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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Red Sea
Research Center
April 9–11, 2011


April 9. Luyten. President of KAUST KAUST – Towards Regional Impact and Global Excellence Scientific Opportunities in the Red Sea  • Dr. Sameer J. James Cook University. Presidential Deputy for Environmental Affairs. Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Director. Australia 11:00–12:00 Lab Opening • Walk over to Red Sea Research Center. Level 2 • Opening Remarks: P rof. Red Sea Research Center • Tour of Lab 12:00–13:00 Lunch Conference Center. Red Sea Research Center The Red Sea—Precious Resource: Opportunity and Responsibility • Prof. Red Sea Research Red Sea Research Center Symposium Center Inauguration Saturday. Presidency for Meteorology & Environment • Choon Fong Shih. Ghazi. 2011 9:00–9:45 Registration. James R. Terry Hughes. Luyten. Building 19 . www. Welcome Reception 9:45–11:00 Welcome Remarks • Prof. Ibn Al-Haytham. James R.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Glori Oil Limited. USA Long-Tailed Distributions in Microbial Communities in Globally-Distributed Sites and the Red Sea • Hamza El Dorry. Uli Stingl Session Introduction: Prof. April 9.Red Sea Research Red Sea Research Center Symposium Center Symposium Saturday. USA Single Cell Genomics: Development and Application in Microbial Genomics . Santa Cruz. USA Shedding Light on the Dark: A Metaproteogenomic View of Chemosynthesis at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents • Thomas Ishoey. Provost Marine Microbial Ecology Session Leader: Prof. Egypt The Red Sea Microbiome Project: Metagenomics Analysis of the Microbial Communities in the Red Sea 15:00–15:30 BREAK 15:30–17:30 Marine Microbial Ecology—The Next Step • H. The American University of Cairo (AUC). Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). 2011 13:00–13:10 Opening Remarks: Stefan Catsicas. USA Reduced Genomes of SAR11 and UCYN-A in the World Ocean: Specialized Roles in Biogeochemical Cycles • Stefan Sievert. Uli Stingl 13:10–13:15  Marine Microbial Ecology at the KAUST Red Sea Research Center 13:15–15:00 Marine Microbial Ecology—Ongoing Collaborations • Mitch Sogin. University of California. Jim Tripp.

April 10. Modeling. Georgiy Stenchikov Prof. Kiel.) • Marcus Dengler. Greece The Red Sea Three-Dimensional Circulation and Exchange with the Indian Ocean • Fengchao Yao. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). 2011 Red Sea Research Center Symposium 8:30–9:00 Reception Modeling and Analyzing the Red Sea Physical and Biological Environment Session Co-Leaders: P rof. University of Athens. University of Sunday. KSA Seasonal Overturning Circulation in the Red Sea 10:30–10:45 BREAK 10:45–12:45 Ocean Dynamics: Observations. Ibrahim Hoteit 9:00–9:15 Session Introduction 9:15–10:30 Ocean Dynamics: Observations.kaust. University of Maryland. USA The ocean deserts: salt budgets of northern subtropical oceans and their relationship to climate variability (James Carton and Semyon Grodsky) Atmospheric Forcings • Zong-Liang Yang. and Assimilation (contd. www. Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences. USA Eddies in the Red Sea • Sarantis Sofianos. USA Beyond Land-Atmosphere Interaction • George Kallos. Germany New Insights on the Atlantis II Brine Pool from Microstructure Temperature Observations • Jim Carton. Building 19 .edu. University of Texas at Austin. Modeling and Assimilation • Amy Bower. Greece The Role of Natural and Anthropogenic Particles on Radiation-Cloud-Precipitation Cycle in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas 12:45–13:45 LUNCH Conference Center. College Park. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).

