[Coral-List] 11th ICRS Mini-Symposium 10: Ecological processes on today's reef ecosystems

Diego Lirman dlirman at rsmas.miami.edu
Tue Aug 21 09:33:53 EDT 2007

Dear colleagues:

We would like to invite you to participate in Mini-Symposium 10,
"Ecological processes on today's reef ecosystems", being held at the 11th
ICRS in Fort Lauderdale, July 7th-11th 2008.

The 11th International Coral Reef Symposium science program will address
scientific questions within the framework of a series of Mini-Symposia
developed to address problems and issues on contemporary coral reefs that
will assist management to sustain future reefs. 

The central theme for the 11th ICRS is "REEFS FOR THE FUTURE". The
Symposium goals are to provide a scientific basis for coral reef ecosystem
management by articulating the state of the science with respect to current
and emerging stressors; improve the understanding of reef condition,
function, and productivity; and grow the fields of coral reef  ecosystem
science, conservation, and multidisciplinary research by  facilitating the
exchange of ideas.

The central topics of Mini-Symposium 10 are as follows:

1) What life-history stage is most sensitive to organismal success? Or,
does performance in one life stage alter performance and selection in
subsequent life stages?
2) What role do the key processes, including herbivory, predation,
competition and recruitment, play in the structuring, functioning and
persistence of coral reef ecosystems?
3) When and where is larval supply or recruitment potential really
important for population success?
4) How will key ecosystem processes change under alternative community
states and disturbance scenarios in the future?
We welcome abstract submissions on these topics as well as all aspects of
the ecology and life-history of corals and associated reef organisms.

When submitting your abstracts, please use the session code: Mini-Symposium
10. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 November 2007.

For abstract submission, registration, and other information, please visit: 

Mini-Symposium 10
Ecological processes on today's reef ecosystems

Diego Lirman
University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
(dlirman at rsmas.miami.edu)
Peggy Fong 
University of California , Los Angeles
(pfong at biology.ucla.edu)
Wade Cooper
University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
(wcooper at rsmas.miami.edu)

If you know of anyone who might be interested who might not receive this
notice, please feel free to pass it along.  We look forward to your
participation.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.   

Diego Lirman, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Marine Biology and Fisheries Division
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy.
Miami, FL 33149

Tel: 305-421-4168
Fax: 305-421-4600
Email: dlirman at rsmas.miami.edu

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