MMM3 : Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management

Galle, Sri Lanka, 2-6 July 2012

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MMM is an international conference on mangrove ecosystems that is held every 6 years (every 3 years from MMM4 onwards).  Although dealing with a variety of ecological themes, incl. flora, fauna, biogeochemical cycles and human impacts, this conference originally stood for the ‘International Meeting on Mangrove Macrobenthos’ and was organised by the Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy) as MMM in Mombasa (Kenya), 7-11 September 2000.  Six years later a consortium including Griffith University and University of Queensland organised ‘MMM2 :  Mangrove Macrobenthos Meeting’ in Coolangatta (Australia), 25-30 June 2006, where it was decided that the meaning of the MMM could be opened up in order to continue this conference as the first global recurrent conference on mangrove ecosystems.  Hence, the name for MMM3: Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management.    MMM is to be organised by mangrove scientists world-wide, every 6 years, i.e. at an interval that allows scientific innovation.  It is not aiming at massive attendance but at single sessions covering various topics, with plenty of time for discussion in each of them.  As a matter of fact, macrobenthos will still form a solid theme together with vegetation, trophic relationships, restoration and management issues, just like MMM1 and MMM2.  The conference is usually accompanied by a mid-conference excursion and followed by a mid-week workshop in a mangrove site aiming at identifying research gaps through joint-fieldwork, analyses and brainstorming.

 

The conference MMM3 : International Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management is jointly organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), the University of Ruhuna (UoR) and the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), and will be held in Koggala Beach Hotel near the historic city of Galle, Sri Lanka, from 2 till 6 July 2012.  It will be followed by a mid-week workshop (9-13 July 2012) in the Pambala-Chilaw Lagoon complex (Sri Lanka) at the premises of the Small Fishers Federation of Lanka in Pambala-Kakkapalliya.

 

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Organising Committee [up]

Prof. Dr. Farid DAHDOUH-GUEBAS, Conference chair

Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB & Vrije Universiteit Brussel – VUB, Brussels, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Loku Pulukkuttige JAYATISSA

University of Ruhuna – UoR, Matara, Sri Lanka

Dr. Jared O. BOSIRE

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute – KMFRI, Mombasa, Kenya

Prof. Dr.  Sanath HETTIARACHCHI

University of Ruhuna – UoR, Matara, Sri Lanka

Dr. James G. KAIRO

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute – KMFRI, Mombasa, Kenya

Prof. Dr. Nico KOEDAM

Vrije Universiteit Brussel – VUB, Brussels, Belgium

 

Scientific Committee [up]

Prof. Dr. Farid DAHDOUH-GUEBAS, Conference chair

Université Libre de Bruxelles & Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Uta BERGER

Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Dr. Marília CUNHA-LIGNON

National Institute for Space Research, São Jose dos Campos, Brazil

Prof. Dr. Ndongo DIN

University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon

Prof. Dr. Norman C. DUKE

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Dr. Ilka C. FELLER

Smithsonian Institution, Edgewater, United States of America

Dr. François FROMARD

Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Prof. Dr. Mark HUXHAM

Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Kandasamy KATHIRESAN Annamalai University, Parangipettai, India

Prof. Dr. Joe S.Y. LEE

Griffith University, Gold Coast Southport, Australia

Prof. Dr. Victor RIVERA-MONROY

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States of America

Prof. Dr. Patrik RÖNNBÄCK Gotland University, Visby, Sweden

Prof. Dr. Martin SKOV

Bangor University, Menai Bridge - Anglesey, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Nora Fung-Yee TAM

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Prof. Dr. Brad B. WALTERS

Mount Allison University, Sackville, Canada

 

Timeline and Deadlines [up]

30 June 2006 Announcement of MMM3 2012 at MMM2
1 January 2009 Start of practical MMM3 organisation
2 July 2010 Official launching of the MMM3 website
1 January 2011 Opening of registration and payment

31 August 2011

Deadline for early bird registration (reduced fees)

31 August 2011

First deadline for application for financial support and related abstract submission

31 October 2011

First notification about financial support (submitted in August 2011) and related abstract acceptance

31 October 2011

Second deadline for application for financial support and related abstract submission

31 December 2011

Deadline for receipt of abstracts

15 January 2012

Second notification about financial support (submitted in October 2011) and related abstract acceptance

25 January 2012

Final notifications about abstract acceptance for other participants

31 January 2012

Deadline for normal registration (normal fees)

