Join the Ecohydrology Research Group on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 for the research symposium and public lecture held in celebration of World Wetlands Day!
Presentations from local researchers
Three minute student research presentations
Poster session (registration deadline extended to January 26th)
Presentation by Dr. Jennifer Read, Water Centre Director at the University of Michigan
New this year! Students will be able to promote their work in a non-competitive three minute research presentation. This is not the official 3MT competition, but follows a similar concept where each participant will have three minutes and one static slide to promote their research. Presentation slots will be awarded in the order of registration until filled, so please register early to guarantee a slot. Students may sign up for both a three minute research presentation and a poster presentation.
The poster session is open to all researchers. Students may compete in the poster competition for a chance to with a $150 prize (one for a graduate student category and one for undergraduates). The deadline to submit a poster title is January 19th.
Online registration to attend research symposium will remain open until February 1st and can be completed through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/world-wetlands-day-2018-registration-39707536310 . In-person registration can be completed on February 2nd in DC 1301 beginning at 12:30 pm.
Registration for the public lecture can be completed through ticketfi: http://UWaterlooWorldWetlandsDayPublic.ticketfi.com
Registration will take place in the William G. Davis Centre (DC), room 1301 from 12:30 to 1:00, with opening remarks by Philippe Van Cappellen at 1:00 pm in DC 1302.
Session 1 [DC 1302]
Bruce MacVicar, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Zahra Akbarzadeh, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Saraswati Saraswati, Geography and Environmental Management
Elise Devoie, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Wynona Klemt, Biology
|Coffee break DC 1301|
Session 2 [DC 1302]
Serghei Bocaniov, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Jody Daniel, Biology
Matt Elmes, Geography and Environmental Management
Three Minute Student Research Presentations
Reception and Poster Session [EIT Atrium] - deadline to submit poster extended to January 26th
Public Lecture - EIT 1015, 7:00-8:00
Impactful Science Along our Coasts: Supporting and assessing user-focused research in our estuaries, coastal wetlands and Great Lakes
Presented by Dr. Jennifer Read
Estuaries and coastal wetlands along North America’s multiple salt and fresh coasts are highly productive ecosystems with distinct physical and biological attributes. Historic land use patterns and climate change have placed a great deal of pressure on these socioeconomically and biologically productive ecosystems. Effective protection and restoration of these important ecosystems requires carefully constructed science support that brings to bear the highest quality, user-driven research. Over the past six years the University of Michigan Water Center has taken an adaptive approach to selecting, supporting and assessing projects that engage end-users, or those best positioned to employ the science generated, in project work related to the Great Lakes and broader US coastal ecosystems. This presentation will propose that end-user engaged research, while resource and time intensive, is more effective than traditional or even more recent research paradigms and potentially a better way to invest increasingly scarce public and private resources.