[Coral-List] ICRS 2016 ­ Session 42A: Coral Reef Restoration

Sarah Frias-Torres sfrias_torres at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 12 05:53:01 EST 2015

Dear Coral-Listers,We invite you to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations to
Session 42A: Propagation and active reef restoration – techniques and considerations for the production of corals and propagules and transplantation onto degraded reefshttps://www.sgmeet.com/icrs2016/sessionschedule.asp?SessionID=42A
Abstract Deadline: 15 January 2016
SESSION DESCRIPTIONAs coral reefs continue to decline worldwide, combining traditional conservation with active restoration is essential to support resilience in these threatened ecosystems. Coral reef restoration has increased exponentially in Florida, the Caribbean and Indian Ocean in the past 10 years in terms of technique, success, and acceptance by managers.   Underwater and land-based coral nurseries are used to grow 1000s of corals for reef restoration and species recovery. These techniques are now common tools in the reef managers toolbox to recover, restore, and stabilize populations on a local level while they simultaneous address regional threats. This session will focus on success stories to mass-produce bleaching-resistant reef building corals for transplantation onto degraded reefs at the scale of hectares rather than square meters. All methods of mass coral production (Propagation of sexual recruits, asexual propagation by fragmentation and microfragmenting) and transplantation will be considered. Specifically we expect presentations quantifying restoration success including: before-after-control  studies of restoration impacts on benthic and fish communities, coral genomics, restoration to dissipate high energy in coastal environments, demographic monitoring in site selection, development of self sustaining thickets,  engagement and participation of marginalized base communities,  and case studies linking managers priorities with restoration and vice versa.
INFORMATION ON ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONhttps://www.sgmeet.com/icrs2016/abstractinfo.asp
We look forward to your submission
OrganizersTom Moore (co-chair) , NOAA Restoration Center, USASarah Frias-Torres  (co-chair), Smithsonian Marine Station, USA & Nature Seychelles, Republic of SeychellesDavid Vaughan , Mote Marine Laboratory, USAPhanor Montoya-Maya , Nature Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles Diego Lirman , University of Miami, USAClaude Reveret , CREOCEAN, France Edwin A. Hernandez-Delgado , University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico 
Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D. Twitter: @GrouperDocBlog: http://grouperluna.wordpress.comhttp://independent.academia.edu/SarahFriasTorres

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