Effects of Human Activities on Marine Environments

Organized by

Prof. Yehuda Benayahu

Program Committee: Prof. Amazia Genin, Dr. Daniel Sher, Dr. Maoz Fine,

Prof. Aldo Shemesh, Prof. Yehuda Benayahu

 

December 12th-13th, 2011 University of Haifa

Caesarea-Rothschild Institute – Room 566, Education Building (except opening)

December 12th

8:00-9:30

Breakfast at the Hotel

10:00-10:30

Room 363

Education Building

3rd Floor

Opening of the Conference – Room 363, 3th Floor, Education Building

Prof. Martin Golumbic, Head, The Caesarea-Rothschild Institute – Greetings –

Prof. Ching-Fong Chang, the Taiwan Deputy Minister of National Science Council Ms. Ilana Lowi, Director, Division for International Relations, Ministry of Science and Technology

Prof. Aharon Ben-Zeev , President of the University of Haifa

Prof. David Faraggi, Rector of the University of Haifa

Prof. Michal Yerushalmy, Vice-president and Dean of Research

Chair: Aldo Shemesh

10:30-11:10

Gwo-Ching Gong (40 mn)

National Taiwan Ocean University

Overview of Oceanic Research in Taiwan and Effects of Global Change on Marine Biogeochemical Cycling

11:10-11:30

Yossi Loya (20 mn)

Tel Aviv University

Reproductive Strategies in Mushroom Stony Corals

11:30-11:50

Coffee Break

11:50-12:10

Ruth Yahel (20 mn)

Israel Nature and Park Authority

Marine Conservation at the Israeli Mediterranean Sea: Threats and Challenges

12:10-12:30

Maoz Fine (20 mn)

Bar Ilan University

Corals and Coral Reefs in a Changing World

12:30-12:50

Hudi Benayahu (20 mn)

Tel Aviv University

Octocorals: A platform for Collaboration  between Taiwanese and Israeli Scientists

13:00-14:00

Lunch 6th floor, CRI Lounge, Education Building

Chair: Maoz Fine

14:00-14:40

Ming-An Lee (40 mn)

National Taiwan Ocean University

Effects of Global Change on Fisheries

14:40-15:00

Arik Diamant (20 mn)

National Center for Mariculture

Alien and Native Fish Assemblages in the Warming Eastern Mediterranean from a Parasitological Viewpoint

15:00-15:20

Muki Shpigel (20 mn)

National Center for Mariculture

Sustainable Multi-trophic Mariculture Systems in the Red Sea: Back to the Future

15:20-15:40

Dror Angel (20 mn)

Haifa University

Sustainable Aquaculture: Getting the Most out of the Ocean with the Least Effect

15:40-16:00

Tamar Zohari (20 mn)

Kinneret Limnological Laboratory

Anthropogenic Impacts on the Sea of Galilee: Ecological Responses

16:00-16:20

Coffee Break

 

Chair: Daniel Sher

16:20-17:00

Chau-Ron Wu (40 mn)

National Taiwan Normal University

Effects of Global Change on Ocean Currents

17:00-17:20

Aldo Shemesh (20 mn)

The Weizmann Institute of Science

Oxygen and Carbon Isotopes in Marine and Lacustrine Diatoms: Indicators of Global and Regional Paleoclimate

17:20-17:40

Hezi Gildor (20 mn)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Submesoscale Mixing Observations and Modeling: From Vertical Density
Currents to Horizontal Barriers to Mixing

17:40-18:00

Eyal Ben Dor (20 mn)

Tel Aviv University

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing as an Effective Tool for Aquatic Mapping

 

 

December 13th

7:45-8:45

Breakfast

Chair: Hudi Benayahu

9:00-9:40

Chang Feng-Dai (40 mn)

National Taiwan University

Effects of Global Change on Coral Reef System

09:40-10:00

Avigdor Abelson (20 mn)

Tel Aviv University

Coral Reef Restoration: Is it a Chronicle of Failure Foretold?

10:00-10:20

Danny Tchernov (20 mn)

University of Haifa

The Rise and Fall of Stony Corals

10::20-1040

Coffee Break

Chair: Dan Tchernov

10:40-11:20

Fuh-Kwo Shiah (40 mn)

Academia Sinica

Effects of Global Change on Microbial Ecology

11:20-11:40

Debbie Lindel (20 mn)

Israel Institute of Technology, Technion

Genomic Island Variability Facilitates Coexistence between Marine Viruses and their Prochlorococcus Hosts

11:40-12:00

Assaf Vardi (20 mn)

The Weizmann Institute of Science

Sensing Environmental Stresses and Cellular Responses in Marine Phytoplankton

12:00-12:20

Daniel Sher (20 mn)

University of Haifa

Patterns of Interactions among Marine Microbes: What we Know, What we Want to Know and What we Need to Know

 

Closing Remarks

12:30-13:30

Lunch 6th floor, CRI Lounge, Education Building, Hosted by Mr. Menachem Greenblum, Director General, Ministry of Science and Technology