Latitudinal Gradients in Biological Responses

How are recruitment, retention/transport, predator/prey relations, and life history strategies of planktonic stages impacted by latitudinal variability in the large-scale atmospheric and oceanic forcing in EBC ecosystems?

How do differences in mesoscale activity in the four regions of the CCS affect the recruitment dynamics, vital rates, and life histories of resident marine animal populations?

Because large-scale forcing and mesoscale physical variability differ markedly between regions of the CCS, the response of marine organisms to this spatial variability provides a useful indicator of how physical and biological conditions at a single site will respond to changing climatic conditions.