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Jul 15 — Jul 20

2018 Gordon Research Conference on Ocean Global Change Biology

Waterville Valley, NH

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The Ocean Global Change Biology GRC seeks to synthesize new research directions, and identify synergies across subdisciplines, using a boundary spanning approach to understand the response of marine organisms and ecosystems to environmental change. Held in 2014, the inaugural Ocean Global Change Biology GRC emphasized several core themes including the response of organisms to interacting multiple stressors, mechanisms of adaptation and phenotypic plasticity, and presentations reviewing modeling efforts and experimental design. The 2018 conference will continue to pursue these goals, and will include 3 new sessions designed to highlight emerging perspectives and research efforts in the field – the role of epigenetic mechanisms in rapid responses to environmental change, the utility of "multiple trait-based" approaches in ocean global change research, and an exploration of the potential for climate change refuges and rescue. Notably, one goal of the 2018 GRC is stimulate discussion that helps us move beyond description of the response of organisms, and lean towards integrating science into actions that might be viable in a conservation or management context.

GRI Faculty Affiliate Brian Helmuth, Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, will participate.

For more information, or to register, visit the official event website here: www.grc.org/ocean-global-change-biology-conference/2018/