[Coral-List] ICRS Mini-Symposium 23 "Reef management"

Melanie McField mcfield at wwfca.org
Wed Oct 31 02:06:02 EDT 2007

Dear Colleagues: 

We would like to invite you to participate in Mini-Symposium 23, "Reef
management", being held at the 11th ICRS in Fort Lauderdale, July 7th-11th

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

The central topics of Mini-Symposium 23 are as follows: 

1.	What management strategies work and don't work for coral reefs? 
2.	What can we learn from traditional management practices? 
3.	How can the anticipated impacts of climate change on coral reefs and
the concept of resiliency be incorporated into strategic planning and reef
management efforts? 
4.	At what spatial scales should we try to manage coral reefs? 
5.	How do we measure success in coral reef management and compare
success from one region to another when the threats and stresses are
6.	What is ecosystem-based management in a coral reef setting? 

Submissions that address these questions are encouraged but not mandatory.
We welcome abstract submissions on these topics as well as all aspects of
"Reef management". If you have an alternative question or questions you are
addressing, please so note.  All submissions addressing "Reef management"
are encouraged to be submitted for consideration. 

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

For abstract submission, registration, and other information, please visit:
http://www.nova.edu/ncri <http://www.nova.edu/ncri/11icrs/> /11icrs/ 

Mini-Symposium 23  "Reef management" 

Co-conveners:   Marea Hatziolos and Melanie McField 

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. 


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