Friday, August 4, 2017

Call For Abstracts: Susquehanna River Symposium, Bucknell University Nov. 10-11

Bucknell University has issued a call for abstracts for the 12th Susquehanna River Symposium on November 10-11 at its campus in Lewisburg, Union County.  The deadline for submissions is September 17.  
The symposium brings together academics, consultants, state, federal, and regional agencies, conservation groups, and the public to discuss ongoing scientific research and innovative projects, to share ideas, and to increase awareness of the watershed health, management and sustainability issues facing the Susquehanna and Delaware rivers today.
Abstracts are being sought from all interested parties, including faculty, students, professionals, state and federal environmental agencies, conservancies, watershed groups, and regulators.  Example topics include, but are not limited to:
-- Land use history and legacy alterations;
-- Indigenous wisdom and native approaches to sustainable watershed management;
-- The hydrology, ecology, and natural history of lakes, marshes, and bogs headwater regions, small stream habitats, tributary-mainstem connections; spatial and temporal variability within and across watersheds;
-- Hydroclimatology of extreme events; climate change on the Susquehanna and/or Delaware watersheds;
-- Aquatic ecology, river or stream metabolism, and ecosystem process and function ;
-- Hydrogeology, karst, and groundwater resources and remediation;
-- Terrestrial ecosystems: forests, meadows, and the riparian corridor;
-- Urban hydrology and new approaches stormwater management;
-- Economic and water policy factors to consider in sustainable watershed management;
-- Water quality, river chemistry and pollution; and emerging contaminants;
-- Fluvial geomorphology and processes; stream restoration and river engineering;
-- Oil and natural gas development;
-- River-bay-estuary-ocean connections; deltaic and brackish environments; coastal flooding and/or erosion issues;
-- River towns and communities ;
-- Ecosystem services and assessing the economic value of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; and
-- Watershed planning and sustainability; community awareness and education
Click Here for full instructions and to submit an abstract.
For more information, visit the Susquehanna River Symposium webpage or contact Benjamin Hayes by sending email to: or call 570-577-1830.

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