Mini-Symposium 26:
Biodiversity and Diversification of Reef Organisms

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 The Marine Biodiversity of Cuba Rodolfo CLARO, Pedro ALCOLADO, Kenyon LINDEMAN* Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Rhodolith beds diversity in a gradient from 3 to 60 meters depth at the Brazilian continental shelf Gilberto AMADO-FILHO* Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Reef and Mangrove Sponge Fauna: A Systematic Comparison, and An Evolutionary Hypothesis. Maria C. DIAZ*, Klaus RUETZLER Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Diversity of Soft Corals (Octocorallia) in Kenya and the Adjacent Pemba Island (Tanzania) with Reference to other South Equatorial East African Reefs Yehuda BENAYAHU*, Michael H. SCHLEYER, Shimrit PERKOL-FINKEL, Alex SHLAGMAN Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 SOFT CORAL BIODIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION IN THE WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: GRADIENTS, FUNCTION AND SIGNIFICANCE Michael SCHLEYER*, Yehuda BENAYAHU Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Vagile coelobites of eastern Pacific coral reefs: structurally homogenous reef environments and the importance of substrate in shaping community composition Ian ENOCHS*, Gena HOCKENSMITH Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 Molecular data suggest an Indo-Pacific origin of the invasive snowflake coral (Carijoa riisei) in the Hawaiian archipelago and refute a Caribbean introduction Gregory CONCEPCION*, Samuel KAHNG, Marc CREPEAU, Erik FRANKLIN, Steve COLES, Robert TOONEN Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Biodiversity of reefs: inferring from sparse data Daphne FAUTIN* Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Standardized Sampling and Molecular Approaches for Assessing Marine Biodiversity of Coral Reefs Laetitia PLAISANCE*, Christopher MEYER, Gustav PAULAY, Russell BRAINARD, Amy HALL, Julian CALEY, Nancy KNOWLTON Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS): A Tool for Monitoring Indices of Biodiversity Amy HALL*, Russell BRAINARD, Julian CALEY, Scott GODWIN, Leslie HARRIS, Nancy KNOWLTON, Tito LOTUFO, Joel MARTIN, Kaylyn MCCOY, Megan MOEWS, Russell MOFFITT, Gustav PAULAY, Laetitia PLAISANCE Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 Biodiversity Census at French Frigate Shoals, A Baseline Diversity Study Russell MOFFITT*, Russell BRAINARD, Julian CALEY, Scott GODWIN, Amy HALL, Leslie HARRIS, Elizabeth KEENAN, Nancy KNOWLTON, Tito LOTUFO, Jim MARAGOS, Joel MARTIN, Sea MCKEON, Megan MOEWS, Gustav PAULAY, Cory PITTMAN, Alison SHERWOOD, John STARMER, Brian ZGLICZYNSKI Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Age and Origin of Hawaiian Endemic Fishes in the Papahânaumokuâkea Marine National Monument Zoltan SZABO, John RANDALL, Randall KOSAKI, Brian BOWEN* Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 How useful is panbiogeography in deconstructing Philippine coral reef biogeography? Benjamin VALLEJO JR* Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 Atlantic Reef Fish Biogeography and Evolution Sergio FLOETER*, Luiz ROCHA, Ross ROBERTSON Palm B
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 A regional scale diversity-environment relationship for Pacific coral reef fish communities Laurent VIGLIOLA*, Serge ANDREFOUET, Michel KULBICKI, Christine KRANENBOURG, Pierre LEGENDRE, Pierre LABROSSE, Samasoni SAUNI, Pierre BOBLIN Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Host specificity, spatial niche diversity and adaptations of coral-associated gobies in the northern Red Sea Juergen HERLER*, Markus DIRNWOEBER, Lucie SCHIEMER, Simone NIEDERMUELLER Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 Ribosomal RNA Reveals Phylogenetic Conservatism in the Evolution of Host Associations in Caribbean Symbiotic Zoanthids Timothy SWAIN* Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Evolution of the Zoanthid Genus Zoanthus (Hexacorallia: Anthozoa) and Associated Symbiodinium in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans James REIMER*, Frederic SINNIGER, Kiyotaka TAKISHITA Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 Phylogenetical analysis of Zoanthus (Zoanthidea) morphotypes from Brazilian coast Leila LONGO*, Erika SCHLENZ, Maria Cristina ARIAS Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Coral Geographic: a progress report J. VERON*, L. DEVANTIER, E. TURAK, S. KININMONTH Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Species