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Title: IAGLR 2005 Conference - Call for Papers

IAGLR 2005 - CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstract deadline:  December 17, 2004

http://www.iaglr.org/conference/2005/callpapers.php

The International Association for Great Lakes Research invites you to participate in the 48th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, to be held May 23-27, 2005, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We welcome abstract submissions for both oral and poster presentations.

Great Lakes Ecosystem Forecasting: Improving Understanding and Prediction is the theme for this year's conference, with five sessions devoted specifically to that theme. In addition, a significant number of sessions explore aspects of Human and Ecosystem Health as well as Management and Assessment. In all, 46 separate sessions have been proposed; including a general contribution session should a paper not fit clearly within these designated sessions.

All interested persons are invited to submit abstracts for consideration. All oral presentations will be scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, through Friday, May 27, and poster sessions will begin Tuesday. Both oral and poster presentations will require an abstract. Please note that oral presentations will be limited to 15 minutes, followed by a 5-minute question/discussion period. Depending on the number of abstracts received and the time available, we may request that some papers submitted as oral presentations be moved to a poster session.

Proposed Session Topics & Chairs

We encourage authors to submit abstracts for specific session topics but also will consider general contributions. Please review the proposed sessions below.  If you are uncertain about the most suitable placement for your paper, please contact the special session chairs. Contact information for session chairs and descriptions of the proposed sessions are available online (http://www.iaglr.org/conference/2005/callpapers.php).

Abstract Submission

All abstracts must be submitted via the IAGLR web site (http://www.iaglr.org/conference/2005/callpapers.php)

Abstract deadline:  December 17, 2004

Please limit your abstract title to no more than 250 characters, and the body of your abstract to no more than 1,350 characters (approximately 200 words). The script online reinforces these limits. If pasting in the text, it may be helpful to check the length in your word processor before doing so. Please note that the code for special characters (e.g., to add italics) counts toward length. Also note that spaces count toward length. Your word processor might not count these, so allow yourself some extra room. If you're running close to the limit, one easy way to gain characters is to use just one space after each period, rather than the two frequently used.

To be most useful for the conference delegates, abstracts should describe results and the relevance of the work or research being done as well as the implications of the work for advancing our knowledge or the effectiveness of policy. PLEASE WRITE YOUR ABSTRACT FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE. (i.e., As much as possible, try to make your abstract readable for people outside your field). YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL GRAMMATICAL ERRORS.

Contact Information:

Tom Johengen, Co-Chair
CILER/University of Michigan
401 E.Liberty St., Suite 330
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104
Phone: (734) 764-2426
Fax: (734) 647-0768

05chairs@iaglr.org

Stephen Brandt, Co-Chair
NOAA - GLERL
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Phone: (734) 741-2244
Fax: (734) 741-2003

05chairs@iaglr.org


Joe DePinto, Program Chair
Limno-Tech, Inc.
501 Avis Dr.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Phone: (734) 332-1200
Fax: (734) 332-1212
programchair@iaglr.org


48th Conference on Great Lakes Research
Call for Papers - Deadline 12/17/04
PROPOSED SESSIONS

Sessions 1-5: Ecosystem Forecasting
     1. Ecosystem Modeling for Understanding and Prediction in the Great Lakes
     2. Case Examples of Ecological Forecasting in Environmental Decision-Making
     3. Multi-compartmental Models of Toxic Fate and Exposure in the Great Lakes
     4. Lake Michigan Forecasting Models
     5. Integrative Approaches to Ecosystem Modeling
Sessions 6-8: Observation and Technology
     6. Remote Sensing and Spatial Data Applications in the Great Lakes
     7. Environmental Data Acquisition, Management, and Visualization Technology
     8. Data and Information integration for regional resource management
Sessions 9-13: Physical and Coastal Processes
    9.  Advances in Coastal Processes and Engineering
   10. Sediment Resuspension: Observations and Models
   11. Great Lakes Rip Currents
   12. Climate and Hydrology of Large Lake Basins: Integrating Past, Present, and Future
   13. Bay-Lake Linkages in Great Lakes Ecosystems: Pathways, Patterns, and Processes
Sessions 14-23: Management and Assessment
    14. Then vs. Now
    15. Progress Developing and Implementing Alternative Methods of Sea Lamprey Control in the Great Lakes
    16. Great Lakes Coastal Management
    17. Great Lakes Outreach
    18. Restoring Beneficial Use Impairments in the Great Lakes
    19. Responding to Information About Climate Change: Management of Uncertainty & Risk in the Great Lakes
    20. Muskegon Watershed Research Partnership
    21. Contaminated Sediments of the Great Lakes
    22. Wastewater Discharge Permitting in the Great Lakes Basin
    23. Large-Scale System Modeling for Water Resources Management: Balancing Disparate Interests
Sessions 24-32: Ecological Processes
    24. Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat and Ecological Integrity: Classification, Assessment, Rehabilitation Strategies,
          and Prognosis
    25. Ecological forecasting--Lessons from non-indigenous species
    26. Anthropogenic Effects on Great Lakes Aquatic Food Webs
    27. Implications of Dreissenids-mediated Ecosystem Changes on Ecological Forecasting
    28. Physical-Biological Coupling
    29. Nearshore Carbon and Nutrient Dynamics: Players, Pathways, and Ecosystem Significance
    30. Great Lakes Phosphorus Revisited
    31. Carbon Cycling in the Great Lakes
    32. Algal Processes From the Bottom to the Top - Contributions of Eugene F. Stoermer
Sessions 33-39: Human and Ecosystem Health
    33. Great Lakes and Human Health: Integrating Science to Reduce Risks
    34. Harmful Algal Blooms
    35. Toxics in the Great Lakes: A Multimedia Session
    36. Air Toxic Deposition and Effects on Great Lakes Water Quality
    37. Native Species Habitat Creation
    38. Biochemical Indicators of Ecosystem Health in the Great Lakes
    39. Aquatic Species at Risk Research in the Great Lakes Basin
Sessions 40-45: Benthos, Birds, Fish and Fisheries
   40. Understanding the Extent and Causes of Change in Great Lakes Benthic Communities
   41. Metabolism of Plankton and Benthos in Lakes and Connecting Water Bodies
   42. Ecology of Cormorants and Other Waterbirds
   43. Commercial Fishing in the Great Lakes
   44. Hydroacoustics and Forage Fish Assessment
   45. Use and misuse of tagging data in the Great Lakes
Sessions 46:  General Contributions to Great Lakes Science
   46.  General Contributions to Great Lakes Science