The Society of Wetland Scientists honors the memory of wetland scientists and SWS members who were champions of wetland conservation, education, management, leadership, and much more. We are thankful to those listed below for their important work, and SWS seeks to honor their legacy and continue their work through our mission of promoting best practices in wetland research, education, conservation, preservation, restoration, and management.
Guidelines for Submitting Tributes to Deceased Wetland Scientists
Those wanting to honor recently deceased members of SWS and/or renown wetland scientists should contact the editor of WSP requesting that a remembrance be published. “Recently” is defined as within the last calendar year. If not specified, the remembrance will consist of a listing of the name of the individual in a "In Memoriam" table on the SWS website.
The nominator will also have the option of preparing a short tribute about the deceased for publication in Wetland Science & Practice (WSP). For this, the text for the tribute and a photograph or two of the individual must be provided, along with a statement providing reasons for why such a tribute should be published (e.g., significant contributions to wetland science, management, and conservation, or to SWS leadership).
These materials should be sent to the editor of WSP who will forward them to SWS leadership for review. The final decision on the submitted nomination will be made by the President of SWS and the chair of the Publication Committee. The committee also has the right to make any editorial changes, in terms of grammar, suitability and/or length, deemed necessary.