Calling for papers: gender and coral reef conservation, ICRS 2012

Posted on behalf of DANIKA KLEIBER, panel co-organizer (

Hello All,

I’m organizing a panel for the International Coral Reef Symposium.

I’m in rural Philippines at the moment with very limited internet connection so I would be ever so grateful if you could forward this along to anyone you think might be interested.  Thanks!

We are welcoming contributions to the panel Gender and Coral Reef conservation to be held at the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), in Cairns, 9-13 July 2012.

Here is the link to the panel submissions website:

(link no longer relevant)

There are 3 other related panels within this mini-syposium in this section and ours is #22b Please note that the dead line for submission is 1 Oct 2011

Panel information:

Title: Gender and Coral Reef Conservation

Organizers: Danika Kleiber and Amanda Vincent


Our panel will examine how gender interacts with coral reef conservation and management.  Men and women in coastal communities that depend on coral reef ecosystems often differ in the way they fish, use space, target species, and participate in management.  The success of marine conservation projects depends on understanding both women and men’s roles in marine resource extraction and management.

However, women’s roles in small-scale fisheries are often overlooked, partly due to assumptions about what counts as ‘fishing’.

Subsequently women’s roles as marine resource stakeholders and resource managers are often discounted.  We will invite conservation and management practitioners to share their success at integrating both genders into coral reef research, including characterization of small-scale fisheries, use of traditional knowledge in ecological and fisheries research, socioeconomic surveys and management practices.

The ensuing discussion will focus on indentifying key issues, and new applications of gender analysis in coral reef research.


Danika Kleiber

PhD Student

The University of British Columbia

Fisheries Centre

Danika Kleiber []

See Danika’s post on her Philippine reef research work: “Beautiful, beautiful data”

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