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[Annelida] World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB), May 2018

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz)
Wed Aug 16 18:22:42 EST 2017


Hi all,

I don't think we've had a WCMB (World Conference on Marine Biodiversity) promo notice, so here it is.

The 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, from May 13-16, 2018

Abstract deadline 1 October, 2017
Website http://wcmb2018.org/


THEME: BIODIVERSITY IN A CHANGING OCEAN

Session 1: Climate change impacts on marine biodiversity

Session 2: Climate change and highly migratory species

Session 3: Cumulative impacts of human activities on marine biodiversity

Session 4: Role of systematics in understanding ocean change

 THEME: MARINE BIODIVERSITY IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

Session 1: Ecosystem stability and biodiversity

Session 2: Relationship between BD and resilience

Session 3: Plastic marine debris

Session 4: Invasions and the Anthropocene 'natural'

THEME: STRATEGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF MARINE BIODIVERSITY

Session 1: Biodiversity restoration

Session 2: High tech for marine conservation (drones, nanosatellites, acoustic arrays)

Session 3: Conservation strategies for protection of species and ecosystems

Session 4: Ecologically and biologically significant areas

THEME: BIODIVERSITY DISCOVERY & PREDICTION

Session 1: Biodiversity in frontier areas I: Polar regions

Session 2: Biodiversity in frontier areas II: Deep sea

Session 3: Biodiversity in frontier areas III: Atlantic Basin scale

Session 4: Biodiversity in frontier areas IV: The tropics

THEME: BLUE BIOTECHNOLOGY & MARINE GENETIC RESOURCES

Session 1: Pharmaceutical & bioproduct discovery

Session 2: Marine natural products & policy

THEME: INTEGRATIVE FRAMEWORKS TO LINK ENVIRONMENTAL & BIOLOGICAL DRIVERS OF BIODIVERSITY

Session 1: Indicators & proxies for biodiversity (development, use & meaning)

Session 2: Connectivities among the deep pelagic, open ocean & coastal waters

Session 3: Biogeography: macroecology, richness, endemicity, gradients & trends

THEME: LINKING BIODIVERSITY TO ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION AND SERVICES

Session 1: Approaches to integrated assessments for fisheries and ecosystem

Session 2: Challenges in moving from single species to ecosystem management

Session 3: Linking biodiversity, ecosystem function, and ecosystem services)

Session 4: Ecological traits & ecosystem function

Session 5: Biodiversity & ecosystem function in the real world

THEME: BIODIVERSITY TOOLS & DATA

Session 1: Ecological insights from beta-diversity

Session 2: Biodiversity indicators

Session 3: Big vs smart data in ocean observation: Making the most of what's available

Session 4: New technologies for biodiversity observation, data management, analysis & visualisation

Session 5: Balancing the use and misuse of more precise & abundant data

Session 6: Bioinformatics and data access

Session 7: Analytical approaches in marine biodiversity science

Session 8: Reconciling observations in space & time: Methods, models & case studies

 THEME: APPLICATION OF BIODIVERSITY KNOWLEDGE

Session 1: Marine policy & law

Session 2: Biodiversity in ecosystem state reporting: Ecosystem stability & biodiversity

Session 3: Policy & legal needs for the high seas/deep ocean beyond national jurisdiction

Session 4: Transcending the boundary between science & users/management

Session 5: Policy in data poor scenarios

THEME: THE HUMAN ELEMENT

Session 1: Marine biodiversity & society (coastal mega-cities, indigenous peoples, art)

Session 2: Marine biodiversity education & outreach

Session 3: Marine stewardship & society

Session 4: Sorting misinformation & promoting rigour in public perception



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