Conference on Marine Biodiversity

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The 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

May 20-23, 2018, Montréal, Québec, Canada

The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB) will bring together scientists, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss and advance our understanding of the importance and current state of biodiversity in the marine environment. The conference will address issues of marine biodiversity across a deliberately wide range of relevant spheres and interacting topics. The conference program will address marine biodiversity across a deliberately wide range of relevant sectors.

The conference aims:

  • Review current knowledge of marine biodiversity and its role in marine ecosystem function and services
  • Assess past, present, and future critical threats to marine systems and consider management strategies
  • Encourage inter-disciplinary discussions among researchers, policy makers, NGOs and industry
  • Discuss sustainable development in the context of biodiversity
  • Identify future research and policy priorities

The conference themes:

– Climate change impacts on marine biodiversity

– Cumulative impacts of human activities on marine biodiversity

– Marine ecosystem safety

– Role of systematics in understanding ocean change

– Bioinformatics and data delivery

– Analytical approaches in marine biodiversity science

– Integrative frameworks for linking environmental and biological drivers of biodiversity

– Linking biodiversity to ecosystem function and services

– Blue biotechnology and marine genetic resources

– Marine policy and law

– Marine biodiversity and human health

– Marine biodiversity education and outreach

– Strategies for conservation of marine biodiversity

The 4th WCMB will be the perfect forum to exchange and try to make a difference at all levels, from the discovery to the management of our oceans. The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity features presentations by leading scientists and practitioners from around the world, bringing to light the very latest developments, innovations and discoveries.

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