99 ISEM meeting announcement & call for papers

Guy Larocque glarocque at cfl.forestry.ca
Wed Jan 6 17:09:08 EST 1999


                            1999 MEETING
                       NORTH AMERICAN CHAPTER
                      Spokane, Washington, U.S.
                          8-12 AUGUST 1999


The 1999 meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Society 
for Ecological Modelling (ISEM) will be held in Spokane, Washington, USA,
8-12 August 1999, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Ecological 
Society of America (ESA). The meetings will take place at the Spokane's 
Opera House and Convention Center. The ISEM meeting will include 
workshops, symposia, contributed paper and poster sessions, business
meeting and social event.

Abstracts are invited for contributed papers, symposiums, workshops and
poster session. Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes including
5 minutes for questions and discussion. Posters will be presented in a 
special session. Abstracts may be on any topic in systems ecology and 
ecological modelling, broadly defined.

Abstracts, inclusive of citation and text, are to be no more than 230 words,
and should be submitted electronically in ASCII format to: 

glarocque at cfl.forestry.ca

before January 30, 1999. If possible, those who cannot submit electronically 
should submit an abstract on diskette in ASCII format. If necessary three (3) 
hard copies can be sent by regular (snail) mail to the Program Chair.

Please adhere strictly to the following format:

Abstracts should include a statement of objectives, brief description of
methods used, concise presentation of results, and a summary of
conclusions/inferences drawn. Avoid this type of statements "results 
will be discussed".

Abstract information included with abstract must include: 

Author to contact 
Complete mailing address (Street address, City, State, Country, zip code) 
Phone number 
E-mail address 
Name of person presenting the paper 
Preference for oral or poster presentation 
Affiliation with society - are you a member of ESA and/or ISEM 
Abstract format (see example below): 

CAPITALIZE all authors' names, state abbreviation, country. 

For the FIRST author, list the last name first, then first name, middle
initial. For any other authors, type first name, initial last name. 

Place an ASTERISK by the last name of the person presenting the paper. 

Name of institution (but not department affiliation or street address).
Where two or more authors have different addresses, place a superscript
number after each author's name and a corresponding superscript before
each author's address if necessary for clarity. 

Without skipping a line or moving to a new line, type the title of the

Skip a line before beginning the text of the abstract. 

DO NOT INDENT any part of the abstract itself. The abstract should be a
single paragraph. 

Symbols and Special Fonts 

Where necessary, bracket underlines, superscripts, subscripts, or Greek
letters with the following symbols. We will search and replace with the
appropriate text. 

Text Symbol to use: Example 

Underline underline before and after _Quercus rubra_ 

(Quercus rubra) the text to be underlined 

Superscript use an "up carat" before and ^2^ 

(2) after the text to be superscripted 

Subscript use the "circa" sign before and @4@ 

(4) after the text to be subscripted 

Greek letters spell out letter in capitals SIGMA, ALPHA, 


Example format: 

Author to contact: Mike Nelson 
Institution: Western Oregon State University 
Mailing address: Department of Biology, 
Western Oregon State University, Monmouth, OR 97328-2345 
Phone Number: 541-555-5555 ext 1111 
E-mail: nelsonm at biol.wosu.edu 
Presentor: Mike Nelson 
Preference: Poster 
Member of: ESA 


NELSON^1^, M. K., J.L. SMITH^2^ and P.W. BRANT^3^. Western Oregon State
Monmouth, OR, 97328, USA^1^,
Portland State University, Portland, OR 
97220^2^, and Evergreen College, Washington, WA, 
99345^3^. The role of microbial community dynamics in grassland species

Species composition of grasses in coastal native grassland communities
dominated by _Agropyron smithii_, was significantly correlated with changes in 
numbers of organisms in each functional group in the soil foodweb, and 
diversity of those functional groups. Correlation of grass species with ALPHA
diversity of the nematode community showed the greatest..... 

(maximum 230 words) 

For more information, visit the ESA web site (http://esa.sdsc.edu/esa/) or
the NA-ISEM web site (http://ecomod.tamu.edu/~ecomod/isem.html).

Guy R. Larocque
Program chair

Guy Larocque,  Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Natural Resources Canada
Canadian Forest Service
Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055, du P.E.P.S.
P.O. Box 3800
Ste-Foy (Quebec)
G1V 4C7  Canada
Tel: (418) 648-5791
Fax: (418)648-5849
E-mail: glarocque at cfl.forestry.ca

Guy Larocque, ing.f., Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Chercheur scientifique
Canadian Forest Service - Service canadien des forêts
Laurentian Forestry Centre - Centre de Foresterie des Laurentides
1055 rue du P.E.P.S.
P.O. Box 3800
Ste-Foy (Quebec)
G1V 4C7
Tel: (418) 648-5791
Fax: (418)648-5849
E-mail: glarocque at cfl.forestry.ca

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