Please join us for the 2012 MA-ESA meeting in Blacksburg Virginia on April 14th (presentations) and 15th (field trip). Our theme is Disturbed Environments, but all submissions are welcome. Please distribute widely. A PDF flyer and call for abstracts is also attached.

Thank you.
Susan Day (Chair, MA-ESA)



Online Registration Now Open

Abstracts for oral and poster submissions due February 24


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Conference website:   

Call for Papers:


Annual Meeting 2012 (April 14-15)
Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Ecological Society of America

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Conference Theme:
Disturbed Environments: Ecological Impact and Management”

·        Abstract submission deadline: 5 pm on Friday February 24th—Submissions may address any aspect of ecology and ecological applications; however, those reflecting the conference theme are particularly welcome.  See the Call for Contributed Oral and Poster Presentations for details.

·        Online registration now open: Advance registration ends April 7th—Visit the conference website for program details, travel, lodging, presentation tips, and registration.

·        Program highlights:

o   Morning symposia speakers including Disturbed Environments: The Urban Ecosystem

o   “An Overview of Mountain Top Removal: The Issues and the Science” Dr. Stephen Schoenholtz, Director of Virginia Water Resources Research Center

o   Concurrent sessions to include a special track on Urban Ecology Disturbance Management

o   Student workshop “Getting Funded” with Dr. James Vonesh of Virginia Commonwealth University, presented by the MA-ESA Student Section

o   Student oral and poster presentation awards, including a travel scholarship for the ESA meeting in Portland

o   Field Trip to Kayford Mountain, mountain top removal site in West Virginia.

Questions?  Contact Rima Franklin [log in to unmask] or Susan Day [log in to unmask]