[Coral-List] Meeting announcement
Bill.Arnold at myfwc.com
Tue Dec 13 09:09:40 EST 2005
International Congress on Invertebrate Sclerochronology - ICIS
ICIS will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA during Spring 2007.
Periodically grown hard parts of many invertebrates contain a wealth of information on the environment in which the animals lived. Such information can be reconstructed with sclerochronological techniques, i.e. through the analysis of growth patterns, geochemical variations, and structural proportions of invertebrate skeletal material. Potential applications include - but are by no means limited to - the analysis of life history traits, physiology and behavior, evolution, ecology, pollution, climate change, plate tectonics, sedimentology and astronomy.
The last major conferences on sclerochronology were held during the 1970s. These meetings resulted in the publication of standard references for sclerochronology such as Skeletal Growth of Aquatic Organisms - Biological Records of Environmental Change edited by Donald C. Rhoads and Richard A. Lutz and Growth Rhythms and the History of the Earth's Rotation edited by Gary D. Rosenberg and Stanley K. Runcorn. Since then, substantial progress has been made in refining analytical techniques for deciphering sclerochronological information from a variety of invertebrates (see also conference in Bangor/Wales during early 2004). An international gathering of current sclerochronological workers hence is timely.
The ICIS meeting will bring together scientists from a variety of disciplines studying a wide range of phyla to present results and discuss opportunities for the extraction and application of chemical, biological, and geological information from invertebrate skeletal material.
For planning purposes, please pre-register for this meeting. Send email or fax to
Dr. William S. Arnold
Florida FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA
Email: bill.arnold at myfwc.com
Phone: +1 727 896 8626
Fax: +1 727 893 1374
Please forward this circular to any other colleagues who you feel would be interested in the ICIS meeting. ICIS web page forthcoming.
* William S. Arnold (meeting chair), Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
* Donna Surge, University of North Carolina, Department of Geological Sciences, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
* Douglas S. Jones, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
* Irvy R. Quitmyer, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
* Carole McIvor, United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
* N. Terence Edgar, United States Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
* Bernd R. Schöne, Institute for Geology and Paleontology, University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt a.M., Germany; www.increments.de <http://www.increments.de/> ; www.sclerochronology.com
PD Dr. Bernd R. SCHÖNE
INCREMENTS Research Group
Institute for Geology and Paleontology
University of Frankfurt
60325 Frankfurt a.M., GERMANY
voice: +49 69 798 22863
fax: +49 69 798 22958
mobile: +49 162 5617 183
Email: B.R.Schoene at em.uni-frankfurt.de
URLs: www.increments.de and www.sclerochronology.com
William S. Arnold, Ph.D.
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020
Email: bill.arnold at MyFWC.com
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