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SWS News and Current Events
Society of Wetland Scientists to convene in Duluth, MN for 2013 International Conference.
Join world leading wetland scientists, researchers and managers June 2-6, at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in downtown Duluth to explore the many benefits of wetlands and their value to society. Build connections, exchange ideas and learn the latest research for successful wetland management. Nearly 300 experts in wetland science and management will share innovative research trends and developments, while the four-day expo will showcase the tools you need to ensure success. Join a field trip to explore local wetlands, pack your business cards and get ready to network! Click here for meeting details.
Announcing the Professional Short Course Pre-Approval Program 5/15/13
A new and very active committee has been hard at work defining the Professional Short Course Review Panel. This panel has been working on developing a Professional Short Course Pre-approval Program wherein SWSPCP will pre-approve continuing education programs. See the related article in this newsletter.
R. Harold Jones, PWS
SWS SAC/FAESS/SW FAEP 2013 JOINT CONFERENCE 4/14/13
Announcing the 2013 joint scientific meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists South Atlantic Chapter (SWS SAC), Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists (FAESS), and Southwest Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (SW FAEP) on October 7-9, 2013. This three day event will emphasize the connections between wetlands, soil science, wildlife, and the environment, and the role of this integrated knowledge in today’s conservation and regulatory decision making. More Info
Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting 11/3/12
The First Ever Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) to be held in Portland, Oregon, May 18 through May 23, 2014
"Bridging Genes to Ecosystems: Aquatic Science at a Time of Rapid Change" is the theme for an historic joint meeting of four of the leading aquatic scientific societies: Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Phycological Society of America (PSA), Society for Freshwater Science (SFS), and Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS).
For one week in May of 2014, these four societies will build a bridge across the disciplines within the field of aquatic science and will explore many exciting opportunities for collaboration among scientists.
ASLO is a society whose purpose is to foster a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest. Its products and activities are directed toward these ends.
PSA is a society to promote the advancement of phycology and to foster phycological research.
SFS is an international scientific organization whose purpose is to promote further understanding of aquatic ecosystems, with particular interest in the stream benthic biological community and its relationship to aquatic ecosystem structure and function.
SWS is an international organization dedicated to the conservation, management and scientific understanding of the world's wetland resources.
The meeting will be held in the Portland Convention Center with an expected attendance of 3000 professionals and students. The conference website will be available in early 2013 with the call for sessions announced by the end of March 2013. For additional information please contact The Schneider Group at 254-776-3550 or by email at LacyKC@sgmeet.com.
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New Officers Installed at the Annual Meeting in Orlando
- President Elect:
New Executive Board Officers were installed at the new board meeting in Orlando. Please feel free to contact or or with comments or questions.
Click here to see the full executive board.
SWS Executive Office
22 North Carroll Street, Suite 300
Madison, WI 53703, USA