Tuesday, February 1, 2011

9th International Temperate Reefs Symposium

Plymouth, UK

26th June - 1st 

July 2011

We are now inviting oral and poster presentations for the symposium. In addition to open sessions on all aspects of temperate reefs, the following provisional themes are being considered: propagules to production, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, management and conservation, artificial structures, contribution of reef research to general ecological theory, coldwater coral reefs, deep-sea reefs, macro-ecology and modelling, phylogeography and biogeography.  Subject to demand workshops will be organised on the afternoon of 29th June focussing on current methodological and conservation challenges. Other suggestions are welcomed.
Excursion: We are preparing an excursion for Friday 1st July. This will include: historical shorelines frequented by Darwin and Gosse, boat excursion along the River Dart from Dartmouth to Totnes and hopefully an opportunity to sample local wine (yes we have some!), gin, beer and cheese. Please register for this excursion when you complete you ITRS registration.
Diving and Fishing: if you are interested in finding out about opportunities for recreational SCUBA diving or boat fishing near to  
Plymouth please contact the conference secretariat.
We have also arranged a satellite advanced statistical course after ITRS 2011.
5 day PERMANOVA+ course 4-8th July 2011, Plymouth, UK
for details of a special 25% discount for ITRS participants download the programme and workshop information.
Please download the conference flyer for display at your institution.

Further information on the official web site

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