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Passing of a leader in wetland policy development Dr. Jon Kusler passed away on October 8, 2020. Jon was a leader in helping guide national wetland and floodplain policy since the 1970s. He wrote hundreds of papers on a variety of topics ranging from wetland regulation, restoration, functional assessment to floodplain management. He was the…

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Announcing: Society of Wetland Scientists 40th Anniversary Award Purpose: On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Society of Wetland Scientists the Executive Board would like to recognize high level and sustained contributions to wetland research, practice, education, or communication, or service to the Society. These awards are additional to the awards offered annually by…

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Pacific Northwest Chapter President Josh Wozniak authors article on the importance of wetlands for Salish Magazine The President of SWS’s Pacific Northwest Chapter, Josh Wozniak, recently authored an article on the importance of wetlands for Salish Magazine. Read it here! Categories Biofuel CASS Clean Water Rule Climate Change Coastal Wetlands Conservation Declarations Diversity EPA Letters of Comment Management Navigable Waters…

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NYT highlights former WiW chair’s research The New York Times recently interviewed former SWS Women in Wetlands Section chair, Ellen Hartig, about her work on chronicling sea levels, over a 1,500-year stretch, on a New York marsh. Hartig’s study confirmed that sea levels are rising faster than at any other time in 15 centuries. As a consequence,…

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SWS signs MOC with SER On Monday, October 17, 2016, the Society of Wetland Scientists signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Society for Ecological Restoration. In keeping with the mission of the two Societies, the President of SWS, Gillian Davies, and the Executive Director of SER, Bethanie Walder, signed the Memorandum while visiting a…

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Royal Gardner Receives 2016 Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award Long-time SWS Member and Ramsar STRP Chair, Royal Gardner, and his institution, Stetson University, were awarded the American Bar Association’s 2016 Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award for their contributions to wetland, wildlife conservation and environmental issues around the world. Read more here. Categories…

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Rebecca Heisman 2016 SWS Journalism Fellow’s latest articles Learn more about Rebecca here. Click here to read Heisman’s article about the 2015 Indonesian fires. Click here to read Heisman’s article, Going Hog Wild in the Marsh, about studying feral hogs’ effects on salt marshes. Categories Biofuel CASS Clean Water Rule Climate Change Coastal Wetlands Conservation Declarations Diversity…

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Former SWS President, Frank Day, wins national award Former SWS President and Chair of the Human Diversity Committee, Dr. Frank Day, will be awarded the Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award by the Ecological Society of America this summer. Here is the link to the official announcement from the ESA. Categories Biofuel CASS Clean Water…

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SWS member K. Ramesh Reddy wins award Congratulations SWS member, K. Ramesh Reddy at the University of Florida, on receiving the 2016 National Wetlands Award for Science Research. For more than 40 years, he has led ground-breaking research on the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients in natural and managed wetland and aquatic ecosystems, particularly in the…

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Congratulations Dr. Wei- Ta Fang Dr. Wei-Ta Fang, SWS Asia Chapter President, was awarded the designation of Visiting Research Fellow from the Director, Dr. Xingyuan He at the Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Changchun, China in March 2016. Categories Biofuel CASS Clean Water Rule Climate Change Coastal Wetlands Conservation Declarations…

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