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         Special Symposium on
AQUATIC SPECIES INVASIONS (SS 21)
                   at the
        ASLO 2000 Conference
Copenhagen, Denmark, June 5-9, 2000

Recognition is growing that species invasions threaten the
biodiversity of ecosystems on a global scale.  This Special
Symposium will cover a broad array of relevant, inter-related
topics concerning aquatic species invasions that should be
of interest to the marine, estuarine, and freshwater scientific
communities.

We seek contributions for the following special focus topics:
=> patterns of invasion in space and time;
=> transfer and invasion of microorganisms in aquatic systems;
=> nonindigenous aquatic species and their interactions with
       invaded ecosystems;
=> risk assessment and predictability of bioinvasions;
=> understanding invasion pathways;
=> control and management of invasive species; and
=> international government policies and institutional
       arrangements for dealing with aquatic invasive
       species.

Several sub-sessions are possible, depending on the number of
contributions for each of these topics. In addition, a lunchtime or
evening workshop on Invasive Species Databases will be conducted.

ALL POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS SPECIAL
SYMPOSIUM MUST MEET THE ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS
AND JANUARY 15 ABSTRACT DEADLINE ESTABLISHED BY
THE ASLO2000 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE.

Contributors should identify that their paper is for the Special
Symposium on Aquatic Species Invasions and also indicate
in which of the above listed special focus topics they would
like to be placed.

A related pre-conference Workshop (WS-4) titled "Invasion of European
& North American Ecosystems by Ponto-Caspian Species" will be
convened Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, 2000, just prior to the start
of the main ASLO 2000 Conference. Presentations are by invitation
only, but individuals interested in participating in the workshop are
welcome and should contact Hugh MacIsaac or David Reid.

Please check the ASLO 2000 Web Site for more information and
detailed instructions:

 http://www.aslo.org/copenhagen2000

or contact any of the following Session Co-chairs for more
information:

David Reid  (reid@glerl.noaa.gov)
NOAA/Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2945 USA
Tel. 734-741-2019; FAX 734-741-2003

Hugh MacIsaac   (hughm@uwindsor.ca)
Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Tel. 519-253-3000 ext. 3754; Fax 519-971-3609

Gregory M. Ruiz (ruiz@serc.si.edu)
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
P.O. Box 28,
Edgewater, Maryland 21037 USA
Tel. 301-261-4190; Fax 301-261-7954








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