Symposium: "Sustaining Seascapes," Mar 2002, AMNH
brumba at amnh.org
Sat Nov 24 02:29:22 EST 2001
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The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation's Seventh Annual
"SUSTAINING SEASCAPES: THE SCIENCE AND POLICY OF MARINE RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT" will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, 2002,
at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City.
"Sustaining Seascapes" will explore the conservation of marine
biodiversity and fisheries through the integrated design of marine
protected areas (MPAs), MPA networks, and complementary coastal
management frameworks. Speakers will examine the large-scale
conservation of marine ecosystems - considering novel approaches to
the sustainable management of biodiversity and fisheries. Through
theory, reviews, and case studies, participants will explore efforts
to integrate natural, socioeconomic, and cultural factors at local
and regional scales in response to ongoing threats to both fisheries
and biodiversity. Invited speakers will include leading marine
scientists, scholars, and conservationists from a range of
disciplines, such as oceanography, biology, anthropology, political
science, and economics. Contributed posters will further round out
the program and help facilitate discussions.
TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED INCLUDE:
> An overview of the crisis in marine fisheries and biodiversity
> Roles of different types of MPAs in conservation policy and practice
> Physical and biological connectivity among MPAs: where
oceanography meets behavior
> The economics of coastal zones: fisheries, tourism, and other sectors
> Anthropological and sociological dimensions of marine conservation
planning and implementation
> Integrating ethical perspectives into marine conservation
> Analytical and practical approaches to linking social and ecological systems
> Uncertainties in ecological and sociopolitical systems
CASE STUDIES are being selected from both the U.S. and the
international arenas. Likely subjects include (but will not be
> Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Dry Tortugas National Park
> Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
> Gulf of Maine
> Gulf of California
> Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
A list of invited and confirmed speakers will be posted on the
symposium website in the near future.
CALL FOR POSTERS: A limited number of posters will be accepted for
presentation. Poster subjects must relate to the symposium's themes
and may include theory, empirical studies, or case studies. Please
limit abstracts to 300 words, and include title, author(s), and
contact information for the lead author. Abstracts may be submitted
to the CBC's Outreach Program Coordinator, Fiona Brady, at
brady at amnh.org. The deadline for submissions is 26 January 2002.
Please address questions or comments about the symposium's content to
the CBC's Marine Program Manager, Dan Brumbaugh, at brumba at amnh.org.
FOR SYMPOSIUM UPDATES, please visit the CBC's website
http://research.amnh.org/biodiversity/symposia/seascapes/ or contact
biodiversity at amnh.org to receive email updates.
TO REGISTER, please contact: Central Reservations, American Museum of
Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY
10024, USA, 212-769-5200 (phone), 212-769-5272 (fax), or
tickets at amnh.org.
Early Registration Fees (by Friday, 26 January):
Late Registration Fees (after Friday, 26 January):
"Members" includes members and staff of the American Museum of
Natural History and the symposium's sponsoring organizations. All
members, seniors, and students should be prepared to show ID at
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