[Coral-List] ICRS Coral disease identification workshop

Greta Aeby greta at hawaii.edu
Fri Apr 15 16:47:19 EDT 2016

Coral disease identification workshop

*When:*  Sunday, June 19, 2016

*Time:*  9am-4pm

*Where:*  Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

*Instructors:* Greta Aeby (Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology), Laurie
Raymundo (University of Guam Marine Lab), Bette Willis (James Cook

Coral disease is an increasing problem for reefs worldwide.  The critical
first step in understanding the ecological significance of coral disease is
to conduct baseline field surveys of disease prevalence and establish a
longer-term monitoring program.  However, many scientists and resource
managers trained in reef monitoring lack sufficient background in the
identification and description of coral diseases.  This workshop is
designed to familiarize field biologists with *in situ* identification of
common coral diseases and present current methods for investigating coral
disease ecology.  Approaches to disease management will also be discussed.
The workshop will consist of a lecture component to share information and a
field component, where participants will get hands-on training in coral
lesion identification and description.  The field component will be
conducted on snorkel, and participants will be expected to provide their
own mask, fins and snorkel.

*Interested?*  Contact Greta Aeby (greta at hawaii.edu).  Workshop is limited
to 25 participants.

Greta Aeby, PhD
assistant researcher
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
Oahu EOR coordinator
email: greta at hawaii.edu

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