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News Release: The Ninth International Zebra Mussel and Aquatic Nuisance Species Conference

The Ninth International Zebra Mussel and Aquatic Nuisance Species Conference
April 26-30, 1999
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Duluth, Minnesota

Hosted by the University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program

Jeffrey L. Gunderson, Associate Director
Douglas A. Jensen, Exotic Species Information Center Coordinator

Conference Administrator:
Elizabeth Muckle-Jeffs
Tel: 1-800-868-8776 Fax: 613-732-3386 E-mail: profedge@renc.igs.net

Call for the Submission of Abstracts

The International Zebra Mussel and Aquatic Nuisance Species Conference is
considered the most comprehensive international forum for experts to present
results of their research, outreach, and technological developments
concerning biology, ecology, control and management, and impacts of marine
and freshwater aquatic nuisance species.

Although zebra mussels are the most widely known of these invaders, there
are dozens of aquatic nuisance species which require ongoing attention
because they are causing significant damage to marine and freshwater
resources and to the economies that depend upon them.

You are invited to submit a 500 to 750 word abstract of a proposed
presentation or poster related to the following species and topic areas:

Zebra Mussel
Asiatic Clam
Green Crab
Chinese Mitten Crab
Eurasian Ruffe
Round and Tubenose Goby
Three Spine Stickleback
Blueback Herring
Spiny Waterflea (or BC)
Lumholtzi Waterflea
New Zealand Mud Snail
Water Hyacinth
Purple Loosestrife
Eurasian Watermilfoil
Alligator Weed
Curley-Leaf Pondweed
Smooth Cordgrass
(Other Nonindigenous Invasive Species Papers are Encouraged)

Advances in Control Technologies
Chemical Control
Non-Chemical Control
Physical Control
Other Control Technologies

Preventing and Mitigating Impacts on Water Users
Industries and Municipalities
Agriculture and Irrigation Systems
Locks, Dams, and Fish Ladders
Aquaculture and Bait Harvest Operations
Fire Protection Systems
Service Water Systems
Boats and Shoreland Property

Impacts on Inland Waters, Great Lakes, Estuary and Marine Ecosystems
Ecosystem Impacts
Risk Assessment
Economic Impacts

Biology and Life History
Population Dynamics
Distribution and Range Expansion
Parasites and Diseases

Legislation and Global Initiatives
Ballast Water Policy
Nonindigenous Invasive Species Act
Comprehensive State/Provincial/Inter-Jurisdictional ANS Plans
Other Related Legislation

Education and Outreach
Youth and Adult Education Programs (formal and non-formal)
Communications and Marketing Strategies
New Products, including Curricula, Training Packages, Web Sites and CDs

Submission of Abstracts

It is preferred that abstracts be forwarded by Email as an attached file, or
on disk in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format.  Please provide a cover
sheet with the following information:
· submitting author’s name,
· complete mailing address,
· telephone, fax and e-mail, and
· whether the abstract is being submitted for a verbal or poster

The deadline to receive abstracts for consideration by the Technical Program
Committee is September 25, 1998.  The submitting author will be notified of
the Committee’s decision by October 30, 1998.

Please forward abstracts to:

Elizabeth Muckle-Jeffs
Conference Administrator
1027 Pembroke Street East, Suite 200
Pembroke, ON  K8A 3M4  Canada
Email: profedge@renc.igs.net

Call for Exhibitors to the Business Exposition

A Business Exposition will again be held in conjunction with the Conference
to provide business involved with the detection, control and management of
aquatic nuisance species to showcase their products and services.  For
further information, or to book your booth location, contact the Conference
Administrator at 800-868-8776 or profedge@renc.igs.net.