Program & Agenda

Preliminary Program

The meeting will begin Sunday evening, 22 February, with the opening session. This is planned to include a welcome by ASLO president, Jim Elser, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, and a talk by Carlos M. Duarte, Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados, Islas Baleares, Spain;  University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia. A reception will follow.

The scientific program will take place Monday through Friday, with morning and afternoon concurrent oral sessions, a plenary session and award acceptance talks from 11:30 to 13:00, poster sessions and receptions in the late afternoon ad early evening, and open lectures following.

Plenary talks and special sessions will focus on global and regional patterns of aquatic systems in diverse northern and southern inland water biomes and oceanographic provinces emphasizing both similarities and differences.  This theme is a critical scientific challenge as our discipline moves to understand and confront human accelerated environmental change.  Along with ASLO members from North America and Europe, we anticipate Granada will be attractive to Latin American, African, and Middle Eastern aquatic scientists.  We hope to attract all in a dialogue about patterns of environmental change in aquatic systems at global and regional scales.  This meeting in Granada will contribute to the ongoing international development of ASLO by bringing together a diverse group of participants at a site where many cultures have engaged through the centuries.

A wonderful set of optional and evening activities are planned to make sure you take home the real beauty of Spain as part of your meeting experience. It would be impossible to come to Granada without going to the Alhambra, one of the premier attractions for Spain and all of Europe. This activity is planned for Tuesday evening. One of the most well- known attractions in Granada is the Sacromonte caves and the Flamenco shows. An optional evening event is planned to Auditorio La Chumbera, an indoor theatre with professional Flamenco dancers. A closing banquet will take place on Friday evening at La Mamunia, a breathtaking country estate, well known for its delightful gardens and promenades, unforgettable views of the Granada mountainside and beautiful Andalusian architecture. La Mamunia is located just a few minutes from the city of Granada.