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GLIN==> IAGLR Session - 20th Anniversary of Zebra Mussel Discovery




2008 is the 20th anniversary of the zebra mussel discovery
in North America - first found in Lake St. Clair in 1988.  This discovery, and the ensuing spread of both zebra and quagga mussels across North America, have resulted in profound changes to aquatic ecosystems, to invasion science, and to national and international policy. 

We are soliciting contributed papers for a session at the 2008 IAGLR Conference to highlight the far-reaching impacts of dreissenids in North America. 


Session 29. Dreissenids in North America: 20 Years of Consequences
Chaired by: David F. Reid, Thomas Nalepa and Henry A. Vanderploeg
Dreissena polymorpha - the zebra mussel - was discovered 20 years ago (1988) in Lake St. Clair. It produced dramatic ecological changes in the Great Lakes well beyond those expected from the European experience. In addition, it produced a rapid expansion of interest and activity in the science of invasion biology and resulted in widespread public and political awareness of the problems associated with species invasions. Now Dreissena bugensis is replacing the zebra mussel and has expanded to the western U.S. The goal of this special Dreissenid anniversary session is to examine the significance and impacts of the Dreissenid invasion to the Great Lakes, to the United States and Canada, and to speculate on what may be yet to come.

Contacts:
(all at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2945 USA)
David F. Reid, Phone: 1-734-741-2019; E-mail: david.reid@noaa.gov
Thomas Nalepa, Phone: 1-734-741-2285; E-mail: thomas.nalepa@noaa.gov
Henry A. Vanderploeg: Phone: 1-734-741-2284; E-mail: henry.vanderploeg@noaa.gov

For general Conference information:
http://www.iaglr.org/conference/


Abstract submission deadline: January 11.
For abstract submission, go to:
http://www.iaglr.org/conference/callpapers.php


Best wishes and happy New Year,
      David Reid, Tom Nalepa, and Hank Vanderploeg



-- 
David F. Reid, Ph.D.
Director, NOAA National Center for Research on 
Aquatic Invasive Species (NCRAIS)
Senior Research Scientist, Nonindigenous Species Program
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

-- 
David F. Reid, Ph.D.
Director, NOAA National Center for Research on 
Aquatic Invasive Species (NCRAIS)
Senior Research Scientist, Nonindigenous Species Program
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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