31 January 2012

Extended deadline for receipt of poster abstracts

31 March 2012 Notification of final list of participants to the MMM3 workshop

30 April 2012

Deadline for refund requests

30 April 2012 Final deadline for online registration and payments by bank transfer or credit card for international participants
2-6 July 2012 MMM3 Conference
9-13 July 2012 MMM3 Workshop

31 August - 30 September 2012

Processing of refunds

20 September 2012 - 31 January 2013

Period for official submission of manuscripts for publication in the MMM3 Conference Proceedings (see details and deadlines in communication by e-mail).  For each manuscript the peer-review process, the submissions of revised versions and the editorial decisions will be dealt with independently from other manuscripts and without delay.  Accepted papers will immediately receive a DOI.

Year 2013

Finalisation of peer-review process of all papers.

Year 2014

Final publication phase for the MMM3 Conference Proceedings

Second half of 2014

Completion of photographic material and audio-video downloads

 

 

mangrove scenery

©Diana Di Nitto

Detailed pages [up]

MMM3 Context description

MMM3 Conference program

MMM3 Conference registration and practical information

MMM3 Abstract submission

MMM3 Pambala-Chilaw Lagoon Workshop information (limited number of places)

MMM3 Downloads

 

MMM3 sponsorship [up]

MMM3 : Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management is grateful to the following institutions providing financial or material support (in alphabetic order) :

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Inter Research Science Center - IR (Germany)

ULB logoVLIR logo

Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad - University Development Cooperation VLIR-UOS-funded

GREEN DYKE Project (Belgium/Sri Lanka)

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National Institute for Business Management (Sri Lanka)

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Small Fishers Federation of Lanka – SFFL (Sri Lanka)

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Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB (Belgium)

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University of Ruhuna (Sri Lanka)

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Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee – VLIZ (Belgium)

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel – VUB (Belgium)

 

MMM3 acknowledgements [up]

MMM3 : Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management is grateful to the above sponsors as well as to the following institutions and people for providing logistic support (in alphabetic order) :

K.M.A. Nilusha P. AMARAPALA  (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

Mala AMARASINGHE (Best Student Presentation Jury Member)

K.G.D.C.K. ARIYADASA (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

Marc BALISTER (management of treasury and credit card payments, Financial Administration, Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB)

Saman CHANDANA (Local Organizing Committee, University of Ruhuna)

P.L.I.G.M.  COORAY (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

W.L.D.P.A. DE ALWIS (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

Kumudu DE SILVA (Local Organizing Committee, University of Ruhuna)

W.G.D. DHARMARATNE (Dean, Faculty of Sciences, University of Ruhuna)

N.P. DISSANAYAKE (Local Organizing Committee, University of Ruhuna)

Ingrid DOBBELAERE (Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee - VLIZ)

K.L.G. Nadeera ERANTHI (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

Buddhika A. GINIGALGODAGE (MMM3 Conference Driver)

R.W. Sachini GUNASEKARA (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

B. Amali HANDUNPATHIRANA (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

M.M.M.U. HEMAPALA (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

Jagathi HEMMALI (Local Organizing Committee, University of Ruhuna)

U.I. JAYASINGHE (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

Sunanda KODIKARA (Local Organizing Committee, University of Ruhuna)

M.D. KOKILA (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

S. KULARATHNE (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

K. Sanduni MADARASINGHE (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

I. Madhu MADAWAN ARACHCHI (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

Susirith MENDIS (Vice-Chancellor, University of Ruhuna)

Todd E. MINCHINTON (Best Student Presentation Jury Member)

Nilanthi (Local Organizing Committee, University of Ruhuna)

Ulrich SAINT-PAUL (Best Student Presentation Jury Chairman)

U.N.G. SANJEEWANI (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

Gamini SENANAYAKE (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Ruhuna)

P. Isurika SENARATNA (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

Tim SIERENS (Non-academic Staff Member, VUB)

Vincent SPIESSENS (VAT and fiscality, Financial Administration, Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB)

Alain VANDER ELST (Invoicing, Financial Administration, Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB)

W.P.C. Gayani WEERASINGHE (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

U. Shashini WELMILLAGE (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

A.A. WIJEWEERA (Student helper, University of Ruhuna)

K.A.S. Kanthi YAPA (Local organizing committee, University of Ruhuna)

 

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