Under the ISRS Constitution, the Society is managed by a Council, whose members each serve for four years, with half being elected every two years, and by five elected officer holders: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary.
Call for Nominations for President, Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, and six (6) Council Members.
Elections are now due for two officers’ positions and also for half of the membership of the society’s Council. The officers completing their term are Don Potts (Treasurer) and Kiho Kim (Recording Secretary). According to the society’s constitution officers may hold their positions for no more than two consecutive four-year terms and hence Don is not eligible for re-election.
In addition nominations are sought for six (6) members of Council. Under the society’s constitution council members serve for a period of four years and may not then be immediately re-elected to the Council (but may stand immediately for an officer vacancy or stand again for Council after an interval of two years). The Council members completing their term are: Juan Pablo Carricart-Ganivet, Andrea Grottoli, Jeff Miller, Erinn Muller and Stephanie Norman.
Accordingly, nominations for the posts of Treasurer, Recording Secretary and for members to serve on the Council, should be sent by Friday 25th November by email to the current corresponding secretary (email@example.com).
Nomination as a candidate may be made either by the candidate themselves or by a separate proposer. In either case the nomination should take the form of (1) a short Letter of Nomination (a few lines stating that you wish to nominate the candidate) the same or different copies of which should be signed by a) the proposer, b) the seconder, and c) the candidate him/herself (if he/she is not the proposer or seconder), all of whom must be paid up members of the society. The signed letter may be submitted by email as one or more scans of the original signed hard copy letter.
In addition each nomination should be accompanied (2) by a short (maximum half-page) Personal Statement in which the candidate a) summarises their background and career and b) outlines any intentions they may have concerning the post, if elected. This information will be made available on-line to members when they caste their vote. This statement should be sent as a Word file.
Details of the vote will be circulated in late November.
Ruth Gates [web] [email] Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
46-007 Lilipuna Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Yimnang Golbuu [web] [email] International Coral Reef Center
PO Box 7086
Donald Potts [web] [email] Institute of Marine Sciences
University of California
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, California 95064
|CORRESPONDING SECRETARY &
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF REEF ENCOUNTER
Rupert Ormond [web] [email] Director of Marine Conservation International
Office: 5/6 Lang Rigg
South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9WN
Kiho Kim [web] [email] Department of Environmental Science
Washington DC, 20016
|EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF CORAL REEFS
Howard R. Lasker [web] [email] Department of Geology
University at Buffalo
Buffalo NY, 14220
|David Baker [web] [email] (Term 2015-2019)
The Swire Institute of Marine Science
School of Biological Sciences & Department of Earth Science
The University of Hong Kong
Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
|Juan Pablo Carricart-Ganivet [web] [email] (Term 2013-2017)
Unidad Académica de Sistemas Arrecifales
Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Prol. Av. Niños Héroes S/N, Domicio Conocido
Puerto Morelos CP77580, Quintana Roo
|Beatriz Estela Casareto [web] [email] (Term 2015-2019)
Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Graduate School of Science and Technology, Green Science and Technology Institute
836 Ohya Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8529
|Andrea Grottoli [web] [email] (Term 2013-2017)
School of Earth Sciences
Ohio State University
125 South Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210
|Stacy Jupiter [web] [email] (Term 2015-2019).
Wildlife Conservation Society
11 Ma'afu Street
|Ilsa Kuffner [web] [email] (Term 2015-2019).
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
|Jeff Miller [web] [email] (Term 2013-2017)
National Park Service
St John, US Virgin Islands 00830
|Erinn Muller [web] [email] (Term 2013-2017)
Coral Reef Ecosystems
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, Florida 34236
|Kazuo Nado [web] [email] (Term 2015-2019)
Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics
Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 W8-13 O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552
|Stephanie Norman [web] [email] (Term 2013-2017)
24225 15th Pl SE
Bothell, Washington 98021
|Serge Planes [web] [email] (Term 2015-2019)
USR 3278 CNRS - EPHE
Centre de Recherche Insulaire et Observatoire de l'Environnement (CRIOBE)
BP 1013 - 98 729
|Laurie Richardson [web] [email] (Term 2015-2019)
Department of Biological Sciences
Florida International University
Miami, Florida 33199
|Thamasak Yeemin [web] [email] (Term 2015-2019)
Marine Biodiversity Research Group
Department of Biology
Huamark, Bangkok 10240