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The Mongolian Ecological Research Symposium is a forum for ecologists working in Mongolia to exchange ideas and present research results on any Mongolian habitat or organism. It was held on February 25, 2012. There were over 50 participants and 20 presentations from researchers at 13 academic and research institutions throughout the U.S. Presentations included research on:

Aquatic ecosystems and endangered fish species in Northern Mongolia

Climate change and its impacts on aquatic and terrestrial environments and herders livelihoods

Ecology and conservation biology of the world's largest flying bird (Great Bustard) and one of most numerous large land animals in the world (Mongolian gazelle)

Ecological research capacity building in Mongolia and evaluating student learning experiences during field research

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Location: Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve - Tuckerton, NJ - Directions

Time: 10am - 6pm, Saturday, February 25, 2012 with Tsagaan Sar (Mongolian New Year) celebration to follow at the Rutgers University Marine Field Station.

RSVP/Registration: Registration by February 20 is free but required. To register, please send your name, contact information, and presentation title (if presenting) to: ojensen@marine.rutgers.edu

 

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