Call for Presentations:
Wisconsin’s Wetlands: Biodiversity & Threats
Association’s 11th Annual Wetland Science Forum
February 2-3, 2006, Monona Terrace
Convention Center, Madison, WI
Deadline: Monday, November 7, 2005
Conference webpage: www.wiscwetlands.org/2006forum.htm
wetlands shelter an extraordinary diversity of plants and animals. More than a
third of Wisconsin’s
endangered and threatened species depend on marshes, swamps, bogs, fens, and
other wetland habitats. Wisconsin’s
wetlands are numerous and diverse, but so are threats to the biodiversity,
health and continued existence of the 5 million acres of wetlands that remain
on our landscapes. Conservation and protection of wetland biodiversity and
functional values will require collaboration among wetland researchers,
professionals, and conservationists.
Wisconsin Wetlands Association has thus chosen Biodiversity and Threats as the theme of
our 11th annual Wetland Science Forum. This two-day conference will convene
members of the wetland community in Wisconsin
and the Great Lakes region to discuss a
variety of issues related to wetland biodiversity and threats. Following the
Wetland Science Forum tradition, we anticipate that this conference will
contribute to a growing collaboration for protecting and conserving our state’s
Wisconsin Wetlands Association invites you to submit an
abstract for presentation. The conference program will begin
with an overview of wetland biodiversity and threats to various wetland
community types by geographic region in Wisconsin.
The program will also include a keynote address, several topical oral sessions,
a poster session, working groups and field trips, all related to the conference
theme, Wisconsin’s Wetlands:
Biodiversity & Threats. We welcome presentations from other
states in the Great Lakes region, as long as the content of the presentation
applies to Wisconsin's
wetlands. We also encourage graduate and undergraduate students to submit
abstracts for presentation in either the poster session or oral sessions.
A limited number of scholarships are available to help students attend the
conference; email email@example.com to
request a scholarship application.
Forms available online at: www.wiscwetlands.org/2006CFP.htm
The deadline for submitting abstracts is Monday, November 7, 2005.
To have your wetlands work considered for inclusion in this conference, please
complete an Abstract Submission Form with a title, short abstract (limit 250
words), and A/V requirements. Electronic copies of abstracts are required
– submit your abstract by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenters will be notified of acceptance by
December 1, 2005.
Note: We ask that presenters
register and pay the appropriate registration fees in order to help cover
conference costs. We encourage presenters to register by December
20, 2005 in order to receive the early registration rate. Registration
information will be available online at www.wiscwetlands.org/2006forum.htm.
For more information, visit our conference webpage, www.wiscwetlands.org/2006forum.htm,
or contact Laura England at 608-250-9971 or email@example.com.
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