2016 Summer Meeting Session Proposals

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Back to Santa Fe!

ASLO is returning to Santa Fe for the 2016 Summer Meeting, to be held 5-10 June 2016. We invite you to submit proposals for sessions to be convened at the meeting. Proposals should identify at least two, but no more than six co-organizers and should include an informative session title and a short description of the session. (See additional details below). One of the session co-chairs will be identified as the session's lead contact for the meeting committee.

There will be two types of sessions at this meeting:

  1. Special sessions: Co-organizers should be indicated in the proposal. These sessions are conceptually-focused, and contributions from different aquatic habitat types as well as interdisciplinary perspectives are encouraged. Proposals for special sessions should be accompanied by a list of six (6) prospective speakers and tentative presentation titles or topics, to allow the meeting committee to evaluate interest in the proposed session. These special sessions will be open for additional contributed papers as well as talks by the prospective speakers listed.
  2. Regular sessions will include major thematic topics in limnology and oceanography. These themes will include topics such as: biogeochemistry, biodiversity, invasive species, multiple stressors, and others.

Both session types will be open to invited and contributed speakers.

Proposals will be reviewed and proposers will be notified of the decision by the end of September 2015.

Before You Start

Before you fill out the submission form, you may want to check whether a similar session is already proposed for the upcoming meeting. Please click on the link below to go to a search page. The search page will list all submitted sessions, or you can search for similar sessions based on keywords.


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Guidelines for Session Nominations

Session nominations must be submitted using the submission form. At least two co-chairs who plan to attend are required. Session chairs who attend must register for the meeting and must be able to fund their own registration, travel, and accommodation. Session titles should be 255 characters or less. Session descriptions should be limited to 200 words and should be broad enough to include all interested researchers, regardless of affiliation or funding sources.

Session nominations must be submitted online by 23:59 U.S. Central Time on 24 August 2015. The Call for Abstracts will be issued in October 2015, and abstract submissions will be due online by February 2016.

Session Organization

Once a session is accepted, session organizers should solicit abstract submissions to their session. Sessions will be scheduled by the planning committee. Once a session is set with a specific list of presentations, those designated for poster and oral presentation will be determined by the organizers.

Town Hall and Other Meetings

We also encourage town hall and other group meetings in available rooms at the Convention Center, primarily during the lunch break each day. Supplemental meeting request forms will be available online with the Call for Abstracts.

Thank You!

Thank you very much for your interest in participating in the 2016 Summer Meeting by suggesting a session. As you probably know, sessions form a large part of the structure of our meetings, and the Organizing Committee relies upon individuals to come forward with ideas for the best and most exciting topics. The Committee will review the submitted suggestions and develop a meeting plan that incorporates these ideas. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!


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Submission Form

* Required information

*Lead chair name:
     
*Lead chair institution:
     
*Lead chair telephone number:
     
*Lead chair email address:
     
     
You must list at least one co-chair, but may enter additional co-chairs. Please enter their contact information below.
     
*Co-Chair 2 name:
     
*Co-Chair 2 institution:
     
*Co-Chair 2 email address:
     
     
Co-Chair 3 name:
     
Co-Chair 3 institution:
     
Co-Chair 3 email address:
     
     
Co-Chair 4 name:
     
Co-Chair 4 institution:
     
Co-Chair 4 email address:
     
     
Co-Chair 5 name:
     
Co-Chair 5 institution:
     
Co-Chair 5 email address:
     
     
Co-Chair 6 name:
     
Co-Chair 6 institution:
     
Co-Chair 6 email address:
     
     
*Enter a short suggested title for your nominated session. (< 255 char)
     
*Enter your best estimate of the number of attendees, based on your knowledge of the topic and of individuals who would be interested.
     
*Session type: Special Session   Regular Session
*Session format: Oral    Poster    Both    Other
If "other" was selected, briefly describe the alternative session format.
     
*Describe your nominated session in one paragraph (200 words maximum).
     
*Select at least FIVE but no more than TEN keywords from the list below. If you select more than ten, the first ten will be used and the remainder will be ignored. Ideally, these keywords will appear in the description of the proposed session. Please think carefully about the keywords you choose. They will help the meeting organizers to sort sessions, and will help others to search for sessions of interest.
abiotic factor
acidification
adaptation
algal culture
behavior
biodiversity
biofuels
biogeochemistry
biogeography
biomechanics
carbon inorganic
carbon organic
climate change
community ecology
competition
conservation
contaminant
development
disease
ecosystem service
ecosystems
ecotoxicology
education
energy transfer
environmental DNA
environmental stressor
estuary
evolution
fish
food web
functional ecology
genetics
genomic
habitat selection
hydrology
interface flux
invasive species
invertebrate
land use
landscape
life history
macroecology
macroevolution
marine
mesocosm
metacommunity
metagenomic
microbial
modeling
morphology
nitrogen
nutrients
outreach
paleolimnology
paleooceanography
parasitism
pH
phosphorus
phylogeography
physics
phytoplankton
plankton
policy
population
predator prey
primary production
remediation
resilience
respiration
salinity
science communication
speciation
toxicology
trace element
trophic dynamics
virus viral
watershed
wetland
whole ecosystem experiment
zooplankton
     
For special session proposals, list six (6) prospective speakers and a tentative title or topic for each.
* Required for special sessions only
     
Prospective speaker name 1
     
Tentative title or topic
     
     
Prospective speaker name 2
     
Tentative title or topic
     
     
Prospective speaker name 3
     
Tentative title or topic
     
     
Prospective speaker name 4
     
Tentative title or topic
     
     
Prospective speaker name 5
     
Tentative title or topic
     
     
Prospective speaker name 6
     
Tentative title or topic
     
 
After you click on SUBMIT, your proposal will be stored for review by the meeting chairs.
 
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