[Coral-List] Fwd: No geology,Plenary Speakers Program

Robert Ginsburg rginsburg at rsmas.miami.edu
Thu Jan 13 14:01:46 EST 2011

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Subject: 	No geology,Plenary Speakers Program
Date: 	Thu, 13 Jan 2011 12:46:40 -0500
From: 	Robert Ginsburg <rginsburg at rsmas.miami.edu>
Organization: 	University of Miami/RSMAS
To: 	12th International Coral Reef Symposium <SuellenH at icmsaust.com.au>

> Dear Local Organizing Committee 12th ICRS,

> I wrirte to echo a query from Eugene Shinn who expressed concern about 
> the absence of any plenary talk related to geology of coral reefs.  I 
> find it astonishing that an Australian Organizing Committee failed to 
> include a Plenary geologically oriented talk when Australia has 
> contributed so much to coral reef geology. Moreover, the results of 
> new core drilling on the GBR call into question previous 
> interpretation of the history of this world standard reef complex. 
> Furthermore geological explorers had a seminal role in the development 
> of a new frontier of reef research, the Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem 
> (30-80m).
Robert N. Ginsburg, Professor Emeritus
Rosenstiel School Of Marine and
Atmospheric Science
Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics
Mailing Address University of Miami RSMAS/MGG
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy.
Miami, FL 33149
Phone (305) 421-4875; Fax (305) 421-4094 or 4632