Richness and Morphological Diversity of the Genus Porites in the Pacific Ocean Alonso MOHEDANO - NAVARRETE*, Hector REYES-BONILLA, Ramon Andres LOPÉZ-PÉREZ Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Phylogeny of Faviidae Corals Based on Molecular and Morphological Data Danwei HUANG*, Rudolf MEIER, Peter A. TODD, Hironobu FUKAMI, Loke Ming CHOU Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Reconciling morphologic and molecular data: corallite wall and microstructures of radial elements in the scleractinian coral family Faviidae Ann BUDD*, Jaroslaw STOLARSKI Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 Resolving the Taxonomy of Favia Corals from Thai Waters using Morphological and Molecular Data Narinratana KONGJANDTRE*, Mauricio RODRIGUEZ-LANETTY RODRIGUEZ-LANETTY, Tyrone RIDGWAY, Ove HOEGH-GULDBERG Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 From molecular “markers” to molecular “drivers”: Coral systematics using biomineralization genes as determinants of skeletal morphology Herman WIRSHING*, Andrew BAKER Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Commonness, rarity, and biodiversity on Indo-Pacific Coral Reefs Sean CONNOLLY*, Maria DORNELAS, Terry HUGHES, David BELLWOOD Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 Coral species abundance distribution: patterns of commonness and rarity Maria DORNELAS*, Sean CONNOLLY Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 The Stability of Clonal Lineages over Space and Time Daniel PETTAY*, Todd LAJEUNESSE, Dustin KEMP Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Diversity dynamics of reefs and level-bottom communities compared: Paleontological evidence for reefs as sources of biodiversity over the last 240 myr Wolfgang KIESSLING* Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 Diversity and Diversification in the Southwest Indian Ocean (Program ANR BIOTAS) J. Henrich BRUGGEMANN*, Gustav PAULAY, François MICHONNEAU, Nicolas HUBERT, Mireille M.M. GUILLAUME Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 Patterns of diversity, endemism, origination and extinction on coral reefs: stomatopod crustaceans Marjorie REAKA* Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Are echinoderms from Mars? Insights into diversification and biogeography from the “most bizarre” animal phylum. Gustav PAULAY* Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 New insights into the biodiversity and evolution of aspidochirotid holothurians François MICHONNEAU*, Kris NETCHY, John STARMER, Alexander KERR, Gustav PAULAY Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 Diversity and speciation of coral-dwelling barnacles in the genus Trevathana (Balanomorpha: Pyrgomatidae): a case of host-race speciation? Maria Celia MALAY* Palm B
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 Molecular diversity and specificity of Waminoa sp. worms associated with corals in the Gulf of Eilat (Red Sea). Orit BARNEAH*, Eitan BEN-DOV, Yehuda BENAYAHU, Itzchak BRICKNER, Ariel KUSHMARO Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Integrative Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Siderastreid Scleractinian Corals Francesca BENZONI*, Fabrizio STEFANI, Jaroslaw STOLARSKI, Michel PICHON, Paolo GALLI Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genes Suggest that Stony Corals Are Monophyletic but Most Families of Stony Corals Are Not Nancy KNOWLTON*, Hironobu FUKAMI, Allen CHEN, Ann BUDD Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 Phylogenetics and morphological evolution of Scleractinian corals. Marcos BARBEITOS*, Sandra ROMANO, Howard LASKER Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 New trends in scleractinian coral phylogeny interpretation: Towards a solution to old taxonomic wrangles ? Michel PICHON*, Francesca BENZONI, Jaroslav STOLARSKI Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Microsatellite markers reveal extremely low in-situ hybridization between sympatric ecomorphs of the coral Favia fragum David CARLON*, Catherine LIPPE Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Coral biodiversity is not as it appears: cryptic species, and morphospecies flocks in Porites Zac FORSMAN*, Daniel BARSHIS, Cynthia HUNTER Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 One for the Lumpers? Morphological Variants of Caribbean Porites (Scleractinia: Poritidae) Demonstrate Low Genetic Variation Sandra ROMANO*, Matthew LUCAS, Tryphena CUFFY, Semoya PHILLIPS Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 