Reef Conservation UK 2014

6 Dec 2014 09:00 - 17:00
RCUK 2014, ZSL London Zoo, NW1 4RY - Saturday 6th December

Now in its 17th year, Reef Conservation UK has a fine tradition of bringing together research scientists, students, conservation practitioners, hobbyists and more from all over the UK, Europe, and further afield for this annual conference.

RCUK was inititated in response to a need to further communicate coral reef research and continues in this spirit with numerous successful collaborations resulting from the meetings. There is a growing need for coral conservation actions to become multi-disciplinary both in the types and breadth of research and application enacted. With this in mind, we heavily encourage those with relevant research in applied biological, ecological, socio-economic, education/public awareness and policy-based aspects of this issue to present their findings. The meeting provides an excellent stage for discussion, collaboration and information sharing.

Speakers at this year's conference will showcase a variety of initiatives focusing on: Fish Ecology, Reef Resilience, Molecular Tools on Reefs and Conservation Management.


Confimed Speakers Include:

Prof Alasdair Edwards, Prof of Coral Reef Ecology, Newcastle University, UK

Prof Jorg Wiedenmann, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton

Prof Peter Mumby, Marine Spatial Ecology Lab, University of Queensland, Australia

Dr Melita Samoilys, Co-Director of CORDIO East Africa

Dr John Turner, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, UK

Dr Kyle Morgan, University of Exeter, UK

Lesley King, LTS International


*RCUK is going paper free*

This year at RCUK we are aiming to hold a paper free conference, meaning a booklet of conference proceedings will not be printed and all use of paper will be limited. Both the conference proceedings and abstracts will be available online to download and a timetable of presentations will be available to view on the day.


Directions to ZSL London Zoo:

RCUK2014 ZSL Directions (343.51 KB)

RCUK 2014 Programme:

RCUK 2014 Programme (496.03 KB)

RCUK 2014 Abstracts:

RCUK 2014 Abstracts (915.67 KB)


RCUK 2014 Registration

In order to accommodate participants for catering on the day please register before 21st November 2014.

For students a fee of £30 will be charged and for all others £35 - this is to help to defer the costs on the day (coffee/tea, lunch and free drinks reception following the meeting) and the production of the abstract booklet.  Those registering after 21st November 2014 will be required to pay additional fees which will include a £5 late charge on the day.



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