[Coral-List] 10ICRS: Additive and Synergistic Stresses on Corals

Jim Hendee Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov
Wed Dec 17 12:24:11 EST 2003

   Greetings, Coral-Listers,
   We  would  like  to  call  your  attention to Theme 2 (Coral Reefs and
   Global Change) of the Okinawa 10th ICRS; in particular, mini-symposium
   (2-12), "Understanding the Interactive Roles of Light, Sea Temperature
   and  Carbon-Dioxide  in  Coral  Bleaching,  Growth  and  Coral Recruit
   With  this mini-symposium we hope to draw together researchers who are
   interested  in  the  additive  and  synergistic  effects  of  physical
   parameters   on   coral  bleaching,  growth  and  larval  recruitment.
   Research  has  shown  that sea temperature and light play an important
   role  in  coral  bleaching.   Other  work  has shown that chromophoric
   dissolved  organic matter (CDOM) in the water column probably plays an
   important  role in modulating the absorption of ultraviolet light, and
   is  perhaps  a  critical  factor in whether selected species bleach or
   not.   Additional  lines  of  enquiry  are  seeking  to  discover  how
   carbon-dioxide, sea temperature, and light interact to influence coral
   growth and coral larval recruitment success.  Finally, the response of
   zooxanthellae  to  changes  in  sea  temperature  and  light are being
   investigated  through  continously  operating in situ  PAM-fluorometry
   sensors  to  better determine the mechanism of bleaching.  A forum for
   discussing how all these (and other) environmental factors (to include
   e.g.,  suspended  sediments or nutrients) can be measured, modeled and
   reported  together in near real-time will help us to better understand
   the  response  of  corals to environmental stress.  Our hope is to use
   these  discussions  to  better  design  future  NOAA  Coral Reef Early
   Warning System (CREWS) stations and buoys.
   We   hope   you   will  consider  presenting  your  research  at  this
   mini-symposium.   Deadline  for  abstract  submission  is December 26,

   Please  visit [1]http://www.plando.co.jp/icrs2004/ for instructions on
   abstract  submission,  deadlines,  registration and other information.
   Copies  of  abstracts  should  be  submitted on the conference website
   ([2]http://www.plando.co.jp/icrs2004/)  and  copied in an e-mail to me
   and/or Dr. Rusty Brainard ([3]Rusty.Brainard at noaa.gov).

   Thank you so much for your time and gracious consideration.

       Sincerely yours,

       Jim Hendee
  James C. Hendee, Ph.D.
  Coral Health and Monitoring Program
  Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  U.S. Department of Commerce
  4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
  Miami, FL  33149-1026

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  Email:  [4]jim.hendee at noaa.gov
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   1. http://www.plando.co.jp/icrs2004/
   2. http://www.plando.co.jp/icrs2004/
   3. mailto:Rusty.Brainard at noaa.gov
   4. mailto:jim.hendee at noaa.gov
   5. http://www.coral.noaa.gov/

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