NCRI Conference Special Session
gilliam at nsu.acast.nova.edu
Thu Dec 10 17:51:07 EST 1998
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS OF CORAL
REEF ASSESSMENT, MONITORING, AND RESTORATION
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA April 14-16, 1999
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THE USE OF ARTIFICIAL STRUCTURE IN CORAL REEF ASSESSMENT AND RESTORATION
This session is devoted to the use of artificial structure to assess
reef-based processes and to restore functionality of damaged reefs. Papers
dealing with the use of artificial structure to examine specific aspects of
reef-based processes, i.e. structural complexity and fish assemblages, or
the use of artificial structure to mitigate natural or anthropogenic damage,
i.e. rubble consolidation or artificial reefs, are appropriate here.
It is assumed that the majority of papers will deal with assessment.
However, a major goal of this session will be to examine if, when, and how
artificial structure should be used in reef restoration and provide
direction for future research by identifying what we need to know to use
artificial structure effectively. Emphasis will also be placed on
establishing mechanisms and protocols to critically measure effectiveness.
To this end one or more round table discussions will be held amongst
contributors and other interested parties.
If you are interested in participating in this session, please send a title
and brief synopsis of your presentation to: Richard Spieler, NSU. email:
spielerr at ocean.nova.edu; fax: (954) 921-7764; tel: (954) 920-1909.
Complete information about the conference being organized by the National
Coral Reef Institute can be found at:
Nova Southeastern University
8000 N. Ocean Dr.
Dania, FL 33004
Voice: (954) 920-1909
Fax: (954) 921-7764
Email: gilliam at ocean.nova.edu
NOTICE: International Conference on: Scientific Aspects of Coral Reef
Assessment, Monitoring, and Restoration
NATIONAL CORAL REEF INSTITUTE (NCRI)
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