12th International Coral Reef Symposium

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The five day Scientific Program covers the full spectrum of coral reef science in over 1500 talks and posters.

The Scientific Program will span the latest developments and best practice in coral reef sciences, delivered by renowned national and international speakers. The Program will encompass all aspects of coral reef science including the latest advances in clinical practice and cutting – edge research – providing ample choice for all coral reef researchers, reef managers and policy makers.

Sunday 8 July 2012

1200 – 1800 Registration
Cairns Convention Centre
1700 – 1830 Welcome Reception
Cairns Convention Centre

Monday 9 July – Friday 13 July 2012

0900 – 1000  Plenary
1000 – 1045     Concurrent Mini-Symposia
  Morning Tea
1115 – 1300   Concurrent Mini-Symposia
1400 – 1500  Plenary (not Wednesday)
  Afternoon Tea
1530 – 1700   Concurrent Mini-Symposia

Evening events

Monday 9 July 2012
1800 – 1930  Poster Reception
Cairns Convention Centre
Thursday 12 July 2012
1830 – 2300   Banquet
Fogarty Park, Cairns City Centre
The Local Organising Committee is pleased to announce nine eminent Plenary Speakers to present at the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium in Cairns, Australia, 9 - 13 July 2012 are:
  1. Denis Allemand, Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Monaco
  2. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, University of Queensland, Australia
  3. Jamaluddin Jompa, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
  4. Geoff Jones, James Cook University, Australia
  5. Peter Kareiva, The Nature Conservancy, United States of America
  6. Jane Lubchenco, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States of America
  7. Helene Marsh, James Cook University, Australia
  8. Madeleine van Oppen, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia
  9. Darwin Medallist: Jeremy Jackson, International Union for Conservation of Nature, United States of America

The ICRS 2012 scientific program will address contemporary scientific concerns within the framework of 72 Mini-Symposia that fall under one of 22 Symposia Themes.





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