[Coral-List] Diagnostic Monitoring & Assessment Mini-Symposium (4-2)

Stephen C Jameson sjameson at coralseas.com
Fri Oct 17 09:50:30 EDT 2003

Dear Friends,

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).

Best regards,

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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