Abstract Submissions are invited on any aspect of Long Island Sound science, policy, and outreach for the ASLO 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, February 17-22, 2013.
Submission deadline for these abstracts is October 5, 2012. For questions, contact New York Sea Grant Director Jim Ammerman or the other conveners listed below.
Abstract Submission at the following link: http://www.aslo.org/neworleans2013/index.html
ASLO SS43: Long Island Sound, America’s Urban Estuary: Science, Policy, and Public Outreach
Conveners: James Ammerman, New York Sea Grant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Gobler, Stony Brook University, Southampton, email@example.com
Cornelia Schlenk, New York Sea Grant, Stony Brook University, firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 23 million people live within 50 miles of the 600 mile coastline of Long Island Sound, and its value to the local economy is estimated at $9 billion per year. Though the subject of research and restoration efforts for many years, 2012 marks the publication of a major synthesis volume on the science and management of Long Island Sound, largely through the efforts of the Long Island Sound Study (the EPA National Estuary Program) and affiliated university and government researchers. This session will address recent major research findings, their management implications, and outreach efforts to bring this information to the public. Presentations comparing Long Island Sound with other urban estuaries are also invited.