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Celebrating 50-years of Large Lakes Research
International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR)
May 28 - June 1, 2007
Pennsylvania State University - University Park, Pennsylvania
The International Association for Great Lakes Research invites you to participate in the 50th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, to be held May 28 - June 1, 2007, at the Penn Stater Conference Center, Pennsylvania State in University Park, PA. Scientific presentations will be given Accommodations can be made at www.iaglr.org/conference. The overall theme for this year's conference is 50 Years of Great Lakes Research: Past, Present and Future, celebrating 50 year anniversary of this annual conference.
The Scientific Program:
The science program has been developed around 7 major research themes that reflect the overall thematic scope of the conference. Topical areas of environmental research are represented by 37 sessions that have been organized within these themes. More then 500 individual presentations will be delivered which promise to further our management of natural systems, ensure heightened ecosystem and human health, and improve communicate among major stakeholders.
To review the Scientific Program, go to http://www.iaglr.org/conference/program.php
THEME 1: Great Lakes: Past, Present, and Future- Sessions in this theme will address topics that span decades of research, providing a retrospective on past thinking, with recent progress that has changed our thinking.
THEME 2: Ecosystems and Human Health- Ecosystem status and human health is a growing concern that has implications for water management and planning, as well as, homeland security.
THEME 3: Dynamics of Airsheds and Watersheds- Presentations in this theme address the growing need to evaluate and assess stressors on lakes at larger spatial scales that include relevant landscape units.
THEME 4: Physical Scaling and Ecosystem Biogeochemistry- Effective nutrient management requires an in depth knowledge of relevant ecological cycles, the complexity of which is linked to change with ecosystem size and configuration.
THEME 5: Biological Communities and Biodiversity- Large ecosystems house much of the world’s biodiversity, and talks under this theme identify unique flora and fauna in the Great Lakes and their role in providing key ecosystem services.
THEME 6: Education, Outreach, and Commerce- Management necessitates demand improved communication with stakeholders, and more effective education of diverse, which are among these topics address in this theme.
THEME 7: Tools, Techniques, and Research Opportunities- Recent technological capabilities advances have led to emerging new research questions and approaches, which will be highlighted in this series of sessions (e.g., new instruments, remote sensing, automated data retrieval systems).