> *The Local Organising Committee is pleased to announce eight eminent 
> Plenary Speakers presenting at ICRS 2012 in Cairns, Australia, 9 - 13 
> July 2012:*
> *Denis Allemand*
> /Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Monaco/
> *Coral Calcification: from Cell Physiology to Ocean Acidification *
> Denis Allemand is Professor of Biology at the University of 
> Nice-Sophia Antipolis and Scientific Director of the Centre 
> Scientifique de Monaco. He obtained his PhD in pharmacological 
> sciences in 1986 from the University of Montpellier II (France). His 
> main field of research is on comparative physiology of marine 
> organisms, in particular reef-building corals. He has published over 
> 100-refereed papers and numerous book chapters.
> Allemand's recent work on corals has placed particular emphasis on 
> both biomineralization and symbiosis in corals. He is interested in 
> the mechanism of formation of coral skeleton and more particularly on 
> the physiology of skeletogenesis (ion transport, organic matrix 
> characterization) and effects of environmental changes such as ocean 
> acidification. He is also interested in the mutual adaptation of both 
> partners (animal host and zooxanthellae) of the coral symbiotic 
> association to the symbiotic state, and more particularly to the 
> physiological, molecular and genomic relationship between 
> zooxanthellae and their host.
> He is a member of numerous scientific committees including the 
> Scientific and Technical Committee of the Foundation Prince Albert II, 
> the Scientific Committee of the Oceanographic Institute - Foundation 
> Prince Albert I, the Scientific Committee of the Ecole Pratique des 
> Hautes `Etudes, the Administration Council of the Observatoire 
> Oceanologique de Villefranche/Mer and he is also a member of the 
> European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities. His interests also 
> extend to archaeology and he has published extensively on his work in 
> Provence.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *Ove Hoegh-Guldberg*
> /University of Queensland, Australia/
> *Coral Reefs and Global Change: Where do the Solutions Lie?*
> Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is Professor of Marine Studies, Director of the 
> Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland and 
> Deputy-Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef 
> Studies. He leads a research laboratory with over 25 researchers and 
> postgraduate students who are focused on understanding global warming 
> and ocean acidification and its effect on coral reefs.
> Hoegh-Guldberg has published over 185 peer-reviewed publications and 
> is currently Coordinating Lead Author for the 'Oceans' chapter within 
> the IPCC 5th assessment report. He is the third most-cited author 
> globally within the peer-reviewed literature on climate change (past 
> 10 years). In addition to his research and administrative roles, he is 
> also a regular contributor to the media, with his work featuring on 
> the ABC (Catalyst), BBC (with Sir David Attenborough) and NBC (with 
> Tom Brokaw). He is an active member of Climate Scientists Australia 
> and maintains the science blog www.climateshifts.org 
> <http://www.climateshifts.org> .
> Hoegh-Guldberg was recognised with the Eureka Prize in 1999 for 
> research by an Australian scientist under 40. In 2009 he was awarded 
> the Queensland Smart State Premier's Fellowship.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *Jamaluddin Jompa*
> /Hasanuddin University, Indonesia/
> *Scientific and Management Challenges in Conserving the Reefs in the 
> Coral Triangle Region: Lessons Learnt from Indonesia*
> Jamaluddin Jompa is a Professor and Director of the Center for Coral 
> Reef Research at Hasanuddin University in Makassar, Indonesia.
> He is one of Indonesia's prominent coral reef scientists and in 2007 
> established the Indonesian Coral Reef Society of which he is currently 
> the Secretary.
> In addition to conducting research on coral reef ecology and 
> management, especially in Eastern Indonesia, he has also been involved 
> in helping the Indonesian Government as the Executive Secretary of one 
> of the biggest coral reef management projects, the Coral Reef 
> Rehabilitation and Management Program (COREMAP II).
> In the last 3 years, Jompa has also played important roles in the 
> Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) at both national and regional levels.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *Geoffrey Jones *
> /James Cook University, Australia/
> *Marine Reserves: Importance of Local Connectivity for Fish, Fishers 
> and Fisheries*
> Geoff Jones is a Professor in the School of Marine and Tropical 
> Biology and a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef 
> Studies. He completed his PhD at the University of Auckland in New 
> Zealand and spent periods at the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney and 
> Auckland before moving to James Cook University. He was awarded a 
> Chair in 2006. He is one of the world's most cited authors in the 
> fields of coral reef ecology and marine conservation biology, with 
> over 160 refereed scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals 
> and books.
> His special interests are in the processes determining the structure 
> and dynamics of reef fish populations, and strategies to reduce human 
> impacts on threatened fish species. In 1995, he began to develop new 
> approaches to determine the fate of reef fish larvae, which until that 
> time had remained a mystery. Jones and collaborators were the first to 
> tag and recapture marine fish larvae. He has since become a world 
> leader in the field of marine population connectivity and its 
> implications for the ecology, conservation and management of reef fish 
> populations.
> His recent studies in the understanding of local population 
> connectivity demonstrate the benefits of marine reserve networks for 
> reef fish conservation and sustainable harvesting.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *Peter Kareiva*
> /Chief Scientist of The Nature Conservancy, USA/
> *Just How Fragile are Coral Reefs? - It Depends*
