[Coral-List] Coral Reef Field Ecology Courses?

Pete Raines psr at coralcay.org
Thu Apr 5 12:43:33 EDT 2007

Hi Nick,

You could try Coral Cay Conservation (www.coralcay.org).

CCC is offering training scholarships on specific projects and is developing
a programme of ship-based research programmes.


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Today's Topics:

   1. Antibodies (James M Cervino)
   2. Chlorophyll Fluorescence with the WALZ Diving PAM -	Request
      for Suggestions (Jeremy J. Sofonia)
   3. Re: Coral Reef Field Ecology Courses? (Tom LANSFORD)
   4. Re: From a Keys farmer (James Dimond)
   5. Coastal Institute Asia (Wenresti G. Gallardo)


Message: 1
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 08:10:18 -0400
From: James M Cervino <cnidaria at earthlink.net>
Subject: [Coral-List] Antibodies
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Cc: nkrucher at pace.edu, mroberts at pace.edu, Elizabethlorence at gmail.com
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Dear Invert Physiologists:

Can anyone recommend an Anti-Body for (Western-Blot) HSP expression
in the symbiotic algae? I do have this paper below, however, are
there any up-dates one can refer me to?? Cheers, James

J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 179 (1994) 179-193
Expression of low molecular weight HSP 70 related
polypeptides from the symbiotic sea anemone Anemonia
viridis Forskall in response to heat shock

V. A. Sharp a**, D. Millerb, J. C. Bythell", B. E. Brown

Dr. James M. Cervino, MS, Ph.D.
Marine Biologist
Department of Biological & Health Sciences
Pace University New York NYC
Phone: (917) 620-5287
Web site: http://www.globalcoral.org


Message: 2
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 21:27:39 +0800
From: "Jeremy J. Sofonia" <jeremy at sofonia.com>
Subject: [Coral-List] Chlorophyll Fluorescence with the WALZ Diving
	PAM -	Request for Suggestions
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
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Dear Coral-List,

My colleagues and I are currently preparing to use PAM - chlorophyll
fluorometry as a method of detecting potential sub-lethal affects to
Scleractinian corals.  In this, we may have up to 300 individual
colonies across multiple locations.  My concerns at this stage
primarily involve the dark adaptation of so many individual
colonies.  Literature research, so far has shown that timeframes for
dark adaptation may range from hours to minutes, to no adaptation
whatsoever.  My previous experience using PAM is fairly limited,
mostly in laboratory conditions where we could just flick the switch.

- Can anyone who is familiar with in situ PAM assessment provide a
suggestion on typical time requirements for dark adaptation?
- Is dark adaptation a requirement or can other levels of YIELD still
provide an good indication of photosynthesis, fluorescence, and/ or
coral stress?
- Any tricks for dark adapting colonies of various morphologies?  Sizes?

We're working our way through our sampling design, but I thought that
tapping the expertise of 'The List' may be a good idea.  Any
assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,



Message: 3
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 20:05:13 +0200
From: Tom LANSFORD <tom at lansford.eu>
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Coral Reef Field Ecology Courses?
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
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Hi Nick,
one option is Operation Wallacea - check www.opwall.com, and for your
preference, specifically the Indonesia project on Hoga Island at:

Based on personal experience in the summer of 2005, I expect that you
will find the Opwall Indonesia Program is well organized, has good
facilities / projects, and has a good team.  You'll be able to learn
as much as you can handle in the time you have available on Hoga.

And, ... Hoga Island is one of the most diverse areas you are likely
to find for coral reef ecology studies.

Best regards,
Tom Lansford

On Apr 4, 2007, at 6:00 PM, coral-list-request at coral.aoml.noaa.gov

> From: "Nick Polato" <nickpolato at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Coral-List] Coral Reef Field Ecology Courses?
> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
> Message-ID:
> 	<b1e039c30704031230n4c6519b0r7353e8c6c5dfba56 at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
> Hello -
> I am new to the list so apologies if this has been discussed in the
> past. I
> am looking for a good field course on the topic of coral reef
> ecology/biology , preferably in the Pacific Ocean, for someone who
> is new to
> the field and wants to learn some taxonomy as well as experimental
> methodologies. (Being land locked here in PA limits one's exposure
> to actual
> reefs.) Does anyone know if there is a place where courses like
> this are
> listed? I have found a few options on the web, but I think there
> must be
> more out there.
> Many Thanks,
> -Nick


Message: 4
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 14:11:35 -0400
From: "James Dimond" <jdimond at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] From a Keys farmer
To: Mark.Eakin at noaa.gov, coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
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Here is a link to a recent paper on the warming / acidification interaction:




Message: 5
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 08:35:25 +0700
From: "Wenresti G. Gallardo" <gallardo at ait.ac.th>
Subject: [Coral-List] Coastal Institute Asia
To: <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
Cc: Lucia Sukhanenya <luciavs at ait.ac.th>, kkaine at crc.uri.edu
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Dear Colleagues,

I would like to share with you this information on a coastal  management
course to be held on July 23-Aug 10, 2007 in Thailand.

Contact information for questions and applications are below. Thank you.

Coastal Institute Asia:

Integrated Ecosystem Management

July 23 - August 10, 2007

Course Brochure is Attached!

Coastal Institute Asia is an intensive three-week program for coastal
resources management professionals. It is held at the Asian Institute of
Technology's (AIT) Bangkok Campus. The Coastal Resources Center at the
University of Rhode Island has been offering this course biannually since
1992 and now has over 200 alumni working in 60 countries. The program
provides mid-career professionals with practical skills to design,
implement, and learn from integrated coastal management (ICM) programs and
experiences from around the world - with a focus on the Asian Region.  The
program also provides training in non-ICM-specific professional skills that
have proven essential to the coastal manager-skills such as communication,
facilitation, and conflict management.

This program targets entry and mid-level practitioners working on projects
related to coastal resources management, and who are seeking an introduction
to integrated approaches and skills for coastal management.

Location of Course:  Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.

Programs Fee per Course:  USD$2,000 covers all costs of the training program
including tuition, housing, field trips, reading materials, and special
events. Fees do not cover the cost of travel to and from Bangkok or
breakfast and dinner meals.  Participants should bring additional funds to
cover personal expenses. A limited number of partial scholarships are

Course Language: English. Participants must have a good proficiency of the
English language to allow full participation in the course discussions.

Application: For further information and to receive the application,

Lucia Sukhanenya
Asian Institute of Technology
E-mail: luciavs at ait.ac.th
Phone (66-2) 524-6556


Kim Kaine
Coastal Resources Center
University of Rhode Island
E-mail: kkaine at crc.uri.edu


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