supported scientists highlight work at ICRS
This story entered on 11th Aug, 2008 07:53:09 AM PST
During the week of July 7 - 11, NURP sponsored scientists contributed
significantly to the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS),
a meeting of over 2,500 attendees from the U.S. and international
marine science, management and conservationist communities. The
scientific theme for the Symposium was Reefs for the Future.
NURP funded research provided over 33 oral presentations including
Mark Albins and Mark Hixon's recent work on the invasion of lionfish
on Caribbean coral reefs.
The 5-day program consisted of 12 concurrent sessions separated
into 26 mini-symposia. Over 2,500 abstracts representing 114 countries
were included in this years symposium. Of these, over 867
were oral presentations covering topics such as ocean acidification,
climate change, coral ecosystem adaptation, ecological processes,
sanctuary management, reef resilience, ecosystem monitoring, biogeochemical
cycles, and reef connectivity.
The ICRS is held every four years and serves as the worlds
major coral reef science meeting and is sanctioned by the International
Society of Reef Studies organization. ICRS provides an opportunity
for scientists to transfer scientific findings to government agencies,
resource managers, and non-government organizations throughout the
world. The 11th ICRS represents the first time that this meeting
has been held in the continental U.S. in over 30 years. Previous
ICRS have been held in Okinawa (2004), Bali (2000), Panama (1996),
Guam (1992), Australia (1988), Tahiti (1985), the Philippines (1980),
Miami (1977), Australia (1974), and the 1st ICRS in India (1969).
More information: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080717164319.htm
Name: John D Tomczuk
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