For the seventh year, the Finger Lakes Institute will host the annual Finger Lakes Research Conference. Held on Saturday, Nov. 19, the event will feature nine presentations and attract more than a dozen posters which will be presented during two separate sessions. The daylong conference will commence at 8:30 a.m. in the Vandervort Room of Scandling Campus Center.
The conference seeks to highlight the various areas of scientific research focused on the Finger Lakes, while providing members of the scientific, HWS and Geneva communities the opportunity to meet and discuss environmental science in an academic setting.
This year, the conference also welcomes keynote speaker David Owen Brown. Brown is a producer, videographer, researcher, diver, photographer and lecturer. With experience gathered on his many travels and expeditions around the world, Brown will speak about visual data and how to best use multimedia as a tool for outreach.
In addition to the presentations, a $100 prize will be awarded to the best student – undergraduate or graduate – oral and poster presentations.
Throughout the day, presentations will cover issues concerning the watershed, invasive species and numerous other limnological areas of interest. Each of the presenters will examine his or her respective areas of expertise as they apply to the Finger Lakes and surrounding region.
For more information, contact the Finger Lakes Institute at (315) 735-4390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.