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Society of Wetlands Scientists Annual Meeting

June 5, 2017 - June 8, 2017


For information visit: http://swsannualmeeting.org/

CLCC Staff and members will be leading different activities and presenting:


Forested Wetlands of Puerto Rico Pass the Hurricane and Anthropocene Tests
Ariel E. Lugo
Director, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service

Wetlands in a Changing World—Advancing Conservation for People and Nature
Lynn Scarlett
Managing Director for Public Policy, The Nature Conservancy


Wetland Conservation in the 21st Century: A Landscape Scale Interdisciplinary Approach Addressing

Wednesday 9:25 am-11:15 am

Moderators: Brent Murry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative; Luis Villanueva-Cubero, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Part I

9:35 am-9:55 am An introduction and problem framing to wetland conservation within a landscape perspective: integrating multiple stakeholders and multiple objectives | Brent Murry, CLCC Science Coordinator

9:55 am-10:15 am Landscape conservation design and the iCASS Platform: An adaptation pathway for social transformability in sustainability planning | Robert Campellone, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

10:15 am-10:35 am Against tides and currents: Resilient coastal wetlands in face of climate change in the insular Caribbean |Luis A. Villanueva-Cubero, University of Puerto Rico

10:35 am-10:55 am Impacts of nature exposure to human health and well-being: Additional justification for ecosystem conservation and restoration planning | Ariana Sutton-Grier, University of Maryland and NOAA

10:55 am-11:15 am 1620 Collaborations for conservation | Ryann Cressey, Ducks Unlimited

Part II

1:10 pm-1:30 pm Leveraging landscape level monitoring and assessment program for developing resilient shorelines throughout the Laurentian Great Lakes | Donald Uzarski, Central Michigan University

1:30 pm-1:50 pm  Connectivity, invasive non-native species, and climate change in Everglades restoration | Laura Brandt, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

1:50 pm-2:10 pm Non-native fish and everglades restoration: An unexpected challenge to restoring an iconic ecosystem | Joel Trexler, Florida International University

2:10 pm-2:30 pm Landscape incremental adaptive restoration of the Everglades | Fred Sklar, South Florida Water Management District

2:30 pm-2:50 pm Toward a sustainable landscape in Puerto Rico: Building on multiple objectives, scales and scientific efforts to foster resiliency across ecosystems | Jaime Collazo, NC Cooperative Research Unit


Wetlands, Climate Change and People I

10:55 am – 11:15 am Ecological impacts of inter-basin water transfers: Implications to wetland distribution, function and biota in tropical regions | Brent Murry, CLCC Science Coordinator

See the full program here



June 5, 2017
June 8, 2017
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