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GLIN==> SEMINAR Changes - Ann Arbor (MAY 18 & May 20)



Title:
The NOAA Great Lakes Seminar Series seminar scheduled for Tuesday, May 18, by Ann Krause, titled "Compartments in Food Webs: How they Help Quantify Structural Changes in the Food Web of Southeastern Lake Michigan after the Invasion of Zebra Mussels and Bythotrephes" has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

The NOAA Great Lakes Seminar Series seminar scheduled for Thursday, May 20, by Doran Mason, titled "Numerical and Physiological Response of Fish to Reef Habitat in Marine Coastal Ecosystems" is being replaced by the seminar announced below.  Dr. Mason's seminar will be rescheduled to a later date.


The following seminar replaces the one scheduled for May 20, 2004 by Dr. Doran Mason:

NOAA GREAT LAKES SEMINAR SERIES

http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/news/seminars/

Date:
Thursday, May 20, 2004

Time:
10:30 a.m.

Title:
"Biological Invasions in the Great Lakes: Science, Management, and Policy"

Speaker:
Dr. David Raikow
Biologist
GLERL, Ann Arbor, MI


Where:
GLERL Main Conference Room
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
For directions:

    http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/facil/triptik.html


Abstract
Although the history of biological invasions in the Great Lakes extends back nearly 200 years, the study and management of invasions is much younger. Biological invasions were first truly recognized and studied in the 1950’s when the impact of the Sea Lamprey became too large to ignore and the search for an effective lampricide began. Decimation of the top food web trophic levels by Sea Lamprey released another invader, the Alewife, from predation pressure. Large die-offs of Alewife prompted the creation of a sport fishery using other nonindigenous species. But it took the discovery of the zebra mussel in the 1980’s to push biological invasions in the Great Lakes, and indeed invasion biology as a whole, into the spotlight. Scientific efforts concerning invasions accelerated. The first real legislation concerning aquatic biological invasions passed. The public finally realized the importance of biological invasion as an environmental issue. Today invasion biology and management in the Great Lakes is a thriving concern with many new avenues of research including prediction, prevention, early detection, rapid response, parameter quantification, and international cooperation. New scientific methods and discoveries, however, are only just barely keeping up with new invasions, showing that biological invasion in the Great Lakes is a juggernaut with no end in sight.

For more information, contact:
Dr. David Reid
NOAA/GLERL
734-741-2019
david.reid@noaa.gov




-- 
David F. Reid, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Director, NOAA National Center for Research on Aquatic Invasive Species
Task Leader, GLERL Nonindigenous Species Program
Member, NOAA Invasive Species Matrix Program Management Team
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI  48105-2945
Voice:	734-741-2019
FAX:	734-741-2055
GLERL home page:
    http://www.glerl.noaa.gov
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