[Coral-List] Call for Abstracts: session 28B: - Coral reefs in extreme, compromised and marginal environments, and their roles as refugia

Sylvain ago.sylvain at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 19:20:23 EST 2015

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to ICRS Session 28B - Coral 
reefs in 
extreme, compromised and marginal environments,
and their roles as refugia - low diversity, non-reef and high latitude
reef systems
Session introduction:
Many coral reefs and coral communities occur in locations where 
environmental conditions are outside the perceived optimums for coral
growth and reef  development. These include high latitude settings,
locations defined by elevated turbidity regimes, sites subjected to
prolonged or seasonally  high or low sea-surface temperatures, areas the 
episodic upwelling and any other marginal locations. While the reefs and coral 
communities that occur in these settings may often be defined by lower species 
corals can form resilient communities and build
reef structures in these settings. These locations and their communities may 
thus become 
important refugia areas for corals and associated ecosystems under climate 
change and 
ocean acidification. 

All presentations and papers on the wide subject of marginal coral
reefs and coral communities are welcome, especially those that
consider: marginal reef ecology and geology, marginal coral
physiology, and the conservation and future perspectives of marginal
reef systems.
The deadline for submission is 15 January 2016
Please follow the detailed instructions for abstract submission at:

Session Organizers:
Chris Perry , University of Exeter
c.perry at exeter.ac.uk 
Kimberly K. Yates , US Geological Survey, Saint Petersburg Coastal and
Marine Science Center
kyates at usgs.gov 
Sylvain Agostini , Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba
agostini.sylvain at shimoda.tsukuba.ac.jp
Kyle Morgan , University of Exeter
k.morgan at exeter.ac.uk
Stephen Lewis , James Cook University
stephen.lewis at jcu.edu.au
Ryan P. Moyer , Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
ryan.moyer at myfwc.com
Bernhard M. Riegl , Nova Southeastern University, Halmos College of
Natural Sciences and Oceanography
rieglb at nova.edu
Riccardo Rodolfo-Metalpa , Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement
riccardo.rodolfo-metalpa at ird.fr
Shashank Keshavmurthy , University of Jeju
coralresearchtaiwan at gmail.com
Higuchi Tomihiko , Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The
University of Tokyo
thiguchi at aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Looking forward your contributions.

*Sylvain Agostini, Dr. Sci.*
/Shimoda Marine Research Center/
/Tsukuba University/
Addr: Shimoda 5-10-1, Shizuoka, Japan
mail: agostini.sylvain at shimoda.tsukuba.ac.jp
tel: 0558-22-6697
website: http://coralecophy.agoremix.com

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