Thursday, July 31, 2014

Call For Abstracts: Susquehanna River Symposium Nov. 21-22

Bucknell University will host the 9th Susquehanna River Symposium on November 21-22 at the Elaine Langone Center in Lewisburg, Union County.  
The symposium brings together researchers, managers, consultants, and the public to discuss ongoing scientific research and innovative projects, to share ideas, and to increase awareness of watershed health, management and sustainability issues facing the Susquehanna today.
Abstracts are being sought for oral presentations and posters covering a wide range of projects and research topics pertaining to the Susquehanna watershed.  All interested parties, including academics, professionals, and regulators, are invited to present either an oral presentation or poster.  Students are encouraged to submit posters.
The deadline for online submission of abstracts is September 17.
The final symposium program will be determined by the content of submitted and accepted abstracts.  The following list of topics is provided to encourage potential conference participants to consider the full extent of multidisciplinary themes, however, it is by no means all-inclusive--
— Aquatic ecosystems;
— Fisheries management and habitat restoration;
— Groundwater hydrology; aquifer contamination and remediation projects ;
— River valley terrestrial ecosystems and the riparian corridor;
— Stormwater management;
— Water policy; sustainable watershed management;
— River water chemistry;  and remediation;
— Lakes and wetland studies; restoration and cleanup projects;
— Stream restoration and fluvial geomorphology;
— Assessing the impact of natural resource extraction on the watershed;
— Land use, BMPs, and water resources planning and protection strategies;
— Susquehanna River - Chesapeake Bay connections; and
— Susquehanna watershed and climate change.
The poster session will be held November 21 from 7 to 9 pm (posters can be set up set up between 4:30 and 6 p.m.).  Posters are encouraged to remain on display until until 2 p.m. on November 22.
Oral presentations will be 15 to minutes in length and scheduled for presentation during the Symposium's technical sessions from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 22.
If the author wishes to be considered for an oral presentation, they can indicate so in the abstract submission online form.
To be considered for placement in the symposium, please submit your abstract online by September 17.  Instructions on submitting abstracts and student posters will be available after August 10.
Soon after the September 17 submission deadline, abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee for originality, technical merit, currency, and relevance to Symposium topics. Authors' suggestions for topic and format placement (oral or poster) will be considered, but the Committee will make the final decision. Abstracts received after the deadline may not be accepted.
Acceptance and placement notification will be made via email to the corresponding author by October 1.
Electronic versions of the Symposium Proceedings, which includes all accepted abstracts, will be made available on the River Symposium website.

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