8th Annual Western Great Lakes Research Conference

The University of Minnesota along with other sponsors is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 8th Annual Western Great Lakes Research Conference on March 16-17, 2010 in Green Hall, Department of Forest Resources, on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. They strongly encourage presentations related to climate change and how it might affect protected areas across the upper Midwest. Abstracts due: January 30, 2010.

8th Annual Western Great Lakes Research Conference

Overview: This conference provides a forum for resource managers, their cooperators, and other interested parties to exchange information about natural and cultural resource research and management activities at parks and protected areas in the western Great Lakes region. Conference abstracts will be published and made available on-line.

We will host one and a half days of presentations and posters on a wide variety of natural and cultural resource issues, however, we strongly encourage presentations related to climate change and how it might affect protected areas across the upper Midwest.

How to submit: We will accept abstracts of research and management activities on natural or cultural resources applicable to parks and protected areas of the western Great Lakes region or in the upper Midwest. Abstracts should be one page or less and must be submitted using the template provided. Include preference for oral or poster presentation. Email your abstract (using the template provided) as an attachment to glnfcesu@umn.edu with the subject line: 2010 WGLRC Abstract Submission - YOUR LAST NAME

Abstracts are due January 30, 2010. Authors will be notified of acceptance by February12, 2010.
Find more information at: http://www.cesu.umn.edu/conferences/WGLC/wglc2010/Index_2010.html


Logistics: The conference will be held in Green Hall, Department of Forest Resources, on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. We will begin at 1:00pm, Tuesday, March 16 and end at 5:00pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

Contact Information: For more information contact Nancy Duncan at 651-290-3030 x237, Robin Maercklein at 715-483-2282, or Jerrilyn Thompson at 612-624-3699.

This conference is sponsored by the National Park Service's (NPS) Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the Great Lakes Inventory & Monitoring Network, the Great Lakes Research and Education Center, the Great Lakes-Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, and the University of Minnesota.

See attachment below for abstract template.
WGLC_Abstract template.doc

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