The symposium will give participants a chance to present results of their moose-related research and management activities and to spend time in the Siberian Taiga visiting remnant steppes from the early Holocene epoch. The symposium will also feature 4-5 day field trips in Lenskie Stolby National Nature Park.

Participants are invited to present oral papers, posters, films, or slide shows about their moose-related interests, research, or work. Papers must be no longer than 4 pages (7,200 characters), and must be
submitted as a Word document. Figures or tables must be submitted as separate files and must be no larger than 600 points per inch. Author name and contact information should be included as part of the paper heading.

Three excursions will be offered during the symposium. All excursions will be led by experienced, licensed guides, and will include scientists from the National Park and an interpreter. Each excursion will require an additional fee. These excursions will include:

1. Wilderness treks in the Lenskie Stolby National Park. These trips will take place on 20, 21, and 22 August. Each will be a full day walking excursion (8 hours including breaks for lunch and resting), and will include breakfast, dinner, and modest sleeping arrangements in the National Park. These walking trips will allow participants to experience different moose biotopes of Eastern Siberia and view northern steppes, sandy deserts, and ancient nomadic camps.
2. A boat trip on the Buotama River. This trip will take place 20-22 August. Participants will be transported up-stream by car and will then travel down stream by boat. On this trip, participants will view taiga biotopes, and a variety of wildlife, including red deer, moose, brown bear, and a variety of birds.
3. A combination trekking, horse, and boat trip. This excursion will take place 20-28 August. Participants will be transported by boat up the Lena River, where horses will be waiting for a 30 km ride to the Buotama River. Participants will then float the river, with a chance to see a variety of wildlife and beautiful scenery.

To register for the conference, please email Innokentiy Okhlopkov, the symposium General Secretary, at: Include in your email the following information:
- Family name
- First name
- Country
- Institution
- Address
- Phone number
- Fax number
- Email address
- Presentation title, if applicable
- Presentation type [e.g., poster or oral], if applicable
- Detailed information about your intent to participate in the excursions

Programmatic themes for the Moose Symposium will include:
- Status of moose in their current worldwide range
- Population parameters and influencing factors
- Alterations in moose biology (virgin to anthropogenic-impacted habitats)
- Systems and evolution
- Physiology and biochemistry
- Genetics
- Behavior
- Distribution in biotopes
- Hunting
- Moose, logging, and access
- Moose and traffic accidents
- Moose conservation
- Biodiversity and ecosystem processes
- Predation
- Climatic influences on feeding, breeding, and population dynamics
- Qualitative and quantitative aspects of food in an altered environment and related impacts on moose
- Veterinary issues
- Ethnographic questions (i.e., the cultural significance of moose)

Papers should be submitted, no later than Sunday, 1 June 2008, to:
Leonid Baskin

Letters of interest and questions should be sent to Innokentiy Okhlopkov, the symposium General Secretary, at: