Call for Abstracts – 5th International Marine Conservation Congress

5th International Marine Conservation Congress
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The 2018 International Marine Conservation Congress will be held in Malaysia, June 24 to 29. Organizers are inviting abstracts for oral, speed and poster presentations:

The overall theme of the Congress is Making Marine Science Matter. For marine conservation to be effective, marine conservation science must matter to stakeholders, policy makers, and practitioners. To accomplish this, the Congress will be organized around specific topics of interest for marine conservation in general, as well as the local geographic region. This list is not meant to be exhaustive but merely a guide for those submitting abstracts. Others topics of interest are absolutely welcomed.

  • Communicating marine conservation
  • Fisheries, aquaculture, and the oceans
  • Marine food security
  • Conservation and management of the Arctic and Antarctic
  • Conservation and management of tropical marine ecosystems
  • Conservation engineering
  • Ocean science technology
  • Marine energy
  • Marine policy
  • Climate, ocean acidification, and the changing oceans
  • Culture and the marine environment
  • Advancing marine conservation through international treaties
  • Effective marine conservation planning
  • Participation in marine conservation science (e.g. citizen and indigenous science)
  • Marine tourism
  • Estuary and coastal restoration
  • Conservation at the land-sea interface
  • The marine conservation community

In addition, the Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section developed a list of 71 research questions critical to the advancement of marine conservation. We encourage submissions that address one or more of these questions.

Get more information at the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress website.  The deadline for abstract submission is March 16, 2018.

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