[MARMAM] Invitation to submit to special issue of Aquatic Mammals on Monk Seals

Alexandros A. Karamanlidis akaramanlidis at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 00:13:14 PST 2010

Dear Marmamers

During the 18th Biennial Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy in
Quebec/Canada, 12-16 October 2009, a workshop was held focusing on the study
and conservation of the critically endangered Monk seals. The workshop,
entitled "Research, Management, Conservation and Policy in Monk seal
recovery: A global Perspective" provided an excellent opportunity for monk
seal researchers and conservationists from around the world to meet and
discuss latest advances and achievements in the field. Overall, more than 15
presentations and posters were made, being evidence of the growing efforts
to understand and protect these endangered species.

Moving in the direction of promoting monk seal recovery through the widest
possible dissemination of information and in cooperation with the
peer-reviewed, scientific journal Aquatic Mammals, we are launching an
effort to prepare a special issue of the journal dedicated to all species of
monk seals.

We would therefore like to invite monk seal researchers and conservation
practitioners interested in contributing to this issue to contact us, no
later than April 30, 2010. Prospective authors would then have six months
time to prepare a manuscript and submit to Aquatic Mammals, indicating that
the manuscript is for consideration in the special issue on monk seals, for
peer-review by October 30, 2010. According to a tentative time plan, the
special issue would be published early in 2011 - publishing procedures would
follow the general guidelines of the journal.

In order to speed the process, authors interested in submitting an article
related to either the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) or the
Caribbean monk seal (Monachus tropicalis) should contact Dr. Alexandros A.
Karamanlidis (akaramanlidis at gmail.com); authors interested in submitting an
article related to the Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) should
contact David Schofield (David.Schofield at noaa.gov). We look forward to
hearing from you!


On behalf of the organizers:


Dr. Alexandros A. Karamanlidis

Scientific Coordinator

MOm/Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk seal




David Schofield, M.Sc.

Marine Mammal Response Network Coordinator NOAA/NMFS/PIRO


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