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 NORTHWEST SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION

The history of DEMO: An experiment in regeneration harvest of northwestern forest ecosystems. Northwest Science 73:3-11.

2023 JOINT MEETING OF NWSA AND AAAS-PD


A Joint Meeting of the

Northwest Scientific Association 

Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Northwest Lichenologists

Reconnecting Regionally

March 21-24, 2023

Western Washington University, Bellingham
Plenary and oral sessions hybrid—in person, with remotely presented talks possible

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Call for abstracts and abstract submission

Program 

Tuesday – March 21

    • NWSA Board Meeting
    • Evening Social 

Wednesday – March 22

    • Morning and Afternoon Plenary Speakers and Special Sessions 
    • Workshops, Concurrent Contributed/Invited Oral Sessions
    • Social and Poster Session with Poetry Competition 

Thursday – March 23

    • Morning and Afternoon Plenary Speakers and Special Sessions 
    • Workshops, Concurrent Contributed/Invited Oral Sessions
    • NWSA Business Meeting and Lunch – all invited and lunch included with registration
    • Social and Poster Session with Awards
  • Friday – March 24:  Field Trips

      • Skagit River Hydroelectric Project
      • Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Skagit Bay 
      • Northwest Lichenologists

    Plenary Speakers

    Frank Lawrence IIIDeputy Director of the Lummi Natural Resources Department: Title to-be-announced

    Michele Koppes, University of British Columbia: Braiding knowledges of braided rivers: embracing place-based, local and indigenous knowledges, and lived experience in the science of landscapes 

    John Clague, Simon Fraser University: Giant ice-age floods – an example from British Columbia 

    Nathan Kuwada, Central Washington University: Dynamic mechanisms responsible for structure and organization in bacterial cells 

    Jozef StecMarshall B. Ketchum University; President, AAAS-Pacific Division: Ancient and modern infectious diseases: An overview of their impacts on global health, economy, and security

    Special Sessions 

      • Drone technology:  innovations in the sky — Leni Halaapiapi, Oregon State University
      • The science of making change: occupying the political space — Sam Gutierrez, Washington State Senate
      • Climate impacts, adaptations, and justice —Upekala Wijayratne, USFS

    Workshops

      • Chemistry of color in art 
      • Informal science writing
      • Lichens and Bryophytes
    Field Trips
      • Skagit River Hydroelectric Project
      • Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Skagit Bay

    Program chairs: Jon Reidel (NPS, retired), Leo Bodensteiner (WWU), and Bob Hickey (CWU)

    Program committee: Brian Atwater, Robin Lesher, Daniel Gavin, Upekala Wijayratne

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