4th CLIOTOP Symposium - Oceanic biodiversity under climate change: shifts in natural and human systems

Country: Taiwan

City: Keelung

Abstr. due: 31.05.2018

Dates: 15.10.18 — 19.10.18

Area Of Sciences: Biology; Geography;

Organizing comittee e-mail: http://imber.info/en/projects/imber/events/imber-working-groups-program-events/4th-cliotop-symposium

Organizers: National Taiwan Ocean University


Increased pressure is being placed on wildlife as our global climate changes, habitats are modified and resources are consumed. Understanding the function of species and populations in ecosystems, their key habitats and resource requirements and their capacity to adapt to a changing environment are essential in the management of ecosystems.

The Fourth CLIOTOP Symposium aims to:

  1. Evaluate the responses to and impacts of climate variability and change on marine top predator species and their food chains, and dependent socio-economic and management systems over short to longer time scales.
  2. Identify risk assessment and evaluation tools that incorporate climate variability in order to improve sustainable resource management (conservation, fisheries, spatial planning, etc.).
  3. Develop and evaluate adaptation and mitigation strategies at the single species, multi-species and ecosystem scales that address the cumulative nature of pressures (e.g. climate change, tourism, noise, pollution, fishing) placed on top predators and the ecosystems that support them.

Conference themes

  1. Global and regional trophic pathways and connectivity – trophic responses to variability and change in physical, chemical and biological components of the marine environment
  2. Integrated modelling of systems based on shared socio-economic scenario pathways – projection and exploration of future patterns in marine ecosystems
  3. Adaptive approaches to biodiversity and resource management – strategies for incorporating climate variability and long-term change
  4. Responses of top predator life history dynamics to natural and anthropogenic drivers of spatio-temporal variability and change
  5. Implications of variability and change in the spatial dynamics of top predators for food security, species conservation and ecosystem functioning
  6. Management strategies for whole of systems – moving from biophysical systems to biophysical-socioeconomic systems – what are the key needs for guiding decision making into the future?


Conference Web-Site: http://imber.info/events/imber-working-groups-program-events/4th-cliotop-symposium