[Coral-List] Symposium on Topics of "IGNORED" invertebrate diversity in coral reefs

Keshavmurthy shashank iamshanky15 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 25 07:16:30 EDT 2009

Dear Listers
There will be a 1 day mini-symposium on the invertebrates in coral  
reefs at Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
The Date is; September 7th 2009, Monday

WebSite of the Symposium: http://coral.biodiv.tw/2009a/Default.aspx
Registration: Free

Corals reefs are unarguably one of the most diverse ecosystems on this  
planet.  They are also considered as rainforest of ocean environment.   
Although corals are the most important entities of any reef ecosystem,  
coral reef as a whole is incomplete without the presence of many other  
flora and fauna that make up the coral reef ecosystem and take part in  
the intricate cycle to maintain a healthy balance.The aim of this one  
day symposium is to address the issues related to often ignored class  
of organisms, invertebrates.  This symposium will deal with the status  
of invertebrate research in Taiwan, as well as some of the classic  
research being carried out on zooxanthids, ascidians and comatulids in  
Japan and elsewhere in the world.The sessions will deal with taxonomy  
and biogeography of ascidians, comatulids and zooxanthids in Japan and  
northwestern Pacific.This one day symposium will mainly have three  
invited speakers form Japan and the host speaker from Taiwan, who are  
specialists in the field of coral reef invertebrate biology.  We hope  
that this short information gateway will facilitate knowledge exchange  
and interaction between researchers with common interest.  One of the  
other important aspect of this symposium is to deal with the  
collaborative research mainly between Taiwan and Ryukyus (Okinawa,  
Japan) as well as potential to extend this collaboration to other  
parts of the world.


Whether our efforts are, or not, favored by life, let us be able to  
say, when we come near the great goal,I have done what I could - Louis  

Role of Infinitely Small in Nature is Infinitely Large - Louis Pasteur
Keshavmurthy Shashank
NSC Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Chen's lab
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica (BRCAS), 128 Academia  
Road Sec. 2, Nankang, Taipei 115 Taiwan, ROC.
My WebPage: http://web.mac.com/coralresearch/iWeb/shashank/Welcome.html
Lab WebPage: http://coral.biodiv.tw/Default.aspx
Alt. E-mail: iamshanky15 at yahoo.com, coralresearch at mac.com

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