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[EmergingEthnoNetwork] Fw: CERF 2011: Societies, Estuaries & Coasts: Adapting to Change

Welcome to CERF 2011

Societies, Estuaries and Coasts:
Adapting to Change

6-10 November 2011
Ocean Center • Daytona Beach, Florida

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This year's theme reflects a growing realization that human societies are an integral component of ecosystems and the dynamics of these societies and ecosystems are interactive - their futures are interdependent. Nowhere is this more evident than in the estuaries and coastal zones of the planet, where human populations are concentrated, typically dominating estuarine watersheds and affecting their linkage with the local, regional, and global dynamics of the coastal ocean. CERF as a professional scientific society has increasingly focused not only on understanding causes of ecosystem change but providing information necessary to manage anthropogenic changes that have impacted the biodiversity and sustainability of estuarine and coastal systems.

This conference will highlight new findings and perspectives of the interactive dynamics of diverse ecosystems and human societies, and in particular, explore how these dynamics can only be understood and managed when addressed at regional and global scales. To a greater extent than in previous CERF conferences this will include an effort to specifically address socioeconomic drivers and responses.

Please hold dates 6-10 November 2011; and we look forward to seeing old colleagues and making new ones on the beach in Daytona Beach!

What's New?

  • Science for Community Leaders Special Poster Session Thanks to input and encouragement from the CERF Conference Core Team and the Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences (MOAS), Science for Community Leaders is on the way to becoming a Special Poster Session at CERF 2011! [More...]
  • CERF Will Celebrate Four Decades on 6 November 2011 As CERF prepares for an important birthday celebration on 6 November 2011, third-decade CERF members thought a trip down memory lane with the CERF archives is in order [More...]
  • CERF 2011 to Explore the Scientific Challenges of Managing Coastal Ecosystems Join the discussion! At CERF 2011, participants will be invited to discuss issues related to the application of science to the management of coastal resources. [More...]
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Coming Up:

Abstract Submittal Deadline
12 May 2011 11:59 pm ET

Early Registration Ends:
6 October 2011

YSI Minding the Planet Grant available for 2011:
More information to come!

Meeting Commences:
6 November 2011

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Don't Miss!

Field Trips
Lots of great opportunities to explore Daytona Beach and beyond!

Student Worker Opportunities
Apply to work at CERF 2011 in exchange for your registration for the conference.

Sponsored &
Supported by:

© 2011 Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation
P.O. Box 510 • Port Republic, MD, 20676
PPh: (410) 326-7467 • Fax: (410) 326-7466
Conference Management
5400 Bosque Blvd Ste 680 • Waco, TX, 76710
Ph: (254) 776-3550 • Fax: (254) 776-3767


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