Invitation to submit abstracts for a SIOA session at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 23-28 February 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii (deadline 4 October 2013)
We are inviting submission of abstracts to our session (#173 New conceptual and experimental approaches to investigate the effects of multiple environmental drivers on ocean biota) at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 23-28 February 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii. Talks and posters covering the effects of multiple stressors investigated both in the laboratory and in the field are welcome.
Session description: Environmental changes affects multiple drivers of ocean biota, including warming and acidification, expanding hypoxia, altered salinity, nutrient supply and irradiance. These drivers can act individually, but also interactively, including synergistic (amplified) or antagonistic (diminished) effects. Providing reliable and useful projections of future responses of marine organisms and communities to such complex environmental change requires improvements in existing conceptual and experimental approaches. Better conceptual models will increase our understanding of the interplay of environmental drivers and help the community to meet the challenge of the increasing complexity of experimental designs. The design of such manipulations must also incorporate the ability to extend experiments to community-level investigations performed for long duration. We welcome abstracts focused on new experimental and conceptual approaches to investigate the impact of multiple environmental drivers on ocean biota, from subcellular to ecosystem-level experimentation and modelling.
Please feel free to contact us for more details and forward this email to potentially interested colleagues. The abstract submission and registration sites are open. The deadline for submission and registration is 4 October 2013.
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