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FW: Scientific Framework for Rehabilitation of Coral Reefs


"Precht, Bill" <[log in to unmask]>


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Tue, 2 Aug 2005 17:11:51 -0400





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Subject: Scientific Framework for Rehabilitation of Coral Reefs

Coral Reef Restoration
Scientific Frameworks for Rehabilitation

October 18-19, 2005
University of Miami James L. Knight International Center * Miami,
Presenting a Conceptual Framework and Strategies for Coral Reef
Participants will benefit from an integrated, multidisciplinary approach
that encompasses engineering, geological, biological and socioeconomic
factors. The conference provides a unique opportunity to exchange
information and learn the challenges of coral reef rehabilitation
projects from practical case studies.

* Explore critical issues in managing reef ecosystems
* Assess aesthetic components of ecological restoration
* Analyze the role of technology transfer on the rehabilitation
* Examine applied experimental ecology
* Gain new ideas from practical restoration case studies
* Determine how much compensatory restoration is necessary
* Analyze the benefits of a cooperative Natural Resources Damage
* Examine ethical dilemmas in coral reef restoration

Who Should Attend?

* Representatives from academia in marine science, marine ecology,
ecological sciences, marine resource management and marine biotechnology

* Specialists with expertise in the study of coral reef
* Representatives from state and federal agencies that provide
funding for research and restoration projects
* Resource Managers involved in monitoring and assessing coral
* Scientists and Engineers who are actively involved with
ecosystem restoration
* Ecological Scientists and Researchers
* Coastal Management Specialists
* Reef Scientists
* Coral Reef Specialists

The conference agenda was organized by William F. Precht. He is a
carbonate sedimentologist by training, and has been studying coral reefs
for 27 years. William F. Precht has worked as an environmental scientist
specializing in the restoration and rehabilitation of various coastal
resources. He is presently completing a book entitled Coral Reef
Restoration Handbook: The Rehabilitation and Preservation of an
Ecosystem Under Siege to be published by CRC Press.

Sponsorship opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities include: networking reception, breakfasts,
luncheons, and refreshment breaks. For information about available
sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Maria Marques, Conference
Producer, at: 508-614-1672 or Email: [log in to unmask]

> View the Full Brochure in PDF format
< brochure.pdf>

For more information about the Coral Reef Restoration conference, please

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