ECSA 57: Changing estuaries, coasts and shelf systems - Diverse threats and opportunities

3-6 September 2018 | Pan Pacific Perth, Perth, WA, Australia

Welcome to ECSA’s next major symposium,  ECSA 57: Changing estuaries, coasts and shelf systems - Diverse threats and opportunities, which will take place from the 3-6 September 2018 in Pan Pacific Perth, Perth, WA, Australia. 

The structure and functioning of our estuaries and seas are shifting due to diverse drivers from local to global scales. The resulting threats to these systems are often all too apparent, yet such changes can also present new opportunities. The challenge is to harness these opportunities through new ways of thinking, scientific developments, innovative technology and more effective integration of science and management.

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Deadline 6 October 2017

Proposed Conference Topics:

The abstract submission system will open on the 30th of October 2017.  We invite contributions within the following broad topics, covering the diversity of threats and opportunities facing estuarine, coastal and marine ecosystems and the people they support.

Environment

  • Land - ocean linkages
  • Coastal morphodynamics and sediment transport
  • Oceanography and physical-biological coupling
  • Biogeochemistry, element cycling and greenhouse gas dynamics

Biodiversity

  • Genetic diversity and adaptation
  • Population dynamics
  • Connectivity (e.g. energy, genes, habitats and disease)
  • Ecosystem structure and functioning

People and management

  • Sustainable natural resource exploitation
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Aquaculture
  • Societal values
  • Citizen science
  • Ecosystem service delivery

Integration

  • Socio-ecological dynamics, resilience and regime shifts
  • Integrated management – cumulative risk assessment and tradeoffs
  • Case studies of eco-engineering and ecosystem restoration
  • Effective governance – regional to international scales
  • Integrated observing systems and modelling 
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Conference Chairs

Conference Chairs

  • Fiona Valesini, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Chris Hallett, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Matt Hipsey, University of Western Australia, Australia

Scientific Committee

  • Mike Elliott, Editor-in-Chief Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (Elsevier) and Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull, UK
  • Bronwyn Gillanders, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Victor de Jonge, Editor-in-Chief Ocean & Coastal Management and Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull, UK
  • Gary Kendrick, The University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Sally Little, ECSA Conference Coordinator, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Ryan Lowe, The University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Alan Whitfield, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, South Africa
Supporting Publications
Organised by
 
  • Elsevier
  • ECSA
Supported by
 
  • tourism

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