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[Protista] CALL FOR POSTERS: Microbes and Conservation Symposium at AMNH

Fiona Brady via protista%40net.bio.net (by brady At amnh.org)
Mon Jan 22 13:49:56 EST 2007

To: Protista Members

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum 
of Natural History is organizing a two-day symposium on microbes and 
conservation. We are actively seeking posters...the submission 
deadline is February 1. Details and the agenda are available on our 
website at http://cbc.amnh.org/symposia/microbes/. We hope to welcome 
you to the American Museum in April!

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation's Twelfth Annual Symposium
American Museum of Natural History
April 26 and 27, 2007

Symposium Theme: The Museum's Center for Biodiversity and 
Conservation will convene a diverse group of scientists to examine 
the intersection of microbes and conservation biology. This symposium 
represents one of the first opportunities for disease ecologists, 
microbial genomicists, marine virologists, biogeochemists, and 
conservation geneticists to discuss how microbial diversity is 
assessed, how it is threatened, and how the "unseen majority" 
profoundly affects the fate of all other life on Earth.

Session Topics:
I: Standing on the Shoulders of the Tiny: Detecting and Describing 
Microbial Diversity
II: Can't Live With 'Em? Diseases and Other Harmful Microbes - But 
Are They a Necessary Evil?
III: Can't Live Without 'Em? The Role of Microbes in the 
Sustainability of Life On Earth
IV: The Intersection of Microbiology and Conservation: Case Studies

Audience: Scientists from the traditionally disparate fields of 
microbiology and conservation, including biogeochemists, marine 
microbiologists, disease ecologists, and microbial systematists, as 
well as conservation practitioners, wildlife managers, policy makers, 
educators, students, and interested members of the general public.

CALL FOR POSTERS: Poster abstracts that address some aspect of the 
symposium's main theme will be considered, as well as related topics 
within education, policy, management, and economics. Details re. 
content and abstract-submission guidelines are available at 
http://cbc.amnh.org/symposia/microbes/. Deadline: February 1.


Fiona Brady
Outreach Program Coordinator
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 1-212-496-3431
Fax: 1-212-769-5292
brady At amnh.org
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