Call for abstracts: 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity Special Session 5

DetailsPublished: 16 November 2017

The Biology and Ecosystems Panel of GOOS and the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) are inviting abstract submissions to the 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity special Session 5 on: “Sustained observations of life as an integral component of coastal and ocean observing systems (Montréal, Canada, 13-16 May 2018).

Chairs of the session: Patricia Miloslavich (University of Tasmania, Australia) and Eduardo Klein (Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela). 

The goal of this session is to show temporal trends in marine biodiversity, distribution and abundance based on long term observations and datasets. Abstract submissions are welcome on case examples that illustrate how sustained ocean biodiversity observations help understand if, and how, ocean life is responding to global changes as well as on case examples of successful implementation of management practices based on long term data.  

Submission deadline of abstracts: 1 December 2017.

Abstracts submitted to this session may be considered for publication in a collection in Frontiers of Marine Science (section Marine Evolutionary Biology, Biogeography and Species Diversity). The topic of the collection will be: “Monitoring Marine Biodiversity from Microbes to Apex Predators: Why, What, and How” (Guest Editors: Thomas Malone, Anthony Knap). For those interested in publishing their work in this special volume of Frontiers and receiving early feedback from the guest editors, please submit a 350 word abstract to the journal through its on-line platform.

Topic: Marine Evolutionary Biology, Biogeography and Species Diversity

Deadline for final article submission to Frontiers: the week after the conference (last week of May 2018).

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