JMU to host Mountain Stream Symposium II this month

James Madison University in Harrisonburg will be hosting  a one-day symposium later this month titled, “Mountain Stream Symposium II: Continuing Challenges for Critical Ecosystems,” with the goal of highlighting emerging research and management that provide opportunities for understanding challenges facing mountain streams in our region.  The symposium is a follow-up to the Virginia Mountain Stream Symposium I held at UVa in 2004 (

The event takes place from 8:45am – 5:30pm on Saturday, September 21, at Bioscience 1007, JMU, 951 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.

This symposium will host a diverse group of invited speakers from academia, agency, and non-profit groups interested in mountain streams of the Appalachian region.  Contributed poster submissions are encouraged.  Registration is free and open to the public, but required because seating is limited to the first 120 participants and lunch will be provided.

The organizing committee is:

  • Christine May, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, James Madison University
  • Tom Benzing, Professor, Department of Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University
  • Rick Webb, Senior Scientist, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

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