Society of Wetland Scientists International Annual Meeting
“Changing Climate, Changing Wetlands"
Dates: May 31 through June 4th, 2015
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island
The Society of Wetland Scientists is pleased to announce that the 2015 International Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists will be held in Providence, RI. This ground-breaking conference will examine the role that wetlands play in the global carbon cycle, how wetlands provide climate adaptation services, and how wetlands are being impacted by our changing climate. Although wetlands occupy only approximately 7% of the planets’ land surface, they store approximately 30% of the world’s soil carbon. They provide a variety of ecosystem services that protect communities from the impacts of climate change, and yet are particularly vulnerable to some of the climate changes that are occurring. Over the course of 5 days, leading researchers from around the world will present research findings that represent our most current understanding of how wetlands function in the context of climate change. A number of field trips, both coastal and inland will be offered. Visit the meeting website to see our exciting lineup of plenary speakers, field trips, workshops and other details. Meeting Registration and the Call for Abstracts open on December 17th, 2014.
This is wonderful opportunity to attend a SWS Annual Meeting in New England with workshops, presentations, and field trips!
Please mark your calendars, visit the website, and spread the word about the 2015 Annual Meeting: http://swsannualmeeting.org
PREVIOUSLY SPONSORED EVENTS
Invasives Species Program with field workshop
An introductory program focused on learning how to identify common invasive plants that occur in and around freshwater and tidal wetlands.
Held September 12, 2013 at UCONN Avery Point Campus
Wildlife Tracking & Signs Certification Workshop.
George Leoniak of Leoniak Tracking Services introduced us to animal tracking during this day long active participation workshop.
Held September 20, 2013 at the UCONN Stores Campus
Army Corps Wetland Delineation Manual Regional Supplement Workshop
taught by the U.S. Corps of Engineers & USDA
Fern Identification Workshop
taught by William Moorhead.