Reef Conservation UK 2014

6 Dec 2014 08:00 - 18:00
RCUK 2014, ZSL London Zoo, NW1 4RY - Saturday 6th December

Now in its 17th year, RCUK has a fine tradition of bringing together research scientists, students, conservation practitioners, hobbyists and more from all over the UK 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.

Call For Papers And Posters

You are invited to submit a title and abstract for an oral presentation or poster.  All papers will be considered and every effort will be made to include them in the programme but please note that only a limited number of oral presentations are possible during the duration of the meeting.  Given the limited number of paper presentations, posters will form a key component of the day.  All abstracts will be made available to attendees.  The emphasis of this meeting is communication, and the exchange of information and ideas, which is why all are encouraged to submit an abstract of current research and/or case study.

Contributions are encouraged from all disciplines, research students, university lecturers, aquarists, field conservation workers, consultants and those involved with ecotourism. Those from socio-economic, coastal livelihoods and/or human-wildlife interfacing backgrounds are particularly welcomed.


Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words (MS Word format or text file) indicating whether it is for poster or oral presentation.  In the case of multiple authors please underline who will be making the presentation.  Multiple author presentations are not discouraged but they must adhere to the time allotted for the presentation. Most presentations will be 15 minutes in length (including questions) but there may also be opportunities for speed talks (5mins) or longer presentations (30mins). Timing will be strictly adhered to for the purposes of scheduling and to allow time for discussion. Posters should be portrait and are to be no larger than A1.

Electronic abstract submissions are preferred – please email them to


RCUK 2014 Registration is now open!

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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