13th International Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands

The 13th International Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands will take place on April 27-30 2020, at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

Wetland biogeochemistry is dynamic and involves cycling or exchange or flux of materials between living and non-living components of an ecosystem. Biogeochemistry is an interdisciplinary science which includes the study of interactive biological, geological and chemical processes regulating the fate and transport of nutrients and contaminants in soil, water and atmospheric components of an ecosystem. Biogeochemistry also provides a framework to integrate physical, chemical and biological processes functioning in an ecosystem at various spatial and temporal scales. This international symposium provides a framework for scientists to share technical information on various topics related to coupled biogeochemical cycling of macro-elements and associated organic and inorganic contaminants. The goal is to improve our understanding of the role wetlands perform in regulating and mitigating impacts of global climate change and sea level rise.

Registration Information

Gov’t, Corporate & Non-Profit Attendees
Early Bird Discounted Registration $525 (On or before February 14th, 2020)
Regular Reduced Registration $575 (On or before April 1, 2020)
Late Registration $625 (After April 1, 2020)
To register, visit the conference website here.

Important Dates

February 14, 2020
All Session Organizers, Speakers, Poster Presenters and Moderators Must Be Registered to Confirm Participation in the Program
Early Bird Registration Discount Expires

March 13, 2020
Hotel Reservation Deadline
Book Your Room at the Host Hotel

April 1, 2020
Regular Registration Discount Expires

April 27-30, 2020
Symposium in Progress

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday, April 28  |  9:00am – 10:00am
Virginia Burkett, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change (CLU), U.S. Geological Survey, Many, LA
“Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: A Synthesis of Current Scientific Understanding and Implications for Low-Lying Coastal Systems”

Wednesday, April 29  |  9:00am – 10:00am
Stuart Brown

Coastal Resources Scientist Assistant Administrator, Planning and Research Division, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Baton Rouge, LA
“The Louisiana Coastal Master Plan: Science-Based Long-Term Planning in Coastal Louisiana”

Thursday, April 30  |  9:00am – 10:00am
Hans W. Paerl, Ph.D.

Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City, NC
“Where do we go from here? Mitigating Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms in a World Facing Human Nutrient Over-enrichment and Climate Change”

Thursday, April 30  |  3:30pm – 4:30pm
Ellen Herbert, Ph.D.

Ecosystem Services Scientist, Conservation, Ducks Unlimited, National Headquarters, Memphis, TN
“Investment in Wetland Conservation – The Ducks Unlimited Mission”

To find out more about the conference and register, visit the conference website: https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/biogeo2020/

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