12th International Coral Reef Symposium 2012 – Cairns Australia

Crikey! 9 members of the Smith Lab have been chosen to present at the 12th annual International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) hosted in Cairns Australia from July 9th – July 13th.

Here is a list of the participating members and their abstracts:

  1. Dr. Jennifer Smith – Principal Investigator
  2. Andreas (Andi) Haas – Post Doctoral Researcher
    Primary producer influences on element cycles and microbial ecology in reef environments
  3. Nichole Price – Post Doctoral Researcher
    Causes and consequences of variable carbonate chemistry over reef communities
  4. Emily Kelly – PhD Student
    Herbivore enhancement as a tool for reef restoration
  5. Jill Harris – PhD Student
    Benthic succession following coral bleaching and disease at Palmyra Atoll
  6. Levi  Lewis – PhD Student
    Functional diversity of herbivorous urchins in Maui, Hawai’i
  7. Maggie Johnson – PhD Student
     Carbonate chemistry influences recruitment and physiology of tropical calcified algae
  8. Amanda Carter – Master’s Student
    Invasion and succession of corallimorph Rhodactis howesii at Palmyra Atoll
  9. Clinton Edwards – Master’s Student

You can check out the entire Book of Abstracts for the ICRS 2012 here.

The ICRS is a scientific conference hosted by the International Society for Reef Studeis (ISRS) every 4 years to provide the latest knowledge and leading edge technologies about coral reefs around the world. The Smith lab is already on their way to Australia where they will be surrounded by the world’s leading natural scientists, resource managers, conservationists, economists, and fellow educators and graduate students to discuss the progress in coral reef science, management and conservation.

The Smith Lab takes over Australia!