Abstract Submission

Please note that the ECSA 56 2016 event has taken place.  We are not currently accepting abstracts for this conference.

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Conference Topics:

1. Changing physical settings and processes

1a. Coastal morphodynamics affected by engineering structures and sea level rise

1b. From measuring to modelling hydro- and sediment dynamics

1c. Impact of extreme events on coastal systems

1d. Monitoring with coastal ocean observing systems

1e. Measuring bio-geophysical processes in dynamic and complex environments

1f. Ecogeomorphology of estuarine systems

1g. Estuarine numerical model development and applications

2. Biogeochemical processes and fluxes at the land – sea interface

2a. Aquaculture and pollution of coastal waters

2b. From catchment to coast: effects of land use change and hydrological regulations

2c. Carbon and nutrient cycling in benthic and pelagic ecosystems

2d. Impact of ocean acidification on coastal systems

2e. The Subterranean Estuary

2f. Polar estuaries - an early-warning region for temperate systems?

3. Shifting ecosystem structures and functions

3a. Biodiversity in coastal systems

3b. Role of functional and response diversity to changes for ecosystem resilience

3c. Linkages between estuarine, coastal and marine habitats

3d. Stress responses: from molecular to ecosystem level

3e. Effects of anthropogenic stressors and environmental change on the performance of early life history stages of marine invertebrates

3f. Analysing, assessing and judging integrated ecosystem food webs and other networks

3g. Ecological responses of large estuarine-shelf system under natural and anthropogenic stresses with an interdisciplinary perspective

4. The human dimension: impact, management, governance

4a. Implications of resource use patterns and management for the environment

4b. Participatory management approaches in coastal zone management

4c. Marine and coastal spatial planning/ decision support

4d. Valuing marine ecosystem services

4e. Governing the commons: Institutions for the sea/ marine governance

4f. Experimental economics evidence for contributions to marine and coastal collective goods

4g. A practical illustration of the human dimension in coastal systems and its drivers for change

5 Crossdisciplinary and open topics

5a. EMECS - Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas

5b. Exploring coastal futures in the Anthropocene

5c. From 'anthropogenically-modified' to a 'natural' state in the North and Baltic Seas? – Scientific challenges for the implementation of the European MarineStrategy Framework Directive

5d. Coastal filters under remake

5e. Managing harbours as complex social-ecological systems

5g. Anthropocene and Holocene environmental changes – the past as a window into the future

5h. Repairing the world’s estuaries: opportunities and constraints in the Anthropocene

Text in black = General Session

Text in red = Special Session

Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you.

Once the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference.

All authors who register for the conference may have their article considered for publication in an Elsevier journal. Acceptance of a paper for conference presentation does not guarantee subsequent acceptance for journal publication.

Abstracts of all accepted contributions will be included within the online abstract system which will be distributed to all registered conference participants.


For revisions or queries regarding papers already submitted

If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please contact our CCE Manali Mishra at Content-ECSA2016@elsevier.com(Please do not email credit card information under any circumstances) with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one.

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