Announcement and Call for Presentations
of Hypoxia on Living Resources Meeting
March 26-27, 2007
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
NOAA is convening a meeting in
coordination with the Northern Gulf of Mexico Cooperative Institute in Stennis Space Center, Mississippi to assess the current
state-of-knowledge of the Ecological
Impacts of Hypoxia on Living Resources focusing on the application of
science to coastal decision-making. The
effectiveness of existing approaches for evaluating the impacts of
ecological, commercial, and recreational important fish and shellfish
populations will be compared between three coastal
centers noted for seasonally recurring hypoxic zones: Chesapeake
Bay, Gulf of Mexico, and Lake Erie. Other regions will be included as comparative
Information on meeting logistics
and other details will be posted on: http://www.ngi.msstate.edu/hypoxia/#
seeking both oral (15-minute) and poster presentations for scientific
that will be open to the public. These
presentation/poster sessions will address one of the following topics:
- Historical perspective on research:
development of the hypoxia problem, link to eutrophication and other
- Historical perspective on management
activities and policy decisions regarding hypoxia: recognition and
response to the problem;
- Direct and indirect effects of hypoxia:
- Interactions with climate,
overfishing, or other stressors
- Impacts on food web structure and
- Management tools applied to hypoxia
note that time is limited during the oral sessions on March 26-27. Thus, not all oral presentations may be
accepted, and instead we may ask you to present a poster.
submit an abstract electronically by February
15, 2007 with the following format:
- Use Times New Roman,
- Indicate whether oral
or poster is preferred.
- Titles must be entered
- Enter all authors and
identify presenter by an asterisk.
- Enter authors’ names,
institution, city, state/province, country and email.
- Abstract must be in
simple text format only. For equations, special characters and symbols,
use text equivalents instead.
- Maximum length: 200
words (approximately 1245 characters, including spaces)
- Do not skip lines
- You can choose a
session from those listed above, if desired. Otherwise
it will be placed by the meeting’s steering committee.
should be submitted to Alan.Lewitus@noaa.gov.
Alan Lewitus, NOAA Center
for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
Robert Magnien, NOAA
Coastal Ocean Research
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental
NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center