The 6th and 7th of June 2006, 36 participants, coming from 18 countries, discussed such margin issues as large scale biodiversity patterns and processes, scales and consequences of habitat heterogeneity and human impacts. The workshop concluded with a definition of four scientific themes that should be adressed by COMARGE in the future.
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
4 - 6 June 2007
Organized by Alan J. Hughes and Lénaick Menot
National Institute of Water and Atmosphere, Wellington, New-Zealand
3 - 7 September 2007
Organized by Gary C. B. Poore
Ghent University, Belgium
28 Januray - 1 February 2008
Organized by Ann Vanreusel
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, USA
8 - 12 September 2008
Organized by Lisa Levin
The CCROCKS! research cruise explored methane seeps, sunken woods, oxygen minimum zone and corals off Costa Rica.
From 24 February to 17 March, the educational cruise INSPIRE on board R/V Melville will explore chemosynthetic ecosystems along the Chile margin.
Baba, K., Macpherson, E., Poore, G.C.B., Ahyong, S.T., Bermudez, A., Cabezas, P., Lin, C.-W., Nizinski, M., Rodrigues, C., Schnabel, K.E., 2008. Catalogue of squat lobsters of the world (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura - families Chirostylidae, Galatheidae and Kiwaidae). Zootaxa 1905, 1-220. Available online on Zootaxa website.
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Volume 399, pages 1- 14 (feature article open access)
Chih-Lin Wei, Gilbert T. Rowe, G. Fain Hubbard, Amélie H. Scheltema, George D. F. Wilson, Iorgu Petrescu, John M. Foster, Mary K. Wicksten, Min Chen, Roe Davenport, Yousria Soliman, Yuning Wang
Some regions of the deep ocean floor support abundant populations of organisms, despite being overlain by water that contains very little oxygen but global warming is likely to exacerbate oxygen depletion and thereby reduce biodiversity in these regions.