[Coral-List] 11th ICRS - Mini-Symposium on "Ecological and evolutionary genomics of coral reef organisms"

Monica Medina mmedina at ucmerced.edu
Mon Oct 1 00:10:04 EDT 2007

Dear colleagues:

We would like to invite you to participate in Mini-Symposium 6,  
"Ecological and evolutionary genomics of coral reef organisms", 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.

We have invited four distinguished speakers to provide a broad  
perspective on the main questions posed by the Mini-Symposium. The  
central topics of Mini-Symposium 6 and the invited speakers are as  

1) What is the role of genome science in coral reef ecology and  
evolution, examples from symbiosis, bleaching, disease, microbial  
communities and phylogenomics? Sandie Degnan, University of Queensland
2) What genomic approaches are already available for coral reef  
science? Forest Rohwer, San Diego State University
3) What are the challenges for integrating global climate data with  
genomic data? Ove Huegh-Guldbergh, University of Queensland
4) Do genomic approaches hold promise for developing environmental  
monitoring? Cheryl Woodley, NOAA

We welcome abstract submissions on these topics as well as all  
aspects of “Ecological and evolutionary genomics of coral reef  
organisms”. Submissions that address these questions are encouraged  
but not mandatory.  If you have an alternative question or questions  
you are addressing, please so note.  All submissions addressing  
“Ecological and evolutionary genomics of coral reef organisms” are  
encouraged to be submitted for consideration.

When submitting your abstracts, please use the session code: Mini- 
Symposium 6. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 November 2007.

For abstract submission, registration, and other information, please  

Mini-Symposium 6
“Ecological and evolutionary genomics of coral reef organisms”

Monica Medina
Mary-Alice Coffroth
Jodi Schwarz

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.

mmedina at ucmerced.edu, coffroth at buffalo.edu, joschwarz at vassar.edu


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