Scientific sessions

Corals and climate change
– Mesophotic reefs
– Ocean acidification

Studies of fossil skeletons: achievements and applications
– The fossil calibration of molecular trees
– Skeletons as paleoenvironmental proxies
– Biomineralization and diagenesis
– Advances in the taxonomy of fossil Cnidaria and other reef organisms

Palebiology and Evolution:
– Biodiversity and evolutionary patterns through time: crises, radiations and the role of biogeography
– Functional morphology and photosymbiosis

Bio-Geosphere interactions
– Deep, cold-water corals and ecosystems
– Reefs in space and time: a complex interplay between evolutionary and paleoenvironmental dynamics