[Juvenile French Angelfish (Pomacanthus paru)] [National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (NCORE)]

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The National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research
announces a two day workshop on
The Future of Decision Support for Coral Reef Management:
Agent-based Models and Interdisciplinary Research
July 23-24, 2002
In the RSMAS Auditorium

Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

Objective: Set the course for developing highly interdisciplinary ABMs in support of reef decision-making, building on advances in ABM modeling on other systems.

Tuesday Open Conference 
From To
9:00 9:15 Welcome  
9:15 9:45 Keynote:The Future of Visual Computing Technology Brad Reddersen (V.P. of SGI)
9:45 10:30 New Horizons in Coral Reef Decision-Making John McManus
10:30 11:00 Coffee
11:00 11:30 Agent Based Modeling, Sustainability and the Future of Coral Reefs Roger Bradbury
11:30 12:00 Modeling the Role of Long Distance Dispersal Versus Local Retention in Replenishing Marine Populations Robert Cowen
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 13:30 Role of “Theory” in Agent-based Ecological Modeling: A Fish Behavior Example Steve Railsback
13:30 14:00 An Agent-Based Event Driven Foraging Model: Progress and Possibilities Jim Anderson
14:00 14:30 Predicting the Long-term Effects of Coral Bleaching and Climate Change on the Structure of Coral Communities Craig Johnson
14:30 15:00 Do’s and Don’ts from Computational Economics Francesco Luna
15:00 15:30 Coffee
15:30 16:00 Particle Economics and the Metabolic Particle Collider James Herriot and Bruce Sawhill
16:00 16:30 Agent-Based Approaches to Modeling “Man-In-Nature”, Institutions and Environmental Markets Bohdan Durnota
16:30 17:00 Advances in Watershed Modeling James Westervelt
17:00 18:30 Reception and Technology Demo SGI
Wednesday Open Conference
From To
9:00 9:30 Use of Spatially Explicit Individual-based Models in the Everglades Landscape Donald DeAngelis
9:30 10:00 A Spatial Ecosystem Model to Assess Coral Reef Fish Population Risks from Exploitation and Environmental Changes Jerry Ault
10:00 10:30 Frameworks for Agent-Based Models Charlotte Bruun
10:30 11:00 Coffee
11:00 11:30 Large-scale Ecology and Modeling of Reef Ecosystems Nicholas Polunin and Robert Seymour
11:30 12:00 Modeling and Decision Support in the Proposed World Bank/GEF Global Targeted Coral Reef Research Project  John McManus / Roger Bradbury
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 15:00 Breakout Closed sessions
15:00 15:30 Coffee
15:30 17:00 Breakout Closed sessions

*Immediately following Tuesday's meetings please join NCORE and some of our distinguished guests for a Reception & Technology Demonstration sponsored by SGI, in the RSMAS Commons.


Drinks and hors d'oeuvres to be served.*


We have limited space for poster presentations during the reception.

If interested in presenting please contact

Cara Dickman ([email protected]
Robin Fortuna ([email protected]).

[US Environmental Protection Agency] [NOAA's Coral Health and Monitoring Program]


NCORE * University of Miami * Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science 
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway * Miami, FL USA 33149-1098 

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