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EMIQUON SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM 2012:  Using the Past to Plan for the Future


The University of Illinois Springfield, in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, Dickson Mounds Museum, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, is sponsoring the fifth annual Emiquon Science Symposium. The meeting will be held on Thursday, 8 March 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Dickson Mounds Museum. Information for this meeting will be available at


Call for presentations:

We invite presentations from scientists, students, and managers involved with restoration ecology, scientific investigations, and management at the Emiquon Complex and the LaGrange Reach of the Illinois River System.  There will be two types of presentations at the meeting: oral presentations and poster presentations.   Presentations addressing the conference theme, “Using the past to plan for the future,” will be given preference. This year, we will have several special sessions on topics such as Asian Carp and Data Management.  We will also discuss the idea of publishing findings from research work done at Emiquon in a journal special edition. Abstracts of 250 or fewer words are due 15 February 2012.  Abstracts can be submitted at this Website:


Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2012


Meeting date:                   Thursday, 8 March 2012

Time:                                    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Place:                                    Dickson Mounds Museum (directions available at


Registration Fee:            

$10, check or cash only, please.  The registration fee will be collected at the meeting.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


Registration Website:

Please register at this website:  

There is limited seating in the Museum auditorium, so we can only seat the first 120 people who register.


For further information, please contact:

Dr. Mike Lemke

Director of UIS’s Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon

Biology Department, Mailstop HSB 223

University of Illinois Springfield

One University Plaza

Springfield, Illinois 62703


Phone number: 217-206-7339; Email:


We hope that you can join us at Dickson Mounds Museum on Thursday, 8 March 2012. Please forward this message to interested colleagues.


If you have trouble with any of the registration websites, please email Keith Miller at