Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, 14 November 2008

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Organizers of the Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, "Biology and Management of Exploited Crab Populations Under Climate Change," announce a second call for paper and poster abstracts. The 2009 Symposium marks the 25th anniversary of the series. The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, 14 November 2008.

This symposium will address the effects of human-caused and natural fluctuations and collapses of crab stocks and fisheries worldwide. The organizers seek to foster a comparative approach across different marine ecosystems in the face of climate change. Rather than a geographic focus on crabs in cold-water regions, this symposium takes a process-oriented approach by focusing on the mechanisms behind crab population-level responses relevant to fisheries management in an ecosystem context.
Submissions from arctic to tropical ecosystems are encouraged.

To contribute either an oral or poster abstract, please complete the online submission form. The form can be found at:
Abstracts must include:
- Type of presentation (oral or poster)
- Topic area
- Title, in upper/lowercase type, using as few words as possible
- Authors' names as they should appear in the abstract book; full
affiliation and mailing address; and phone, fax, and email address
- Name of presenter and contact person if different from first author
- Text of abstract in 250 words or less; do not include any headings,
tables, figures or references. If paragraphs in your abstract are
particularly long, please break them up into smaller paragraphs of 170
words or less.

For further information about the symposium, please go to: