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GLIN==> IAGLR09 call for abstract submissions now open through Thursday January 8

IAGLR '09 Call for Papers

The International Association for Great Lakes Research invites you to participate in the 52nd Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, to be held May 18-22, 2009, at the University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio. We welcome abstract submissions for both oral and poster presentations. Please submit your abstract online by January 8, 2009 at http://www.iaglr.org/conference/callpapers.php

The theme of this year's conference is:  Bridging Ecosystems and Environmental Health Across our Great Lakes.  

42 Sessions are grouped as follows:

Bridging Ecosystem and Human Health: Sessions 1-6

  • Session 1. Toxic Chemicals in Great Lakes Air

    Session 2. Biochemical and Physiological Responses to Contaminant Exposure and Stress in the Great Lakes

    Session 3. Emerging Contaminants in the Environment

    Session 4. Sources, Exposures, Remediation and Toxicity of PCB Congeners and their Breakdown Products

    Session 5. The Status of the BEACH Act Initiative

    Session 6. Causes of Injury to Ecosystems and Environmental Health Across the Great Lakes

    Biological Communities: Sessions 7-15

    Session 7. Ecological Trends in Great Lakes Wetlands

    Session 8. Nearshore and Offshore Changes in Great Lakes Food Webs: Mechanisms and forecasting

    Session 9. Upper Great Lakes Food Webs, Conditions, and Assessments.

    Session 10. Saginaw Bay: The Continuing Impact of Multiple Ecosystem Stressors

    Session 11. Satellite Monitoring of Great Lakes for Cyanobacteria Blooms

    Session 12. Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region

    Session 13. Nuisance Algae i n the Great Lakes

    Session 14. Challenges to the Ecological Integrity of the Lake Ontario Ecosystem: Shoreline, Nearshore, and Offshore Dynamics

    Session 15. Changing Benthos Populations in the Great Lakes: Near and Far

    Planning, Restoration, and Management: Sessions 16-20

    Session 16. Watershed Restoration in the Maumee Basin

    Session 17. History, Ecology, and Management of Fisheries in Great Lakes Connecting Channels

    Session 18. Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact

    Session 19. Building Toward a Science Strategy for the Great Lakes Basin under the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement

    Session 20. Local and Regional Collaborative Environmental Policy, Planning and Management Initiatives to Protect The Great Lakes

    Physical Processes and Climate Change: Sessions 21-26

    Session 21. Physical Limnology and Physical-Chemical-Biological Coupling in Lakes

    Session 22. Climate Variability and Its Impacts on Environment and Ecosystems in the Great Lakes Region

    Session 23. Quaternary Geology and Sand Dune History of the Great Lakes

    Session 24. Carbon Cycling in the Laurentian Great Lakes

    Session 25. The Muskegon River Mega Model: Integrating Changes in Land Use, Climate, Hydrology and Fish Populations

    Session 26. The Socio-Economic and Ecological Impacts of Climate Change for the Great Lakes

    Fish and Fisheries: Sessions 27-31

    Session 27. Physical and Chemical Drivers of Great Lakes Fish Ecology

    Session 28. VHS in the Great Lakes: Impacts and Outlooks

    Session 29. Examining the Benefits and Risks of Consuming Great Lakes Fish.

    Session 30. Fish Consumption Advisories in the Great Lakes: Bridging Contaminants and Human Health.

    Session 31. Healthy Large Lakes: Fisheries Management, Policies, and Perceptions

    Broader Impacts of Great Lakes Sciences: Sessions 32-41

    Session 32. COSEE School for ScientistsSession 33. Education and Outreach

    Session 34. Remote Sensing, Visualization, and Spatial Data Applications for the Great Lakes

    Session 35. High School Great Lakes Watershed Science Poster Session

    Session 36. Sociology and Philosophy of Great Lakes Scientific Knowledge

    Session 37. Field Stations and Institutes in the Laurentian Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River

    Session 38. Environmental Education, Training, and Certification in the Great Lakes Region

    Session 39. Valuation of Great Lakes Water

    Session 40. Bioeconomics of Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region

    Session 41. Great Lakes Science for Everyone

    General Topics in Great Lakes Science: Session 42

    Session 42. General To pics

    Program (Tentative)

    This year offers four days of scientific presentations. All scientific sessions take place in the Student Union. Details will be posted as they become available.
    Monday, May 18
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.IAGLR Board Meeting
    Student Union, 2nd floor
    6 - 9 p.m.Conference Registration
    Student Union, 2nd floor
    6 - 9 p.m.Welcome Reception
    Student Union South Lounge, 2nd floor
    9 p.m.Planetarium Show and Reception
    9 - 11 p.m.Graduate Student Reception
    10 - 11 p.m.Observatory Open
    Tuesday, May 19
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Conference Registration
    Student Union
    8 - 9 a.m.Coffee and Continental Breakfast
    Student Union
    9 - 10:15 a.m.Welcome and Plenary Session 
    Doerman Theatre, U Hall
    10:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.Scientific Sessions
    Student Union
    12:10 – 1 p.m.Lunch (on own)
    1 - 5:20 p.m.Scientific Sessions
    Student Union
    5:30 - 8 p.m.Poster Session & Exhibitor's Reception
    Student Union Auditorium/Ballroom, 3rd floor
    8:30 - 10 p.m.IAGLR 09 Hockey Game
    Tam O'Shanter, Sylvania, Ohio
    Wednesday, May 20
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Conference Registration
    Student Union
    8 - 8:30 a.m.Coffee and Continental Breakfast
    Student Union
    8:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.Scientific Sessions
    Student Union
    12:10 – 1:30 p.m.IAGLR Business Lunch
    Student Union Auditorium/Ballroom, 3rd floor
    1:30 - 5:30 p.m.Scientific Sessions
    Student Union
    7 - 9:30 p.m.IAGLR Banquet
    Pinnacle in Maumee, Ohio near the Maumee River

    The IAGLR banquet is a semi-formal awards banquet that provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the people who make IAGLR and the Great Lakes great.
    Thursday, May 21
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Conference Registration
    Student Union
    8 - 8:30 a.m.Coffee and Continental Breakfast
    Student Union
    8:30 - 10:50 a.m.Scientific Sessions
    Student Union
    11 a.m. - NoonPlenary Session
    Dr. Rita Colwell
    Doerman Theatre, U Hall
    Noon – 1 p.m.Lunch (on own)
    1 - 5:30 p.mScientific Sessions
    Student Union
    6:45 - 9:30 p.m.IAGLR BBQ
    Nairobi Events Pavilion, Toledo Zoo
    Friday, May 22
    8 - 10 a.m.Conference Registration
    Student Union
    8 - 8:30 a.m.Coffee and Continental Breakfast
    Student Union
    8:30 a.m. - NoonScientific Sessions
    Student Union