[Coral-List] Carbonate Chemistry Feedbacks within Reef Habitats Mini-Symposium at 2012 ICRS [Abstracts Due 1 Oct 2011]

Ryan P. Moyer rmoyer at usgs.gov
Fri Sep 9 09:34:14 EDT 2011

Dear colleagues,

We would like to call your attention to, and 
invite submissions of abstracts for inclusion in 
the mini-symposium "Carbonate Chemistry Feedbacks 
within Reef Habitats" (Session 8b under the Ocean 
Acidification theme) at the 2012 International Coral Reef Symposium.

Session Title:  Carbonate Chemistry Feedbacks 
Within Reef Habitats: What Local Controls Can 
Offset/Exacerbate Ocean Acidification Within Reef Communities?

Session Description:  Changes in surface ocean 
chemistry in response to rising atmospheric CO2 
are well documented. Numerous laboratory 
experiments have demonstrated that such changes 
could prove deleterious to coral reefs in coming 
decades. While these effects are commonly 
interpreted as responses to changes in carbonate 
mineral saturation state ( ), local carbonate 
chemistry within reefs is typically very complex 
and the secular decline of over the past century 
is not well documented. Local factors such as 
community metabolism, sediment dissolution, 
freshwater input, organic carbon cycling, among 
others can impart additional significant control 
on ambient carbonate chemistry. This themed 
workshop invites contributions on field-based 
process studies of carbonate chemistry within 
coral reefs to better assess the primary 
feedbacks and controls of ocean acidification on 
coral reefs. Special attention will be given to 
efforts that integrate data from field-based 
studies with theoretical models to improve 
predictions of the response of reefs to ocean acidification.

Conveners:  Ryan P. Moyer, US Geological Survey 
(<mailto:rmoyer at usgs.gov>rmoyer at usgs.gov); 
Dwight Gledhill, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
(<mailto:Dwight.Gledhill at noaa.gov>Dwight.Gledhill at noaa.gov); 
Joanie Kleypas, National Center for Atmospheric 
(<mailto:kleypas at ucar.edu>kleypas at ucar.edu); 
Kimberly Yates, US Geological Survey 
(<mailto:kyates at usgs.gov>kyates at usgs.gov);  Rusty 
Brainard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (<mailto:Rusty.Brainard at noaa.gov>Rusty.Brainard at noaa.gov)

Online Abstract 

Abstract Submission Deadline:  1 October 2011

Meeting Dates & Location:  9 – 13 July 2012, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

Ryan P. Moyer, Ph.D.
Mendenhall Post-doctoral Fellow
U. S. Geological Survey
Saint Petersburg Coastal & Marine Science Center
600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg FL 33701 USA

Email: rmoyer at usgs.gov
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