Submit an Abstract

We invite you to participate in the 2023 Montana Lakes Conference by submitting an abstract for either an oral or poster presentation. We hope to achieve a balance between scientific and applied studies presenting challenges facing Montana Lakes while also providing solutions and success stories brought about through BMP’s, policy, and citizen led conservation efforts.

The Conference Steering Committee has identified focal risk topics and examples of subtopics. We welcome all papers regarding lake and reservoir science, management, policy, social impacts, and success stories.

Risk Topics

• AIS including Invasive Fish
• Septic Leachate & Nutrient Loading
• Recreational Impacts
• Development Impacts
• Emerging Concerns
• Climate Change Impacts to Lakes
• Emerging Technologies
• Water Supply

Science, Management, Policy, Social Impacts, Success Stories

AIS detection & monitoring, Remote Sensing, Non-Point Source Pollution solutions, Social Impacts, Impervious surfaces, Stormwater, Septic impacts, Community septics, grant programs for septic upgrades, Synthetic DNA studies, Wake Boats, Effective no wake zones, Btex, Property Values, Mercury/PCBs, MicroPlastics/Micro fibers, P-Phos, Temperature, Long-term trend analysis, Watershed Management, Dynamic shorelines, BMP’s, Paleolimnology, Citizen Science, Lakeshore buffer landscaping, Development balanced with lake conservation efforts, Recreation balanced with lake conservation efforts, Love your lake success stories, Community outreach to achieve shoreline and lake protection, Research and innovations for reducing impacts to MT Lakes and aquatic ecosystems.

• Oral presentations will be 25 minutes in length, including 20 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A.
• PowerPoint files are required for all oral presentations.
• Laptop computers and LCD projectors will be provided.
• Presentation computers will have internet access and sound output available.
• The Steering Committee will give preference to oral presentations that describe completed or well-advanced studies which present actual lab or field data, on-the-ground projects, and working technologies.
• Presentations on research conducted by individuals representing corporations should avoid the use of trade or brand names and refer to products or services by category.
• All posters will be on display during the symposium.
• Posters may be in portrait or landscape format no larger than 4’ × 6’ (1.2m×1.8m) and no smaller than 2’×3’.
• All presenters of accepted abstracts for oral or poster presentation must register for the conference. Presenter registration and payment must be received no later than July 9, 2023, to ensure inclusion in the Conference Program. Registration is discounted to presenters and students.
• Presenters must upload to the conference platform a 250 word bio, and photo (color, high resolution, minimum 300 dpi) by September 18, 2023.

2/1/23 – Call for Abstracts
4/20/23 – Abstract Deadline
5/9/23 – Notification of Abstract Acceptance
5/9/23 – Presenter Photos and Bios Requested
7/9/23 – Presenter Registration Deadline
9/18/23 – Presenter Bio and Photo Deadline
10/18-10/20/23 – Montana Lakes Conference

Please submit your abstract by 5pm on April 20, 2023 using this webform.

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