Symposium 3: Linking ecological processes and environmental impacts across scales: Coastal ecology and energy development in the Caspian Sea and Gulf of Mexico
Organized by: S Tartowski, T Butler, and V Bashkin
Monday, August 8, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Meeting Room 517 C, Level 5, Palais des congrès de Montréal
8:00 AM: , INTRODUCTION: S. TARTKOWSKI.
8:15 AM: Yergaliyev, Tlepkazy*,1, Lychagin, Michail2, 1 Oil and Gas Institute, Atyrau, Kazakhstan2 Faculty of Geography, Moscow, Russia, River deltas of the Caspian Sea: Fate of pollutants in the changing environment.
8:35 AM: Tartowski, Sandy1, Bashkin, Vladimir2, 1 Cornell University, Ithaca, USA2 Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, Coastal nutrient and pollutant dynamics: The interaction of fast and slow processes.
8:55 AM: Butler, Tom1, 2, Mitrofanov, Igor*,3, 1 Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA2 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA3 Tethys, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, A carbon budget for the North Caspian Sea.
9:20 AM: Shiganova, Tamara*,1, Javanshir, Arash2, 1 Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS, Moscow, Russia2 University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran, Effects of invader Mnemiopsis leidyi on the Caspian Sea ecosystem functioning.
9:40 AM: , BREAK.
9:55 AM: Wilson, Susan*,1, Harkonen , T.2, Jepson, P.1, Jussi, M.3, Eybatov, T.4, Goodman, S.5, 1 Institute of Zoology, London, UK2 Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden3 Vilsandi National Park, Estonia4 Institute of Geology, Baku, Azerbaijan5 University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, Caspian Seal deaths: Causes, impact on the population and prognosis.
10:15 AM: Pikitch, Ellen*,1, Sisengalieva, Gulsim2, 1 Pew Institute for Ocean Science, New York, NY, USA2 Fisheries Research Institute, Atyrau, Kazakhstan, Status of Caspian sturgeon: Survey catches, population estimates, fisheries management and CITES.
10:40 AM: , QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION.
10:50 AM: Aubrey, David*,1, Shayegan, Jalal 2, Titarenko, Oksana3, Amirzhanov, Baurzhan4, 1 Woods Hole Group, East Falmouth, MA, USA2 Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran3 SUNY ESF, Syracuse, NY, USA4 Kazakhstan Development Authority, Atyrau, Kazakhstan, Ecological constraints and opportunities of coastal energy development in the Caspian Sea.
11:15 AM: , SYNTHESIS AND DISCUSSION: S. TARTKOWSKI AND T. BUTLER.
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