CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS ABSTRACTS AND SYMPOSIA PROPOSALS
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Society for Range Management
59th Annul Meeting
Vancouver, British Columbia

This is the first announcement and call for papers, posters, and symposia for the meeting of the Society for Range Management, 11-17 February, 2006 in Vancouver British Columbia. The theme of the meeting is "Where rangelands meet the forests". Technical sessions and symposia will present timely information representing a diversity of disciplines and issues that apply to both the science and management of rangeland resources today and in the future. We welcome submission of symposia and papers that are applicable to rangeland resource issues both at the national and international levels.

To submit abstracts, go to http://abstracts.co.allenpress.com/rama/index.html

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
Global Change
Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
Invasive Species - Science and Management*
Fire Ecology
Hydrological Processes and Modeling
Riparian Areas and Wetlands
Ecological Restoration
Social Change and Natural Resources

ECOLOGY AND ECOSYSTEM INTERACTIONS
Ecological Processes and Ecosystem Models
Carbon Sequestration
Soil Formation Processes - Including Mycrophytic Crusts
Soil Erosion Processes - Including Sub-Surface Piping*
Nutrient Cycling
Plant-Animal Interactions
Non-traditional Rangeland Organisms: Birds, Insects, and Pathogens
Threatened and Endangered Species

ECOSYSTEM HEALTH, MONITORING, AND METHODOLOGIES
Ecosystem Indicators and Monitoring*
Ecosystem Inventory Technology: Remote Sensing, GPS/GIS,
Quantitative Methodology

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Ecological Management: Past, Present and Future
Scale Issues: Landscape and Catchment Level Management
Vegetation Management and Manipulation
Wildlife Habitat Management

ANIMAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
Forecasting Herbage Production*
Nutritional Behavior and Herbivores
Animal Population Management in Rangelands Ecosystems
Grazing Management
Livestock-Wildlife Interactions
Changing Livestock Production Environment

SOCIO-ECONOMICS
Enterprise Diversification: Wildlife, Recreation, etc.
NEPA and Alternative Natural Resource Management Instruments
Public Perception, Aesthetics and Ethics
Land Subdivision and New Land Users
Public Land Use and Management
Collaborative Resource Management
Open Space Conservation

Abstracts submissions can be either oral or poster presentations. Poster presentations will be centrally located within the area where technical sessions are to be held. All paper and poster abstracts are to be submitted no later than 31 July 2005 via the SRM web page (www.rangelands.org) for abstracts at http://abstracts.co.allenpress.com/rama/index.html.

Proposals for symposia must include a one-paragraph justification and a list of speakers and topics. Proposals for half-day or full-day symposia during the 8:00-11:30 am and 1:30-5:00 pm session periods that address rangelands-related topics are welcome. Symposium organizers are encouraged to produce a publication such as an edited volume (printed or CD), a special journal issue, or at a minimum a summary paper. Symposium proposals must be submitted to symposia organizer Joe Wagner (jawagner@or.blm.gov) by 30 June 2005. Once a proposal has been accepted, speakers must submit their abstracts no later than 31 August 2005 via the SRM web page (www.rangelands.org) at http://abstracts.co.allenpress.com/rama/index.html.

Proposals for workshops are also welcome for the regular technical part of the conference (February 13-17), and a smaller number may be accepted for the pre-conference weekend (February 11 and 12). Proposals for workshops must be simultaneously submitted to Bill Krueger by 30 June 2005.

Specific programs for federal agencies, the general public, producers, and sessions for open discussion of controversial environmental topics are also invited. Please submit requests for special meetings to Bill Krueger by 30 June 2005.

For questions please contact Bill Krueger (541-737-1615 William.C.Krueger@oregonstate.edu) or Rick Miller (541-737-1622 richard.miller@oregonstate.edu), program co-chairs.