6 - 11 January, 2019 : Hong Kong

The Swire Institute of Marine Science
The University of Hong Kong
6 - 11 January, 2019
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The International Temperate Reefs Symposium


Since its inception in 1989, ITRS has been an aggregation of like-minded marine scientists whose research focuses on temperate reefs. At the core, the symposium is an informal gathering of people who enjoy good science, challenging conversation, and excellent camaraderie.

While the founders of ITRS were unsure of its longevity; the next ITRS, 30 years after the first, would seem to demonstrate the foresight in their vision. We welcome ITRS participants, old and new. Come and visit us in Hong Kong for the 12th ITRS in 2019!



We have an exciting mix of experienced and mid-career speakers for our plenary sessions.

Emma Johnston

Title: The Great Speeding Up: The four main mechanisms by which humans are

speeding up the ecology of marine systems

Chris Harley

Title: From keystone predation effects to global change, are we missing the forest for the trees?


Christopher McQuaid

Title: Lawless ecology: pattern, process and prediction in marine ecosystems

Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi

Title: Ecological experiments in the era of macroecology and big-data

Tony Underwood

Title: Ecological experimentation, hypothesis-testing, P-values and issues about rational thought.






For other questions and comments, email 12.ITRS.Conference@gmail.com

12th ITRS

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