Calls for Posters, Papers for the 2003
ESA Annual Meeting in Savannah, Georgia, 3-8 August

Deadlines: Abstracts for Symposia Talk presenters, Contributed Papers, Papers in Organized Paper Sessions and Posters: 1 March 2003

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the International Society for Ecological Modeling (ISEM) will be meeting jointly from Sunday, 3 August through noon Friday, 8 August 2003 in Savannah, Georgia, at the Savannah Convention Center. This will be the 88th annual meeting for ESA. The meeting will include symposia, contributed papers, organized contributed paper sessions, poster sessions, workshops, discussions, special evening events, field trips, social gatherings, and business meetings. Some of these will be joint, and others specific to each society. The theme of the meeting is "Uplands to Lowlands: Coastal Processes in a Time of Global Change." The meeting location and theme provide an excellent opportunity to increase understanding of coastal ecosystems and explore their vulnerability to climate variability and human land uses in the uplands. The meeting will include practitioners, managers, regulators, academic scientists, agency researchers, and educators; and, we hope, some interested members of the public. As always, we welcome participants from anywhere in the world.

Call for Contributed Posters and Papers

Abstracts that address the theme are especially encouraged, but submissions may be from any area of ecology. We also welcome the report of projects that are interdisciplinary, that consider the need to communicate with broad audiences, or that explore ways of teaching ecology at any level. To insure maximum participation, each person is allowed to be first author or presenter on only one research poster, paper, or symposium presentation. There is no limit on the number of presentations on which a person may be a co-author. Another exception allows a person to be a presenter or first author of a second presentation that has an educational or scientific outreach theme. Papers submitted in this category will be given stringent scrutiny to insure that the content is directly relevant to the teaching of ecology. Senior authors or presenters may also serve as session presiders or organizers or facilitators of Workshops, Evening Sessions or Discussions.