14th International Coral Reef Symposium at Bremen – registration now open

by TNP Editor 2021-4-27

The 14th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) 2021 will be held at Bremen, Germany this summer on July 19-23.

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This symposium is a great opportunity for marine biologists, policy experts, scholars and students to present their research findings, policy and scientific papers, as well as student posters. This is a premier event for the global scientific community to promote reef conservation and advance their research and professional development.

This will be the first VIRTUAL event in the 50+ year history of the ICRS. All presentations will be archived so that attendees can view them afterwards. Thus, attendees will not miss any oral or poster presentations at the 14th ICRS 2021 VIRTUAL when compared to prior ICRS and other large international conferences where many concurrent sessions were running at the same time.

Registration is now open. Click here to register.

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ECRS: A Rainbow of Experiences

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by Austin Yeung 2017-12-17

Never have I thought that as a high schooler, would I be presenting at Oxford University to an audience of world renown researchers. It was never in my realm of possibilities before I decided to submit an abstract. But there I was, presenting my own research conducted in Palau. Original, unique data that only I had. I felt an immediate sense of gratification and appreciation for the opportunity after stepping into Oxford’s Examination hall. The lecture halls were grand, and I felt a sense of purpose just being present at the university. It is the oldest English-speaking university after all.

While being anxious before my talk, I felt an overwhelming wave of pride for offering the information I had with the scientific community. Coral reefs became a passion of mine after I received my scuba diving license, and I’ve loved the ocean ever since. The chance to make a contribution, regardless of its significance, was a once in a lifetime opportunity for any high school student. The talk was successful with an engaging audience asking questions, although I was advised not to jump to too many conclusions (haha).

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Alan Yeung to present at ECRS 2017

by Alan Yeung 2017-12-11

I will be presenting as Executive Director of Nature Pacific Foundation at the upcoming European Coral Reef Symposium (ECRS2017) at Oxford, England on December 15, 2017.

Under Session 7 – Can volunteers bridge the knowledge gap in reef conservation and research? Lessons from the field, this talk is entitled “21st century education: supporting reef conservation and research through experiential and service learning in Borneo, Palau and China.”

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A turnaround at Sanya National Coral Reef Nature Reserve?

by Austin Yeung 2016-12-30

The proceedings of ICRS13, the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, held in June 2016 at the Honolulu Convention Center, has now been published.

To learn more, click here to go to the ICRS13 proceedings page or download its table of contents here.

My paper with Prof. David M. Baker at the University of Hong Kong:

Session 80: A.H. Yeung, D.M. Baker (2016) A turnaround at Sanya National Coral Reef Nature Reserve?

Proc 13th Intl Coral Reef Symposium Honolulu: 561-580

can also be downloaded here at Researchgate.

ICRS 2016 opens in Hawaii

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by Austin Yeung  2016-06-22

The 13th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) opens in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will run from Jun 19-24, 2016.

I am very excited to join more than 2,500 attendees from 97 nations at this event.  Since attending the 3rd Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium (2014APCRS) at Kenting, Taiwan in June, 2014, I’ve been looking forward to participating in the 13th ICRS, where I will be making a poster presentation under the supervision of Dr. Baker.

Happy to be here in Honolulu!

Stanford president meets alumni in Shanghai

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by Alan Yeung  2016-03-12

Stanford president John Hennessey makes his final overseas stop of the global event tour, the Stanford+Connects Tour, in Shanghai, meeting and speaking with more than 300 alumni and friends at the Pudong Shangri-la Hotel on March 12, 2016.

This Shanghai event, like others in the Stanford+Connects series, brought some of the very best of Stanford to speak and share ideas with alumni, who came to Shanghai from all over Asia Pacific.

Three Stanford deans, Persis Drell of the School of Engineering, Garth Saloner of the Graduate School of Business, and M. Elizabeth Magill of the Law School, took part in panel discussions with the Stanford+Connects audience about instilling entrepreneurship at each school, and how innovation and creativity are taught and pursued at higher education.

Bill Newsome, Monica Lam, Mike McFaul, Josh Freedman, and J. Christian Gerdes gave micro-lectures at the event.  Many Stanford Connectors, especially board members of Stanford Club of Shanghai, contributed to the event.