[Coral-List] ICRS 2016: Human-natural coupled reef systems: Integrating indigenous and western sciences for sustainable management solutions

F. Joseph Pollock FJPollock at psu.edu
Fri Jan 8 13:18:26 EST 2016

Dear coral-listers,

We kindly invite you to submit abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations for ICRS Session 66: *Human-natural coupled reef systems: Integrating indigenous and western sciences for sustainable management solutions*

*Session description*: During this time of rapid ecological and cultural change, it is imperative that diverse stakeholders work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions for effective coral reef conservation and management.  Indigenous cultures possess immense knowledge of coral reef ecosystems acquired over thousands of years of intimate contact with reef environments.  The integration of this accumulated body of knowledge, practice and belief with western science is increasingly recognized as an integral component of effective ecosystem conservation and management.  More programs are needed that put indigenous knowledge at the forefront of management planning. This session will highlight research, education, and natural resource management initiatives that successfully synthesize traditional and western forms of knowledge to develop novel approaches to coral reef management and restoration. Speakers will address the unique challenge of working at this potentially sensitive interface and provide practical advice that researchers, managers and indigenous peoples can employ to develop the partnerships necessary to bridge the gap between western and traditional science for sustainable management.

*Link*: https://www.sgmeet.com/icrs2016/sessionschedule.asp?SessionID=66 <https://www.sgmeet.com/icrs2016/sessionschedule.asp?SessionID=66>

*Session organizers*:
F. Joseph Pollock , Pennsylvania State University, FJPollock at psu.edu
Nicole Crane , Oceanic Society/Cabrillo College, nicrane at cabrillo.edu
Misaki Takabayashi , University of Hawai'i at Hilo, misakita at hawaii.edu
Michelle Paddack , Oceanic Society/Santa Barbara City College, michelle.paddack at gmail.com
Andrew Chin , James Cook University, Andrew.Chin at jcu.edu.au
Athline Clark , Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, athline.clark at noaa.gov
Peter Nelson , HT Harvey, p.nelson6 at gmail.com
Karin Gerhardt , Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, karin.gerhardt at gbrmpa.gov.au
Kehau Springer , Coastal Community Capacity Development Advisor, Conservation International, kspringer at conservation.org
Giacomo Bernardi , University of California Santa Cruz, bernardi at ucsc.edu
Malcolm Mann , Central Queensland University, ilsep at cqu.edu.au
Aulani Wilhelm , Ocean Initiative Program, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, aulani.wilhelm at noaa.gov

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