The conference will highlight previous, on-going, and future research
on aquatic ecosystems, biodiversity, invasive species, and restoration
ecology associated with the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and adjacent
lands. A key objective of the conference is to communicate and discuss
how the research can help inform decision-making on best management
practices for the region.
The format will include 10-minute oral presentations and a poster session
on implications and applications of research to resource management.
A dedicated discussion will follow each session to allow sharing of ideas.
The conference will provide an opportunity for participants to have a
conversation about the park's scientific research and its applications
to conservation of the region's increasingly threatened biodiversity.