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Celebrating 50 Years of

Aquatic Ecology Research

at the Kellogg Biological Station

Dates: October 18 - 20, 2013

Location: W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

Academic Building and Grounds

3700 East Gull Lake Drive

Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Please Join Us for a weekend symposium to celebrate a legacy of 50+ years of aquatic ecology research at MSU’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the rich history of freshwater research at KBS, to hear about exciting ongoing research by current KBS faculty and students, and to gather with friends and colleagues, old and new. Plans for the event are still unfolding, but activities will include a Friday night reception, a Saturday symposium of talks by past and current KBS researchers highlighting milestones in aquatic research, a poster session by KBS graduate students, and a celebratory dinner Saturday night. All events will take place at the KBS main site on Gull Lake, with symposium talks in the Academic Building auditorium, meals in McCrary Hall, and lodging available on site.

This promises to be an exciting weekend, with many opportunities to interact with old and new friends of KBS, as we gather together those who have contributed so much to make KBS a center for freshwater research for more than 50 years.


Speakers for Saturday's Symposium Include:

Ken Cummins

"Research adventures at KBS (1972-1978): foundation of a career"

(faculty member, Humboldt State University, former KBS faculty member)

Meghan Duffy

"A Barry County almanac: lessons learned in Yankee Springs"

(faculty member, University of Michigan, former KBS graduate student)

Jim Grace

"In search of a fusion between theory and empiricism in ecology: payoffs from running between floors at KBS in the 70s"

(research ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, former KBS graduate student)

Don Hall

"Fifty wet and wonderful years at KBS: some highlights"

(retired faculty member, MSU, former KBS faculty member)

Steve Hamilton

"Unraveling the perilous voyage of nitrogen molecules in streams"

(faculty member, MSU and KBS)

Lars Hedin

"The curious story of riding in George Lauff's Mazda Miata"

(faculty member, Princeton University, former KBS faculty member)

Mike Klug

"From streams to insect guts to sediments and beyond: a 33 year adventure at KBS"

(retired faculty member, MSU, former KBS faculty member and Director)

Elena Litchman

"The fun of doing aquatic ecology at KBS: local puzzles and global challenges"

(faculty member, MSU and KBS)

Craig Osenberg

"Synthesis and integration (a 30 year journey from experimental ponds and theoretical backboards)"

(faculty member, University of Florida, former KBS graduate student)

Alan Tessier

"Limnologist or aquatic ecologist: how I learned to do my job by the time I left it"

(program director, National Science Foundation, former KBS faculty member)

Earl Werner

"Musing on journeys from Manor House to pond lab and individual behavior to large-scale pattern"

(faculty member, University of Michigan, former KBS faculty member)

For general questions, contact event co-organizers: Gary Mittelbach (mittelbach@kbs.msu.edu) or Mark McPeek (mark.mcpeek@dartmouth.edu)

For questions about lodging, meals, etc., contact the KBS Conference Center: conference@kbs.msu.edu or 269-671-2400

Click here for a printable version of this KBS Aquatic Celebration Announcement