FW: 2009 NERR Call for Papers
- Call for Papers & Presentations - The 21st NERR Symposium
Sunday, March 28th to Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
Now in its 21st year, the Northeastern Recreation Research (NERR) Symposium offers an unparalleled opportunity for individuals representing the governmental, educational and private sectors to share scientific knowledge, management experience and techniques; and positively influence the recreation management and tourism profession. Maintaining our tradition, this year’s meeting will take place once again at The Sagamore – a historic island resort located on west shore of Lake George in the Adirondack region of New York.
Abstracts: Abstracts for oral presentations or posters are welcome on the following topics:
* Natural resource management
* Historical/cultural resource management
* Emerging and existing trends
* Measurement and forecasting
* Travel and tourism
* Sustainable tourism
* Human dimensions
* Policy development and planning
* Management application
* Methodological & theoretical development
Abstracts should be submitted no later than Friday November 14th, 2008. All abstracts need to be submitted using the online abstract submission interface available at the conference website: www.esf.edu/nerr.
Abstracts should be 500 words or less and based on work that will be completed before the conference. Abstracts can be based on any type of data (e.g., surveys, experiments, content or historical analysis). Each abstract should provide a clear statement of the problem or objectives, give a brief description of the methods and substantive results, and end with a clear conclusion. Abstracts that describe proposed research are encouraged and will be reviewed and considered for inclusion in the poster session.
Roundtable Discussions: Once again the symposium will feature a series of Roundtable Discussions designed to get conference attendees together to share information, ideas, best practices, and research insights involving a current topic. Thus far, three Roundtable Discussion Sessions have been proposed for the 2009 conference:
* Sustainability & Climate Change – Kelly Bricker (Univ of Utah) & John Confer (California Univ of PA)
* Urban Recreation: Challenges & Initiatives – Dave Klenosky (Purdue Univ) & Lynne Westphal (USFS)
* Private Lands & Recreation Access – Walt Kuentzel (Univ of Vermont)
Additional Roundtable Discussion and Management Sessions can be suggested. Please submit ideas for these sessions using the online abstract submission interface available at the NERR website.
Conference Proceedings: Conference attendees will have the opportunity to submit a seven-page paper based on their presentation, poster, or roundtable discussion. These papers will be published in a Forest Service technical report that will be available online thru the NERR and FS websites.
Student Scholarships: Students are also encouraged to apply for conference scholarships (i.e., an award to cover the cost of conference registration) which are funded in part by Venture Publishing and a raffle held at the conference). Information on how to apply for a conference scholarship can also be found on the NERR website.
David B. Klenosky, Ph.D.
Department of Health & Kinesiology
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2046