Conference: Studying Stress in Ecological Systems

S\ ren Laurentius Nielsen nielsen at RUC.DK
Fri Sep 20 15:00:45 EST 1996

Due to reports of problems with answering via e-mail to the first posting 
regarding this conference, we repeat it here with a full e-mail adress and 
fax-number for response. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences.

Studying Stress in Ecological Systems: Pure and Applied Perspectives.


21-24 June 1997
Roskilde University Denmark

 The main emphasis of this conference will be on ways of studying stress, ways of using stress as a
probe to study ecological processes, and ways of using insights from pure ecology as management
tools in applied ecology. 

Conference Venue - The conference will be held at Roskilde University, Denmark. In the Middle
Ages, Roskilde was the country's capital as well as a major Scandinavian religious center.  The
town, which is located about 30 km west of Copenhagen, has a famous cathedral dating back to
the twelfth century, which remains the official burial place for Danish royalty.  Celebrating its
25th anniversary in 1997, Roskilde University is located a few km from the town center.  Its eight
departments offer Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. degrees to a total of about 6000 students.

Language - English will be the official language of the conference.

Travel - Roskilde is easily reached from Copenhagen's international airport and central train

Accommodation - Various levels of accommodation will be available.  In addition, beautiful
camping sites are easily reached by car from Roskilde.

Proceedings - The abstracts of the conference will be published and a proceedings book of the
main contributions is also planned.

Scientific Programme - Five sessions will address a range of key issues in the study of ecological
stress.  Oral sessions will open with invited presentations, include contributed papers, and close
with an open discussion period.  In addition there will be an evening poster session/social, and a
round table discussion of key issues led by session chairs.  The session topics are as follows:

 * Adaptational Aspects: A Complication in Stress Studies?
 * Studying Stress in Organisms: Does the Individual Matter?
 * Studying Stress in Populations: What Can We Learn From Life-History Analyses?
 * Studying Stress in Ecosystems: Complexity as an Impediment or an Advantage?
 * Integrating Pure and Applied Perspectives in Stress Studies.

Key Dates: 

 * November 1996: Call for abstracts and details on accommodation, registration, fees and
 * 1 February 1997: Deadline for submission of abstracts.

 * 15 March 1997: Notification to authors on acceptance and form of presentation.

 * 15 April 1997: Deadline for early registration fee.

Organizing Committee

Forbes, VE, Roskilde Univ, Denmark (Chair)
Calow, P, Univ of Sheffield, UK
Loeschcke, V, Aarhus Univ, Denmark
Nielsen, SL, Roskilde Univ, Denmark
Parker, ED, Aarhus Univ, Denmark

Invited Speakers/Chairs

Baird, D, Univ of Stirling, UK
Calow, P, Univ of Sheffield, UK
Depledge, MH, Univ of Plymouth, UK
Forbes, VE, Roskilde Univ, Denmark
Gray, J., Oslo Univ, Norway
Grime, JP, Univ of Sheffield, UK
Hoffmann, A, La Trobe Univ, Australia
Holloway, G, Univ of Reading, UK
Lam, PKS, City Univ, Hong Kong
Loeschcke, V, Aarhus Univ, DK
Maltby, L, Univ of Sheffield, UK
Nielsen, SL, Roskilde Univ, Denmark
Parker, ED, Aarhus Univ, Denmark
Sibly, R, Univ of Reading, UK

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