Landscape Patterns and Ecosystem Processes

2008 US-IALE Symposium

Madison, Wisconsin | April 6-10, 2008

Memorial Union Terrace on UW-Madison Campus - © Randal Vanderveer, courtesy GMCVB

Student Activities

Student Social (free event)

Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 6
Venue: The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company

This event is designed to facilitate informal interactions between students attending the conference. Appetizers and limited bar services will be offered. The event will be held in the pool hall area where a band will be performing that evening. Directions will be posted at the welcoming reception.

Student/Mentor Lunch (included in registration fees)

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:20 pm, April 7
Venue: Catered lunch at the Monona Terrace

This event is designed to increase communication between students and landscape ecology professionals within a small-group setting (4-6 persons). We will be matching students with mentors based on the students’ desired future occupation (Teaching faculty, research faculty, government research, government management, state or county agency, non-profit organization). Even though the lunch is included in the registration fees, you must check that you’d like to attend and indicate at least one of the occupation options listed on the registration page. Otherwise, you will not be included in the student/mentor section of the lunch.

Student Workshop (free event)
Applying for Fellowships and Grants: Tips from the Pros

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, April 6
Venue: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street

This workshop will provide fellowship and grant writing insights from successful grant writers in the landscape ecology community. Speakers will talk about their experience with the grant writing process, and also about their perspective as reviewers of fellowship and grant applications. We invite graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, early career faculty, and other interested individuals to participate. Please see more detailed information under the workshop section.

Other Information

  • Please use the US-IALE Student Forum if are looking for roommates or transportation.
  • We are still looking for a new student representative. If interested, please consider volunteering. Contact either Deahn DonnerWright or Martin Simard at the below addresses as soon as possible.
  • We will be organizing a buddy system as we get closer to the annual conference. The annual conference can be difficult for our international students, or students attending the conference by themselves. The buddy system helps match these students with volunteers that are willing to help make the conference a great experience for them.

If you have additional questions or needs, please contact either Deahn DonnerWright ( or Martin Simard (

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