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MEDIA ADVISORY
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For More Information:  
David Dolan, Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay
Phone: (920) 465-2986;  Fax: (920) 465-2376;  E-mail: doland@uwgb.edu

The schedule of presentations and abstracts of each are available online at 
www.iaglr.org/conference/program.html


GREAT LAKES SCIENTISTS CONVERGE IN GREEN BAY

MADISON, Wis. (6/10/01) - The latest scientific findings on a host of Great
Lakes issues will be presented at the conference of the International
Association for Great Lakes Research in Green Bay, June 10-14:

--Recovery of Lake Michigan's yellow perch fishery
--Discovery of toxic flame retardants in Lake Michigan salmon
--Assessments of the Fox River PCB dredging demonstration projects
--Controlling zebra mussels and other nonindigenous species
--Impacts of global climate change on Great Lakes ecosystems
--Recent changes in Great Lakes habitat and food webs

The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute and University of Green Bay
are hosting this year's conference, and Wisconsin scientists will be
presenting results of their UW Sea Grant-supported research in several
sessions:

--Lake Michigan Yellow Perch: On the Road to Recovery?  This all-day session
will feature 19 papers, bringing together perch researchers from around Lake
Michigan and beyond for the most comprehensive examination of perch research
since the population crashed more than a decade ago.  Monday, 8-5; Poster
Session, 6:00.

--Can We Stop Them? Preventing Introductions and Controlling the Spread of
Nonindigenous Species in the Great Lakes.  Eight presentations regarding
ballast water transport, zebra mussels, round gobies, and purple
loosestrife, chaired by UW Sea Grant Nonindigenous Species Specialist Philip
Moy.  Monday, 2-5 p.m. 

--GIS Applications for Great Lakes Coastal Management.  Three papers on how
geographic information systems can help solve problems along the Great Lakes
coasts:  mapping a plume of contaminants from the Buffalo River; predicting
the bioavailability of trace metals that flow through watersheds; and
identifying essential fish habitat.  Chaired by UW Sea Grant GIS Specialist
David Hart.  Monday, 3:40-4:40 pm.

--Fisheries and Food Webs in an Ecosystem Context, a special plenary session
featuring world-renowned fisheries researcher James F. Kitchell, director of
the UW-Madison Center for Limnology and coordinator of UW Sea Grant's Lake
Superior Initiative research theme area. Tuesday, 1-2 pm.  

--Advances in Great Lakes Coastal Processes.  UW Sea Grant Coastal
Engineering Specialist Philip Keillor is co-chairing this session of eight
presentations, including two by UW-Madison researchers on new coastal
erosion risk management techniques and how wave heights determine rates of
erosion.  Tuesday, 2-5 pm.

--Remediation of Contaminated Sediments: Evaluation of Remediation Methods,
Effectiveness and Transport to the Environment.  Ten presentations dealing
with PCB-contaminated sediments, including "Evaluation of the Effectiveness
of Remediation Dredging: The Fox River Deposit N Demonstration Project."
Chaired by UW Sea Grant Coastal Engineer Philip Keillor and Jeffrey Steuer
of the U.S. Geological Survey. Wednesday, 10:20 am-3:00 pm. 

--Beyond PCBs: Emerging Organic Chemicals of Concern in the Great Lakes.
Ten presentations on contaminants that have received relatively little
attention to date, including the recent finding of high levels of a common
chemical flame retardant in Lake Michigan salmon by UW Sea Grant supported
researchers Jon Manchester-Neesvig and Bill Sonzogni, co-chairs of the
session.  Wednesday, 1-5 pm.


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programs of research, outreach, and education dedicated to the protection
and sustainable use of the United States' coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes
resources.  The National Sea Grant Network is a partnership of participating
coastal states, private industry, and the National Sea Grant College
Program, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of
Commerce.

www.seagrant.wisc.edu



     - John

John Karl
Science Writer

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1103

Phone: (608) 263-8621
FAX: (608) 262-0591
www.seagrant.wisc.edu




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