Session outline
Session Sub Category Biogeosciences & Geosphere-Biosphere Interactions(BG)
Session ID B-BG22
Title Coral Reefs: Life, the Earth and Human Beings
Short title Coral Reef Science
Convener Name Atsushi Watanabe
Affiliation Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology
Co-convener 1. Name Atsushi Suzuki
Affiliation Geological Survey of Japan
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Co-convener 2. Name Kazuhiko Fujita
Affiliation Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of the Ryukyus
International Symposium No request
Language Japanese
Scope Coral reefs are characterized by their high biodiversity and active biogeochemical cycles. However they are recently threatened by local stresses such as eutrophication and sedimentation and also by global stresses such as seawater acidification and rise in water temperature. For symbiosis and coexistence of coral reefs and human beings, we need interdisciplinary approaches combining traditional disciplines such as biology, geology, geography, geochemistry, ecology, geophysics, and social science. In this session, researchers from diverse disciplines are encouraged to join and discuss about coral reefs from several point of view based on up-to-date findings.
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers