Great Plains Limnology Group

Pre-conference Survey

Reminder: Call for Abstracts: 2017 Great Plains Limnology Group at Mizzou (pdf)

When: 13 and 14 October 2017 on the University of Missouri campus, Columbia

We are excited to announce that we will have a plenary talk on the Saturday morning by Dr. John Downing, Director of the Sea Grant College Program and a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Dr. Downing holds a B.S. in Biology from Hamline University, an M.S. in Zoology from North Dakota State University, and a Ph.D. in Biology from McGill University. Dr. Downing was previously Regent's Excellence Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology and Chair of the Environmental Science Graduate Program at Iowa State University. He is the former Chair of the Executive Board of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents and former President of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. Reflected in over >175 academic publications (H-index 65, i10 index 123, 20,000+ citations), his areas of expertise range from aquatic ecology and fisheries biology to whole ecosystem management, resource economics, and global carbon cycling. His plenary talk will be entitled “The global importance of Great Plains limnology”.

The MU Limnology lab welcomes abstract submissions for the 2017 Great Plains Limnology Group meeting. We welcome presentations on all aspects of aquatic ecology including invertebrates and fish. Preliminary work and student presentations are encouraged. Based on abstracts received, we will arrange sessions composed of 15-20 minute presentations.

If you would like to attend but not present, please fill in our Pre-conference Survey by Monday, October 2nd so we can keep track of attendance.

Friday night will be a social mixer at a local pizza place. We only intend to have one day of presentations- on Saturday, October 14th in combination with a poster session.

If you would like to present at the meeting please send a Word document to the email address: by Friday, September 15th.

Please include:

  1. Title, author list, and a 50 word (max) abstract of work you will be presenting at the meeting.
  2. Indicate poster or oral presentation preference.
  3. Indicate attendance for the Friday night social mixer and Saturday session.
  4. Indicate if you are a new scientist and/or team leader and are interested in participating in a rapid round introductory session. We are planning on a 3-minute lightning presentations session to provide the opportunity for new scientists to the region to introduce themselves and become acquainted with established groups.
  5. Provide 5 key words describing your research interests in general. These will be used for ice breaker activities at the social mixer.

The Center for Watershed Management and Water Quality in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri ( is sponsoring this event. Registration costs will be based on attendance- but will be less than $25/person. Registration fees can be paid by check or cash in person at the conference.

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