Evidence of Incomplete Lineage Sorting in Caribbean Porites (Scleractinia, Poritidae) Based on Novel Single-Copy Nuclear Molecular Markers Joel STAKE*, Joe NEIGEL Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Geographic Structure and Cryptic Species in Oculina Inferred from Nuclear Gene Sequences Michael HELLBERG*, Ron EYTAN, Marshall HAYES, Margaret MILLER Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Using the toolbox on Acroporidae Carden WALLACE* Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 Need for a More Integrative Approach to Scleractinian Taxonomy Vassil ZLATARSKI* Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Intragenomic ITS2 Variation: Low Rates of Concerted Evolution are Concordant with Recent Species Radiations in Reef Octocorals Juan SANCHEZ*, Camila GRANADOS, Daniel DORADO, Nestor ARDILA, Nelson MANRIQUE, Luisa DUEÑAS, Olga TORRES, Martha CARDENAS, Santiago HERRERA, Claudia AGUDELO Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Mitochondrial Gene Variation and the Search for an Octocoral Barcode Catherine MCFADDEN*, Andrew NEVAREZ Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 Phylogenetic analysis of the Caribbean genera Eunicea and Plexaura (Octocorallia) Carlos PRADA*, Nikolaos SCHIZAS Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 Total evidence molecular phylogenetic analysis of Octocorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) yields a replete evolutionary hypothesis and identifies potential species-level markers Jaret BILEWITCH*, Kathryn COATES Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Molecular recognition of zooxanthella clade G in Caribbean excavating sponges (Cliona spp.) Camila GRANADOS*, Carolina CAMARGO, Dairo ESCOBAR, Sven ZEA, Juan A SÁNCHEZ Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 Gene genealogies reveal phylogenetic species of Clade C Symbiodinium associating with corals of the Great Barrier Reef Dee CARTER*, Katherine LOW Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 The biogeography of Symbiodinium from Tridacna maxima across the Indo-Pacific Michele WEBER*, Scott FAY, Jere LIPPS Palm B
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 Zooxanthellae Diversity of the Coral Pocillopora in the Pacific Helene MAGALON*, Jean-François FLOT, Emmanuelle BAUDRY Palm B
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Diversity of symbiotic algae (Zooxanthellae) in zooxanthellate corals from temperate Japan Yi-Ting LIEN*, Hironobu FUKAMI, Chaolun Allen CHEN, Yoh YMASHIDA Palm B
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 Use of molecular tools to identify nongeniculate coralline algae Maria GOMEZ CABRERA*, John PANDOLFI Palm B
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Molecular Phylogeny of Marine Gobies (Gobioidei: Gobiidae: Gobiinae). Zeehan JAAFAR*, Rudolf MEIER, L.M CHOU Palm B
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 The biogeography of damselfish skull evolution: a major radiation throughout the Indo-West Pacific produces no unique skull shapes W. James COOPER* Palm B
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Planktivory in Genicanthus angelfishes (f. Pomacanthidae): reversal of a functional innovation during transition between feeding strategies. Nicolai KONOW*, Peter WAINWRIGHT Palm B
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Comparison of larval fish richness between a coral reef zone and open waters in Gorgona Island (Colombia), eastern tropical Pacific. José GARCÍA*, Luz Ángela LÓPEZ DE MESA, Alan GIRALDO Palm B
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Life-history traits of rare coral reef fishes of the South Pacific region. KULBICKI MICHEL*, VIGLIOLA LAURENT*, WANTIEZ LAURENT, MOUTHAM GERARD, GALZIN RENE Palm B
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Ecological Determinants of Variable Body-Size Distributions in Atlantic Reef Fishes Osmar LUIZ JR.*, Sergio FLOETER Palm B
Thursday
July 10, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 Structure of reef fish assemblages on coral and rocky habitats of the tropical eastern Pacific: are coral reef fish assemblages really so diverse and distinctive? Adriana ALZATE-VALLEJO, Fernando A. ZAPATA* Palm B
Thursday
July 10, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Species-area relationship in damselfish assemblages on small patch reefs in a shallow shore zone of Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan AKIHISA HATTORI*, TAKURO SHIBUNO Palm B