A networking resource devoted to biological soil crusts and the researchers who study them. We will provide a means for international scientists to communicate, share their research, share important news and announcements, ask questions and find collaborators. We will also provide a space for informal writing on research, opinion, and ideas (now seeking posters!).

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

BioCrust3 Abstract & Financial Assistance Deadline is Approaching!!

Dear all, 

In September you'll have the opportunity to meet biocrust researchers and enthusiasts from around the world in one of the crustiest locations anywhere, Moab Utah. You will have a chance to hear Dr. Jayne Belnap tell us how she became the researcher that she is - a foundation in our field. You will hear an overview of the past, present, and future of our field from Bettina Weber, editor of the upcoming Springer-Verlag Ecological Studies Series Book "Biological soil crusts: an organizing principle in drylands". You will hear plenary talks from the likes of Fernando Maestre and Trent Northen, on the current cutting edge research. You will enjoy organized symposia on climate change, ecological restoration, and molecular frontiers.You will enjoy a dinner on the banks of the Colorado River. You will have the chance to see the biocrusts in their home in the Canyonlands of Utah.

It sounds good, doesn't it?

It all starts with submitting your abstract by May 16 2016. Please do so as soon as you can.

Also, if finances are preventing your attendance, please apply for financial assistance by the same date.

Instructions appear in the message below. Thanks much!

September 26-30, 2016 - Moab, Utah, USA

Deadlines for Abstracts and Financial Assistance Applications is May 16, 2016

We know the end of the school year is a hectic time for all of you who teach or are students, but wanted to gently remind you that the deadline is drawing near for submitting your abstract and/or financial assistance application. We are looking forward to a great meeting and hope to see YOU in Moab in September!

Visa Information & Invitation Letter: The organizers of the Third International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts encourage you to familiarize yourself with visa and travel requirements well in advance of the conference. Visitors to the United States must have a valid passport. A visa is also required for citizens of countries that do not participate with the Visa Waiver Program. The process may take 3 to 4 months to obtain a visa. To request a letter, please email BioCrust3@nau.edu.

Online Registration is NOW open (single-day registration available): http://www.nau.edu/Merriam-Powell/BioCrust3/Registration/

Questions & Sponsorship Information: Please contact BioCrust3@nau.edu.

The conference organizers would be grateful if you would share this announcement with your organization, colleagues, and students. Thank you!! If you receive this message more than once, we apologize for the inconvenience. Colleagues across the world have generously shared their mailing lists. Thanks for your understanding.

We hope to see you in September!

Big thanks to our sponsors: