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4th Annual Meeting

June 9-12, 2004
University of Arkansas

Hosted by the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Analysis, Design, and Management of Ecological Services

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas invites you to attend and participate in the American Ecological Engineering Society's Fourth Annual Meeting to be held June 9-12, 2004. The purpose is to engage in a meaningful discussion of the theory, principles, practices, and academic foundations of ecological engineering.

The meeting is organized into two days of plenary presentations and nine poster mini sessions. Poster authors will give 5 minute summaries of their work and present their posters for 90 minutes for continued substantive interaction with other participants.

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Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Stream Restoration Workshop

Mike Hanley, Stream Restoration Senior Project Director, The Nature Conservancy. The focus of this workshop will be on restoring ecological services in streams. This workshop will be a field-based lecture/demonstration, exploring the various design interventions available to the stream restoration engineer. Registration is required due to space limitations (approx. 25). Please email Robert Morgan at to reserve your slot. This workshop is covered in the registration fee.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: AEES Business Meeting

7:00 pm: Ecological Engineering Social, George's Majestic Tavern - Beer Garden        


Thursday, June 10, 2004

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Opening Remarks – Mark Brown, President, AEES

9:00 am - 10:00 am: Plenary Presentation: An Integrated, Conceptual Framework For Sustainable Water Resources Management: Engineers, Soft Sciences and the Hard Reality of Water Management – Kent Thornton, Principle, FTN Associates, LTD., Littlerock, AR

10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Poster Mini-Sessions

  • Poster Session 1: Ecological Machinery          

  • Poster Session 2 : Fundamentals of Ecological Engineering: Building the Engineering Science Foundation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Distinguished Lecture: The Existential Pleasures of Ecological Engineering – Patrick Kangas, University of Maryland

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Poster Min-Series

  • Poster Session 3: Restoring Ecological Services along Stream Corridors

  • Poster Session 4: Monitoring and Managing In-stream Ecological Services

  • Poster Session 5:   Modeling Ecological Services at the Watershed Scale

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Plenary Presentation: Designing Recombinant Ecologies – Stephen Luoni, Director, UA Community Design Center

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Social - Radisson Hotel McElroy Meeting Room


Friday, June 11, 2004

9:00 am - 10:00 am: Plenary Presentation: The Business of Ecological Engineering: Progress and Prospects – Jim Bays, Principal Technologist, Natural Treatment Systems, CH2MHILL

10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Poster Mini-Sessions

  • Poster Session 6: From Science to Policy: Ecological Services Decision Support Systems

  • Poster Session 7: Modeling, Design and Analysis of Complex Ecosystems

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Plenary Presentation: Self-Engineering in Phytoremediation: A Relationship with Ecological Engineering – Steve McCutcheon, USEPA NERL

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Poster Min-Series

  • Poster Session 8: Ecological Engineering Education

  • Poster Session 9:   Phytoremediation

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Meeting Synopsis - Alex Horne, UC Berkley, Incoming President, AEES

Saturday, June 12, 2004 - Field Trips

Float the Buffalo River: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm - $35, includes canoe rental, transportation, lunch and dinner

Fly Fishing on the White River: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm - $50, includes equipment rental, transportation, lunch and dinner

Caving the Ozarks: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - $25, includes transportation, lunch and dinner

Poster Sessions

Help Build Our Archived Meeting Records

Do you have a copy of the 4th Annual Meeting's program or pictures from the event? Do you have a story from your experience from the meeting? We want to capture it for the Society's website.


Please send any materials, pictures, and/or stories to Brittany Santore, AEES Communications Manager, to help enhance this page.

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