Mini-Symposium 7:
Diseases on Coral Reefs

Oral Presentations (Click on presentation title to view abstract)
DATE TIME TITLE AUTHORS (* indicates Presenting Author) ROOM
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Patterns of Coral Diseases in the Florida Keys from 1998 – 2005 Deborah SANTAVY*, Susan YEE, Mace BARRON Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 The Role of Diseases in Coral Community Structure Shifts in Mexican Caribbean Reefs Eric JORDÁN-DAHLGREN*, Rosa RODRÍGUEZ-MARTÍNEZ, Adan Guillermo JORDÁN-GARZA, David M. BAKER, Jason ANDRAS, Leonardo VAZQUEZ-VERA Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Recent changes to Montastraea annularis and M. faveolata populations in southwestern Puerto Rico and associated islands from disease and bleaching Andrew BRUCKNER*, Ron HILL Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 The Future of Coral Reefs in the US Virgin Islands: Why Acropora palmata is More Likely to Recover than Montastraea annularis complex Caroline ROGERS*, Erinn MULLER, Tony SPITZACK, Jeff MILLER Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Coral Yellow Band Disease; current status in the Caribbean, outbreaks and the links to new Indo-Pacific lesions Angela RICHARDS DONA*, J.M. CERVINO, Vicky KARACHUN, Elizabeth LORENCE, Erich BARTELS, Konrad HUGHEN, Garriet SMITH, Thomas GOREAU Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 CORAL HEALTH AND DISEASE ASSESSMENT IN THE U.S. PACIFIC TRERRITORIES AND AFFILIATED STATES Bernardo VARGAS-ANGEL*, Benjamin WHEELER, Jean KENYON, James MARAGOS, Bonnie DEJOSEPH Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Guam reefs show a link between the dominant genus Porites and disease prevalence Roxanna MYERS*, Laurie RAYMUNDO Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Characterizations of the Major Coral Diseases of the Philippines: Porites Ulcerative White Spot Syndrome and Novel Growth Anomalies of Porites Longin T. KACZMARSKY*, Raju SEKAR, DeEtta K. MILLS, Esther C. PETERS, Laurie L. RICHARDSON Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 Coral disease at Palmyra Atoll in the remote Central Pacific: patterns of distribution and histological characterization Gareth WILLIAMS*, Greta AEBY, Thierry WORK, Simon DAVY Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Effects of quick and slow diseases at Acropora cytherea in Kerama Islands. Akiyuki IRIKAWA* Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Prevalence and Potential Origin of the White Pox Disease Pathogen in the Florida Keys, USA Kathryn SUTHERLAND*, James PORTER, Jeffrey TURNER, Brian THOMAS, Erin LOONEY, Trevor LUNA, Victoria WATSON, Erin LIPP Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 Epizootiology of Montipora white syndrome in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii Greta AEBY*, Megan ROSS, Thierry WORK, Teresa LEWIS Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Black Band Disease (BBD): A Possible Polymicrobial Disease Orit BARNEAH, Eitan BEN-DOV, Esti KRAMARSKY-WINTER, Yossi LOYA, Ariel KUSHMARO* Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Black band disease dynamics and variation in the pathogenic microbial community Joshua D. VOSS*, DeEtta K. MILLS, Sara E. EDGE, Laurie L. RICHARDSON Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 The origin of Aspergillus sydowii, an opportunistic pathogen of Caribbean gorgonian corals Krystal RYPIEN*, Jason ANDRAS, Ginger GARRISON, C. Drew HARVELL Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 Fungi in healthy and diseased sea fans (Gorgonia ventalina): Carlos TOLEDO-HERNÁNDEZ*, Adelmari BONES-GONZÁLEZ, José RODRIGUEZ, Anabella ZULUAGA-MONTERO, Alberto SABAT, Paul BAYMAN Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Spatial variation in aspergillosis and the mycoflora associated to Gorgonia ventalina in Puerto Rico. Anabella ZULUAGA-MONTERO*, Carlos TOLEDO-HERNÁNDEZ, Jose Antonio RODRÍGUEZ, Paul BAYMAN, Alberto SABAT Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 Emerging infectious diseases of coral reef sponges: Aplysina Red Band Syndrome on Caribbean Reefs Deborah J. GOCHFELD*, Robert W. THACKER, Julie B. OLSON Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 The Pathological Studies of Skeletal Anomaly in the Coral Porites australiensis Naoko YASUDA*, Yoshikatsu NAKANO, Hideyuki YAMASHIRO, Michio HIDAKA Floridian Ballroom A
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 Is increased scarring of hard corals from disease associated with subsequent declines in coral cover on reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Ian MILLER*, Andrew DOLMAN Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Coral host processes associated with disease pathology and patterns of tissue loss. Tracy AINSWORTH* Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 Natural Resistance to Disease in the Endangered Staghorn Coral Acropora cervicornis Steve VOLLMER*, David KLINE Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Differential Gene Expression displayed by Pocillopora damicornis in Response to Infection by Vibrio coralliilyticus Angela POOLE*, Sara EDGE, Amy LANE, Joshua VOSS, Michael MORGAN Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 Pigmentation as part of a general immune response in scleractinians Caroline PALMER*, John BYTHELL, Bette WILLIS Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Cytotoxcity in the innate immune responses of the sea fan coral to infection by a fungal