Question 4 Response--As to variables causing variability of recruitment, there was good agreement among the workshop participants. These responses are summarized in the table given below.
|Biological Variables||Physical Variables|
|Resource availability||Horizontal advection, including squirts, jets|
|Genetics||Catastrophic events (e.g., volcanoes)|
|Catastrophic episodes of predation (e.g., fish schools)||Vertical distribution of variables at various time scales|
|Biochemical composition abundance and size distribution of food particles||Meteorological events over days to years|
|Competition from other zooplankton (e.g., Thaliacea affect copepods)|