[Coral-List] Last call for coral reef abstracts for ASLO 2006 Summer Meeting

Felix Martinez Felix.Martinez at noaa.gov
Thu Jan 19 16:56:21 EST 2006

NOAA's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR) is chairing a 
topical session (TS-E08) at the 2006 ASLO Summer Meeting focusing on 
coral reef ecosystem research and its application to management. See 
description below.

This is a general* call for papers on ecosystem level research that is 
driven by or aims to inform management of coral reef resources.  We also 
are interested papers that debate the value of using ecosystem level 
research to address management issues.

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to January 23rd (9:00AM 
Central Time). 

*TS-E08 - Coral Reef Ecosystem Research and Management Objectives *
"Coral reefs, one of the most complex of ecosystems on Earth, are 
subject to constant natural and anthropogenic disturbances that threaten 
their existence. Resource managers have been hampered while developing 
and implementing effective management strategies by the fact that after 
decades of research there are still large gaps in our understanding of 
coral reef ecosystems function. To address this situation, there is a 
pressing need to combine basic ecosystem-wide research with applied 
management objectives in order to provide critical information to 
resource managers in a timely manner. The purpose of this session is to 
provide a forum for scientist and resource managers to share the results 
of their efforts in combining applied needs with basic research to 
reverse coral reef degradation and to promote discussion of the 
challenges of such an approach."

*(Note: CSCOR does not provide travel funds to presenters at its 
sessions in external scientific meetings except by direct invitation.  
You will be solely responsible for all expenses associated to 
participation in this meeting.)

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Felix A. Martinez, Ph.D.
Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
N/SCI2, SSMC4 Rm. 8083 	ph: 301-713-3338 x153
1305 East-West Hwy.  		fax: 301-713-4044		
Silver Spring, MD 20910  	email: felix.martinez at noaa.gov

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