Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology

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 The third symposium was held in Portland, Oregon (USA)  on May 15-17, 2014.

The meeting was a huge success; the program can be found HERE. There were 127 participants from 6 continents and 13 countries/territories (Australia, New Zealand, Spain, UK, Sweden, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Nigeria, China, Puerto Rico, Canada, and US). The plenary talks by Derek Booth, Rebecca Hale, Tim Fletcher, and Janine Castro were all excellent, and set the stage for the entire meeting. Other contributions included 36 oral presentations, 15 posters, and 18 rapid global diversity talks, providing an idea of the state of the science in urban streams. We also had six stimulating breakout sessions and a thought-provoking panel discussion about science communication. Most importantly, all of the participants met many new people doing urban stream ecology around the world, and left excited and energized.

JASM Presentation by Allison Roy

At the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Portland the week after SUSE3, Allison Roy gave a talk titled, “Global differences in urbanization and stream ecology: a synthesis” based on the global diversity session and panel discussion. Slides from this talk are available HERE and the themes from this talk will be integrated into a Bridges section for Freshwater Science.

See the special issue in Freshwater Science (v35, n1, 2016) for all the papers published from SUSE3

Accompanying the special issue are several white-paper summaries from the special issue that can be downloaded from the links below:

Resources from Janine Castro’s “Speaking of Science” Talk

During her plenary talk, Janine Castro mentioned numerous resources on public speaking and science communication. These resources are listed HERE.

Organizing members for the 2014 SUSE3 meeting:

  • Allison Roy: Massachusetts Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit, Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA
  • Chris Walsh: Dept. of Resource Management and Geography, Melbourne University, AUSTRALIA
  • Seth Wenger: River Basin Center, University of Georgia, USA
  • Krista Capps: Sustainability Solutions Initiative, University of Maine, USA
  • Rana El-Sabaawi: Biology Department, University of Victoria, CANADA
  • Krista Jones: US Geological Survey, Oregon Water Science Center, USA
  • Thomas Parr: Sustainability Solutions Initiative / School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, USA
  • Alonso Ramirez: Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies, College of Natural Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, PUERTO RICO
  • Bob Smith: Massachusetts Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit, Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst

The meeting was supported by the National Science Foundation award number DEB-1427007



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