Mini-Symposium 17:
Emerging Techniques in Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis

Oral Presentations (Click on presentation title to view abstract)
DATE TIME TITLE AUTHORS (* indicates Presenting Author) ROOM
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Mapping Coral Reef Benthic Zones from High-Spatial Resolution Image Segmentation and Photo Transect Data Stuart PHINN*, Chris ROELFSEMA, Ian LEIPER, Peter MUMBY 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 The status of the Millennium Coral Reef Mapping Project worldwide Serge ANDREFOUET*, Christine KRANENBURG, Damaris TORRES-PULLIZA, Frank MULLER-KARGER 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Coral Reef Habitat Responses to Disturbance Events in Time: a Remote Sensing Approach Julie SCOPELITIS*, Serge ANDREFOUET, Stuart PHINN, Pascale CHABANET, Odile NAIM, Terry DONE 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Combining the benefits of satellite and in situ data to determine location and benthic cover of patch reefs in the Florida Keys David PALANDRO*, Melanie PETERS, Luke MCEACHRON, Michael CALLAHAN, Jim BURD 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 Calibration and Validation of Coral Reef Benthic Community Maps from High-Spatial Resolution Satellite Chris ROELFSEMA*, Stuart PHINN 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Spatial Prediction of Reef Bathymetry and Geomorphology using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery Joaquin R GARZA-PEREZ*, Eugene C RANKEY, Robert N GINSBURG, Stacy L REEDER, Sean A GUIDRY, Humberto GUARIN 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 CASI mapping of the Farasan Islands (Saudi Arabia): Ecosystem processes in an atypical Red Sea setting Gwilym ROWLANDS*, Sam PURKIS, Bernhard RIEGL, Philip RENAUD 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 An Investigation of Seagrass Patterns at Alphonse Atoll, Seychelles: Linking structure to function in marine landscapes Sarah HAMYLTON*, Tom SPENCER 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Mapping the habitats and biodiversity of Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia using hyperspectral imagery Halina KOBRYN*, Nicole PINNEL, Thomas HEEGE, Lynnath BECKLEY, Matt HARVEY, Suzanne LONG 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Development of a field test environment for the validation of coastal remote sensing algorithms: Enrique Reef, Puerto Rico James GOODMAN*, Miguel VELEZ-REYES, Samuel ROSARIO, Shawn HUNT, Fernando GILBES 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 Remote Sensing of Coral Reef Biogeochemistry Based on Optical Absorptance and Light-Use Efficiency Eric HOCHBERG*, Marlin ATKINSON 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 An investigation into the effects of coral cover, colony size-frequency distribution and clustering on the classification accuracy of simulated reef images. Alan LIM*, Peter MUMBY, John HEDLEY, Chris ROELFSEMA, Ellsworth LEDREW 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Comparison of in situ temperature data from the southern Seychelles with SST data: can satellite data alone be used to predict coral bleaching events? Ben STOBART*, Nigel DOWNING, Raymond BUCKLEY, Kristian TELEKI 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 New Ecological Insights from a 21-Year Coral Reef Temperature Anomaly Database Kenneth CASEY*, Elizabeth SELIG, John BRUNO 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 A methodology for using satellite-based temperature and light measurements for predicting coral bleaching severity and mortality William SKIRVING*, Roberto IGLESIAS-PREITO, Susana ENRIQUEZ, Tyler CHRISTENSEN, John HEDLEY, Mark EAKIN, Ove HOEGH-GULDBERG, Sophie DOVE, Scott HERON, Peter MUMBY, Alan STRONG, Gang LIU, Jessica MORGAN, Dwight GLEDHILL 304
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 Producing a satellite SST climatology how long is a piece of string? Scott F. HERON*, William J. SKIRVING, Gang LIU, Tyler R.L. CHRISTENSEN, C. Mark EAKIN, Jessica A. MORGAN, Dwight K. GLEDHILL, Alan E. STRONG 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Fore-and Back-Reef Environments Interpreted from Airborne Laser Bathymetry: Northern Extension of the Florida Reef Tract Offshore SE Florida Charles FINKL*, Jeffrey ANDREWS, William ROBERTSON, Beth FORREST 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 Integrated Multi-Sensor Remote Sensing of the Terrace Structure of the Shallow Dry Tortugas Coral Reef Ecosystem John BROCK*, Monica PALASEANU-LOVEJOY, Nayegandhi AMAR, C. Wayne WRIGHT 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 The view from above - Are reefs fractal because of neutral-random construction? Samuel PURKIS*, Kevin KOHLER, Bernhard RIEGL 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 Coastal Zone Classification using Data Fusion between Lidar and Hyperspectral Data Jennifer WOZENCRAFT*, Christopher MACON, Grady TUELL, Joong Yong PARK 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 A Comparative Assessment of LiDAR and Multibeam Sonar to Characterize Coral Reef Ecosystem Timothy BATTISTA*, Bryan COSTA 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Statistical Comparison of Single-Beam Acoustic Backscatter (38 and 418 kHz) with LIDAR-Derived Coral Reef Benthic Habitat Class and Topographic Complexity Greg FOSTER*, Walker BRIAN, Bernhard RIEGL 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Measuring the rough with the smooth: Predicting fish species richness using LiDAR derived surface complexity Simon PITTMAN*, Bryan COSTA, Tim BATTISTA 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Remote sensing for studies of the local spatial distribution of coral reef fishes Anders KNUDBY*, Candace NEWMAN, Ellsworth LEDREW 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 A Novel Model Framework for Predicting Organismal Distributions across the Seascape Using GIS Topographic Metrics and Benthic Habitat Associations. Brian WALKER* 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 An Investigation of Reef Fish Community Modelling with Geostatistical Methods Jeanne DE MAZIERES*, James COMLEY 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Predictive habitat mapping of deep or turbid coral reefs using an ecological modelling approach with multibeam data Ben RADFORD*, Kimberly VAN NIEL, Karen HOLMES, Gary KENDRICK, Jessica MEEUWIG, Euan HARVEY 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 Seafloor Characterization Using Multibeam and Optical Data at French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Jonathan WEISS*, Joyce MILLER, John ROONEY 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Semi-Automated Classification of Acoustic & Optical Remotely Sensed Imagery in the U.S. Caribbean Bryan COSTA*, Tim BATTISTA, Charles MENZA 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Mapping marine habitats in the largest reef area of Southern Atlantic: the Abrolhos Bank, Brazil Daniel KLEIN, Alex BASTOS, Guilherme DUTRA*, John MUSINSKY, Ruy KIKUCHI, Rodrigo MOURA 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 Single beam acoustic remote sensing for coral reef mapping Arthur GLEASON*, Pamela REID, Todd KELLISON 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 Characterization and monitoring of insular shelf reefs in optically-deep waters Roy ARMSTRONG*, Maria CARDONA, Hanumant SINGH, Sara RIVERO, Fernando GILBES 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Geospatial analysis: an effective tool for simulating the spatial and temporal dynamics of tropical cyclone disturbance of coral reef communities across the Great Barrier Reef Region Marji PUOTINEN*, Katharina FABRICIUS, Glenn DE'ATH, Terry DONE 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 Marine Integrated Decision Analysis System (MIDAS) Suchi GOPAL*, Les KAUFMANN, Hrishi PATEL 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 A Procedure to Target Coral Reef Deterioration Using IKONOS Satellite Imagery, Zone Boundaries, and Coral Reef Use Candace NEWMAN* 304
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 The Coral Reef Landscape: Spatial Patterns of Water Quality in the Florida Daniel WAGNER*, Eric MIELBRECHT, Robert VAN WOESIK 304