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GLIN==> Annual International Conference on the St. Lawrence River Ecosystem (Second Call for Papers)



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

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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

LARGE RIVER ECOSYSTEM ~ UNDER STRESS
An Annual International Conference on the
St. Lawrence River Ecosystem.
CORNWALL, ONTARIO
CANADA
MAY 13-14-15TH, 2003

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS
http//www.riverinstitute.com/html/conference.html

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MARQ DE VALLIERS, AUTHOR OF BOOK "WATER"
He will talk about the fate of our most precious resource.

REGISTER ON LINE TODAY: SAVE 10% BEFORE APRIL 1ST, 2003

Student Travel Awards
http://www.riverinstitute.com/html/studentstravelawards.htm

EXHIBITOR SPACE STILL AVAILABLE
http://www.riverinstitute.com/html/callex.html

ABSTRACTS DUE: JANUARY 18TH, 2003
http://www.riverinstitute.com/html/abstract.html

The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences
is pleased to announce its first call for papers for
its 10th Annual International Conference on the
St. Lawrence River Ecosystem. This year's
theme 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, chemical
degradation and invasive species.
The conference will explore the protection,
restoration and conservation of such ecosystems.
This three day event will be held on May 13-14-15th, 2003
at the NavCanada Conference & Training.

This is the second call for papers and all are invited
to participate. We have organized the
conference with Special Session topics,16 Special Sessions
to date); however,the final arrangement and number of session topics
will depend on the abstracts received. All scientific oral and poster
presentations
require an abstract. We encourage you to submit and abstract for a special
session or general contributions will be accepted. If you are uncertain
about the most suitable placement of your paper, please contact the Special
Session Chairs. Contact information will be available below the each session
title. Please note that oral presentations will be limited to 15 minutes,
followed by a 5 minute question/discussion period.

SPECIAL SESSIONS

FOR ABSTRACT INSTRUCTIONS
http//www.riverinstitute.com/html/abstract.html

1.INTERNATIONAL RIVERS UNDER STRESS  -
Chair:Dr. Jean Burton, Centre Saint Laurent,
Montreal EmailJean.Burton@ec.gc.ca

2."SEAWAY AND THE LAKES NAVIGATION SYSTEMDEEPENING THE CHANNELS - DO WE KNOW
ALL THE FACTS? Moderator Jack Manno, Director, Great Lakes Research
Consortium
Recent proposals to dredge the St. Lawrence raise a myriad of questions
regarding potential impacts on the ecosystem.   Papers and presentations are
invited that can provide insights, highlight uncertainties or contribute to
a discussion of this issues.

3.ECOLOGICAL KEYSTONE SPECIES OF LARGE RIVER SYSTEMS
ChairD. Bruce Conn, Ph.D.  Dean, School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences
Berry College Mount Berry, GA 30165-5036 Phone706-236-1756
Fax706-238-7855Emailbconn@berry.edu

4.HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES-Chair:Dr. Chris Ollson,
Jacques Whitford  Environmental Limited,
2781 Lancaster Rd, Suite 200, Ottawa, On, K1B 1A7.
Phone613-738-0708, fax, 613-738-0721
collson@jacqueswhitford.com

5.MERCURY CONTAMINATION IN LARGE RIVERS.
Chair:Dr. David Lean, Faculty of Science, Biology University of Ottawa,
Box 450 _ STA "A" 30 Marie Curie, Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Tel 613_562_5800 Ext6349 613_568_5486
Email:DLEAN@science.uottawa.ca

6.INVASIVE SPECIES IN LARGE RIVERSYves de Lafontaine,
Centre Saint-Laurent Environnement Canada, 105 McGill, 7ieme etage,
Montreal, Quebec Canada, H2Y 2E7
Tel514-496-5025 Fax514-496-7398 E-mailyves.delafontaine@ec.gc.ca
yves.delafontaine@ec.gc.ca

7.ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF ZEBRA MUSSELS IN LARGE RIVERS.
Chair Clifford Siegfried, New York State Museum,
csiegfri@mail.nysed.gov

8. BIOASSAYS AND BIOMARKERS TOOLS TO ASSESS EFFECTS
OF EMERGING CONTAMINANTS DISCHARGING TO AQUATIC SYSTEMS
ChairDr. Christain Blaise, Centre Saint Laurent
Chercheur scientifique/research scientist
 Toxicologie aquatique/Aquatic Toxicology
Recherche sur les écosystèmes fluviaux/River Ecosystems Research Centre
Saint-Laurent/St. Lawrence Centre
Email:Christian.Blaise@EC.GC.CA

9.WATER LEVELS   Co-ChairJoe Atkinson,
Great Lakes Program  Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, (716)
645_2088, ext. 2325
Emailatkinson@eng.buffalo.edu
Christiane Hudon, Centre Saint-Laurent,
Montreal Quebec Email:
Christiane.Hudon@EC.GC.CA

10.MODELING APPROACHES TO LARGE RIVER SYSTEMS
Chair:Rafig Verdiyev, Water Advisor, Water Management
in South Caucasus Project, Azerbaijan. .

12.MEDIATION, MANAGEMENT AND POLICYTHE ST. LAWRENCE REMEDIAL
ACTION PLAN AFTER 5 YEARS
- HOW FAR HAVE WE COME? Chair: Elaine Kennedy, ekennedy@glen-net.ca

13.WATER QUALITY ISSUES IN LARGE RIVERSCAN WE DRINK FROM IT,
SWIM IN IT, AND EAT THE FISH? 	Chair: Dr. Jeff Ridal,
St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences
jridal@riverinstitute.com

14."NOXIOUS ALGAL PROLIFERATIONMICRO- AND MACROSCALE PROCESSES
Chair: Dr. Susan B. Watson Dept. Biological Sciences
Room 395, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, AB.swatson@ucalgary.ca

15.WHAT DO MUNICIPAL/REGIONAL DECISION-MAKERS NEED TO
KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS EFFECT ON ECOSYTEMS ? Chair Philippe
Crabbé, Professor Emeritus/Professeur émérite Department of
Economics/Département de science économiqueUniversity of/Université d'
Ottawa P.O. Box/Boîte postale 450 Station/Succursale A Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
tél 613 562 5800 x1430 Emailcrabbe@uottawa.ca

16.GENERAL CONTRIBUTIONS - Papers dealing with all
aspects of the biogeo-chemistry, ecology, hydrology
and management of large rivers and their tributaries
are encouraged.

For more information contact
Christina Collard
Conference Co-ordinator
St. Lawrence River Institute
2 Belmont Street, Cornwall, ON
K6H 4Z1
PHONE613-936-6620 Ext222
FAX613-936-1803
Emailccollard@riverinstitute.com
www.riverinstitute.com




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