Wetland Resources and Regulations in a Changing World: What Have We Learned?


2013 Joint Conference Logo


October 6-9, 2013

Embassy Suites, Tampa, FL

3705 Spectrum Blvd. Tampa Fl.  33612




Wetland Resources and  Regulations in a Changing World: What Have We Learned?

Thanks to all that could join us in Tampa, Florida for the 2013 joint scientific meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists South Atlantic Chapter (SWSSAC), Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists (FAESS), and Southwest Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (SWFAEP) on October 6-9, 2013.


Read all about the Conference here in the Examiner



Event Photos on SWS SAC Shutterfly!!!
Send any additional photos to shanin.speasfrost@dep.state.fl.us to post.



This four day event emphasized 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. The primary purpose of the workshop was to promote an exchange of information and connect scientists and others from within and outside the state. The first and last days of the conference were dedicated to optional field trips and an all day hydric soil and grasses identification workshop on the last day.

The conference included three keynote speakers, contributed oral presentations in concurrent sessions, a poster session with student awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd ($400, $200, and $100 cash prizes awarded), a raffle for early registrants, chapter and society business meetings, student luncheon, social functions, soils and plant identification workshop, and many great field trips.   

This conference was a convenient educational and networking opportunity for professionals, scientists, academics, regulators, consultants and students who are committed to learning about wetland ecosystems and recent regulatory changes. It provided an opportunity to review and collaborate on advances in wetland/soil sciences in ecological, physical, biogeochemical, and social sciences pertinent to wetland management and policy within and outside the state.






Thanks to our all of our awesome sponsors and partners:


GPI Logo  Mosaic Phosphate Logo   Southeast Soil & Environmental Services Logo Jones Edmunds Logo
SCHEDA LogoEnvironmental Assessment Group Logo Meryman Environmental Cash Advance Florida

All Florida Outfitters LogoCSA LogoEcoAnalysts Logo


Much thanks goes out to the following field trip partners:

Southwest Florida Water Management DistrictHIllsborough CountyUSF Student Affairs Campus Recreation  Mosaic