[Coral-List] ICRS side-session: Caribbean Acropora Research, Monitoring, and Population Enhancement
moulding at nova.edu
Tue May 3 11:03:39 EDT 2016
We would like to invite people involved in any aspect of Caribbean Acropora research, monitoring, management, or population enhancement to attend an all-day side meeting on Sunday June 19th, 2016, before the 13th ICRS. The purpose is to share information and discuss how these activities fit into the broader picture of Caribbean Acropora conservation and recovery. Please see the meeting description and planned format below. If you are interested in attending this meeting and have not yet contacted us, please email Jennifer Moore (Jennifer.Moore at noaa.gov<mailto:Jennifer.Moore at noaa.gov>) and Alison Moulding (Alison.Moulding at noaa.gov) and indicate if you plan to give an overview of your work. We are trying to firm up the schedule and would appreciate responses by Friday May 6.
Caribbean Acropora Research, Monitoring, and Population Enhancement
NOAA Fisheries released the Recovery Plan for Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis in 2015. The plan contains actions that broadly fall into the categories of research, monitoring, threat reduction, and population enhancement. NOAA Fisheries has the responsibility of tracking and reporting activities that contribute to actions in the Recovery Plan, yet knowledge of activities is often incomplete, particularly outside of US jurisdiction. Additionally, researchers whose work may be beneficial to management of coral reefs sometimes have no direct contact or interaction with managers. The intent of this meeting is to bring together researchers and managers to share information on activities pertaining to any aspect of research, monitoring, or population enhancement of Caribbean Acropora spp. The planned format is for attendees to give very brief overviews (5 minutes or less) of research and activities with which they are involved and for the group to discuss how it all fits into the broader picture of Caribbean Acropora conservation and recovery. The expected outcome is to create a dialog and establish connections among those involved in Caribbean Acropora research and conservation.
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