Update of PSA-Intercongress: ecology and conservation of coral reef in the Pacific

Allen C. Chen cac at sinica.edu.tw
Sat Aug 8 05:13:44 EDT 1998

Dear Coral-listers,

For those who are still interested in participating the PSA-Intercongress,
Ecology and conservation of coral reef in the Pacific",  15-22 November,
1998 in the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, I would like to announce the
update information:

(1) Deadline of submitting abstract and registration have been postponed to
15 August. Due to limit space of conference rooms in the insititue of
Zoology, Academia Sinica, oral presentations of invited speakers (overseas
+ local) have already filled in the time schedule of the 3-day conference.
Therefore all of other participants will be encouraged to present in the
format of poster. The size of poster is: 90 cm (high) X 120 (width).

(2) The topics of invited speakers are listed as follow:

Overseas speakers:

Jeremy Jackson(Center for Tropical Paleoecology and Archeology, Smithsonian
Tropical Research Institute)

---------to be announced

J.E.N. Veron (Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia)

---------Reticulate evolution: the alternative paradigm

Nancy Knowlton (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, U.S.A)

---------to be announced

Charles Birkeland (Marine Lab., Univ. of Guam, U.S.A.)

---------Why some reefs recover and others do not?

Terrence Hughes ( James Cook University, Australia)

----------Large-scale processes on coral reefs

Terry Done (Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia)

---------Performance indices for management of coral reef ecosystems

Richard Grigg ( Univ. of Hawaii, U.S.A.)

---------Holocene coral reef accretion in Hawaii: a function of wave
exposure and sea level history

Robert Rowan (Marine Laboratory, University of Guam  U.S.A.)

----------How do coral-algal symbioses cope with environmental challenges?

Angela Douglas (Univ. of York, U.K.)

-------- Zooxanthellae in corals: does molecular diversity matter?

Howard Choat ( James Cook University, Australia)

---------Herbivory by fishes on coral reefs: does it occur, and is
important if it doesn't?

Eddy Gomez (Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines,

---------to be announced

Dr. Bette Willis (James Cook University, Australia)

---------to be announced

Prof. Yehuda Benayahu (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

---------to be announced

Fu-Shiang Chia (Uni. Alberta, Canada)

--------Coral reef conservation: from interlectural discoveries to
population movement

Local speakers:

Chang-Fang Dai (National Taiwan University)

--------Reproductive isolation and genetic variation of a scleractinian
coral, Mycedium elephantotous

Keryea Soong (National Sun Yat-sen University)

--------Spatial patterns of coral recruitment at Nanwan Bay,  Southern Taiwan

Chaolun Allen Chen (Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica)

--------Genetic diversity of symbiotic dinoflagellates in cnidarians from
southern Taiwan

More topics of local invited speakers will be announced laterly.

Cheers, Allen

Allen C. Chen, PhD
Assistant Research Fellow
Institute of Zoology
Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan
Ph: 886-2-2789-9549
Fax: 886-2-2785-8059
E-mail: cac at gate.sinica.edu.tw

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