[Coral-List] Fwd: 11th ICRS Mini Symposium 11_Reproduction of coral reef organisms

Andrew Baird andrew.baird at jcu.edu.au
Thu Sep 6 23:03:53 EDT 2007

>Dear Coral List members,
>We would like to invite you to submit abstracts for a Mini-Symposium 
>at the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium to be held in Fort 
>Lauderdale, Florida from July 7th to 11th 2008.
>The mini-symposium session is entitled "From molecules to moonbeams: 
>How is reproductive timing regulated in coral reef organisms?"
>For many coral reef organisms it remains unclear exactly how 
>reproductive cycles, seasonality, timing and synchrony of spawning 
>are regulated. Recent technological advances ranging from molecular 
>analysis of the role of hormones to detailed satellite information 
>on environmental variables such as SST and insolation have opened 
>many new avenues of research. Sexual reproduction is perhaps the 
>most critical process in the persistence of coral reef species, 
>therefore understanding what regulates these processes is of 
>considerable importance.  Papers in this session should broadly 
>address questions about the cause of reproductive timing in coral 
>reef organisms at all levels from hormonal control of gametogenesis 
>and spawning to the ultimate causes of seasonality and synchrony of 
>reproduction. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
>a) Are there sufficient data to make valid comparisons about 
>reproductive patterns among geographical regions?
>b) Which environmental factors control reproductive timing in coral 
>reef organisms?
>c) How are environmental signals perceived and translated into 
>action by the organisms?
>d) Will changes in environmental cues associated with climate change 
>affect reproductive success?
>Details of the conference can be found at 
><http://www.nova.edu/ncri/11icrs/index.html>  and registration is 
>now open as is online submission of abstracts. The deadline for the 
>submission of abstracts is 15 November 2007. All abstracts must be 
>submitted to the central website 
>http://www.nova.edu/ncri/11icrs/abstracts.html and authors wishing 
>to present in this session should select Mini-Symposium 11. 
>Abstracts will be selected by the session chairs based on merit and 
>relevance and will be as inclusive as possible, i.e. from new 
>students to established researchers, from a range of taxonomic 
>groups and geographical regions and from both shallow and deep water reefs.
>If you have any question about this mini-symposium please contact 
>one of the organisers for session number 11:

>James Guest james.guest at newcastle.ac.uk <mailto:james.guest at newcastle.ac.uk>
>Andrew Baird andrew.baird at jcu.edu.au <mailto:andrew.baird at jcu.edu.au>
>Ken Clifton clifton at lclark.edu <mailto:clifton at lclark.edu>
>Andrew Heyward a.heyward at aims.gov.au <mailto:a.heyward at aims.gov.au>
>Best wishes,
>James Guest, Andrew Baird, Ken Clifton and Andrew Heyward

Dr Andrew H. Baird, Senior Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence 
for Coral Reef Studies, School of Marine and Tropical Marine Biology, 
James Cook University, Townsville, Qld, 4811, Australia. Tel + 617 
47814857, Fax:  + 617 47816722, email: andrew.baird at jcu.edu.au


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