[Coral-List] ICRS Call for Abstracts S.64_Social Science Applications to Coral Reef Management

Peter Edwards horlicks_1989 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 8 12:11:23 EST 2015

Abstract submissions are welcome for the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium: “Bridging Science to Policy”.  Hawaii Convention Center, June 19-24, 2016. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.All interested persons are invited to submit abstracts for consideration as oral or poster presentations to Session #64: Social Science Applications to Coral Reef Management: Human and Social Dimensions and the Link to Reef Health and Ecological Change. 
Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2016

For more details read below and feel free to share!Session Description:Human activities are the main drivers of threats to coral reefs. At the same time, humans rely on coral reef resources for a variety of needs. Understanding human interactions with coral reefs and the socioeconomic conditions of reef-dependent communities can assist efforts to address these threats by informing management decisions across a variety of sectors, including fisheries, coral reef conservation, climate adaptation and community resilience. Socio-ecological research helps managers better understand the relationships between people and coastal and marine resources, as well as the opportunities and challenges of integrating the human dimension into natural resource management. To successfully meet coral reef conservation goals it is important to consider the relationships between biological and social indicators. Understanding these linkages requires an integrated approach that relies on interdisciplinary scientific applications at both the design and analysis phase of research and monitoring. 
The session will present examples of research that considers how social indicators and human dimensions research can be linked with observed or predicted changes in biophysical indicators of coral reef condition.  We examine cases around the globe and explore possibilities for integrated research that combine the biophysical and social sciences, thus leading to better coral reef management outcomes, decision-making, and policy.
For more information visit: http://sgmeet.com/icrs2016/submission_overview.asp
Please note regarding the Symposium Proceedings: For those interested in submitting manuscripts for the proceedings, the deadline for manuscript submission is January 22, 2016. For more details see: http://sgmeet.com/icrs2016/proceedinginfo.asp  
For additional information on this session (#64), send emails to Matt.Gorstein at noaa.gov and Peter.Edwards at noaa.gov
We look forward to your submissions.
Thank You
The Session Organizershttps://www.sgmeet.com/icrs2016/sessionschedule.asp?SessionID=64 Peter Edwards, NOAA, Coral Reef Conservation Program (Session Chair)Maria Dillard, NOAA, National Centers for Coastal and Ocean ScienceArielle Levine, San Diego State UniversityTheresa Geodeke, NOAA, National Centers for Coastal and Ocean Science

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