programme: 
EMBC+
It has become increasingly common to simulate the transport of larvae using numerical ocean models combined with particle tracking software. The suitability of these models for coastal organisms is, however, not clear, as the processes that occur in the surf zone are generally ignored in the ocean models. Even if the models can accurately predict the nearshore concentration of larvae, it is not known how well this correlates with the number of larvae that manage to settle. This project will address this fundamental issue by quantifying the presence of nearshore larvae and comparing with the ongoing record of recruitment.
Number of students: 
1
academic year: 
2016-2017
Contact person email: 
contact person first name: 
Christopher
contact person last name: 
Aiken
Reference Number: RP-47731