cfp: RECOVERIES '97

Petr Cejchan recovery at gli.cas.cz
Mon Nov 18 13:25:32 EST 1996


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FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT - CALL FOR 
PARTICIPATION - CALL FOR PAPERS

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RECOVERIES '97
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The final meeting of the UNESCO IGCP Project 
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"Biotic Recoveries from Mass Exctinctions"

September 12-14, 1997
Prague, Czech Republic

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PLEASE, POINT YOUR WWW BROWSER 
TO:
http://www.gli.cas.cz/conf/recovery/recovery.ht
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About the project

In the history of the Earth (including the 
recent), numerous events of ecosystem 
collapses occurred that were followed by 
recoveries and origination of new ecosystems. 
This significant transformation could be realised 
in numerous ways. The project aims to be a 
platform for the study of survival and recovery of 
the biosphere, and restructuring of global 
environments, following mass extinctions. 

The project outlines are:
   (1) to study patterns of extinction/survivorship 
of organisms during the mass extinction 
events; 
   (2) to analyse the evolutionary and ecological 
strategies that allowed clades and 
communities to survive and initiate subsequent 
biotic recoveries;
   (3) to study the structure of the deep-crisis 
ecosystem; 
   (4) to elucidate the recovery initiation 
mechanisms; 
   (5) to find the time, space and functional 
patterns of the recovery; 
   (6) to refine the data and tools for this 
discipline; 
   (7) to develop general models by means of 
comparison of individual global crises in Earth's 
history;
   (8) to apply these (predictive) models to 
better understanding the modern environmental 
and biodiversity crises.

This international project is headed by Douglas 
H. Erwin, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 
D.C., and Erle G. Kauffman, University of 
Colorado, Boulder. Over sixty countries are 
involved in the project.


Audience

The meeting should bring together 
palaeobiologists, palaeontologists, biologists, 
ecologists, systems theorists, and other 
persons that are interested in the topic.


Organisers

The conference is held under the auspices of 
the Geological Institute, Academy of Sciences, 
and is organised by:

Petr Cejchan & Jindrich Hladil
Geological Institute, Academy of Sciences
Rozvojova 135
CZ 165 02 Praha 6 Lysolaje
Czech Republic


Venue

The conference will be held at the new IKEM 
Conference Building, Videnska 800, Prague 4, 
Czech Republic, two bus-stops away from the 
Metro line C station "Kacerov", ca. 20 minutes 
off the city centre.


Programme

September 10            registration of pre-
excursionists (afternoon)
September 11            pre-session excursion to 
the Cretaceous of Bohemia; registration 
(afternoon)
September 12            sessions
September 13            sessions; banquet in the 
evening
September 14            sessions
September 15 -16        post-session excursion 
to the Palaeozoic of the Barrandian


Accommodation (US$ per person & night)

To reserve the hotel room, you will be asked to 
pay for accommodation before July 31, 1997.

high-level ****
A - single  185
B - double  111

medium ***
C - single              70
D - double              50
E - apartment double    57
F - apartment triple    44

cheap **
G - single (in 2x single apartment )    27
H- double (in 2x double apartment )     20
I - apartment double                    27


Deadlines

pre-registration (WWW or printed form)    
January 31, 1997
abstracts                                 May 31, 1997

following items are valid only when paid before 
the specified date:

early registration and excursions         May 31, 
1997
late registration and excursions          
September 12, 1997
hotel reservation & payment               July 31, 
1997


Payments (US$)

early registration (before May 31, 1997)   late 
registration (after May 31, 1997)
registration fee              250              300
registration student fee      175              210
pre-session excursion          50               60
post-session excursion        100              120
accompanying persons          150              180


Contacts

Please, direct all your correspondence related 
to the conference to the Conference Manager: 

Petra Hovorkova, Recoveries '97
Eurocongress Centre
Budejovicka 15 
CZ 140 00 Praha 4
fax +42-2-61211247

For conference update and details on the 
programme please consult:

http://www.gli.cas.cz/conf/recovery/recovery.ht
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e-mail: recovery at gli.cas.cz


Equipment

The conference hall will be professionally 
equipped, including:
two projection screens
two 35 mm slide projectors
one overhead projector
computer presentation projection (Windows 95 
+ MS Power Point)
video projection (VHS only)
microphones.

The poster presentation room will be equipped 
with poster panels and will be available during 
all the session days.


Abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted before May 31, 
1997, preferably as plain text on a DOS-
formatted diskette. The abstract book will be 
included with the conference materials. 
Persons interested in obtaining the abstracts in 
advance can order the DOS-formatted diskette 
with abstracts for US$ 25 (after July 1, 1997).


Contributions

The conference will result in a refereed 
proceedings book (not included with the 
conference materials). Authors should submit 
their contributions to the conference 
proceedings book by September 12, 1997, i.e., 
by the beginning of the sessions. Authors are 
asked to provide the text on a DOS-diskette, 
together with a paper proof. 


Student support

3% of the conference budget will be used to 
support a limited number of student 
participants at lower fee. Students 
(undergraduate & graduate) must supply a 
certificate of their student status together with 
the pre-registration form. Pre-register soon to 
take the advantage of student support. Banquet 
is not included in student fee, however, other 
aspects do not differ from ordinary participants' 
ones.


Pre-registration

Please, use the pre-registration form included 
here, or  the electronic pre-registration feature 
at

http://www.gli.cas.cz/conf/recovery/preform.htm

to let us know about your interest and your 
preferences. You will be included with our 
mailing list. Your pre-registration will help us to 
estimate the real needs of the conference, as 
well as keep you informed.


Second announcement

The responders to the first announcement will 
obtain the second announcement (registration 
form, hotel reservation form & call for papers) 
during February, 1997.


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PRE-REGISTRATION FORM
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Please complete and return to:

Petra Hovorkova
Recoveries '97
Eurocongress Centre
Budejovicka 15 
CZ 140 00 Praha 4
fax +42-2-61211247

Forename:                Initial(s):                 
Surname:
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Affiliation:
Address[street]:                                     City:
Post/Zip code:           Country:                    
State/Province:
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Please tick:

I shall attend
   possibly
   probably
   almost certainly,

and I intend to be accompanied by 
   one
   two
   three
   more accompanying persons [x $150]


I want to apply for a student fee [$175] and I 
am enclosing a copy of my student status 
certificate (required)   yes  -  no

I intend to give a lecture   yes  -  no

I want to present a poster   yes  -  no

I intend to submit an abstract entitled:



I intend to join the one-day pre-session field trip 
[$50]   yes  -  no

I intend to join the two-days post-session field 
trip [$100]   yes  -  no

I would like to have dinners at the Conference 
Restaurant [booking only]   yes  -  no

I would like this type of accommodation (see 
above):
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I

Other requirements (please specify): 




I agree with putting my name onto a publicly 
accessible electronic list of participants on the 
Web   yes  -  no


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