The Smithsonian Institution
announces a marine science symposium in mid-November 2007, to celebrate
individual and long-term pan-institutional marine research. “Smithsonian
Marine Science Symposium” is being convened by the Office
of the Under Secretary for Science.
The symposium will present marine research findings by Smithsonian
scholars and their collaborators with particular attention to ecology,
systematics, developmental biology and geology. The symposium will
carry on a tradition of marine science that began nearly 150 years
ago and resulted in some of the world’s foremost collections
of marine specimens.
The symposium is scheduled for November 15 and 16, 2007 at the
Smithsonian’s Ripley International Center Auditorium in Washington,
D.C. The two-day event will feature oral presentations and a formal
poster session followed by reception. The expected audience includes
Smithsonian scientists, Marine Science Network postdoctoral fellows
and research staff, university-based scientists and students, program
managers and representatives from federal agencies, congressional
staff, news media and the general public.
More than 70 scholars will discuss their papers on marine research
findings from the Chesapeake Bay, Indian River lagoon and Florida
Keys, Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in Belize, the Atlantic and Pacific
coasts off the isthmus of Panama, and other international research
Speakers will include marine research leaders, collaborators and
fellows from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, National
Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center,
Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Caribbean Coral Reef
Ecosystems Program, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and
the Office of the Under Secretary for Science.
Results will be disseminated to scholars and the public through
publication of the symposium proceedings volume in the Smithsonian
Contributions to Marine Science series by SI Scholarly Press, Web
sites, and the news media.
Symposium Committee: Eldredge Bermingham, Anson Hines, Ian Macintyre,
Olav Oftedal, Valerie Paul, Klaus Ruetzler, Phillip Taylor, and
Michael Lang, Symposium Program; firstname.lastname@example.org;
(202) 633-4216 or 6887
Helena Davis, Symposium Logistics; email@example.com;