Linking Science to Management: A Conference & Workshop on the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem -- October 19-22, 2010 Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuaries National Park Service NOAA UF/IFAS USGS Linking Science to Management: A Conference & Workshop on the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem

with Viewing of Randy Olson's Film
Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy

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Brian Keller
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  [with poster presentations]
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Program Topics

Individuals working in the Florida Keys marine ecosystem or on research that relates to management of the marine resources of the Florida Keys submitted abstracts describing their efforts, research projects and results. These submissions were used to select oral and poster presentations, which will both be published in an abstract book. As with oral presentations, poster presentations provide a valuable opportunity for scientific interaction. Posters will be on display throughout the entire conference and formal poster sessions will be held to allow time for discussion with individual authors.

In addition to the variety of topics listed below, this conference and workshop will have a special focus on resource issues important to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Dry Tortugas National Park, including corals and coral reef restoration, climate change, and all aspects of spatial management (marine zoning) in the Florida Keys.

A detailed program agenda and presentation directory will be posted on the web site in the near future. Stay tuned for updates.


  • Climate Change Science (with an emphasis on the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem)

  • Coral and Coral Reef Restoration

  • Corals and Coral Reef Ecology

  • Fish and Invertebrate Ecology

  • Food web structure and trophic cascades in the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem

  • Geology

  • Hardbottom Habitats

  • Human Dimensions (Economics, Social Science, and Education)

  • Oceanography and Water Quality

  • Regional Connectivity (can include dispersion models, genetics, etc.)

  • Remote Sensing

  • Science and Management of Exploited Fisheries Species ( both commercially harvested and recreational species)

  • Science Related to Spatial Management of the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem

  • Seagrasses and Seagrass Ecology

  • The Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem
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