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Prof. Camille Parmesan, Marine Institute, Plymouth University, UK - Biological Impacts of Anthropogenic Climate Change: Consequences, Complexities and Surprises
Prof. Fiorenza Micheli, David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science Hopkins Marine Station Stanford University, USA- Under pressure: challenges and opportunities for research and conservation of a rapidly changing Sea
Dr. Josep Manuel Gazo, Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain - Methods used to establish monitoring programs and assessing bycatch of marine mammals in the western Mediterranean
Dr. Shiela Heymans - Head of the Ecology Department, Scottish Marine Institute - Ecosystem Models for Sustainable fisheries
Ms. Natasha Belkin, Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences
Bar Ilan University - Effects of seawater desalination discharges on coastal bacterial and phytoplanktonic communities
Mr. Xavier Corrales, Managing a marine ecosystem under the impacts of multiple stressors
Dr. Dafna DiSegni, Payment for Marine Ecosystem Services: Policy analysis using ECOSIM
Mr. Gal Dishon, Marine Biology Department, The Leon H.Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa- Biogeochemical time machine - Learning about coral bleaching from dead skeletons
Dr. Menachem Goren, The Levant Sea: New Biota – New Food Web
Ms. Tamar Guy- Haim, Marine Biology Department, The Leon H.Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa - Shifted coastal communities and ecosystem functions in a warmed and acidified ocean.
Dr. Nurit Keres, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research -Can monitoring programs provide science based criteria to protect the environment?
Mr. Idan Liebes, The Natural resource and Environmental Research Center, University of Haifa - Economic Implications of the Israeli Natural Gas.
Dr. Miriam Lev-On, Energy & Environment Cluster, Samuel Neaman Institute, the Technion - Understanding Air Emissions from Offshore Oil and Gas Operations in the United States
Dr. James Lindholm, Director- Institute for Applied Marine Ecology (IfAME), California State University - Into the Deep: Coupled Imagery and Observations in Support of Monitoring.
Mr. Stephane Martinez, The Mediterranean Marine Biodiversity Program - Monitoring the mesophotic reef in the easternmost Mediterranean Sea
Dr. Eyal Ofir, Kinneret Limnological Laboratory, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research (IOLR) - Managing ecosystem services by using a food-web model. Is it doable?
Mr. Yotam Popovich, The Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel - Observation Based Science As A Tool For Deep Mediterranean Management And Conservation
Prof. Michelle E. Portman, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion. Marine Spatial Planning in the Levant: Crossing the policy-planning divide
Dr. Gil Rilov, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research - Bioinvasions and climate change shift Levant reefs into an alien world
Prof. Buki Rinkevitch, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research- Ways of managing the resources of the ‘reefs of tomorrow’ through active reef restoration
Prof. Moti Shechter, The Natural resource and Environmental Research Center, University of Haifa - Israeli Mediterranean
ecosystem services assessment.
Dr. Yael Teff-Seker, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion. Israel's Marine Stakeholders: Difficulties, Interests and Synergies
Mr. Itai van Rijn, The Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University - Trawl fishery in Israel - stable or overfished?