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Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2009-05-26    
End Date: 2009-05-28

Event Description:
An International Open Science Conference
26 – 28 May 2009

Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the History and Future of Marine Animal Populations.

2010 marks the completion of the first phase of the Census of Marine Life (CoML). As this crucial date approaches, the History of Marine Animal Populations of the Census, in cooperation with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC invites researchers from the natural sciences and humanities to discuss the dynamics of marine environmental change over the longterm. The three-day conference will be organized thematically and include both a plenary and break-out sessions. Two to three sessions on the same theme will be held concurrently. A poster session will be held on the afternoon of the 28th. The conference will be organized around five themes:

1. Historical patterns of change in marine ecosystems
2. Social and economic drivers and consequences of ecosystem changes
3. Historical examples of ecosystem recoveries and recovery prospects
4. Development of multi-disciplinary studies of marine environmental history
5. The Sea Ahead: the future of marine ecosystems – sponsored by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

Three hundred-word abstracts should be submitted by October 1, 2008 to:

The proposal must state at which thematic session they wish to present and include the participant’s institutional affiliation and mailing address, email address, and telephone number. All abstracts must be sent electronically

The registration fee is US$180. Participants must pay the registration fee when they register for the conference.

For more information and registration details, visit:

Contact email:

Event programme:

Collaborators and organisers:
History of Marine Animal Populations | University of New Hampshire
| Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of
British Columbia | Roskilde University | The University of Hull

Website url:

Registration form: 

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

Posted by wardappeltans on 2008-10-08 and approved by webmaster