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York River Research Symposium

The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia is pleased to open registration for the York River Research Symposium.

Please join us for this 1-day symposium on March 30, 2016, which will highlight current research, information synthesis and management adaptation strategies as related to estuarine system response to climate change and variability. Information presented will increase our understanding of the York River watershed and riverine system, and contribute to our knowledge of how to best sustain the health and productivity of its resources. While abstracts are still being submitted, we anticipate a multidisciplinary group of presenters and participants, including experts from the scientific and academic communities, graduate students, resource and land managers, and outreach specialists, who will present their latest research, discuss current hot topics, and share new ideas. [Topic areas may include, but are not limited to: physical oceanography, benthic processes, watershed science; upland, land margin and nearshore habitat research and monitoring; water quality, changes, monitoring; habitat/species vulnerability in a changing climate; wildlife and fisheries (including commercial, recreational and aquaculture); invasive species; and future challenges (science-based solutions to meet public and resource management needs)].

There is NO charge for this symposium, but pre-registration is requested. To pre-register, please send an e-mail to syerdle at with your: name, email address, professional affiliation, and telephone number, by Friday, March 25, 2016.

We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if necessary.

The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia will provide handouts and breaks, lunch will be on your own.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sandra Erdle by e-mail: syerdle at