[Coral-List] Seascape ecology session at CERF 09 conference

Simon.Pittman at noaa.gov Simon.Pittman at noaa.gov
Mon May 4 16:13:10 EDT 2009

Hi everyone,
If anyone on the list is working on applications of landscape ecology concepts and techniques to coral reef ecosystem, or more generally to nearshore environments, then you may be interested in our special session (see details below) at the Coastal and Estuarine Reserach Federation conference in Portland, Oregon (November 1st to 5th 2009).

NB: Abstract submission deadline is fast approaching and closes on 15th April 09.

SCI-074: Applications of Landscape Ecology to Estuarine and Coastal Environments.

Conveners: Simon Pittman (simon.pittman at noaa.gov), Ron Kneib (rtkneib at uga.edu) and Charles Simenstad (simenstd at u.washington.edu) 

Estuarine and coastal marine ecosystems exhibit spatial structure across a range of scales in time and space.  Landscape ecology concepts developed from terrestrial systems have recently emerged as theoretical and analytical frameworks equally useful for evaluating the ecological consequences of spatial structure in estuaries and coasts. The benefits to resource management and restoration planning are rapidly becoming apparent. This "Seascape Ecology" session is soliciting oral and poster presentations on landscape ecology applications to diverse nearshore ecosystems around the globe. Examples of using landscape ecology for management are particularly sought. A special issue in a peer-reviewed journal is planned.

Kind regards

Simon Pittman
NOAA Marine Spatial Ecologist & Adjunct Professor at UVI
NOAA CCMA Biogeography Branch
c/o University of the Virgin Islands
Marine Science Center
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
VI 00802
Tel: 340-693-1179

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