Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 9, 2015

COME JOIN US!  Bucknell University will host the 10th Susquehanna River Symposium, "The River, Its Landscapes, and Our Lives" on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Elaine Langone Center in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  

The symposium brings together academics, consultants, state, federal, and regional agencies, conservation groups, and the public to discuss ongoing scientific research and innovative projects, to share ideas, and to increase awareness of watershed health, management and sustainability issues facing the Susquehanna today.  In addition to display booths and exhibits from watershed groups, conservation organizations, and state and federal agencies, the symposium also features scientific research posters from over 150 students, faculty, and professionals working throughout the Susquehanna watershed.

Abstracts are being sought for oral presentations and posters covering a wide range of projects and research topics pertaining to the Susquehanna watershed.  All interested parties, including academics, professionals, and regulators, are invited to present either an oral presentation or poster.  Students are encouraged to submit posters. 

TOPICS.  We welcome your participation!  Topics for this year's symposium include, but are not limited to:
    • land use history and the Anthropocene

    • the river as a classroom and laboratory

    • lakes and wetlands

    • headwater regions

    • climate change and the Susquehanna watershed

    • aquatic ecology and river health

    • fisheries management

    • ground hydrology, karst, and remediation

    • terrestrial ecosystems and the riparian corridor

    • stormwater management

    • water policy, including sustainable watershed management

    • river water chemistry and remediation

    • stream restoration and fluvial geomorphology

    • water quality improvement projects

    • natural gas development, gravel roads, and pipelines

    • watershed conservation projects

    • Susquehanna River-Chesapeake Bay connections

    • river communities and planning

SCHEDULE.  The poster session will be held Friday, November 13, 2015 from 7 to 9 pm (posters can be set up set up between 4:30 and 6 pm).  Posters will remain on display until until 3 pm, Saturday, November 14.  If the author wishes to be considered for an oral presentation, they can indicate so in the abstract submission online form.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION.  Abstracts must be submitted online at: by OCTOBER 9, 2015.

REVIEW.  Abstracts will be reviewed by the Symposium Program Committee for originality, technical merit, currency, and relevance to Symposium topics. Authors' suggestions for topic and format placement (oral or poster) will be considered, but the Committee will make the final decision. Abstracts received after the deadline may not be accepted.

NOTIFICATION. Acceptance and placement notification will be made via email to the corresponding author by OCTOBER 16, 2015. 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS.  Electronic versions of the Symposium Proceedings which contain a complete listing of authors and abstracts will be available on the River Symposium website.