[Coral-List] ICRS Call for abstracts: Theme 12E - How can scientists and managers identify optimum catchment management actions to improve downstream condition for reefs and people
sjupiter at wcs.org
Mon Jul 20 21:21:48 UTC 2020
We are happy to announce that we are still planning to chair a session for ICRS 2021 on "How can scientists and managers identify optimum catchment management actions to improve downstream condition for reefs and people?"
If you already have an abstract accepted, you will need to resubmit it. We also welcome new abstracts for the session. Info for abstract (re)submission can be found here: https://www.icrs2021.de/program/call-for-abstracts/
Abstract deadline: 15 September 2020, 23:59:59 CEST
Managing downstream impacts from land-based activities is regarded as an important component of maintaining or restoring coral reef system resilience due to the direct and indirect negative impacts of sediments, nutrients and chemicals on reef organisms. However, it is often difficult to identify where to optimally target land-based management given the complex biophysical and chemical processes that affect the magnitude and geographic fate of land-based pollutants. This session will explore emerging new tools that build the evidence base that catchment management can be effective for improving water quality and reef condition. We will also highlight new innovations in integrated land-sea modelling that enable geographic prioritization of where to target and scale management actions. Presented case studies will showcase empirical and modelled outcomes of catchment management in coral reef social-ecological systems for both reefs (e.g., impacts to benthic cover and reef fish communities) and people (e.g., impacts to livelihoods, health and well-being). We will also discuss the imperative for transdisciplinary collaboration to better understand pathways of impact and link scientific evidence to management practice.
We look forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, we hope everyone in the world stays safe and healthy.
Stacy Jupiter, Wildlife Conservation Society
Kim Falinski, The Nature Conservancy
Amelia Wenger, The University of Queensland and Wildlife Conservation Society
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