[Coral-List] call for papers

Terry Donaldson donaldsn at uguam.uog.edu
Wed Dec 29 23:02:06 EST 2010

Hello Everyone,


The following is an announcement for a conference on climate change and
other stressors acting upon reefs that will be held at the 22nd Pacific
Science Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:


Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

14-18 June, 2011

Subtheme: Oceans (Coral Reefs, Ocean Acidification, Fisheries)

Title: "The Future of Coral Reefs: Climate Change, Acidification,
Over-fishing and other


Conveners: Dr. Terry J. Donaldson and the Pacific Science Association Coral
Reef Working


Description: This symposium will present recent research that attempts to
integrate the effects of

ocean warming, ocean acidification, over-fishing, and other stressors such
as habitat destruction,

pollution, and species invasions upon physical and biological processes in
coral reef systems. Of

particular importance is the combination of ocean warming and ocean
acidification that is rapidly

emerging as a real signal pointing towards potentially enormous impacts upon
coral reef and

oceanic systems. For example, warming depletes oceanic oxygen levels both by
the lower

solubility and by accelerating microbial respiration rates. Thus, aerobic
marine animals will

experience the double threat of rising CO2 and declining O2 levels, and this
will impact very large

areas of the Indo-Pacific region. The linkages between ocean warming and
ocean acidification

are not yet well linked, nor are they well-linked to other stressors that,
when acting in concert,

pose serious cumulative threats. This symposium seeks to provide stronger
understanding of the

real linkages between them.

Papers will also address predictive models of extinction susceptibilities
and risks under these

threats, the loss of biodiversity on coral reefs, and the corresponding loss
of natural resources to

stakeholders within the Pacific region. Papers describing innovative
management policies and

actions that can address or mitigate these impacts will also be encouraged.
Presenters are

expected to prepare manuscripts for publication in a peer-reviewed journal
or book.

Abstracts: Deadline for submission is 31 January, 2011. Submission should be
made to the

Pacific Science Congress website (see below); please indicate the title of
the symposium in your

submission. Copies of abstracts should be sent to Terry Donaldson.

Contact: Dr. Terry J. Donaldson, University of Guam Marine Laboratory, UOG

Mangilao, Guam 96923 USA (email: donaldsn at uguam.uog.edu) (tel:

22nd Pacific Science Congress website: www.22ndpsc.net

Pacific Science Association website: www.pacificscience.org


With thanks and best wishes for the New Year,



Terry J. Donaldson, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Ichthyology

University of Guam Marine Laboratory

UOG Station

Mangilao, Guam 96923 USA


tel: +1 671-735-2187

fax: +1 671-734-6767

email: donaldsn at uguam.uog.edu

travel email: terryjdonaldson at gmail.com

website: www.uog.edu/marinelab/terrydonaldson.html


Executive Secretary, Pacific Science Association Coral 

   Reef Working Group

Focal Point, IUCN SSC Hawkfishes and Sandperches Red

   List Authority


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