The Ecological Society of America has organized three symposia for the AAAS Annual Meeting, to be held January 21-26, 1999 in Anaheim, California. For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Nadine Lymn during the meeting at the AAAS Newsroom Headquarters, Anaheim Hilton & Towers Hotel, 714-703-0122.
The Metropolis in the Millennium: Integrated Science and Urban Ecosystems.
Saturday, January 23, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ecologists have historically tended to focus their studies on "pristine" systems. But as the number of large cities increases and the population of the globe continues to rise, it is important to create awareness about how closely the quality of human life is tied to living systems and their complex interactions. This symposium will explore the effects of urbanization on water quality and animal life. New prototypes for integrating social, cultural and economic processes into sustainable urban systems will be suggested. Also, the concept of an "ecological footprint" will be examined, as speakers discuss the amount of land needed to sustain a population and its consumptive habits.
Alien Invasions! Impacts and Control of Non-indigenous Species.
Sunday, January 24, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Expansion of global trade and increases in human mobility have led to unprecedented invasion by nonnative species. These biological invasions produce severe, often irreversible impacts on agriculture, recreation, and our natural resources. Introduced species often find no natural controls in their new habitat and may therefore be extremely successful, to the detriment of native species. This symposium will examine some examples of invasions and explore options for management of the invaders. Technological developments, management and control practices, and policy options for controlling alien species will all be a part of the presentation. In addition, the potential role of the agricultural industry and th
Contact: Alison Gillespie
Ecological Society of America