The technical program will begin at 8:30 Tuesday morning and conclude on Thursday afternoon, June 12. A one-day post symposium tour is being offered on Friday.
Freezing and thawing can have a profound influence on the stability, hydrology, and ecology of soils in the northernmost latitudes of the world. This symposium is the third to address the impact of freezing on the physical, chemical, or biological processes of managed ecosystems. The first symposium, "Freezing and Thawing Symposium," was held in November 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nine presentations discussed the physical processes of frozen soils while one presentation dealt with biological processes as impacted by freezing. The second symposium, "Frozen Soil Impacts on Agricultural, Range, and Forest Lands," was held in March 1990 at Spokane, Washington. Forty-one presentations were given by scientists from Canada, Norway, Sweden, and the United States on simulation, instrumentation, climatology, physics, and chemistry of frozen soils.
Many advances in research have been made since these symposia, particularly in the simulation, biology, and chemistry of frozen soil systems. These advances have come from many countries. This symposium is an opportunity for scientists from around the world to meet and discuss frozen soil phenomena in managed ecosystems.
Posters will account for nearly one-half of the presentations given during the three day symposium. They will be on display for one day. Presenters will be available to discuss their work with interested attendees in the afternoon.
Participants attending the symposium will have the opportunity to participate in a one-day, post-symposium tour. The tour will allow the participants to visit the surrounding Fairbanks area and see research facilities, wildlife, and geomorphic features that create a unique setting in the Subarctic. Included in the tour will be a visit to the world-renowned Geophysical Institute Synthetic Aperture Radar Facility, CRREL Permafrost Tunnel, University of Alaska Large Animal Research Facility, and the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Site. Those visiting the Subarctic or Fairbanks for the first time are especially encouraged to join the tour as many of the sites are not accessible to the general public.
The one-day tour will be on Friday, June 13, 1997. The tour is not part of the symposium program, but optional and open to all participants. A nominal fee of $50 will include all costs associated with the tour, including transportation and lunch. Those interested in the tour must pre-register; there will be no on-site registration as plans for the tour must be made well in advance of the symposium. Space is limited to 48; reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
One copy of the symposium proceedings will be distributed to each attendee at the meeting. If participants wish to publish a paper in the proceedings, papers must be in final-ready copy by February 1, 1997. Participants who have not submitted an abstract but wish to make a presentation (oral or poster) or prepare a paper for the proceedings should contact the symposium co-chairs.
World Wide Web
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Fairbanks, the state's second largest city, is located in Alaska's "Interior," and has a population of around 75,000. The city provides an abundance of cultural and recreational opportunities and is the hub of a thriving tourism industry. Fairbanks is the gateway for travel to Denali National Park, the Brooks Range, North Slope, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and numerous other recreational and back-country areas of Interior and Northern Alaska.
About 7000 undergraduates and 700 graduate students attend the university. Three major research institutes specializing in boreal and arctic studies (the Institute of Arctic Biology, the Institute of Marine Science, and the Geophysical Institute) are on the campus.
Climate and Dress
June is a delightful time of year in Fairbanks. The area is one of Alaska's warmest spots during the summer. Average temperatures are in the 70's and generally clear weather prevails. There is daylight 24 hours. Regardless of the season, casual, comfortable clothing and shoes are always in style.
Fairbanks is currently served by several major airlines, including Alaska Airlines, Delta, United, Reno, Northwest and Air North (via Whitehorse). Because of the thriving tourist industry, it is advised that you make your travel plans as early as possible. If you are planning on traveling in Alaska before or after the conference, we recommend that you contact your travel agent. For those who wish to visit Denali National Park, it is essential that you make reservations beforehand or you will not get into the Park.
Fairbanks has many hotels, but rooms are booked by large tour groups very early in the season. Due to the distance from campus, you should plan on renting a car if you choose to stay at a hotel. There are also many Bed and Breakfast establishments in Fairbanks. For information about hotels and B&B's, please call the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-327-5774 as soon as possible.
Conference delegates may also choose to stay in student housing. Single and double accommodations are available, as well as 2-bedroom apartments. The apartments have two single beds per bedroom, a kitchen, living area, and one bathroom. These units are ideal for up to four people who wish to share the total price of $160 per night, based on occupancy. Please indicate on the Housing Form your roommates' names or your willingness to share a unit, in which case the Housing Office will assign roommates.
