World Wetlands Day Symposium: Wetlands for our FutureExport this event to calendar

Monday, February 2, 2015 (all day)

Ramsar logoThe Ecohydrology Research Group will mark the Ramsar World Wetlands Day with another exciting program featuring wetlands science. An outline of events we are planning is provided below. 

Morning: We will welcome middle school students to the Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) to learn about wetlands through demonstrations and hands-on activities with volunteer water scientists. This session is a closed event.

World Wetlands Day 2015 posterAfternoon: The afternoon will feature distinguished lectures from experts on wetlands and highlight wetlands-related work by young researchers at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. This event is open to the university community and the public. Location: DC 1302

Evening: A reception and Stantec sponsored poster session will follow the afternoon lectures. Graduate students and undergraduate students are eligible for a monetary prize ($125 each). We particularly encourage undergraduate students to participate. Location: DC 1301

Professor William MitschKeynote Public Lecture: We are excited to present the Faculty of Science Distinguished Public Lecture Event on wetlands by Professor William MitschLocation: DC 1350

Phosphorus and nitrogen and carbon, oh my! The catchment and global roles of wetlands in mitigating these pollutants”

Details, including an abstract and registration information, are available on the public lecture event page.

Registration

Online registration is now closed.

Please sign-in for afternoon events on February 2, 2015 12:00-1:00pm in DC 1301.

Contact the Ecohydrology Research Group Coordinator at maren.pauly@uwaterloo.ca if you have any questions.

World Wetlands Day 2015 Program (DC 1302)

Time Presenter Affiliation Title
1:00-1:10pm Philippe Van Cappellen University of Waterloo, Department of Earth & Environmental Science Introduction
1:10-1:50pm Cheryl Chetkiewicz Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada Conserving wetlands and peatlands in Ontario's Far North: An overview of the threats, policies and potential solutions
1:50-2:05pm Sajida Awan University of Waterloo, School of Environment, Enterprise & Development Degradation of Ramsar Sites: The case of Nurriri and Jubhoo Lagoon, Indus Delta, Pakistan
2:05-2:20PM Tariq Aziz University of Waterloo, Department of Earth & Environmental Science Valuation of watershed ecosystem services: Applications to the Grand River watershed
2:20-2:35pm Kim Van Meter University of Waterloo, Department of Earth & Environmental Science Signatures of Human Impact: Size distributions and Spatial Organizations of Wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Landscape
2:35-2:50pm   Coffee Break  
2:50-3:40pm Cherie Westbrook University of Saskatchewan, Department of Geography & Planning Beaver effects on Tierra del Fuego wetlands
3:30-3:45pm Sarah Scarlett University of Waterloo, Department of Geography & Environmental Management Plot-scale variability in placed peatland hydrodynamics of a constructed fen in a post-mined oil sands landscape
3:45-4:00pm

Scott Ketcheson

University of Waterloo, Department of Geography & Environmental Management Hillslope-peatland relations in Northern Alberta
4:00-4:30pm Pat Chow-Fraser McMaster University, Department of Biology Development and use of ecological indicators of ecosystem health for coastal wetlands of the Laurentian Great Lakes
4:30-4:45pm Chris Parsons University of Waterloo, Department of Earth & Environmental Science A hidden driver of internal loading? Bioturbation induced redox cycling in marsh sediments
4:45-5:00pm Alex Driedger University of Waterloo, Department of Earth & Environmental Science Plastics pollution in the Great Lakes
5:00-6:30pm   Reception & Stantec Poster Session  
7:00-8:00pm William Mitsch Florida Gulf Coast University Faculty of Science Distinguished Lecture Event (DC 1350): Phosphorus and nitrogen and carbon, oh my! The catchment and global roles of wetlands in mitigating these pollutants

Full program available for download: World Wetlands Day Online Program

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