[Coral-List] Call for Abstracts - 2 sessions on climate and corals at the AGU Meeting of the Americas

Karsten Shein karsten.shein at noaa.gov
Mon Jan 7 10:36:46 EST 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Climate variability and change plays an important role in the health and 
sustainability of marine ecosystems.Marine resource managers must have a 
clear understanding of the ways in which the climate may be affecting 
the ecosystems under their stewardship.This understanding requires both 
a solid scientific foundation of the climatic behavior that drives 
ecological impacts, as well as vehicles for effectively transmitting 
that information to the managers who must utilize it.

To address these needs, we are pleased to invite abstracts for two 
topical sessions at the American Geophysical Union's Meeting of the 
Americas, to be held in Cancun, Mexico June 14^- 17, 2013.These sessions 
are "[U12]: Identifying and Quantifying Critical Climatic Conditions for 
Coral Reef Ecosystem Impacts", and "[IN02]: Methods for Integrating 
Climate Information into Marine Resource Management" -- session 
abstracts are provided below.Papers addressing emerging research on 
ecological climate impacts and complex climate-ecosystem 
interrelationships (e.g., range shifts/extensions, multivariate 
behaviors, etc.), approaches for defining climate-related management 
questions, and innovative tools for connecting marine managers with 
relevant climate information are especially encouraged.Selected 
presenters may also be asked to contribute to special editions of 
topical journals.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically via the Meeting web site 
(http://moa.agu.org/2013/) with a deadline of February 6^th .If you have 
any questions about either session, please do not hesitate to contact 
one of us.Thank you, and please accept our apologies if our 
cross-postings resulted in you receiving multiple announcements.


Karsten Shein

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC

Karsten.Shein at noaa.gov <mailto:Karsten.Shein at noaa.gov>

Jim Hendee

NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Miami, FL

Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov <mailto:Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov>

Pamela Fletcher

Florida Sea Grant, Miami, FL

Pamela.Fletcher at noaa.gov <mailto:Pamela.Fletcher at noaa.gov>

*U12: Identifying and Quantifying Critical Climatic Conditions for Coral 
Reef Ecosystem Impacts*

Climatic impacts are a top threat to coral reef ecosystems. These 
include storm damage and health impacts from exposure to extreme 
temperatures or water quality changes from heavy rain events. Although 
some connections between climatic conditions and impacts on individual 
species have been established (e.g., water temperatures and coral 
bleaching), the identification, quantification, and geographic coherence 
of more complex climate-ecosystem interrelationships remain elusive. We 
invite papers on topics that advance our understanding of climatic 
conditions or behaviors (e.g., probability, extremes, spatial coherence, 
scaling, multivariate models) as they relate to changes in coral reef 

*IN02: Methods for Integrating Climate Information into Marine Resource 

Marine resource management requires the integration of data and 
information from many disciplines. Multidisciplinary requirements often 
mean managers must identify, interpret, and communicate information from 
unfamiliar fields. Incorporating climate information is a clear example. 
The issue is how can climate information be developed and delivered to 
optimize its use and minimize misinterpretation by marine managers? We 
invite papers that address methods of information production, access, 
delivery and/or support services to help managers obtain, use, and 
understand climate information. Research evaluating marine managers' 
climate data needs, knowledge gaps, and/or use or barriers to use is 
particularly encouraged.

*Karsten Shein, Ph.D.*
/Climatologist / Climate and Marine Ecosystems Lead/
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center
151 Patton Ave. . Asheville, NC 28801-5001 . USA
T: +1.828.271.4223 . F: +1.828.271.4022 . E: Karsten.Shein at noaa.gov
/No uncertainty, no exploration. No exploration, no discovery. No 
discovery, no certainty./

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