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Title: IAGLR 2006 Conference - First Call for Papers

IAGLR 2006 Conference - Call for Papers

Deadline: January 6, 2006
The International Association for Great Lakes Research invites you to participate in the 49th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, to be held May 22-26, 2006, at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario. We welcome abstract submissions for both oral and poster presentations.

Great Lakes in a Changing Environment is the theme for this year's conference, with eight sessions devoted specifically to that theme. In addition, a significant number of sessions explore aspects of Human Health and Human Dimensions, Management and Decision Making, and Planning, Assessment, and Restoration. In all, 44 separate sessions have been proposed, including a general contribution session should a paper not fit clearly within these designated sessions.

This is the first call for papers. All interested persons are invited to submit abstracts for consideration. All oral presentations will be scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, through Friday, May 26, and the poster session will be on Tuesday evening. Both oral and poster presentations will require an abstract. Please note that oral presentations will be limited to 15 minutes, followed by a 5-minute question/discussion period. Depending on the number of abstracts received and the time available, we may request that some abstracts submitted as oral presentations be moved to the poster session. To that end, we are further requesting that only one abstract be submitted per senior author.

Proposed Sessions:
To view the proposed sessions and session chairs please go to http://www.iaglr.org/conference/2006/sessions.php
We encourage authors to submit abstracts for specific session topics but also will consider general contributions. If you are uncertain about the most suitable placement for your paper, please contact the special session chairs. Contact information for session chairs and descriptions of the proposed sessions are available online. Depending on the number of abstracts received and on the time and space available, proposed sessions may be combined or additional sessions arranged.

Abstract Submission:
All abstracts must be submitted via the IAGLR Abstract Submission Center: http://www.iaglr.org/conference/2006/abstracts/login.php

Please limit your abstract title to no more than 250 characters, and the body of your abstract to no more than 1,350 characters (approximately 200 words). These limits are reinforced by the script online. (See the sample abstract for an idea of length.) If pasting in the text, it may be helpful to check the length in your word processor before doing so. Please note that the code for special characters (e.g., to add italics) counts toward length. Also note that spaces count toward length. Your word processor might not count these, so allow yourself some extra room. If you're running close to the limit, one easy way to gain characters is to use just one space after each period, rather than the two frequently used.

To be most useful for the conference delegates, abstracts should describe results and the relevance of the work or research being done as well as the implications of the work for advancing our knowledge or the effectiveness of policy. PLEASE WRITE YOUR ABSTRACT FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE. (i.e., As much as possible, try to make your abstract readable for people outside your field.) YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL GRAMMATICAL ERRORS. All abstracts must be submitted via the IAGLR web site. Abstracts are due by January 6, 2006.

Contact Information
For more information please contact the conference site co-chairs or program committee chair:

Conference Co-Chairs
Reach the conference co-chairs at
Tim Johnson
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Lake Erie Fisheries Station
320 Milo Road
Wheatley, ON N0P 2P0
Phone: (519) 825-7316
Fax: (519) 825-3163

Lynda Corkum
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000 x 2717
Fax: (519) 71-3609

Program Chair:
Christine Mayer