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Proceedings of the Smithsonian Marine Science Symposium
Smithsonian Marine Science Symposium (2007 : Washington, D.C.)
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2009.
Physical Description:
viii, 529 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
The Smithsonian Marine Science Symposium was held on 15-16 November 2007 in Washington, D.C. It represented the first major dissemination of marine research results since the establishment of the Smithsonian Marine Science Network (MSN). The 39 papers in this volume represent a wide range of marine research studies that demonstrate the breadth and diversity of science initiatives supported by the MSN. The first section contains an overview of the MSN along with papers describing the multidisciplinary investigations spanning more than 37 years for the four Smithsonian marine facilities that constitute the Network: the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center at the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland; the National Museum of Natural History's Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida; the Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program, with its Carrie Bow Marine Field Station in Belize; and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Subsequent papers represent findings by Smithsonian scholars and their collaborators on overarching topics of marine biodiversity, evolution, and speciation; biogeography, invasive species, and marine conservation; and forces of ecological change in marine systems.
General Note:
Symposium convened by the Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for Science.

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Introduction to the Smithsonian Marine Science Network / Michael A. Lang -- Land-Sea Interactions and Human Impacts in the Coastal Zone / Anson H. Hines -- Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce: Thirty-Eight Years of Research on the Marine Biodiversity of Florida / Valerie J. Paul ... [et al.] -- Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems: Thirty-Five Years of Smithsonian Marine Science in Belize / Klaus Rützler -- The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Marine Research, Education, and Conservation in Panama / D. Ross Robertson ... [et al.] -- Protandric Simultaneous Hermaphroditism Is a Conserved Trait in Lysmata (Caridea: Lysmatidae): Implication for the Evolution of Hermaphroditism in the Genus / J. Antonio Baeza -- Reconciling Genetic Lineages with Species in Western Atlantic Coryphopterus (Teleostei: Gobiidae) / Carole C. Baldwin ... [et al.] -- Recent Insights into Cnidarian Phylogeny / Allen G. Collins -- Biodiversity and Abundance of Sponges in Caribbean Mangrove: Indicators of Environmental Quality / Maria Cristina Diaz, Klaus Rützler -- Internal Transcribed Spacer 2 (ITS2) Variation in the Gorgonian Coral Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata in Belize and Panama / Daniel Dorado, Juan A. Sánchez -- Obvious Invaders and Overlooked Infauna: Unexpected Constituents of the Decapod Crustacean Fauna at Twin Cays, Belize / Darryl L. Felder ... [et al.] --Imposex in One of the World's Busiest Shipping Zones / Carter Li, Rachel Collin -- Shorefishes of the Tropical Eastern Pacific Online Information System / D. Ross Robertson -- Nephasoma pellucidum: A Model Species for Sipunculan Development? / Anja Schulze, Mary E. Rice
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