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12th Annual VCU Rice Rivers Center Research Symposium Call for Presentations

March 5, 2020


DATE CHANGE: The Rice Rivers Center Research Symposium, originally scheduled for May 1, will be postponed until fall 2020. More information will become available when a new date is secured.

The Twelfth Annual Rice Rivers Center Research Symposium will be held on Friday May 1, 2020 at the VCU Rivers Center, 3701 John Tyler Memorial Highway, Charles City, VA, 23030.  This is a call for oral and poster presentations. Presentations featuring research activities conducted at the Rice Rivers Center, the James River, its tributaries and associated riparian and upland landscapes are welcome, as are projects involving nearby public lands owned by Rice Research Partners such as USFWS and VDGIF.

Faculty and students from VCU and cooperating Universities, and Rice Rivers Center Partners are invited to submit titles for oral or poster presentations of completed research projects or research-in-progress. Once all submissions are received, oral presentations will be divided into sessions by topic (e.g. River Ecology, Terrestrial and Riparian Systems, Ephemeral Aquatic Habitats). Each oral presentation will be 10 – 15 minutes.

Please submit presentation titles, list of authors and affiliations, type of presentation (oral or poster) and whether the presenter is currently a student to Ron Lopez ( Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2020.

Format for submission:

Historical commercial harvest snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) in Virginia. Benjamin C. Colteaux, VCU-ILS; Cynthia M. Sheuermann, VCU-BIO; J.D. Kleopfer, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF); and Derek M. Johnson, VCU-BIO. 

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