Header

Skip Navigation LinksReefBase > Resource Center > Publications > ICRS Proceedings
          RSS Feed
International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) Proceedings

Search Show Tips Advanced Search

12th International Coral Reef Symposium, 9-13 July 2012, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

The 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012), held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia from July 9-13th, 2012, was attended by nearly 2000 delegates. The program included over 1500 talks and posters. The Proceedings of the symposium contains almost 200 contributions from scientists around the world arising from the Symposium. Full papers having been peer-review by experts in the field.

The Proceedings encompass a broad spectrum of coral reef science, and demonstrate a growing expansion from the biological and earth sciences to non-traditional disciplines, including the social sciences and economics. The trend in earlier ICRS Symposia, towards a larger contribution from the fields of conservation planning and management, continued in Cairns in 2012. The Symposium also included an increased focus on climate change and ocean acidification, as well as reef management and governance issues including the Coral Triangle Initiative.

View the Proceedings.



1st ICRS, India, 19692nd ICRS, Australia, 19743rd ICRS, Miami, 19774th ICRS, Philippines, 19815th ICRS, Tahiti, 19856th ICRS, Australia, 19887th ICRS, Guam, 19928th ICRS, Panama, 19969th ICRS, Bali, 200010th ICRS, Okinawa, 200411th ICRS, Florida, 2008


International Coral Reef Symposium (1st to 11th)

The International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) is held about every 4 years, and makes for the largest and main gathering of coral reef scientists in the world. The proceedings of these symposia (which started back in 1969), are an important snapshot of the state of coral reef science and research at the time of publication.

With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, and the support and permission of the International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) and the various proceeding publishers, ReefBase has been able to scan / import all individual papers from the proceedings of ICRS 1 to 10, and make these available through these webpages.


To search for any papers from the various ICRS Proceedings, please use the search utility above. Or, click on any of the links below to see further details about each of the ICRS Symposia, and access full contents of the Proceedings.





Side Bar