[Coral-List] 4th Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium

James Guest jrguest at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 21:06:00 EST 2017

Dear list,

I am forwarding this on behalf of the 4th APCRS organising committee:


The Philippines will be hosting the *4**th** Asia-Pacific Coral Reef
Symposium* with the theme, *“Coral Reefs of the Asia-Pacific: Working
together amidst contemporary challenges”*. The conference will be held
in *Marco
Polo Plaza Hotel, Cebu City* on *June 4-8, 2018.*

Early-bird registration is now open! Register on or before* February 28,
2018 *(GMT/UTC +8) to avail the early-bird rates.

The deadline for abstract submission is extended until *January 31,
2018* (GMT/UTC

Abstracts should fall under the following session topics:

   - Biodiversity and Evolution of Coral Reef Organisms
   - Taxonomy, Biology, and Ecology of Cnidarians
   - Coral Response to Natural Stressors
   - Adaptation and Acclimation of Coral Reef Species as a Response to
   Global Change
      - Ocean Acidification
   - Bringing Back the Giants: Best Practices, Management and Conservation
   Research on the Giant Clams
   - Coral Reef Geology
   - Coral Reef Assessment, Monitoring, and Technical Methods and
   - Exploration and Ecology of Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems in the Asia-
   - Connectivity of Coral Reefs and other Habitats in the Asia-Pacific
   - Emerging Trends in Coral Reef Management
      - Marine Protected Areas and Coral Reefs
      - Fisheries Ecology and Management
      - Citizen Science for Reef Management

*Also, we are still open for proposals for additional session topics and

A mini-symposium is comprised of invited speakers which will be given 30
minutes each to present his/her research. Only 4 speakers per
mini-symposium is required as to give time for further discussions which
will be facilitated by the mini-symposium organisers. Maximum of 8
mini-symposia proposals will be accepted for this event.

In contrast to the mini-symposia, contributed sessions comprise of oral and
poster presentations from researchers who submitted their abstracts under a
particular session. Oral presenters are given 12 minutes to present his/her
research and 3 minutes for answering questions from the audience.

You may send your proposals to the local organizing committee at
*apcrs2018 at gmail.com
<apcrs2018 at gmail.com>* on or before *December 31, 2017. *

Visit the website at *apcrs.org
more details on the registration process, abstract submission and session

*James R. Guest, PhD,*

*ERC Research Fellow*

*School of Natural and Environmental Sciences*

*4th floor, Ridley Building 2Newcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneNE1
7RUUnited Kingdom*

Email: jrguest at gmail.com

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