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Mote Endowment

The William R. and Lenore Mote Endowment

The FSU Mote International Symposium

The Mote International Symposia -- held every three years -- addresses cutting edge, often controversial problems that relate to the conservation and management of living marine resources and marine ecosystems. They draw experts from around the globe to provide insights into these issues, resulting in often spirited debate, and more recently, one off meetings that result in policy statements on critically important issues. The proceedings appear as special issues of the Bulletin of Marine Science Opens in a new window.


Proceedings of the 9th Mote International Symposium - "Propagating TURFs into the 21st Century: The value constraints and limitations to territorial user rights in fisheries" (12-14 October 2015) served as a tribute to the life & works of Jose Maria (Lobo) Orensanz.


Proceedings of the 8th Mote International Symposium - "Species interactions in marine communities: the invisible fabric of nature" (8-10 November 2011). Bulletin of Marine Science 89 (1):1-417 (2013) Opens in a new window.


Proceedings of the 7th Mote International Symposium - "The Spatial Dimensions of Fisheries: Putting It All in Place" (11-13 November 2008). Bulletin of Marine Science 86(2):1165-498 (2010) Opens in a new window.


Proceedings of the 6th Mote International Symposium - “Life History in Fisheries Ecology and Management" (14-16 November 2006). Bulletin of Marine Science 83(1):1-261 (2008) Opens in a new window.


Proceedings of the 5th Mote International Symposium - “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Integrating Marine and Human Ecology into Fisheries Management." Bulletin of Marine Science 78(3):407-721 (2006) Opens in a new window.


Proceedings of the 4th Mote International Symposium - "Confronting Trade-offs in the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management." Bulletin of Marine Science 74(3):489-760 (2004) Opens in a new window.


Proceedings of the 3rd Mote International Symposium - "Targets, Thresholds, and the Burden of Proof." Bulletin of Marine Science 70(2):397-790 (2002) Opens in a new window.

  • Review Opens in a new window published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Proceedings of the 2nd Mote International Symposium - “Essential Fish Habitat and Marine Reserves." Bulletin of Marine Science 63(3):525-1010 (2000) Opens in a new window.

  • Review Opens in a new window published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Proceedings of the 1st Mote International Symposium - "Marine Stock Enhancement:  A New Perspective." Bulletin of Marine Science 62(2):303-714 (1998) Opens in a new window.


Author index to all Mote symposia (MS Word required)