Aquatic Plant Management Society Announces Annual Student Paper Contests for Upcoming July 2012 Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah
The Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) is inviting student papers for the upcoming 52st Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society. The meeting will be held July 22-25, 2012 at the Little America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. Oral and poster presentations of original research on the biology or ecology of aquatic and wetland plants, control methods (biological, chemical, cultural, mechanical) for invasive exotic or nuisance native plant species, and restoration projects involving wetland or aquatic plants are solicited. Eleven students from 9 universities attended the 2011 annual meeting and we want to surpass those numbers at this year’s meeting!
The APMS has a strong ethic of student support. The society will provide all qualified attendees room accommodations (based on double occupancy) and complimentary registration. In addition, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize money will be awarded in separate contests for both oral and poster presentations. This meeting presents an opportunity for students to develop their presentation skills, learn about the field of aquatic plant management, and network with key Government, University, Industry representatives and peers with similar educational and professional interests.
The meeting will conclude with an optional 2-day (July 28, 29) student tour of regional programs related to aquatic plant management. Last year's tour was very successful and was sponsored by the Aquatic Ecosystem Research Foundation (AERF) and Florida APMS.
Please log on to www.apms.org to learn more about the Aquatic Plant Management Society and this year’s meeting. Students may register and submit an abstract by following the instructions under the “annual meeting” link. The submission deadline for Title and Abstract is April 20, 2012.
For more information,
Dr. Rebecca Haynie
APMS Student Affairs, Chair
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
180 East Green Street
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602