Program & Agenda

Agenda Detail


6/19/2016 between 08:00 and 17:00

Caribbean Acropora Research, Monitoring, Management, and Population Enhancement

6/19/2016 | 08:00 - 17:00 | 301 B

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 little to 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, management, 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. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please email Jennifer Moore and indicate if you plan to give an overview of your work.

Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems Meeting

6/19/2016 | 13:00 - 17:00 | 305 A/B

Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems (MCEs) are an increasingly important component of our global understanding of coral reef ecology. However, site specific differences between MCEs in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific indicate local differences in abiotic and biotic factors affect MCEs. This meeting will provide an update on the state of MCE research since the 2nd Intl MCE Workshop (Eilat 2014), with the opportunity to plan future collaborative efforts including dataset sharing/analysis, etc so that we might better understand the structure and function of MCEs.

For more information about this event, contact Marc Slattery, University of Mississippi,

ISRS Officers Meeting

6/19/2016 | 15:00 - 17:00 | 309

THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY MEETING. Pre-meeting for ISRS office holders

Agenda is subject to change. Please check back for updates.