Freshwaters on the Edge Conference 2016 Newsletter

Freshwaters on the Edge Conference 2016 Newsletter


Welcome to NZFSS 2016

Delegates to the NZFSS ‘Freshwater on the edge’ conference 2016 will be
treated to something special in Southland this December.

The overarching theme of the conference is ‘Freshwater on the edge’ and
reflects the push towards the edge of our scientific knowledge, including
the scientific innovation to maintain and restore the health of some of our
special freshwater resources. In cases, we may be approaching tipping points
for some of our lakes, rivers and estuaries. Can we bring them back from the
This conference will provide a forum for sharing scientific and
environmental knowledge with the concept of ‘ki uta ki tai’ running
throughout. Leading edge science, restoring important ecosystems and looking
to the future of freshwater science are just some of the topics to be
covered at this years’ conference.

Every year, more than a million visitors come to admire the beauty of
Southland's environment; from our world heritage parks, internationally
recognised wetlands, to our great walks and ancient forests. Rivers traverse
the land and spill into the mighty lakes of Te Anau, Manapouri and Hauroko
(New Zealand's deepest lake) and down to internationally recognised
estuaries and wetlands before joining the sea where they meet the longest
coastline of any region in the country.

State of the art sporting facilities, successful family businesses and
innovative attractions create memories that will be hard to forget.
Southland is known for its friendly people, wide open streets and
captivating scenery. Conference delegates will be treated to a Southland
experience, and we can’t wait to welcome you south to the 'Freshwater on
the edge’, conference at the Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill.

Click here for more information

Call for Abstracts

The main conference theme is “Freshwaters on the Edge”,
authors are invited to submit oral and poster abstracts under the
following sub-themes:

Fresh Water On the edge
Science Ethics
Management (policy and practice)
Unusual Freshwater ecosystems
Video session (of posters)
Indigenous knowledge
Community knowledge
Ecosystems on the edge (threshold response)
Restoration effectiveness
Interdisciplinary Systems thinking
Limit setting
Connected ecosystems and species
Sensing the environment
Statistical approaches

Click here to submit your abstract


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