2008 ASLO Summer Meeting

Interactions on the Edge · 8-13 June 2008
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador · Canada

Sponsored by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography and co-sponsored by Society of Canadian Limnologists/ Société canadienne de limnologie, and the North American Benthological Society.

Supported by Hydro-Quebec, the City of St. John's, and Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro.

Key Dates

Complete Schedule

May 2008

Early Registration Ends
8 May 2008

8-13 June 2008

St. Johns is a family friendly city. If you are planning to bring your children and would like information on options for daycare services during the meeting please contact conference co-chair Robin Anderson at andersonro@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Abstract Book Available

The meeting abstract book will be available on-line only, and is available by direct download (2008 ASM Abstract Book, PDF, 2.9m), or in the files section.

Meeting Program Available

A pre-release version of the printed meeting program, with complete schedule information, is available by direct download: 2008 ASM Meeting Program (PDF, 1.74m

Schedule at-a-glance Posted

The at-a-glance schedules for each day of the meeting are now available in the files section or by direct download: 2008 ASM Schedule at-a-glance (PDF, 542k)

Complete session schedules will be up by Monday, 12 May 2008.

Meeting News

04/02/08 - The 2008 ASLO Summer Meeting welcomes a new meeting supporter: Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.

03/11/08 - Abstract submittal closes.

08/26/07 - Special session submission deadline extended to 15 October 2007. Due to the close proximately of deadlines for the Ocean Sciences Meeting abstracts and special sessions for the Summer Meeting, the deadline has been extended to 10/15/07.

To submit your session, visit http://www.aslo.org/forms/stjohns2008.html

Discover St. Johns!

Come discover one of the oldest cities in North America! - cradled in a harbor carved from granite, surrounded by hills running down to the ocean, quaint side streets of a thousand colors, friendly faces waiting to greet you and where old and new, city and nature, live as neighbors. ASLO is proud to visit this historic city for the 2008 Summer Meeting. This meeting is designed to be both environmentally and family friendly! It is also very suitable for European attendees-just five hours flight from London.

The theme of the meeting reflects the history, geographical location and geomorphology of our host town. This meeting is about interactions; between scientists of course, and also between disciplines and approaches, between ecosystems and environments - freshwater and marine. Standing at the easternmost edge of North America, oceans lakes and rivers define the landscape and shape the people and their interactions with the world. Water and fish brought the first Newfoundlanders here and still define their identity. Our visit to St. John's will be a great opportunity to explore linkages between limnology, oceanography and fisheries. We will also highlight cold-water ecosystems. What better place than Newfoundland at the time of year when icebergs dot the coast? Finally, we cannot come to Newfoundland without thinking about our past and revisiting our roots. Ancestors and history are alive in the collective memory here, and we will take time to reflect on the progress and directions of our discipline in the 25 years since ASLO last met in St. John's. Plenary lectures will be held Monday through Friday. Poster and oral sessions will be held throughout the meeting.

As for the edge(s), you'll see when you get here. (For a sneak preview, look at the web cam mounted at the Ocean Sciences Centre of Memorial University, just outside St. John's at http://www.osc.mun.ca/seals/oldbaycam.html.)

Let's take risks, let's explore interactions, let's go to the edge of our science, and let's make this a great meeting!

2008 ASLO Summer Meeting Co-Chairs,

M. Robin Anderson and Hélène Cyr

For More Information

For more information, please contact the conference management office by e-mail at stjohns2008@sgmeet.com or by phone at 800-929-ASLO or 254-399-9635.

City of St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Society of Canadian Limnologists/ Société canadienne de limnologie, Hydro-Quebec North American Benthological Society American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

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