Join us March 12-13, 2013 for the International Didymo Conference in
Providence, Rhode Island.
Didymosphenia geminata is a freshwater diatom (a type of alga, also called
“didymo”) that has become a cause for concern in river systems in North
America and internationally. Although historically D. geminata was found
in the Northern Hemisphere, in more recent times this species has been
noted for nuisance bloom behavior and spread to new locations. Notably,
novel detections of D. geminata in rivers across eastern North America, New
Zealand and South America have caused concern and have created the need for
a management response. In the past five years, researchers, managers, and
anglers alike have found interest in D. geminata and all seek to better
understand the species. Scientists have interest in gaining knowledge in D.
geminata biology, while managers and conservation non-profits are tackling
ways to protect water resources and address public concerns, and anglers
want to learn how to protect their favorite fishing areas. New research
improves our knowledge of the biology, control, outreach and impacts of D.
geminata. The purpose of this conference is to share that information.
Submit an Abstract: http://www.stopans.org/Didymo_Conference_Submit.htm
Register for the Conference:http://didymoconference.eventbrite.com/
Questions about the Conference? email l...@stopans.org