[Coral-List] Diagnostic Monitoring & Assessment Mini-Symposium (4-2)
Stephen C Jameson
sjameson at coralseas.com
Fri Oct 17 09:50:30 EDT 2003
Just a note to provide a few details about Mini-Symposium 4-2 that will
be part of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium in Okinawa (28
June to 2 July, 2004).
Title: "Diagnostic Monitoring & Assessment of Coral Reefs: Studies from
Around the World"
Aim: The aim of this mini-symposium is to report and continue progress on
developing a new paradigm for coral reef monitoring and assessment - that
is, one with an early warning and diagnostic capability (see Research
Strategy; Jameson et al. 2001, Bull Mar Sci, 69(2):701-744;
Scope: The scope of the mini-symposium will focus on the development of
coral reef indexes of biotic integrity and biocriteria, dose-response
metrics, studies on bioindicators, and other diagnostic monitoring tools
(i.e., nitrogen and carbon isotope techniques and genetic techniques).
The mini-symposium will also focus on classifying coral reefs for
diagnostic monitoring and assessment and establishing reference
All papers presented in this mini-symposium will be placed on the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency coral reef web site
(www.epa.gov/owow/oceans/coral) to build the Diagnostic Monitoring and
Assessment Data Base and provide information to others working in this
Abstracts due: 25 December 2003 at http://www.plando.co.jp/icrs2004/
(click on 'Call for Papers' and go to 'Abstract Submission').
Also, please send a copy of your abstract to sjameson at coralseas.com
Information: Please contact me if you need any more information
(sjameson at coralseas.com).
Dr. Stephen C. Jameson, President
Coral Seas Inc. - Integrated Coastal Zone Management
4254 Hungry Run Road, The Plains, VA 20198-1715 USA
Office: 703-754-8690, Fax: 703-754-9139
Email: sjameson at coralseas.com
Web Site: www.coralseas.com
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