The ISDSC6 will bring together scientists, industry, students and managers with recent state of the art knowledge on the presence, distribution, linkages, ecosystem function and biodiversity of cold water corals and their habitats. In addition the forcing factors driving the past and present biogeography, past and present constraints and effects of climate change in a global context will be discussed and management and policy issues for conservation tackled. Topics include ocean acidification, biogeography, larval dispersal, evolution, connectivity, autecology and reproduction, predictive habitat modeling, (paleo)productivity, new proxies in paleoceanography, conservation strategies, national and international management, marine protected areas and beyond.

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