[Coral-List] Mini-Symposium at 12th ICRS: Reef and reef island geomorphology : evolution, processes and change

Smithers, Scott scott.smithers at jcu.edu.au
Thu Aug 18 18:32:53 EDT 2011

12th ICRS – Call for papers
Cairns, Queensland, Australia July 9-13th, 2012
Theme: Reefs through time
Mini Symposia: MS1aTitle: Reef and reef island geomorphology : evolution, processes and change.
Convenors: Scott Smithers, Chris Perry, Paul Kench
Coral reef geomorphology is the net result of the dynamic interplay between reef biota that produce calcium carbonate and a range of environmental processes that influence which biota are present, calcification rates, and how material produced is consolidated, modified, or redistributed.  This mini-symposium seeks new contributions that discuss the most recent developments in the field of reef and reef island geomorphology.  At a time of great concern over reef condition and futures, a solid understanding of contemporary reef and reef island geomorphology, geomorphological development, and of the processes responsible for variations in the nature and magnitude of changes is critically important.  Papers that emphasise and explore the relative significance of intrinsic and extrinsic changes in coral reef growth and accretion style through the Holocene are particularly welcomed, as are papers that offer new perspectives on reef island development, change, and processes.  We are presently exploring options for the publication of a special issue in a leading geomorphological journal from papers presented in this mini-symposium.
The abstract submission is now open and will close on 1 October 2011.
 The full list of ICRS 2012 Themes and Mini-Symposia are now available on the ICRS 2012 conference website (www.icrs2012.com<http://www.icrs2012.com/>).

Best Wishes

Scott Smithers, Chris Perry, Paul Kench.

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