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The University of The Bahamas

Second Joint Symposium on the Natural History and Geology of the Bahamas

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Since 1982, the Gerace Research Centre has hosted numerous conferences and symposiums. Such conferences provide a venue for the sharing of new knowledge pertaining to ongoing research both on San Salvador and throughout the rest of the Bahamas region. Conferences in Archaeology, Biology, Botany, Geology, and Natural History have all been held at the GRC and have attracted both researchers and professors working in the Bahamas and throughout the world.

For the summer of 2017, we will be once again be holding a joint conference for both Geology and Natural History as there was no conference last year and there are many great research projects in both arenas being conducted at the GRC. The conference is open to all subject matter in biology and geology from tropical environments. But this year we will be hosting focused topical sessions on hurricanes and their impacts. Please consider submitting and sharing your research with your colleagues!

Keynote Speaker: Kam-biu Liu, Louisiana State University
Keynote Title: Paleotempestology of the Caribbean and Gulf Coast region: Emerging research questions and methods

Chairs: Tina Niemi, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Kathleen Sullivan Sealy, University of Miami.

Organizer: Troy Dexter, Gerace Research Centre

Presenter Information:
Posters:
For presentations accepted into the poster session, please plan on bringing your poster with you as there are no printing facilities on the island of San Salvador. Posters may be hung upon arrival and will remain up for the duration of the conference. While there will be three poster viewing sessions during the conference, we would ask the poster presenters to be available beside their poster(s) on Saturday at 5:00 pm. The preferred poster size is 32 inches in height by 45 inches in width or less including margins. Posters should be no more than 36 inches in height and 48 inches in width (they will hang over the poster boards at the edges).

Talks
For presentations accepted into the oral sessions, please bring an electronic copy of your presentation in powerpoint or pdf format. If working on an Apple computer, it is suggested that you save your talk as a pdf to avoid compatibility issues. A computer will be provided in the conference room for you to use when giving your presentation. Time slots will be 30 minutes per presentation. Plan on presenting your research for approximately 20 minutes with 5 to 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Abstracts and Program:
Click the link below to download the electronic version of the Abstracts and Program book.

Dates and Places:
The conference will be held from June 8th to June 12th 2017 at the Gerace Research Centre. The opening ceremony begins the evening of June 8th and departure from San Salvador will be on the morning of June 12th.

Conference Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Registration Deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Abstract Deadline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opening Ceremony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Departure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
June 8 to June 12, 2017
Closed
Closed
June 8, 2017 (Evening, San Salvador)
June 12, 2017 (Morning)

Costs:
Flights to and from San Salvador are not included in the estimated costs. Attendees are responsible for booking their flights to and from the island.

Registration (including Proceedings Volume). . . . . . . . . . .
Room and Board at the GRC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total (not including airfare). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Student Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Student Room and Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total (not including airfare). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$130.00
$320.00 ($80.00/night)
$450.00

$114.00
$276.00 ($69.00/night)
$390.00

Registration:
Please be aware that with the close of the registration deadline, there may not be room left at the conference. Please use the following link to register and confirm with Rochelle Hanna (rhannagrc@gmail.com) that there is space available.



See you in June!!!

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