Call for Poster Abstracts for:
IMPACTS of TROPICAL STORMS IRENE and LEE on the HUDSON RIVER
September 19, 2012
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY
The Hudson River Environmental Society (HRES) is organizing a conference on the impacts of tropical storms Irene and Lee on the Hudson River. These storms hit the Hudson Valley on August 27/28, 2011 and September 8, 2011 respectively (see the attached description). Combined they dropped an estimated 12-18 inches of rainfall and disrupted many lives in the Hudson Valley, Catskills and beyond.
HRES is soliciting abstracts from graduate and undergraduate students, environmental monitoring groups, and scientists for a poster session during the conference from 3:15 to 5:30. Applicable topics can include (but are by no means limited to): meteorology and hydrology of the storms, sediment transported by the storms, impacts on Hudson River biology, watershed and tributary impacts, and impacts to other river systems including the Connecticut and Susquehanna.
On a first-come, first-served basis, travel funds will be available for students whose posters are accepted. All students who wish to receive travel reimbursement must indicate the amount requested and the expense type (e.g., train fare, taxi, subway). Registration is free for one person per accepted student poster. Registration is discounted for all students.
All submissions must include the following:
1. Principle investigator (PI): name, mailing address, phone, and email address;
2. Names and affiliations of all Co-PIs;
3. Poster Title;
4. Abstract of 250 words or less;
5. Poster type: undergraduate student, graduate student, academic faculty, volunteer monitoring group; and
6. If PI is a student, include travel funds if requested and expense types
Abstracts must be submitted by COB August 28 to: Irene/Lee Poster Abstracts Submission