[Coral-List] "Coral Reef Biogeochemical Cycles" at 11th ICRS

Greg Jacoski gjacoski at nova.edu
Thu Nov 8 11:04:37 EST 2007

Greetings Coral-Listers:
We would like to invite you to participate the ICRS Mini-Symposium
"Biogeochemical cycles in coral reef environments". The 11th ICRS will be
held in Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 7-11, 2008. The ICRS 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 topics of "Biogeochemical cycles in coral reef environments",
Mini-Symposium 19, are as follows:
1) What are the sources, sinks, regeneration, and stoichiometry of nutrients
in coral reef ecosystems?
2) What is the importance of diazotrophy in coral reef ecosystems? How much
do benthic and planktonic communities contribute to N2 fixation in coral
reef ecosystems?
3) What are the improvements for estimating new and excess production on
coral reef ecosystems?
4) What are the origins, roles, and fluxes (i.e., import / export) of
organic matter, dissolved organic matter, and particulate organic matter in
coral reef environments?
5) How is the stability of coral reefs linked to the biogeochemical cycles?
What processes and mechanisms link biogeochemical cycles to the health of
coral reef ecosystems?
Submissions that address these questions are encouraged but not mandatory.
We welcome abstract submissions on these topics as well as all aspects of
"Biogeochemical cycles in coral reef environments". When submitting your
abstracts, please use the session code: Mini-Symposium 19.
DECEMBER 15, 2007. 
Mini-Symposium 19: Biogeochemical cycles in coral reef environments
Beatriz Casareto
Loic Charpy
Yoshimi Suzuki
Thank you.



Gregory Jacoski

The National Coral Reef Institute

NSU Oceanographic Center

8000 North Ocean Drive

Dania Beach,  Florida 33004

phone: (954) 262-3678

fax: (954) 262-4027







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