Application Deadline: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

We are calling for abstracts for the 13th Susquehanna River Symposium which will take place on Oct. 26-27, 2018 at Bucknell University in the Elaine Langone Center. The symposium is a great way to share your projects with others who are also working in the Mid-Atlantic watersheds. The symposium is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations are being sought from all interested parties, including faculty, students, professionals, state and federal environmental agencies, conservancies, watershed groups, and regulators.  Example topics include, but are not limited to:

  • cultural heritage and land use history; legacy alterations to the watershed
  • indigenous wisdom and native approaches to sustainable watershed management
  • the hydrology, ecology, and natural history of lakes, marshes, and bogs
  • headwater regions, small stream habitats, tributary-mainstem connections; spatial and temporal variability within and across watersheds
  • hydroclimatology of extreme events;  climate change in the mid-Atlantic region
  • aquatic ecology, river or stream metabolism, and ecosystem process and function 
  • hydrogeology, karst, and groundwater resources and remediation
  • terrestrial ecosystems, forests, meadows, and the riparian corridor
  • urban hydrology and new approaches stormwater management
  • economic and water policy factors to consider sustainable watershed management
  • water quality, river chemistry and pollution; and emerging contaminants
  • fluvial geomorphology and processes; stream restoration and river engineering
  • oil and natural gas development
  • river-bay-estuary-ocean connections; deltaic and brackish environments; coastal flooding and/or erosion issues
  • river towns and communities 
  • ecosystem services and assessing the economic value of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
  • watershed planning and sustainability; community awareness and education