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Emiquon 2010: Announcement and Call for Papers

You are invited to…

Emiquon Science 2010: Restoration Ecology, Theory and Policy Thursday, 4 March 2010
Dickson Mounds Museum (directions)
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by:

The University of Illinois Springfield’s newly named Alfred O. and Barbara Cordwell Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon (formerly UIS’s Emiquon Field Station)

In cooperation with:

Keynote speaker: Dr. Joy B. Zedler

Dr. Zedler is a Professor of Botany and holds the Aldo Leopold Chair in Restoration Ecology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  Dr. Zedler is known internationally for her work in restoration ecology, wetland ecology, re-establishment of rare plants, the interactions of native and exotic species, and adaptive management.  Information about the Zedler Lab for Wetland Plant Ecology is available here.

Call for presentations:

In addition to Dr. Zedler’s talk, we invite presentations from scientists, students and managers involved with restoration ecology or the Emiquon Preserve.  There will be two types of presentations at the meeting: oral presentations and poster presentations.  This year, we hope that each oral presenter will reference our theme: “Emiquon’s contribution to restoration ecology, science theory and policy.”  Abstracts of 250 or fewer words are due 1 February 2010.  Submit abstracts here.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2010

Special Sessions:

A new feature at this year’s meeting will be special sessions in the afternoon, after the keynote talk by Dr. Joy B. Zedler. One special session, to discuss common carp issues in backwater lakes, is already being organized by Dr. Greg Sass, from 4:00-5:30pm. If you are interested in organizing your own special session on a specific topic, please contact the Dr. Hua Chen.

Meeting date: Thursday, 4 March 2010

Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Place:   Dickson Mounds Museum ().

Registration Fee:

$10, check or cash only, please.  The registration fee will be collected at the meeting.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Registration Website:

Please register here. There is limited seating in the Museum auditorium, so we can only seat the first 120 people who register.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Hua Chen, hchen40@uis.edu;  Phone number: 217-206-8339
Interim Director, Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon
Biology Dept., Mailstop HSB 223
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703

(Dr. Mike Lemke, Director of UIS’s Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon, will be on sabbatical from January to May of 2010.)

We hope that you can join us at Dickson Mounds Museum on Thursday, 4 March 2010.