World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

11/11/2008 15:00
11/15/2008 15:00

World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Valencia, Spain, 11-15 Nov. 2008

- To review the current understanding of marine biodiversity, its role in marine ecosystem functioning and its socio-economic context,
- To assess current and future threats and potential mitigation strategies for conservation and regulation of marine resources,
- To identify future research priorities.

Sessions of interest to InterRidge include:
1.3 Deep-sea and extreme environments: temporal and spatial patterns among species and ecosystems, Conveners: Pedro Martinez Arbizu; Andrew Gooday; Ana Colaco; Adrian Glover; Stefanie Keller
1.6 Biodiversity, Biogeography, and Vulnerability of Deep-Water Seamount and Chemosynthetic Ecosystems, Conveners: Tim Shank; Paul A. Tyler
2.4 Ecosystem Functioning and Biodiversity Science in the Deep sea, Conveners: Inge Jonckheere; Françoise Gaill; Eva Ramirez-Llodra; Michail Yakimov; Christian Stenseth; Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi

Conference Chairs:
Carlo Heip, NIOO and NIOZ, The Netherlands
Carlos M. Duarte, IMEDEA (CSIC- University of the Balearic Islands), Mallorca, Spain

Conference secretariat:
Moira Llabrés
Miquel Marqués 21, 07190, Esporles, Mallorca, Spain

Abstract deadline: 1 April 2008.