[Coral-List] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for abstracts for the 4th Guam Coral Reef Symposium – March 27, 2018

Whitney Hoot whitney.hoot at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 21:43:56 EST 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for abstracts for the 4th Guam Coral Reef Symposium
– March 27, 2018

Deadline for abstract submission: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5:00pm (ChST)

We are pleased to announce the 4th Guam Coral Reef Symposium, hosted in
partnership with the 9th Annual University of Guam Regional Conference on
Island Sustainability. The Coral Reef Symposium will take place on March
27, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tumon, Guam. This one-day symposium
will serve as a forum to share empirical research findings, coral reef
management approaches, and emerging tools and technologies for coral reef
science and management.

The symposium is hosted by the Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans, with
funding from the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program and additional
sponsorship from the University of Guam Sea Grant Program and University of
Guam EPSCoR. Symposium participants are encouraged to attend the Conference
on Island Sustainability, March 28-30, 2018, also at the Hyatt Regency
Hotel. More information about the conference is available here:

We welcome abstracts from academia, government, NGOs, teachers, and
students related to the following themes:

1.     Managing land-based sources of pollution to protect coral reefs

2.     Coral reef fisheries management

3.     Climate change and coral reef resilience

4.     Coral reefs and human communities

5.     New tools and scientific advancements for coral reef management

We are soliciting abstracts for oral presentations (5-minute and 12-minute)
and posters. Interested presenters should submit abstracts by *Friday,
February 9 at 5:00pm (ChST)* via email attachment to
GUcoralsymposium at gmail.com. All abstracts must be in English. There is no
fee to attend the symposium, although presenters are responsible for hotel
and travel costs and fees to attend the Conference on Island
Sustainability, if desired.

Submissions should include:

1.     Presenter name

2.     Institute or organization

3.     Contact information (email and phone)

4.     Brief bio of presenter

5.     Title of presentation

6.     Symposium theme

7.     Abstract (one paragraph, max. 150 words)

8.     Key takeaway message of presentation (1-2 sentences)

9.     Preferred presentation type: Oral (5- or 12-minute) or poster

The scientific committee will review submitted abstracts and send
invitations to selected presenters by Friday, February 16. Please send any
questions to the symposium coordinator, Whitney Hoot, at
whitney.hoot at bsp.guam.gov.

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