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Urban Ecosystem Research Consortium Symposium @ PSU

Date: January 25 2010 9:00am Location: Portland State University

Portland State University


Monday, January 25, 2010

Portland State University
Smith Center Ballroom
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon

You are invited to participate in the eighth annual symposium hosted by the Urban Ecosystem Research Consortium (UERC). During the symposium, you will have opportunities to network, build partnerships and exchange information with others concerned about urban environmental issues and the practical application of related ecological and social sciences in the Portland, OR / Vancouver, WA metropolitan region. The day will be packed with a series of presentations, a poster session, two keynote speakers, raffles, and plenty of time to visit with colleagues. Join us for a day of sharing, learning and inspiration.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The symposium will provide a unique opportunity for people to share information about environmentally-focused research, projects and programs. Relevant fields include the biological, chemical and physical sciences, land use planning, habitat management and restoration, environmental education and the social sciences. Abstracts should focus on sharing results, lessons learned, or information about opportunities and resources that may be of interest to those working to advance and apply the sciences related to ecological issues in the greater Portland/Vancouver region. Abstracts for presentations, posters, or simply to publish in the proceedings will be accepted through MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009. Please see the UERC web site at www.uercportland.org for details and the on-line submittal form.

WHAT IS THE UERC? The UERC is a consortium of people from various educational institutions, state and federal agencies, local governments, non-profit organizations and businesses, as well as independent professionals and students, interested in supporting urban ecosystem research and creating an information-sharing network of people that collect and use ecological data in the Portland, OR / Vancouver, WA region. For more information and proceedings from past symposia, please visit the UERC website.

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO REGISTER: Please visit www.uercportland.org. To register, fill out the on-line registration form, print it out and send it with your registration payment to: 

Alan Yeakley
Urban Ecosystem Research Consortium
Environmental Sciences and Management
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, Oregon 97207-0751  

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 8, 2010.

Registration fees*: $30 Standard rate, $15 Student rate (proof of student status is required with payment).  Fees include lunch for those who register and pay by the early registration deadline.  Registration payment will be accepted by mail through January 18th; registrations will also be
accepted at the door as space allows.  To keep the event costs low, no refunds will be given.

*A limited number of fee waivers are being offered, in exchange for volunteer service, to anyone in financial need.  Fee waiver requests must be made on your completed registration form by January 8, 2010 in order to be considered.

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Thompson
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2600 SE 98th Avenue, Ste. 100
Portland, Oregon  97266
ph: (503) 231-6179
f:  (503) 231-6195

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