Tuesday, July 08, 2008

ICRS

News and reports from the International Coral Reef Symposium here. Highlights for 7 July included:
Presentation of a check [cheque] for US $1,100,000 (approx Euro 700,000, GBP 556,000) from the U.S. Federal government for coral reef research in the U.S.

Launch of The Status of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States Report

Forecasting Storm Mediated Changes in Reef Coral Assemblages (J. Madin, M. O’Donnell, S. Connolly)

Is 500 ppm Co2 and 2 C of Warming the 'Tipping Point' for Coral Reefs? If So, How Should We Respond? (O. Hoegh-Guldberg)
A blog here reports live from the symposium.

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