Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Call For Abstracts: Bucknell University Susquehanna River Symposium Oct. 18-19 Lewisburg

The Bucknell University Center for Sustainability and the Environment is now accepting abstract proposals for presentations at the 14th Susquehanna River Symposium on October 18-19 at Bucknell’s Elaine Langone Center in Lewisburg, Union County.
The deadline for abstracts is October 2.
Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations are being sought from all interested parties, including faculty, students, professionals, state and federal environmental agencies, conservancies, watershed groups, and regulators.  
Example topics related to "Healthy Rivers, Healthy Communities" include (but are not limited to): 
-- Indigenous wisdom and interconnectedness of communities (human and non-human) in a watershed
-- Assessing the health of our rivers and bay
-- Connections between  river health and human health and river town health 
-- Revitalizing river towns - the intersection between recreation, economic growth,  climate change, and other factors
-- Agricultural and rural communities and their dependence on healthy streams and water resources
-- Impact of floods or droughts on communities (both natural and/or human)
-- Sociologic and ecologic factors to consider in assessing the health of river towns
-- Economic and water policy factors to help or hinder healthy rivers and healthy communities
-- Watershed planning and sustainability; community awareness and education
-- River towns and communities - historical connections to mid-Atlantic rivers and anthropogenic connections
-- Ecosystem services and assessing the economic value of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
As always, the organizers seek abstracts in broader watershed science and engineering topics:
-- The hydrology, ecology, and natural history of lakes, marshes, and bogs
- -Hydroclimatology of extreme events;  climate change in the mid-Atlantic region
-- Headwater regions, small stream habitats, tributary-mainstem connections; spatial and temporal variability within and across 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
-- Fluvial geomorphology and processes; stream restoration and river engineering
-- Oil and natural gas development
-- River-bay-estuary-ocean connections; deltaic and brackish environments; 
-- Sea level rise and coastal flooding and/or erosion issues
Despite its name, the interests of this symposium extend well beyond the Susquehanna. It's just that over the years, this symposium has become branded the "Susquehanna River Symposium," because of its roots in the Susquehanna Coalition for Environmental Studies and its strong historical focus on the Susquehanna and the Chesapeake.  Those connections remains strong.  
However, the organizers want to extend the hand of academic fellowship and invite individuals and watershed groups from across the mid-Atlantic region to present their work and attend this symposium.
Click Here to submit an abstract.  Questions should be directed to: Benjamin Hayes by sending email to: or calling 570-577-1830 or Sean Reese by sending email to: or calling 570-577-3699.

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