pathogen Laura D. MYDLARZ*, Laura R. HUNT, C. Drew HARVELL Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Production of Cyanotoxins by Black Band Disease Cyanobacteria Laurie RICHARDSON*, Miroslav GANTAR, Jamie MYERS, Aaron MILLER Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Significance of Immunological Responses in the Black-Spined Sea Urchin, Diadema antillarum, to Caribbean-wide Mass Mortality Gregory BECK*, Robert MILLER, Aaron ADAMS, John EBERSOLE Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Cleaner shrimp Periclemenes pedersoni Reduce Ectoparasite Loads on a Caribbean Reef Fish Amber MCCAMMON, Donna NEMETH*, Paul SIKKEL Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 Can the Presence of Disease Signs Explain Levels of Tissue Fragmentation on Colonies of the Genus Montastraea spp.? Adán JORDÁN-GARZA*, Eric JORDÁN-DAHLGREN Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 White Band Syndromes in Acropora cervicornis off Broward County, Florida: Transmissibility and Rates of Skeletal Extension and Tissue Loss Abraham SMITH*, James THOMAS Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Dynamics and Ecological Relevancy of a Viral Disease in Caribbean Spiny Lobster Mark BUTLER, Behringer DONALD*, Thomas DOLAN, Jeffery SHIELDS, Robert RATZLAFF Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 Blood Parasite Infection Dynamics of Fish in the Indo-Pacific Region Lynda CURTIS*, Angela DAVIES, Nico SMIT, Alexandra GRUTTER Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Dynamics of a Back Band Disease Outbreak at Pelorus Island on the Great Barrier Reef Yui SATO*, David BOURNE, Bette WILLIS Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Dynamics of the coral disease white plague; insights from a simulation model Marilyn BRANDT*, John MCMANUS Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 Metapopulation dynamics of coral infectious disease Susanne SOKOLOW*, Patrick FOLEY, Janet FOLEY, Alan HASTINGS, Laurie RICHARDSON Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 Applying Medical Geography to Identify Spatial Hotspots of Coral Diseases Jennifer LENTZ*, Andrew CURTIS, Paul SAMMARCO, Philippe MAYOR Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Developing an expert system for predicting coral disease risk on Indo-Pacific reefs Bette L. WILLIS*, Scott F. HERON, Cathie A. PAGE, William J. SKIRVING, C. Mark EAKIN, C. Drew HARVELL, Dean M. JACOBSEN, Gregg COLEMAN, Ian MILLER, Hugh P.A. SWEATMAN Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 A Large Semi-open Aquarium as a Proxy for Natural Coral Reef Ecosytems: Insights and Implications for the Causes of Coral Disease Shelley L. ANTHONY* Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 Ecosystem function and disease resistance in coral reefs: What happens when we remove key players? Laurie RAYMUNDO*, Aileen MAYPA, Andrew HALFORD Floridian Ballroom A
Thursday
July 10, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 Advancing the Global Coral Disease Database Emily CORCORAN*, Andy BRUCKNER, Nicola BARNARD, Michael STRONG, Craig MILLS Floridian Ballroom A
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Linking environmental factors with coral disease events in the Caribbean Tyler R. L. CHRISTENSEN*, Scott F. HERON, William J. SKIRVING, C. Mark EAKIN, Bette L. WILLIS, C. Drew HARVELL, Cathie A. PAGE, Peter J. MUMBY, Laurie J. H. RAYMUNDO, Ernesto WEIL, Eric JORDÁN DAHLGREN, John F. BRUNO, Dwight K. GLEDHILL, Alan E. STRONG, Jessica A. MORGAN, Gang LIU Floridian Ballroom A
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 Environmental effects of sewage disposal practices in Bermuda Ross JONES* Floridian Ballroom A
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Effects of Fishing and Macroalgae on Coral Disease Dynamics John BRUNO*, Ivana VU, Ernesto WEIL, Hugh SWEATMAN Floridian Ballroom A
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 Temperature-dependent Induction of Virulence Factors in the Coral Pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus Nikole E. KIMES*, Lisa KILPATRICK, Pamela J. MORRIS Floridian Ballroom A
Friday
July 11, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 The Effect of Sediment and Heat Stress on the Initiation and Spread of Black Band Disease Aaron MILLER*, Laurie RICHARDSON Floridian Ballroom A
Friday
July 11, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Temporal dynamics of the ongoing Caribbean Yellow Band epizootic event: potential link to increasing water temperatures. Ernesto WEIL* Floridian Ballroom A
Friday
July 11, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Coral diseases after the 2005 Caribbean bleaching event: did prevalence increased accordingly with bleaching severity? Aldo CROQUER*, Ernesto WEIL Floridian Ballroom A
Friday
July 11, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Testing the compromised-host hypothesis during the 2005 Caribbean coral-bleaching and disease event Erinn MULLER*, Caroline ROGERS, Jeff MILLER, Robert VAN WOESIK Floridian Ballroom A
Friday
July 11, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 The role of injury and temperature in the initiation and prevalence of the coral disease, skeletal eroding band Cathie A PAGE*, Bette L WILLIS Floridian Ballroom A
Friday
July 11, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 A disease outbreak on a healthy reef: A mechanism for recruitment and increased diversity Kathryn ROSELL*, Laurie RAYMUNDO Floridian Ballroom A