This conference is characterized by its breadth of topics, study organisms and spatial scales of ecological processes. Sessions are linked by the application of molecular approaches to understand marine ecological processes, such as symbiosis, competition, larval dispersal, responses to environmental change, and nutrient cycling. Rapid technological developments are taking place in several areas relevant to marine molecular ecology, including -omics tools, bioinformatics and advanced microscopy, providing new opportunities for understanding life in the sea. Many marine organisms could not be studied in much detail prior to these recent technological developments. At this conference, the latest findings in nine specialist areas within the field of marine molecular ecology will be presented, with ample opportunity for discussion with leaders in the field.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2018. Please check back for updates.
- eDNA in the Marine Environment
- Marine Viruses
- Novel Methods in Marine Molecular Ecology
- Disease and Immunology
- Microbial Interactions in the Open Ocean
- Dispersal and Larval Biology
- Climate Change Mitigation on Coral Reefs
- Chemical Ecology