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In memorandum – Robert Brooks

May 31, 2021

SWS is saddened to hear of Rob’s passing and express our sincere condolences. Submitted by daughter Emily Brooks Dolbin: Dear Family and Friends, With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Dr. Robert Brooks. Rob was a dedicated son, brother, husband, father, grandaddy (dododaddy), friend, colleague, mentor, professor, scientist, and all around wonderful person. Rob…

Latin American Wetlands Issue Planned for Wetland Science & Practice

April 8, 2021

The Society of Wetland Scientists’ e-publication – Wetland Science & Practice (WSP)  – is planning another issue focused on Latin American wetlands. The purpose is to provide readers with an update of current research, restoration and conservation activities and concerns involving wetlands.  Articles on the natural history of wetland fauna or flora are also of…

Lake Ohrid: Soon to become a Ramsar Wetland

April 1, 2021

The SWS Europe chapter has some good news to share. We were alarmed by people from North Macedonia in 2015 because the very last wetland bordering the famous Lake Ohrid, Studenchishte Marsh, was threatened to be drained for tourist infrastructure development. After writing letters to the authorities on behalf of SWS, we organized our annual…


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