[MARMAM] Announcement: Workshop on Antrhopogenic threats to marine mammals of the Mediterranean area, 30th ECS, Funchal, Madeira, March 2016

Annalisa Zaccaroni annalisa.zaccaroni at unibo.it
Fri Jan 15 12:32:29 PST 2016


Dear MARMAM list members,


The following workshop, organized by Univeristy of Bologna and Thesis Institution will be held at the forthcoming ECS Conference in Funchal - Madeira, on Sunday, 13th March (whole day): Antrhopogenic threats to marine mammals of the Mediterranean area.


The workshop is aimed at reviewing the current state of knowledge on threats to the marine mammals of the Mediterranean Sea, putting together experts on pathology, acoustics, toxicology and population monitoring.

Summary: The Mediterranean Sea is a particular, closed sea rich in marine biodiversity, marine mammals included. As well, it is one of the most crowded marine areas, and human impact on water quality and marine mammals' environment is enormous. Marine mammals have to cope with increasing pollution, high naval traffic, noise pollution, pathogens, which can increase their risk of extinction.

The workshop is aimed at reviewing the current state of knowledge on threats to the marine mammals of the Mediterranean Sea, putting together experts on pathology, acoustics, toxicology and population monitoring. The workshop will turn the focus of the discussion from a single research topic (e.g. toxicology, pathology, etc.) to the whole environment marine mammals live in, to get to a more complete scenario of threats, of present knowledge and of research gaps that require attention. The outcomes of the workshop will allow the identification of future conservation and management issues, e.g. in relation to naval disturb, habitat disruptions, pollution. The day will comprise of some specialist presentations focused on each potential threat to marine mammals, and of a second sessions during which researches will be presented. Contributions from young researchers will be encouraged, as well as the presence and participation of students.

It is an open workshop and will allow a maximum of 40 participants.

More information about the workshop at: http://europeancetaceansociety.eu/conference/workshops-0#Anthropogenic threats to marine mammals of the Mediterranean area.

Further details with a programme will be sent closer to the date of theworkshop to those who have registered to attend.

Best regards

Dr. Annalisa Zaccaroni
Dept. Veterinary Medical Sciences
University of Bologna
Viale Vespucci 2
Cesenatico (FC) 47042
tel. +39 0547 338944
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annalisa.zaccaroni at unibo.it<mailto:annalisa.zaccaroni at unibo.it>

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