[Coral-List] Invitation for Paper Submissions: ICRS Mini-Symposium on Long-Term Change in Coral Reefs

Jack Kittinger jkittinger at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 12:13:26 EDT 2011

International Coral Reef Symposium 2012: Invitation for Papers for

We invite submissions for our Mini-Symposium 11e, “*Interdisciplinary
Analyses of Long-Term Change in Coral Reef Ecosystems”* at the 12th
International Coral Reef Symposium in Cairns 9-13 July 2011. Submissions are
due by *1 October 2011* at www.isrs2012.com/abstracts

This session will focus on marine historical ecology in coral reef
ecosystems, and we invite submissions from a broad array of disciplinary
fields and areas of expertise. Our abstract for our symposium is as follows:

Coral reef ecosystems have been altered by human activities over centuries,
but the ecological and fisheries data used to measure these changes are
typically only available over the last few decades. Therefore, developing
methods to integrate a diversity of data types is essential for accurately
quantifying changes in the abundance and distribution of coral reef
organisms, as well as for clarifying underlying causes of ecological change..
This session will provide a forum for research that takes an
interdisciplinary approach to assessing long-term changes in coral reef
ecosystems. Researchers incorporating a variety of data types, including
historical records, local/traditional ecological knowledge, and
zooarchaeological remains, into assessments of changes in populations of
coral reef organisms over decade- to century-long time scales are encouraged
to participate. This session will synthesize the results of historical
analyses from around the world and the novel insights they provide into
ecological changes in tropical marine environments.

*Symposium Organizers*:

Loren Elizabeth McClenachan, Simon Fraser University; email:
loren.mcclenachan at gmail.com

Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak, University of British Columbia; email:
dabdulrazzak at gmail.com

John N. (Jack) Kittinger, Stanford University, Center or Ocean solutions;
email: jkittinger at gmail.com

Please contact the symposium organizers with your paper submission for the

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