Year of the Reef: PeerJ Award for Best Contribution at Reef Futures 2018 – A Coral Restoration and Intervention-Science Symposium

The Year of the Reef continues with the upcoming symposium Reef Futures 2018: A Coral Restoration and Intervention-Science Symposium. Hosted by the Coral Reef Consortium, the symposium is being held December 10-14, 2018 in Key Largo, Florida. Reef Futures 2018 will bring together experts in multiple disciplines from around the world to share the latest science and techniques for coral reef restoration while kicking off a global effort to dramatically scale-up the impact and reach of restoration as a major tool for coral reef conservation and management.

PeerJ is pleased to support students and early career researchers at Reef Futures 2018 by offering a PeerJ Award for Best Contribution! The winner will be selected at the symposium by participant vote. The winner will receive a complimentary PeerJ paper (upon submission and acceptance through our normal peer review system – a $1095 value) and an interview on the PeerJ site about his or her research.

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Visit PeerJ’s Aquatic Biology, Ecology and Environmental Science sections for expert commentary and the latest peer-reviewed research in these fields.

The Coral Restoration Consortium (CRC), host of Reef Futures 2018, 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. The CRC’s mission is to foster collaboration and technology transfer among participants, and to facilitate scientific and practical ingenuity to demonstrate that restoration can achieve meaningful results at scales relevant to reefs in their roles of protecting coastlines, supporting fisheries, and serving as economic engines for coastal communities.


The PeerJ Award Program aims to support students and early career researchers as well as bring continued awareness to the benefits that open access and open communication have in keeping the scientific record open and available to all. PeerJ publishes rapid, peer-reviewed research in biology, life sciences and environmental sciences. We are pleased to support the Reef Futures 2018 Symposium and research on coral reef restoration and management.

About: PeerJ publishes two Open Access, peer-reviewed publications: PeerJ serving the Life and Environmental Sciences and PeerJ Computer Science. Additionally we publish PeerJ Preprints which is an innovative ‘preprint server’ covering Biology, Medical, Environmental and Computer Science. PeerJ’s mission is to efficiently publish the world’s knowledge. We aim to drive the costs of publishing down for the academic community, while improving the overall publishing experience and providing authors with a publication venue suitable for the 21st Century.

If you would like to offer a PeerJ Award at your conference, do get in touch! Questions about PeerJ Awards may be directed to Sierra Williams, Community Manager at sierra.williams@peerj.com.