[Coral-List] Seminar Today at Noon: Watershed & Climate Change Impacts to High Island Fringing Reefs

Tracy Gill - NOAA Federal tracy.gill at noaa.gov
Tue Jun 11 08:09:43 EDT 2013

Please forward this seminar reminder to folks who might be interested;

*Watershed and Climate Change Impacts to High Island Fringing

Where & When: NOAA HQ
8150, 12-1 EDT
Speaker: Curt D. Storlazzi, Chief of the USGS Pacific Coral Reef Project, USGS
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Abstract: Anthropogenic modifications to high islands include the
introduction of feral ungulates, fires, poor agricultural customs, and
other land-use practices that often remove or alter natural land cover.
These modifications, in turn, increase the availability of terrestrial
sediment for erosion by natural processes and delivery to the coast. This
increased loading of terrestrial sediment to the coastal zone can
negatively impact coral reef ecosystems by reducing light availability for
photosynthesis, smother new recruits and bury existing colonies, and is
often the vector for the introduction of nutrients and contaminants to
coastal waters. In this talk, I will describe how the USGS's Coastal and
Marine Geology Program is trying to provide a better understanding of the
delivery to, residence time in, and advection of terrestrial sediment and
associated nutrients and contaminants out of fringing coral reefs. I will
also provide insight into how those processes may change under predicted
future climate change through empirical observations and numerical modeling.

Remote Access Instructions: Presentations are available remotely via a
combination of phone (US only) & webcast. Note that remote access is
limited to 50 connections on a first-come-first served basis, so we cannot
guarantee participation. o participate remotely, you must connect via the
phone and internet:

Web access is here:


Enter meeting number 744925156 if needed; no passcode is required.

Enter other required fields - First and last name.

Check the box that that you have read the Privacy Policy, and click

To access the sound of the presentation, you must dial in using the

Dial toll-free (U.S.) 1-877-708-1667. When prompted enter passcode 7028688

Please use your phone's mute button (*6 toggles on or off) during the
presentation until you are ready to ask questions. The phone conference
does not start until about five minutes before the seminar. For questions
about this seminar please contact
tracy.gill at noaa.gov<tracy.gill at noaa.gov?subject=OneNOAA%20Science%20Seminar%20Series>

Tracy A. Gill   tracy.gill at noaa.gov   301-713-3028, ext 150
Physical Scientist, NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA, Biogeography
Branchhttp://biogeo.nos.noaa.gov ,  http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/
1305 East-West Hwy, # 9208, Silver Spring, MD  20910

         o                               O
          o                                O
><(((o>                                    o
            <o)))><                    o
    <o)))><                  ><(((o>   ><(((o>

More information about the Coral-List mailing list