International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals & Reef Life Marine Team


Reef Life Restoration Marine Biology Team headed by Katie Arruda heads to Boston next week to attend the 6th Annual International Symposium on Deep Sea Corals.

The scientific conference is sponsored by:

Oceanographic Institution and Temple University.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management NOAA Office of Exploration and Research NOAA’s Deep-Sea Coral Research & Technology Program Temple University College of Science and Technology Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

September 11-16, 2016 Boston Marriott Long Wharf Boston, MA

The ISDSC6 will bring together scientists, industry specialists, students and managers with recent, state‐of‐the‐art knowledge on the distribution, linkages, ecosystem function and biodiversity of cold‐water corals and their habitats. Our current knowledge and outlook of the driving factors and consequences of past and present biogeography and ecological constraints, climate change, natural and anthropogenic impacts, and the conservation and management of cold-water coral ecosystems will be discussed. The latest topical research on ocean acidification, biogeography, larval dispersal, genetic connectivity and evolution, autecology, reproduction, predictive habitat modeling, (paleo)productivity, new proxies in paleoceanography, conservation strategies, national and international management, and the design and development of marine protected areas will be featured. We hope you will join us at this Symposium!

Organizers: Tim Shank, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Erik Cordes, Temple University


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