Standard dormitory single ($55 per night) and double rooms ($70 per night; $35 per person) are available in the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland Complex with shared bathroom facilities. Towels and linens are provided in all units.
Included in the registration fee will be the opening reception, continental breakfast each morning, coffee breaks, and afternoon refreshments. An Alaskan Night Out is scheduled for Thursday evening at the Gold Dredge #8, complete with tour, gold panning and a salmon/halibut/chicken barbeque; it is an optional item. The cost is $40.
There are several good restaurants in Fairbanks, though few are within walking distance of the conference. A limited fast food cafeteria is located on campus but is heavily utilized by faculty and students. For convenience, two meal plan options are available for conference participants; all meal plans include one vegetarian entree:
To register, please complete the Registration Form below and return it with payment made payable to the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) by April 30, 1997. The registration fee includes all materials, continental breakfasts, refreshments, and the opening reception. Pre-registration is required of all participants. Materials, space or food service for persons who have not pre-registered cannot be guaranteed. You may register by mail or fax (907) 474-5592, credit card or purchase order number only. Confirmation letters will be sent out to all persons who register by the deadline.
Payment may be made by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover), personal or company check, purchase order, or journal voucher. All payments should be made out to the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). When paying by purchase order, please include a copy of the P.O., as well as the name and phone number of the individual issuing the order.
Cancellations and Refunds
All requests for registration additions, changes, and refunds must be made in writing (faxes accepted) and received by May 15, 1997. Refunds will be made, minus a $30 processing fee, if notification is received by this date. No refunds or credits will be made on cancellation notices received after May 15. However, a substitute may be designated at any time prior to the start of the conference (notification of such changes will be appreciated). Refunds will be mailed from UAF after the conference. Refunds for fees paid by credit card will be credited to the card number on the preregistration form. No refunds will be made for on-site registration.
If you require special accommodation in order to attend the symposium, please contact Conferences and Special Events at 907-474-7800 no later than May 1, 1997.
______________________________________________________________________________ Last Name First Name M.I. ______________________________________________________________________________ Title/Affiliation ______________________________________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Province/Zip ______________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone FAX Email Registration Fees Before After April 30 April 30 ___ Full Conference $235 $285 _______ ___ One Day ( ) Tues ( ) Wed ( ) Thurs 80 125 _______ ___ Student (full) 120 140 _______ ___ Student (one day) ( )Tues ( )Wed ( )Thurs 40 60 _______ ___ Post Symposium Tour, June 13 50 50 _______ ___ Alaskan Night Out.........Number of tickets at $40 each _____ _______ ___ Lunch Plan................Number of tickets at $40 each _____ _______ ___ Lunch/Dinner Plan.........Number of tickets at $65 each _____ _______ Total _______ Method of Payment |__|__|__|__| |__|__|__|__| |__|__|__|__| |__|__|__|__| |__/__| Exp. Date ___ VISA ___ MC ___ Discover ___ Check or money order, payable to University of Alaska _________________________________________________________ ( ) Purchase Order # ( ) J.V.# _________________________________________________________ Authorized Signature Please return separate registration form for each registrant, with payment, by April 30, 1997, to: Conferences and Special Events University of Alaska Fairbanks 104 Eielson Building PO Box 757800 Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7800 FAX registrations accepted: (907) 474-5592 Questions? Please call (907) 474-7800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing is available for conference participants who complete and return the Campus Housing Request by April 30, 1997. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Housing is not guaranteed for participants who make requests after the deadline. No deposit is required; however, full payment is due upon arrival. Linen and towels are provided. Participants will be advised of check-in times when they receive their confirmation notices. Check-out is 1:00 pm on the day of departure. ______________________________________________________________________________ Name ( ) Male ( ) Female ______________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone Fax E-mail ______________________________________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip ______________________________________________________________________________ Emergency Contact Please indicate dates you will need housing: ( ) Saturday, June 7 ( ) Sunday, June 8 ( ) Monday, June 9 ( ) Tuesday, June 10 ( ) Wednesday, June 11 ( ) Thursday, June 12 ( ) Friday, June 13 ( ) Saturday, June 14 ___ Student Dormitory ( ) Single ($55/night) ( ) Double ($70/night) ______________________________________________________________________________ Roommate: ( ) Please assign me a roommate. ___ Student Apartment Complex ($160/night) ______________________________________________________________________________ I will be sharing the apartment with: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ( ) Please assign me roommates. ______________________________________________________________________________ Health care/special needs (for assignment purposes only)