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Ilsa Kuffner (USGS SPCMSC) is slated to give the closing remarks for a global symposium hosted by the Coral Restoration Consortium (CRC).

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Ilsa Kuffner gives the closing remarks for a global symposium hosted by the Coral Restoration Consortium (CRC). 

The CRC is hosting the virtual symposium to update interested parties on the latest science findings and most pressing issues surrounding the implementation of coral reef restoration around the world. Kuffner is addressing the conference attendees in her roles on the CRC Leadership Team, which include service on the steering committee and as co-chair of the Reef Futures science-program planning team. She will be summarizing key highlights from talks associated with the symposium’s 5 themes: holistic (ecosystem scale) restoration, efficiency in propagating corals, reproduction and breeding, population management, and capacity building.

Reef Futures Virtual will feature three “auditoriums” for plenary talks to accommodate three different time zones. Participation in the two-day symposium is free, and participants will have the opportunity to listen in on 6 hours of talks on the latest advancements from around the world. The Coral Restoration Consortium (CRC) is a community of practice comprised of scientists, managers, coral restoration practitioners, and educators dedicated to enabling coral reef ecosystems to survive the 21st century and beyond. Kuffner patriciates in the leadership of the CRC to share USGS science results and act as a source of technical expertise on the management, conservation, and restoration of coral reef ecosystems.