UPCOMING: SWS–NE Chapter Technical Conference and Annual Meeting 2014

May 1, 2014

Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusettes

The SWS New England Chapter invites you to participate in a one-day regional research conference and annual business meeting on May 1, 2014. This year’s “Wetland Assessment and Mitigation” conference will include presentations on the following topics: forest floodplain and tidal wetland restoration and responses to drivers of global change, landscape and local level functional assessment, and mitigation success.

Register for this great event today!

Researchers interested in presenting the results of their research in poster format or other pertinent presentations should contact the event organizer, Paul McManus.

SWS-NE will be having a photography contest for the selection of two photographs to be included on our new Chapter website. Information will be announced at the May 1st meeting.

Designing for Success: Ecological Restoration in Times of Change - The Society of Ecological Restoration’s New England Chapter board would like to announce Designing for Success: Ecological Restoration in Times of Change, a conference to be held April 25th & 26th 2014 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. The conference will be co-sponsored by SER-NE and The Conway School. Feel free to visit SER-NE’s website for more information. Registration will be opening in the near future. Stay Posted!


The New England Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to fostering conservation and understanding of wetland issues in ME, NH, VT, MA, CT and RI. The objectives of the New England Chapter of the SWS are:

1) To operate solely and exclusively as a non-profit and educational organization to foster conservation and understanding of wetland issues of particular interest to New England.

2) Advance public education and enlightenment concerning New England's wetland resources.

3) Provide an independent forum for interchange of ideas and data focusing on wetland science in New England.

4) Develop and encourage wetland science as a distinct discipline by supporting student education, curriculum development, and research in New England.

5) Encourage and evaluate the educational, scientific, and technological development and advancement of all branches of wetland science and practice with a focus on New England wetlands and issues.

6) Encourage the knowledgeable management of wetland resources of New England.

Please contact us for further information about the SWS NE Chapter

Chapter Officers:

President: Gillian T. Davies

Vice President:Cori M. Rose

Secretary: Jennifer James

Treasurer: Paul J. McManus

Past President:Paul J. McManus

SWS New England Chapter Bylaws


SWS NE Annual Meeting 2015

Changing Climate, Changing Wetlands: Climate Impacts to Wetlands and the Role of Wetlands in Climate Change Adaptation and Carbon Mitigation

Society of Wetland Scientists International Annual Meeting
May 31 through June 4th, 2015
Providence, Rhode Island

The New England Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists is pleased to announce that our region will host the 2015 International Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists. 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, and are some of the most efficient natural systems with regard to carbon sequestration. 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.

Please Stay Tuned for more information!


Connecticut Association of Wetland Scientists
Maine Association of Wetland Scientists
Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists
New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists
Rhode Island Association of Wetland Scientists


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