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ROBERT A POWELL <[log in to unmask]>
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Announcement:

At this time, we are pleased to announce a symposium entitled
"Integration Across Ecological Scales" to be held on February 25,
2000 on the campus of Texas A & M University in College Station,
Texas.  This symposium has been developed to offer a one-day
treatise on ecological integrity, biodiversity, and the processes
involved in conservation and resource management.  The graduate
students of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, in
collaboration with graduate students from several other
departments across campus, developed and organized the
symposium.

Theoretical advances, novel applications of existing theory, and
development of complex models have allowed for scientific
advance  across a variety of spatial and temporal scales.  At the
dawn of a  new century, the time is now to pinpoint the state of our
knowledge  about biodiversity and the strategies being utilized to
protect it.

Scheduled speakers:

Reed Noss- Reconciling conservation of species and ecosystems
Michael Gilpin- Metapopulation dynamics/ PVA of the Black-
        tailed Prairie Dog
Joan Roughgarden- Managing ecosystem services
James H. Brown- The big picture: macroecological and
        biogeographic perspectives
Michael Huston- Trees vs. forests: choosing appropriate scales for
        testing theories and managing ecosystems
O. James Reichman- The role of synthesis across ecological and
        cultural scales
Gustavo Fonseca- Is large scale conservation possible? Lessons
        from Brazil
Jack Ward Thomas- A question of scale- new conservation
        approaches in the balance

Location: Reed Arena Banquet Room (3rd Floor), Texas A & M
 University

Organizers: Michael I. Goldstein, Daniel H. Kim, and Robert A.
 Powell, Co-chairs and graduate students, Department of
 Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Contact: [log in to unmask]

Website: http://wfscnet.tamu.edu/int/integration.htm
 (see for details concerning program, speakers, location,
 directions, etc.)

Collaborators:  Departments of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences,
Forest Science, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Recreation,
Parks, and Tourism Sciences, and Entomology; the Institute for
Renewable Natural Resources, the Texas Agricultural Extension
Service, and the Dean's Office for the College of Agriculture and
Life Sciences

Registration: Pre-registration is required and due by February 4,
2000.  The cost of the symposium is FREE!  Use the e-mail
address to register.

Thank you,

Michael I. Goldstein
Daniel H. Kim
Robert A. Powell

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