> Peter Kareiva is Chief Scientist and Vice President of The Nature 
> Conservancy - the world's largest conservation Non-Government 
> Organisation. He received his PhD in 1981 from Cornell University. He 
> has been on the faculty at Brown University, Stanford University, 
> University of Washington, and Santa Clara University. He has also 
> worked for NOAA Fisheries, and in 2007 was elected to the American 
> Academy of Arts and Sciences.
> Kareiva has authored over 100 scientific articles in such diverse 
> fields as mathematical biology, fisheries science, insect ecology, 
> risk analysis, genetically engineered organisms, agricultural ecology, 
> population viability analysis, landscape ecology and global climate 
> change. He cofounded (with Gretchen Daily and Taylor Ricketts) the 
> Natural Capital Project 
> <http://www.naturalcapitalproject.org/home04.html> , which seeks to 
> develop credible tools that allow routine valuation of Nature's assets 
> (or ecosystem services) in a way that informs the choices governments 
> and businesses make concerning natural resources.
> In addition to conducting research, Kareiva believes that general 
> communications and writing are essential in science, and has written 
> (with Dr. Michelle Marvier) the conservation textbook Conservation 
> Science: Balancing the Needs of People and Nature 
> <http://www.roberts-publishers.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=56&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=64&vmcchk=1&Itemid=64> 
> (Roberts & Company 2010).
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *Jane Lubchenco *
> /Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA 
> Administrator, USA/
> *From Science to Policy: Using Science to Inform Coral Reef 
> Conservation and Management*
> On March 20, 2009 Jane Lubchenco was sworn in as the ninth and first 
> woman Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
> Administration (NOAA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. 
> Raised in Denver, Colorado, Lubchenco received a BA in biology from 
> Colorado College, a Masters in zoology from the University of 
> Washington and a PhD in ecology from Harvard University. Lubchenco has 
> studied marine ecosystems around the world and championed the 
> importance of science and its relevance to policy making and human 
> well-being. Her scientific expertise includes oceans, climate change, 
> and interactions between the environment and human well-being. While 
> teaching at Harvard (1975-1977) and Oregon State University 
> (1977-2009), she was actively engaged in discovery, synthesis, 
> communication, and application of scientific knowledge.
> A former president of the American Association for the Advancement of 
> Science (AAAS), the International Council for Science and the 
> Ecological Society of America, she served 10 years on the National 
> Science Board (Board of Directors for the National Science 
> Foundation). From 1999-2009 she led PISCO, a large 4-university, 
> interdisciplinary team of scientists investigating the large marine 
> ecosystem along the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California. 
> Lubchenco co-founded three organizations that communicate scientific 
> knowledge to the public, policy makers, the media and industry and 
> also served on the Pew Oceans Commission, the Joint Oceans Commission 
> Initiative, the Aspen Institute Arctic Commission and the Council of 
> Advisors for Google Ocean.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *Helene Marsh*
> /James Cook University, Australia/
> *Conserving Coral Reef Megafauna: Issues of Ecological Process, 
> Biodiversity, Cultural Diversity and Food Security*
> Helene Marsh is Professor of Environmental Science and Dean of 
> Graduate Research Studies at James Cook University. She was awarded 
> her PhD from James Cook University. She is an international authority 
> on the conservation biology of tropical coastal megafauna: dugongs, 
> sea turtles and cetaceans. Marsh is committed to informing solutions 
> to conservation problems and collaborates widely with natural and 
> social scientists and stakeholders including Traditional Owners.
> Much of Marsh's research and that of her post-doctoral fellows and 70+ 
> research students has been in the field of dugong population ecology 
> and conservation. She has authored more than 150 publications (books, 
> book chapters and papers). Her research has informed conservation 
> planning and management in 11 countries. Marsh is Co-Chair of the IUCN 
> Sirenia Specialist Group and is President-Elect of the International 
> Society of Marine Mammalogy. Her contributions have been recognised by 
> several international awards and by her election as a Fellow of the 
> Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *Madeleine van Oppen*
> /Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia/
> *Can Old Corals Learn New Tricks?*
> Madeleine van Oppen is the Director of the Centre for Marine 
> Microbiology and Genetics at the Australian Institute of Marine 
> Science. She was trained in marine (molecular) ecology in the 
> Netherlands. After having studied zooplankton communities and 
> herbivorous coral reef fish (MSc), cold-water seaweeds (PhD in the 
> Netherlands), and African cichlid fishes (postdoc in the UK), she 
> started her research on reef corals in 1997 at James Cook University, 
> Australia. In 2001 she moved to the Australian Institute of Marine 
> Science, where she is a principal research scientist leading a program 
> on the genetics/genomics of adaptation/acclimatisation and resilience 
> of corals to climate change. She has authored over 90 peer reviewed 
> journal articles.
> Van Oppen has recently expanded her research program to include the 
> development of genetic tools for certain coral reef management 
> strategies and an assessment of the impacts and likely success of 
> these management strategies (e.g., introduction of beneficial alleles 
> into certain populations through translocation of corals harbouring 
> such alleles).
> In 2011 van Oppen was awarded a prestigious Australian Research 
> Council Future Fellowship to study coral-associated viruses.
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