2012 Bay-Delta Science Conference – Call for Abstracts

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – DUE JUNE 8, 2012

October 16-18, 2012

2012 Bay-Delta Science Conference

Ecosystem Reconciliation: Realities Facing the San Francisco Estuary

Sacramento Convention Center

The Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference is a forum for presenting technical analyses and results relevant to the Delta Science Program’s mission to provide the best possible, unbiased, science-based information for water and environmental decision-making in the Bay-Delta system. The goal of the conference is to provide new information and syntheses to the broad community of scientists, engineers, resource managers, and stakeholders working on Bay-Delta issues. The organizers of this 7th Science Conference are seeking presentations that support this goal.

The conference program will feature both oral and poster presentations that provide scientific information and ideas relevant to the specific themes as well as to the broader overall conference theme “Ecosystem Reconciliation: Realities Facing the San Francisco Estuary.” The theme refers to the growing realization that the ecosystem of the San Francisco Estuary is vastly changed and is continuing to change as the result of human actions. For it to function in desirable ways, we have to reconcile human use with maintaining desirable natural elements such as native species. And because the new ecosystem is increasingly unlike any previously experienced, we need to develop new ways of reconciling these potentially conflicting goals.

In addition to contributed sessions and poster topics based on the abstracts received, conference participants may propose special oral sessions or poster clusters on topics of particular importance to the Bay-Delta. Instructions for proposing a special session or poster cluster appear in the call for abstracts and on the conference web site. All abstracts must be submitted by June 8, 2012.

Nominations for the Brown-Nichols Science Award are due August 10, 2012.  This award is given biennially to recognize the contributions of scientists for their significant research and active involvement in facilitating the use of science in managing the San Francisco Estuary and watershed.

Please visit the conference website for more information:

PDF Flyer:  http://scienceconf.deltacouncil.ca.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Call4AbsWEBVIEW3.pdf

Call for Abstracts Page:  http://scienceconf.deltacouncil.ca.gov/content/2012-bay-delta-science-conference-call-abstracts

Brown-Nichols Science Award http://scienceconf.deltacouncil.ca.gov/content/brown-nichols-science-award

Conference Home Page:  http://scienceconf.deltacouncil.ca.gov/