JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[JJ] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG50] [JJ] Coastal Ecosystems -- 2. Coral reefs, seagrass and macroalgal beds, and mangroves

Wed. May 24, 2017 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

Coastal marine ecosystems are complex open system interacting with surrounding watersheds, outer ocean, and the atmosphere, providing a wealth of various ecosystem services to human life. Simultaneously, they are also influenced strongly and often negatively by human activities. This session, together with a companion session dedicated for the water cycle and land-ocean interactions, aims to provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussion covering various aspects of frontiers in coastal ecosystem sciences. This session particularly focuses shallow-water benthic communities ranging from temperate to tropical regions, such as coral reefs, seagrass and macroalgal beds, and mangroves. All these communities are characterized by intrinsically high primary production, active material cycling, and biodiversity hot spots. However, increasing human demand for coastal marine resources and industrial development concentrating on coastal regions incur the risk of rapid degradation and diminishment. Comprehensive assessment and monitoring of ecosystem functions and development of effective means for conservation and restoration are urgently needed for such communities. This session is dedicated to organizing and promoting such research and management activities by sharing state-of-the-art science and technology among ecologists, geologists, geochemists, biogeographers, etc. Field-based and modeling studies concerning the following topics are especially welcome: material cycling and ecosystem functions; community connectivity; environmental changes such as global warming, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise; ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, nutrient regulation, and fisheries production; broad-scale comparison; long-term ecological researches.

*Naoko Morimoto1, Atsushi Watanabe2, Yu Umezawa3, Maria Lourdes San Diego-McGlone4, Charissa M. Ferrera4, Toshihiro Miyajima1 (1.Department of Chemical Oceanography, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 2.Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology, O-okayama 2-12-1 W8-13 Meguro, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan, 3.Faculty of Fisheries, Nagasaki University, 1-14 Bunkyo, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan, 4.Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines)

*Yoshiyuki TANAKA1, Hideki FUKUDA2, Toshihiro Miyajima3 (1.Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Hachinohe Institute of Technology, 2.Coastal Conservation Section, International Coastal Research Center, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 3.Marine Biogeochemistry Group, Division of Ocean-Earth System Science, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)




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