PROGRAM NCEAS WORKSHOP MODELLING GROWTH AND FORM OF MARINE SESSILE ORGANISMS 22 August - 27 August 1999

Sunday 22 August We are planning to make a trip to the botanical gardens on Sunday 22 August. For those of you who want to join us: we are planning to collect at 14.00 at the lobby of the Franciscan Inn. Monday 23 August 8.30 - 9.00 Coffee and tea 9.00 - 9.15 Opening Sandy Andelman / Jim Reichman (National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis) 9.15 - 10.00 Introduction Jaap Kaandorp / Janet Kuebler 10.00 - 10.45 Dave Barnes (Australian Institute of Marine Science) Modelling aspects of growth and form in hard corals (abstract) 11.00 - 11.30 break 11.30 - 12.15 Howard Lasker (State University of New York at Buffalo) Constraints on Modular Organisms: colony integration and the definition of modules (abstract) 12.30 - 14.30 lunch 14.30 - 15.15 Steven Dudgeon (California State University) Morphogenetic regulation of colonial hydrozoans by the dynamics of vascular fluid transport (abstract) 15.30 - 16.15 Soyoka Muko (Department of Biology, Kyushu University, Japan) Is the morphological plasticity of Porites sillimaniani really adaptive? (abstract) Tuesday 24 August 8.30 - 9.00 Coffee and tea 9.00 - 9.45 David Garbary (St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia) Morphogenesis in marine algae: L-systems and fractal dimensions (abstract) 10.00 - 10.45 Ligia Collado (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico / University of British Columbia) Ecological interpretation of growth and form of different clonal marine macroalgae (abstract) 11.00 - 11.30 break 11.30 - 12.15 Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz (The University of Calgary, Canada) 12.30 - 14.30 lunch 14.30 - 15.15 Janet E. Kuebler (California State University, Northridge) Seaweed Physiology: The Arena for Morphological Decision Making 15.30 - 16.15 Mimi R.Koehl (University of California, Berkeley) Effects of size and stiffness on the hydrodynamics of sessile marine organisms (abstract) Wednesday 25 August 8.30 - 9.00 Coffee and tea 9.00 - 9.45 Jaap Kaandorp (University of Amsterdam) Modelling and analysis of growth and form of sponges and stony corals and the influence of the physical environment (abstract) 10.00 - 10.45 Peter Sloot (Section Computational Science, University of Amsterdam) 11.00 - 11.30 break 11.30 - 12.15 Peter Dodds (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge) Scaling, universality and natural pattern formation (abstract) 12.30 - 14.30 lunch 14.30 - 15.15 Susanne Gatti (Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Germany) Respiration data - a way of estimating growth rates of Antarctic sponges (abstract) Thursday 26 August 8.30 - 9.00 Coffee and tea 9.00 - 9.45 Roeland Merks (Section Computational Science, University of The growth of regular branching corals in flowing water: pilot studies (abstract) Amsterdam) 10.00 - 10.45 W.E.G. Mueller (Institut fuer physiologische Chemie, University of Mainz, Germany) Origin of Metazoan Adhesion Molecules and Immune System: Prerequisites for Multicellularity (abstract) 11.00 - 11.30 break 11.30 - 12.15 Buki Rinkevich (Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research, Haifa) Colonial marine invertebrates: when pattern formation really matters? (abstract) 12.30 - 14.30 lunch 14.30 - 15.15 Juan Sanchez (State University of New York) Module population as generations and connections: models and conjectures on the architecture and colonial development of hard and soft corals (abstract) 15.30 - 16.15 Brian Helmuth (University of South Carolina) When does morphology matter? Biomechanical approaches to studying the physiological ecology of corals. (abstract) Friday 27 August 8.30 - 9.00 Coffee and tea 9.00 - 9.45 Mark Vermeij (Carmabi Marine Biological Station, Curacao) Differentiation in the Coral Genus Madracis (abstract) 10.00 - 10.45 Edward Abraham (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand) The growth and morphology of a marine sponge, Raspailia inaequalis (abstract) 11.00 - 11.30 break 11.30 - 12.15 Robert Carpenter (California State University, Northridge) Effects of water motion on the form and function of some temperate marine macroalgae and coral reef algal turfs (abstract) 12.30 - 14.30 lunch