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GLIN==> Aquatic Nuisance Species Symposium

Title: Aquatic Nuisance Species Symposium
Monday / June 2, 2003 / 3-5 pm

The State of Michigan has declared May 31 through June 7, 2003 "Aquatic Nuisance Species Awareness Week" to raise awareness about prevention and control of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) in Michigan and Great Lakes waters.  In observance of Aquatic Nuisance Species Awareness Week, the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Michigan will host a Symposium on Aquatic Nuisance Species Research on Monday, June 2, from 3-5 pm in room 1040 Dana Bldg. on the University of Michigan's central campus.  A reception will follow in the Dana Commons. 


1.  Opening Remarks by Symposium Moderator Thomas Johengen (Director, Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research).

2.  Welcoming Remarks by David Allan, Interim Associate Dean, School of Natural Resources and the Environment.

3.  Panel Presentations (10 minutes each)
        Ken DeBeaussaert (Director, State of Michigan Office of the Great Lakes)
        Doran Mason (Scientist, NOAA/Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory)
        John Schwartz (Program Leader, Michigan Sea Grant College Program)
        Great Lakes Commission (Invited)

4.  Keynote Lecture "Predicting the Occurrence and Impact of Species Invasions in the Great Lakes," Anthony Ricciardi (Assistant Professor at the School of Environment, McGill University, Montreal) - for abstract and biosketch please see http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/news/seminars/

5.  Question and Answer Period with Speaker and Panelists
6.  Reception
Displays by the Michigan Sea Grant College Program, the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and the Environment, the State of Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, the NOAA/Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center (invited) can be viewed in the  Dana Commons prior to the symposium and during the reception.

Directions to the Dana Building are available on the SNRE web site.

For more information contact:
Colleen Vogler, CILER, 734-764-2426, http://www.ciler.org
David Reid, NOAA/GLERL, 734-741-2019
Colleen L. Vogler
Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research
NOTE NEW ADDRESS effective March 3, 2003:
401 E. Liberty Street, Suite 330
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2298

Office: 734/764-2426
Fax:        734/647-0768
NOTE NEW E-MAIL effective March 3, 2003:  clv@umich.edu
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