MASNA Scientific Poster Session

MASNA Scientific Poster Session

Sponsored by WAMAS, CORAL, and EcoTech Marine

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November 15, 2016 update:

The posters that were presented at MACNA 2016 are available for download.

P004: The Fast-Growth Protocol: Accelerating Coral Growth for Reef Restoration in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Download here.
P005: A new method for testing Praziquantel in seawater. Download here.
P006: Marine Ornamental Aquaculture in the Northeast US: The state of the Industry. Download here.
P007: Aquaculturing the next generation marine aquarists. Download here.
P008: Recent Marine Ornamental Finfish Aquaculture Efforts in Hawaii. Download here.
P009: Mapping the population diversity of the lined seahorse, Hippocampus erectus through citizen science. Download here.
P012: The effects of tank type on the spawning behavior of the cleaner wrasse Labroides dimidiatus. Download here.
P014: ON DRUGS: The Sedative Effects of Clove Oil on Post-metamorphose Juvenile Clownfish Amphiprion ocellaris. Download here.
P015: The Aquarium Hobby: Science as Leisure. Download here.

August 19, 2016 update:

The MASNA Scientific Poster Session Abstract titles and authors have been announced.

MASNA Scientific Poster Session Titles Resized

Presenting the inaugural MASNA Scientific Poster Session at MACNA 2016, in San Diego, California.

The MASNA Scientific Poster Session allows for advanced aquarists, undergraduates, graduate students, and scientists to submit scientific posters on their current or past marine aquarium related research projects. This includes submissions from hobbyists that would be seen as advanced aquarists.

Poster presenters will be asked to stand by their posters for one of two 1.5 hours periods over Friday and Saturday, which would give an opportunity for MACNA 2016 attendees to get up close and personal with scientists and fellow hobbyists, and discuss aquarium related science.

Posters will be on display from 9am-6pm either on Friday, September 9th, or Saturday, September 10th. Presenting authors shall be present, next to their poster, for the 1.5 hours on the day their poster is on display.

Posters will be judged by a committee consisting of general hobbyists, and scientists. Prizes will be awarded for posters in each of the three following categories: general hobbyists, undergraduate students, and graduate students.

Poster abstract submission will be open from April 4th – July 1, 2016.

Accepted posters will need to have at least one author present at MACNA 2016, in San Diego California, from September 9-11th. Also, each poster needs its own author in attendance at MACNA. Authors may not solely represent multiple posters. Accepted posters do not come with admission to MACNA, and all attending authors will need to have MACNA Full Conference Passes so that they can be present at the Saturday night banquet.

More information about MACNA 2016 and passes can be found here: http://macnaconference.org/2016

 

About MASNA

MASNA is a non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium societies and individual hobbyists from North America and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals.

MASNA’s goals are to:

  • Educate our members with online and published material, the MACNA conference, and other sanctioned events
  • Assist in forming and promoting the growth of clubs within the hobby while ensuring a sustainable future for the marine environment
  • Support the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting marine organisms through education, assistance and encouragement
  • Encourage the ethical growth of the marine aquarium hobby and support captive breeding/propagation efforts

MASNA operates from a central Board of Directors elected each year by the delegates from the member societies at the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America, (MACNA).

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Poster Application Submission

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Poster Design

Poster Judging Criteria

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The abstract submission period is currently closed.

The MASNA Scientific Poster Session for MACNA 2016 is made possible by our generous sponsors WAMAS, CORAL, and EcoTech Marine.