Incorporating Environmental Flows, Climate Change and Ecosystem Services into Freshwater Mussel Conservation and Management.
April 19–20, 2012 - Athens, Georgia
The Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society will host a workshop on the topic of “Incorporating Environmental Flows, Climate Change and Ecosystem Services into Freshwater Mussel Conservation and Management” on April 19 and 20, 2012, at the Holiday Inn, 197 E. Broad Street in Athens, Georgia.
On Thursday, invited speakers will address science, policy and legal issues related to establishing and maintaining environmental flow recommendations for mussels.
Speakers on Friday morning will consider how to incorporate climate change into freshwater mussel conservation; talks will range from an overview of national and regional activities to local case studies.
The Friday afternoon session will cover the emerging science of “Ecosystem Services” and how this can be used in estimating the value of mussel conservation. All sessions will end with panel discussions incorporating questions from the audience.
There will be a combined student poster session and social on Thursday evening.
Wednesday (April 18): Informal gathering off site for early arrivals, 7:00 pm (EST)
Thursday (April 19) :
Morning (8:30-12:00) and afternoon sessions (1:30-5:00) on Environmental Flows.
Lunch provided on site (12:00-1:30).
Evening social including student poster session (7:00-10:00).
Friday (April 20):
Morning session on Climate Change (8:30-12:00).
Lunch on your own.
Afternoon session on Ecosystem Services (1:30-5:00).
To Reserve Hotel Room:
A block of rooms will be available at the Holiday Inn at the government rate of $91 per night.
In addition, there are numerous other hotels in the vicinity. Holiday Inn Website
You also call our in house reservations: 706-549-4433 or call Holiday Inn Central reservations:1 800 315 2621.
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