Puget Sound Action Team (Action Team) and the Georgia Basin Action
Plan (GBAP) partners are pleased to provide you with the proceedings
from the 2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference.
We generated the proceedings from the papers, posters and keynote
speeches delivered at the conference.
2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference took place March
31-April 3, 2003 in Vancouver, British Columbia. This was the sixth
in a series of research conferences hosted by the Action Team. The
conference was an opportunity for scientists and decision-makers
from a wide range of disciplines and from both sides of the border
to further explore ecosystem-based management approaches. The conference
also provided a venue to share knowledge and information on important
issues such as the effects and harm from climate change; watershed
hydrology; threats to marine resources; environmental contaminants,
oceanography; air quality across the regional borders; indicator
development; and collaborative approaches to management.
conference program included more than 50 technical sessions, seven
panel discussions, five workshops, 60 poster presentations and four
keynote speakers. Attendees included an international and multidisciplinary
group of more than 800 university and government scientists, Coast
Salish First Nations and other tribal representatives, regional
politicians, students and community leaders. Conference themes included:
science and solutions on ecosystem health issues facing the Georgia
Basin/Puget Sound region.
science in support of decision-making, capacity-building, and
effective dialogue across disciplines and community interests.
The proceedings papers and/or abstracts and transcripts of keynote
addresses, session summaries and an overall conference summary are
in Portable Document Format (PDF). To download these files, you
will need Adobe's
Acrobat Reader (version 4.0 or newer recommended).
to find a paper:
You may access proceedings' papers in two ways:
topics. (Select the link on the left menu of this web page
to "Oral Presentations" or "Poster Presentations.")
names. (Select the link on the left menu of this web page
to "Author Biographies.")
further help in locating a paper by topic or by key words, go to
the "Author Biographies" pages and use your Internet browser's
"Find" feature to enter a word or phrase.
A peer review process is not a part of the material collected in
these proceedings. The graphics and references in these papers appear
much as they were submitted originally by the authors. The editors
did minimal editing, concentrating mostly on spelling, grammar and
formatting for consistency. If you have difficulty viewing some
of the graphics, please contact the author for a higher quality
authors provided only abstracts of their papers; many provided information
on where their papers are published in other journals. Some authors
also provided links to their PowerPoint presentations. To view these
files, you will need Microsoft PowerPoint software.
contact information was current at the time presenters provided
their information. The editors cannot guarantee that this information
is still current.
manuscripts list Web sites as resources. These Web links were current
at the time the authors submitted papers. Please contact the author
if you have difficulty linking to a web resource.
encourage you to contact the authors/presenters for further information
and updates on any of the material presented in the proceedings.
from the Climate Change sessions:
The conference included several tracks devoted to the subject of
climate change. The Canadian Water Resources Association
have peer-reviewed select papers from these sessions and will publish
them separately in a special issue on the 2003 Georgia Basin/Puget
Sound Research Conference. To view and download these papers, follow
the link in the lefthand menu to the "Climate Change Presentations."
for the proceedings:
Funding for the proceedings comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) under grant agreements to the Action Team, GBAP partners
and co-sponsorship support from a variety of organizations. The
views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily
reflect the views of EPA, Puget Sound Action Team, GBAP partners
or any conference co-sponsors. Mention of trade names or commercial
products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.
you are interested in further information on the shared Georgia
Basin-Puget Sound ecosystem we encourage you to visit the
Puget Sound Action Team's Web site and the
Basin Action Plan Web site.
attendees and presenters received a CD-ROM version of the proceedings.
If you did not attend the conference, but would like to receive
the proceedings on CD-ROM, please send $15 (US funds) to: Proceedings
CD-ROM, Puget Sound Action Team, P.O. Box 40900, Olympia, WA. 98504-0900.
obtain this publication in an alternative format, contact the
Action Team's ADA Coordinator at (360) 725-5444 or (800) 54-SOUND.
The Action Team's TDD number is (800) 833-6388.
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