[Coral-List] 11th ICRS "Reef Restoration" Call for Abstracts

Alison Moulding moulding at nova.edu
Wed Sep 26 16:27:46 EDT 2007

Dear colleagues:

We would like to invite you to participate in Mini-Symposium 24, "Reef 
restoration", 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 ideas.

The central topics of Mini-Symposium 24 are as follows:

1) Does reef restoration really work in the long run?
2) What are the key ecological processes that influence coral survival and 
recruitment and what can restoration projects learn from studies of reef 
3) Can the ability to restore reefs increase the tendency to impact reefs, 
believing they are repairable?
4) Can new findings from coral and symbiont genetics help develop new reef 
restoration programs?
5) What lessons can be learned from real-world reef restoration projects?

We welcome abstract submissions on these topics as well as all aspects of 
"Reef restoration". While submissions that address these questions are 
encouraged, all submissions addressing "Reef restoration" are appropriate.

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

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

Mini-Symposium 24
"Reef restoration"


Alasdair Edwards
Alison Moulding
Buki Rinkevich

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.

Alison Moulding, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
National Coral Reef Institute
Nova Southeastern University
Oceanographic Center
8000 North Ocean Dr.
Dania Beach, FL 33004
phone: (954) 262-3677
fax: (954) 262-4027

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