Climate change, Food web alterations,
Invasive species, and Management
The Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society (AEHMS)
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GLOW is a continuing series of international symposia organized by AEHMS in order to promote interaction and communication between Great Lakes scientists and communities across the world. The purpose of GLOW is to establish a platform where understanding of structure, function and performance of healthy and damaged ecosystems from integrated, multi-disciplinary and sustainable perspectives is promoted.
GLOW I was held in Zimbabwe during
1996. This modest but rewarding beginning resulted in a special issue of the
society’s journal, Aquatic Ecosystem
Health and Management (Munawar, 2000) and a peer-reviewed book (Munawar and
Hecky, 2001). Subsequently GLOW II convened in Sligo, Ireland, and played a
significant role in bringing researchers of Great
lakes together. For the first time,
significant numbers of Great Lakes scientists from Africa, Europe and North
America were brought together. AH EM
published another special issue devoted to GLOW II (Munawar, 2002).
The third GLOW International Conference, Comparing Great Lakes of the World- Climate, Food-webs, Biodiversity and Integrated Management: GLOW III, was held in Arusha, Tanzania in 2002. The participants discussed the need for management of world Great Lakes, particularly those in Africa. It was unanimously recognised that the primary goal in developing countries and especially in Africa was primarily to sustain fish yield in order to guarantee food security and poverty alleviation. Management is also needed to prevent or resolve conflicts over fishing grounds, methods and the fish trade (Munawar, 2003).
Since the Symposium on Resource Use and Conservation of the African Great Lakes, which was held in Bujumbura, Burundi, in 1989, new information about the state of Lake Tanganyika has been scarce. The fourth GLOW symposium offers a unique opportunity to review and evaluate progress made on Lake Tanganyika as a case study and other Great Lakes in general. Lake Tanganyika constitutes an important source of income, employment, drinking water and food for a multitude of people living on or near the lake. Despite increased human pressure on these resources, sustainable development needs to be ensured and brought about by effective environmental and fisheries management, on the basis of adequate legislation and policy making. Our challenge is to convince authorities that health of Lake Tanganyika’s ecosystem is the key element in the sustainability of the resource use and a prerequisite for both human health and development.
This is an opportune time to meet in Africa since various national and international projects on the African Great Lakes are starting up or ending (FAO, ADB, IUCN, GEF, FINNIDA, etc.) and therefore new, interesting results and emerging management issues may be presented.
The Symposium plans to focus on a variety of
timely topics and themes relevant to Great Lakes of the
world, large lakes in general and Lake
Tanganyika in particular. We invite active and interested participants to
attend GLOW IV to present papers or posters on various aspects of Great
Lakes/Large Lakes research as highlighted below:
Suggested themes and topics:
· Climate change,
· Invasive species,
· Fish habitat,
· Species at risk,
· Pollution and Eutrophication,
· Environmental Economics,
· Watershed Management/Conservation,
· Ecotourism and National Parks,
· Water Resources Property Rights,
· Policy and its Evaluation,
· Advances in Ecosystem modeling,
Lessons from the Great
Lakes of the World
· Emerging technologies.
Munawar, M. (Ed.), 2000. Large Lakes of the World: Comparative ecology. Aquat. Ecosyst. Health Mangmt. 3(1), 1-189.
Munawar, M. (Ed.), 2002. Great lakes of the World: Food Web, Fisheries, and Management. Aquat. Ecosyst. Health Mangmt. 5(3), 243-393.
Munawar, M., R. Hecky (Eds.), 2001. The Great Lakes of the World; Food Web, Health and Integrity. Ecovision World Monograph Series. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, the Netherlands.
Van der Knaap, M., Munawar, M., 2003. GLOW III symposium, Arusha, Tanzania: Climate, food-webs, biodiversity and integrated management. Aquat. Ecosyst. Health Mangmt. 6(3), 355-356.
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Some suggestions (with costs) which will be paid by
the participant if they want to go. For example, one day field trip to see
ecological and conservation areas.
English is the official conference language.
All presentations, posters, and abstracts will be in English. Abstracts must be
submitted by email by
as a Word file. WordPerfect or text files are also accepted. A message stating
oral or poster presentation preference is to be enclosed with the abstract.
Abstracts may also be submitted on disk to AEHMS, Fisheries and Oceans Canada,
867 Lakeshore Road, P.O. Box 5050, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7R 4A6.
Abstracts have a 300 word limit. Underline the presenting author and include
affiliation, address and telephone/fax/email of the presenting author only.
Abstracts should include objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. Authors
will be notified of acceptance DATE.
Slide (35mm) and computer (PowerPoint) projection will be available, as will
overhead projection. Authors using PowerPoint presentations should submit their
presentations prior to the meeting to ensure compatibility.
Selected manuscripts originating from the conference will be considered for publication subject to peer review in the journal: Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management and/or Ecovision World Monograph Series. Instructions to author on the preparation of manuscripts can be found on the AEHMS website: www.aehms.org. Due to the large number of manuscripts expected the AEHMS has set page limit guidelines as follows: Keynote: 10-15; Oral: 8-10; Poster: 5 printed pages including tables and figures (Text: Times New Roman 11 pt, Margins: 2.7 cm (1”), Paper: letter size 21.6x28 cm (8.5x11”)). For more information please contact Dr. M. Munawar, Chief Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please complete the enclosed Questionnaire and
DATE to Jennifer Lorimer (email@example.com).
Conference/registration information will be sent to only those who complete and
return the response questionnaire.
Prof P.O.J. Bwathondi (),
M. Munawar (Canada), F. Roest, M. van
der Knaap (The Netherlands), B. Bihamiriza
Committee: V. T. Langenberg (The Netherlands), O. Mkumbo (Uganda), E. O. Odada (Kenya), M.G. Ntakimazi (
AFIRI), J. Sarvala (Finland), T. Ribbink (), G. Coulter (),
B. Hecky (Canada), M. Gaden, R. Heath
Secretariat: Jennifer Lorimer (AEHMS, Canada)
Fax: +1 (905) 634-3516 or (905) 336-6437
State of Lake Tanganyika, a Case Study
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