[Coral-List] Live Symposium Broadcast from Georgia Tech: Seaweed-Coral Interactions and the Structure and Function of Coral Reefs

Shearer, Tonya L tonya.shearer at biology.gatech.edu
Tue Apr 3 16:35:14 EDT 2012

You are invited to view the Teasley 2012 Symposium "Seaweed-Coral Interactions and the Structure and Function of Coral Reefs" being hosted at Georgia Tech on Thursday, April 5th. This symposium will include some of the world’s leading marine biologists and coral reef ecologists presenting research and discussing topics related to coral-seaweed interactions and the structure and function of coral reefs. The live broadcast of the symposium can be viewed at:   

The schedule includes (times are approximate and are EST):
0900-0910 Welcome

0910-0955 Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair for Marine Science, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
“Coral-seaweed interactions: the largely unknown consequences for reef diversity”
1100-1145 Forest Rohwer, Professor of Biology at San Diego State University
“Microbes or Fish? Something will eat the algae”
1145-1230 Jennifer Smith, Assistant Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
"Benthic coral reef community dynamics and lessons learned from the Central Pacific"
1330-1415 Valerie Paul, Head Scientist, Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce, FL
"Chemical ecology of seaweed-coral-herbivore interactions on Caribbean reefs"
1415-1500 Doug Rasher, Ph.D. student, Biology, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA 
"Chemically-mediated competition, herbivory, and the structure of coral reefs"
1515-1600 Mark Hay, Teasley Professor of Environmental Biology, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
"Dynamics, variance, and molecular mechanisms of seaweed-coral interactions" 
1600-1645 Peter Steinberg, Professor of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (also Director and CEO, Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences; Director Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation; Co-Director, Advanced Environmental Biotechnology Center, NTU, Singapore)
"Seaweed-bacterial interactions: ocean warming, disease and bacterial communities"
1645-1730 Robert (Bob) Steneck, Professor School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, Darling Marine Center, Walpole, Maine
"Benthic algae and the coral recruitment potential of Caribbean reefs"
1730-1800 Discussion

Tonya Shearer, PhD
Research Scientist II
Unit Dive Safety Officer
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Biology
310 Ferst Dr.
Atlanta, GA  30332-0230

tonya.shearer at biology.gatech.edu
(404) 385-4434
(404) 385-4440 (fax)

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