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Second Symposium on Marine Conservation Biology


MCBI held the Second Symposium on Marine Conservation Biology on June 21-26, 2001 in San Francisco, California at San Francisco State University. Thanks to the participation of more than 400 scientists, marine resource managers, policy specialists, NGO representatives, other marine conservation advocates and science and environment reporters, the Second Symposium was a great success.

The Second Symposium was an international forum for researchers and students in natural and social sciences, marine resource managers and others interested in the science of protecting, restoring and sustainably using biodiversity in the world's estuaries, coastal waters, enclosed seas and open oceans.

Symposium sessions covered:

  • Marine Environmental History: Shifting Baselines and Conservation Targets
  • Oceanography, Climate Change and Marine Biodiversity
  • Effects of Fishing on Marine Ecosystems
  • Social and Ethical Perspectives on Marine Protected Areas
  • Why Depleted Populations Don't Always Recover
  • Ocean Zoning: Designated Use Areas in the EEZ
  • Classification and Mapping of Marine Ecosystems
  • Extinction Risks in Marine Fishes and Invertebrates: Evidence and Modeling Marine Reserves as Source Areas
  • Jellyfish Explosions: Dominance Shifts and Fisheries Effects

Plenary speakers included:

  • Michael E. Soulé, Science Director of The Wildlands Project and Founding President of the Scociety for Conservation Biology
  • Margaret Leinen, Assistant Director for Geosciences, National Science Foundation
  • Michael Sutton, Fisheries Program Officer, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • The Honorable Sam Farr, US Representative from California and Co-Chair, House Oceans Caucus
  • Joshua S. Reichert, Director, Environment Program, Pew Charitable Trusts




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