[Coral-List] AGU Meeting Abstracts extended to February 11

Jim Hendee jim.hendee at noaa.gov
Fri Feb 8 09:41:04 EST 2013

The due date for abstract submission to the American Geophysical Union
Meeting of the Americas is now February 11.  Even if you can't make the
meeting, consider submitting an abstract!



On 2/5/13 1:00 PM, Jim Hendee wrote:
> Greetings,
>     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 species.
>     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: 
> http://moa.agu.org/2013/scientific-program/abstract-submission-policies/
>     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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