Porter Hoa- gland. New Jersey. Princeton University. Attica. University of Bergen. Utrecht. Di Jin. Andrew Solow) . Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Norway Modeling Vertical Migration: Combined Effects of Environment and Animal Motivation • Hauke Kite-Powell. USA Experimental and Numerical Studies of Atmosphere- Water Interactions • Georgiy Stenchikov.13:45–15:15 Atmospheric Forcings (cont’d. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. USA Reactive Nitrogen in the Environment: An Integrated Approach • Elie Bou-Zeid.) Red Sea Research Center Symposium • Russell Dickerson. The Netherlands Biogeochemical Dynamics of the Coastal Waters of Jeddah: A 3D Finite Elements Modeling Approach 17:00–17:15 BREAK FISH Session Leader: Stein Kaartvedt 17:15–18:30 Session Introduction: Prof. Kalenderski) 15:15–15:30 BREAK 15:30–17:00 Modeling of Red Sea Ecology • John Norbury. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). R. (WHOI) USA Bioeconomic Analysis of Traditional Fisheries on the Red Sea Coast of Saudi Arabia (Hauke Kite-Powell. UK Constructing Ecologies • George Triantafyllou. M. Stenchikov. Stein Kaartvedt • Jarl Giske. Oxford University. Abida. SOWCAR. KSA Modeling of Regional Climate over Red Sea and Arabian Pen- insula (G. Greece Modeling the Ecosystem of the Red Sea • Goulven Laurelle. College Park. S. Zampieri. The University of Maryland.

USA The Origins of Tropical Marine Biodiversity in the Indo-Pacific and Red Sea: A Phylogeographic Perspective . Australia 12:30–13:30 LUNCH Conference Center. University of Jordan Fish Communities of Aqaba • Andrew Baird. Australia The Red Sea—A Critical Resource for Calibrating Ecological and Evolutionary Processes in Reef Fishes • Terry Hughes. University of California Santa Barbara. Townsville. www. Connectivity. Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. USA WHOI-KAUST Fish Ecology Projects • Ann Tarrant. Scripps Institution of Oceanography. James Cook University. Mass Marine Fisheries. Australia Coral Spawning in the Red Sea • Simon Thorrold. James Cook University. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Townsville. New Bedford. USA The Structure and Ecology of Coral Reefs Across the Central Pacific • Howard Choat. USA Red Sea Shark Ecology • Brian Bowen. USA WHOI-KAUST Coral Ecology Projects 10:30–10:45 BREAK 10:45–12:30 What We Would Like to Know About the Red Sea • Sally Holbrook. and Resilience on Coral Reefs • Russ Schmitt. USA How Important are Reciprocal Feedbacks between Tropical Fishes and their Coral Habitat? • Stuart Sandin. 2011 Red Sea Research Center Symposium 8:30–9:00 Reception Coral Reef Ecology and Genomics Session Co-Leaders: Michael Berumen Christian Voolstra 9:00–9:10 Session Introduction: Michael Berumen What We Know About the Red Sea 9:10–10:30 Coral Reef Ecology • Maroof Khalaf. University of California Santa Barbara.kaust. James Cook University. Building 19 13:30–15:00 Projects Underway with KAUST • Greg Skomal. University of Hawaii. Townsville. April 11. USA Herbivory. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).sa Monday.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). USA Quantitative Genetics and Genomics of Adaptive Traits in Reef- Building Corals • Didier Zoccola. Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology. Germany Warm and Cold Water Corals as Engineers of Reef Ecosystems 18:00–18:15 closing remarks • Prof. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).and Among-Reef Fish Movements 15:00–15:15 BREAK  Genomics 15:15–18:00 Session Introduction: Christian Voolstra • Roberto Iglesias Prieto. Stanford University. James Luyten. UK The Genome Sequence of the Dinoflagellate Symbiodinium sp. Monaco Characterization of Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) from Stylophora pistillata • Ute Hentschel. University of Cambridge. University of Würzburg. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The Monaco Scientific Center. Mexico Using Light to Build Reefs: The Development of Bio-Optical Models of Coral Calcification • John Pringle. Germany Functional Insights into Sponge Microbiology by Single Cell Genomics • Christian Wild. USA A Model System for Studies of Dinoflagellate- Cnidarian Symbiosis • Gos Micklem. USA Ontogenetic Movements and Trophic Dynamics • Elizabeth Tyler. USA Red Sea Research Center Symposium Red Sea Coral Health Assessments • Kelton McMahon. The University of Texas at Austin. Vice President for Research • Prof. KSA Within. Cambridge. a Symbiont from the Red Sea Coral Stylophora pistillata • Mikhail Matz. • Kathryn Furby. Red Sea Research Center . Jean Frechet. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Director.. .