San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The 9th annual Mat-Su Salmon Symposium is a forum to share information on Mat-Su Basin watersheds, salmon, and salmon habitat and to promote an exchange of ideas about salmon science and conservation in the Mat-Su Basin. This year's theme is "A Future with Salmon."
This year's symposium will feature keynote speaker Daniel Schindler.
Daniel Schindler, Ph.D. is lead author of the 2010 study on the "portfolio effect" in salmon stocks that shows why diverse collections of salmon populations increase the year -to-year reliability of sockeye salmon returns to Bristol Bay. Schindler and colleagues used five decades of data on sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay to illustrate the connection between diversity in an individual salmon species and stability in salmon returns. The benefits of diverse genetics, which derive from intact and complex watersheds, are similar to the benefits of a diverse financial portfolio for stabilizing long -term investments. Schindler will present research findings from Southwest Alaska and discuss these findings in the context of the Mat -Su.
Presenter abstract submission closes October 7th. Presenter guidelines can be found HERE. Submission of abstracts does not guarantee a slot in the agenda. Please look for confirmation by October 21st. Presenters should also register as attendees.
Click here for a symposium flyer. A draft agenda coming soon. Symposium registration closes October 28th.
To help cover symposium costs, there will be a $25 registration fee per day. This includes lunch, snacks and refreshments. Student registration is free. If you have difficulty with registration expenses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-865-5713. Full refunds available until registration closes on October 28th.
Symposium booklets including presenter abstracts and attendee contact information will be available online for download preceding the Symposium. To reduce costs and waste only pre-ordered hardcopy booklets will be printed. Note: Attendee contact information will be included in symposium booklets.
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Mat-Su Salmon Habitat Partnership
The Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership believes that thriving fish, healthy habitats, and vibrant communities can co-exist. Because wild salmon are central to life in Alaska and here in the Mat-Su, this partnership works to ensure quality salmon habitat is safeguarded and restored. The success of our partnership hinges on collaboration and cooperation to get results.