[Coral-List] ICRS 2016 meeting session: Ridge-to-Reef Management Approaches

Storlazzi, Curt cstorlazzi at usgs.gov
Mon Dec 7 13:12:53 EST 2015

Dear colleagues:

We would like to draw your attention to a meeting session on:

*Ridge-to-Reef Management Approaches*

at the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, which is being held 19-24
June 2016 in Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA. Please visit the conference website
for more information:


*Session Description:*

The impact of land-based pollution (LBP) on coral reefs continues to be a
major challenge for scientists, policy makers, managers, stakeholders, and
the people dependent on these resources. Pollutants can impact coral reef
ecosystems in a number of direct and indirect ways; furthermore, there is
wide recognition that the reduction of local stressors may help reef
ecosystems cope with global climate stressors. Past research effort and
management responses have focused on the negative impacts of increased
fluxes of sediment, nutrients, and contaminants to coral reef waters. The
success of management action is locally variable and pressures on
down-stream coastal areas are likely to continue as the scale and intensity
of human activity in watersheds and coastal areas, including agricultural,
urban, and industrial land uses, are forecasted to increase.

This mini-symposium focuses on advancements in understanding the impact of
LBP on coral reef ecosystems, from understanding the sources, transport,
residence time, and fate of LBP from ridge-to-reef, to the ecological
responses of coral reef communities, conservation planning, economics, and
coastal policy. Summaries of current local or regional-scale
interdisciplinary studies, including modeling exercises are encouraged,
especially if they evaluate economics, conservation planning, and
integrated coastal zone management.


*Abstract Deadline: 15 January 2016 *

Please submit your abstract to *Session 39* (under category ‘K – Impacts to
Coral Reefs – Local Stressors’) via the web form:

If you know of anyone who might be interested who might not receive this
notice, please feel free to pass it along.  We are very excited about this
session, and look forward to your participation.  If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact us.  We hope to see you in Honolulu!


Curt Storlazzi - Coastal and Marine Geology Program, U.S. Geological Survey

Christopher Brown - Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University

Britta Schaffelke - Sustainable Coastal Ecosystems and Industries in
Tropical Australia, Australian Institute of Marine Science

Viv Tulloch - Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, The
University of Queensland

David Whitall - National Centers for Coastal and Ocean Science, National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Stacy Jupiter - Melanesia Program, Wildlife Conservation Society

Carissa Klein - School of Geography, Planning, and the Environment, The
University of Queensland

Curt Storlazzi, Ph.D.
U.S. Geological Survey
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
400 Natural Bridges Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 460-7521 phone
(831) 427-4748 fax

Staff web page:
Pacific Coral Reefs:
*http://coralreefs.wr.usgs.gov/ <http://coralreefs.wr.usgs.gov/>*
Sea-level Rise and Pacific Atolls:

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