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GLIN==> 10th Annual International Conference on the St. Lawrence River Ecosystem



Posted on behalf of Christina Collard <ccollard@riverinstitute.com>

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First Call for Special Session Chairs
Deadline September 16, 2002

"Large River Systems ~Under Stress"

MAY 13, 14 & 15th, 2003
at NavCanada Conference Centre, Cornwall, Ontario

The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences (SLRIES) is
pleased to be hosting its 10th Annual International Conference on the St.
Lawrence River Ecosystem. The theme of this years conference is Large River
Ecosystems ~ Under Stress. Virtually every continent on the globe has a
major river system and most are facing the pressures of effluent
concentration, diversion, and chemical degradation. The conference will
focus on the protection, restoration and conservation of such ecosystems.

The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences is an
incorporated, not-for-profit and charitable organization based in Cornwall,
Ontario, dedicated to the enhancement, restoration and protection of river
ecosystems through research, education and training.

Below is a list of broad session themes.  The final arrangement and number
of session topics will depend on the abstracts received. We will welcome
your suggestions for additional or alternate themes.

Broad Session Topics include:

1. NUTRIENTS and NUTRIENT INPUTS
2. EFFECT OF WATER LEVEL CHANGES
3. ARE FISH STOCKS DECLINING?
4. ST. LAWRENCE RIVER TRIBUTARIES INCLUDING OTTAWA AND SAGUENAY RIVERS
...WHAT DO WE KNOW?
5.ST. LAWRENCE RIVER RESEARCH NETWORKS.
6.  PHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION - hydraulics, bathymetry and sediment deposits
7. PRIMARY PRODUCTION
8. COASTAL WETLANDS
9. REMEDIAL ACTION PLANS/ RESTORATION ACTIVITIES
The St. Lawrence Remedial Action Plan - 5 years later. What progress has
been made?
10. EMERGING ISSUES - pharmaceuticals, botulism, etc
- Impact of seasonal variances as related to the headwater conditions.
11.  MODELING APPROACHES TO LARGE RIVER SYSTEMS
12. INVASIVE SPECIES
13. ECOSYSTEM HEALTH / INDICATORS habitat stresses, biodiversity,
14. SHIPPING
15. WILDLIFE TOXICOLOGY
16. HYDROLOGY and MATERIAL FLUX - contaminants, nutrients, suspended solids
17. AIR AND WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT
18. REMEDIATION, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
19. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
20. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
21. HUMAN  HEALTH  ISSUES
22. GIS APPLICATION AND INTERPRETATION
23. LIMNOLOGY, COASTAL OCEANOGRAPHY AND RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
24. WATER QUALITY AND AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES - eutrophication, algal toxins
25. ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION
26. BIOTECHNOLOGY
27. BIOMONITORING - how and when to use mussels and other biomonitors
This is the first Call for Sessions Chairs, who are  particularly interested
any of these  themes. However, sessions dealing with other aspects of large
river research are welcome.

If you are interesting in organizing a session, please provide the following
information:

proposed title of the session,
a brief description of the session's focus (two or three sentences),
Your names and contact information (address, telephone, fax, and e-mail
address)
Chairs of selected sessions will be notified and provided with instructions
for organizing their sessions by mid-September 2002

For more information contact:
Christina Collard, Conference Coordinator
Email: ccollard@riverinstitute.com
St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences
2 Belmont Street, Cornwall, ON     K6H 1E1
613-936-6620 fax: 613-936-1803
Email: ccollard@riverinstitute.com
Web site: http://www.riverinstitute.com
Check out the Conference Site
http://www.navcanada.ca/ncti/english/efacil.htm


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