[Coral-List] AGU Meeting of the Americas (Cancun): Abstracts DUE tomorrow

Jim Hendee jim.hendee at noaa.gov
Tue Feb 5 13:00:16 EST 2013


    This is a reminder that abstracts are due by TOMORROW for the AGU
Meeting of the Americas, May 14-17, 2013, Cancun, Mexico.  We would
especially like to draw your attention to these sessions:

    1. Identifying and quantifying critical climatic conditions for
    coral reef ecosystem impacts

    Co-Organizers: Karsten Shein, Jim Hendee

    Ecological impacts from climate change have long been identified as
    a top threat to the continued health and sustainability of coral
    reef ecosystems around the world.  This includes physical damage
    from transient storms, health impacts from exposure to extreme water
    temperatures or excessive sediment/nutrient loading and light
    attenuation from heavy precipitation discharges.  However, although
    some basic connections between climatic conditions and impacts on
    individual species have been established (e.g., water temperatures
    and coral bleaching), the identification and quantification of more
    complex climate-ecosystem interrelationships and their degree of
    geographic dependence remain elusive.  This session invites papers
    on any topics that will advance our understanding of climatic
    behaviors (e.g., changes in probability, threshold exceedance,
    spatial coherence and scaling, multivariate models, etc) as they
    relate to changes in coral reef ecosystems and/or their component

    2. Methods for Successfully Integrating Climate Information into
    Marine Resource Management

    Co-Organizers: Jim Hendee, Karsten Shein, Pamela Fletcher

    Marine resource management is a complex endeavor that requires the
    integration of data and information from a variety of disciplines
    and interests.  Such multidisciplinary requirements often mean a
    marine resource manager must identify, interpret, utilize, and
    communicate information from unfamiliar fields.  One of the clearest
    examples is the incorporation of climate information into management
    strategies.  Climate change is noted by many marine resource
    managers as a primary threat to the resources (both natural and
    anthropogenic) they manage.  The issue is how can climatological
    information best be developed and/or delivered to optimize its use
    and minimize misinterpretation by marine resource managers, who for
    the most part are not climatologists?  We invite papers that address
    this issue through methods of information production, information
    access and delivery, and support services that assist resource
    managers in obtaining, using, and understanding relevant climate
    data and information.  Research that evaluates climate data
    provision and use methods and/or seeks to improve our understanding
    of managers' climate information needs, knowledge gaps, and barriers
    to use is particularly encouraged.

    Visit this link to submit your abstracts: 

    Thank you for your consideration!

    Karsten Shein
    NOAA National Climatic Data Center
    Asheville, NC

    Jim Hendee
    NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
    Miami, FL

    Pamela Fletcher
    Florida Sea Grant
    Miami, FL

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