13 June 2014
Time  Title Speaker
Chairs: F. Meyer, N. van Hoytema
9.00-9.20 Overview of actual CORE activities and projects Christian Wild
9.20-9.50 Impacts of nutrient enrichment on reef corals Jörg Wiedenmann
9.50-10.10 One-year monitoring of coral reef functioning in upwelling-influenced Northwestern Costa Rica Ines Stuhldreier
10.10-10.30 Effects of stimulated overfishing on benthic algae growth, composition and succession in upwelling-influenced coral reefs at the Pacific coast of Costa Rica Florian Roth
10.30-11.00  COFFEE BREAK
Chairs: L. Rix, M. Naumann
11.00-11.30 The role of pH regulation in coral symbiosis and biomineralization Alexander Venn 
11.30-11.50 The effect of elevated dissolved organic and inorganic carbon on the physiology of coral reef calcifiers Friedrich Meyer
11.50-12.10 Carbon fixation by Red Sea coral reef primary producers: the influence of seasonality Nanne van Hoytema
12.10-12.30 Seasonal variation of dinitrogen fixation and metabolic activity associated with two dominant zooxanthellate soft corals from the Northern Red Sea Vanessa Bednarz
12.30-14.00  LUNCH BREAK
Chairs: S. Ferse, A. Ford
14.00-14.30 Corals: Achilles’ heel of the reef ecosystem? Nick Polunin
14.30-14.50 Effect of xeniid soft coral pulsation on O2 availability in coral-algae interaction zones Malik Naumann
14.50-15.10 Abundance and development of coral algae-interactions in coral reefs of the Mexican Caribbean Sabrina Schmalz
15.10-15.30 A modelling investigation of the coral reef paradox Agostino Merico
15.30-16.00   COFFEE BREAK
Chairs: V. Bednarz, U. Cardini
16.00-16.30 Aiptasia – an emerging laboratory model to dissect the molecular basis of coral symbiosis Annika Guse
16.30-16.50 Effects of heat stress and bleaching on C and N2 fixation by Red Sea hard coral holobionts Ulisse Cardini
16.50-17.10 Uptake and assimilation of coral and algae-derived dissolved organic matter by Red Sea reef sponges Laura Rix
17.10-17.30 Coral reef ecology research 2010-2014 at CORE sea in the Gulf of Thailand Eike Schönig

Note: Click on the title to read the abstract. The book of abstracts is available here.