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 Due to COVID-19, the 13th International Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands has been rescheduled

Mark your calendar now for our NEW DATES of March 22-25, 2021 at the same location, the Hilton Capitol Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

We truly regret these unfortunate circumstances, but the health and well-being of our attendees, employees and the overall community comes first. We are grateful to the sponsors, speakers and attendees who support the symposium and we look forward to renewing your participation during the new dates.

If you were scheduled to give a talk or poster or if you were registered to attend:
We will be emailing you a link to an online form to confirm if you wish to transfer your current presentation and registration to the 2021 program (which is our hope), or cancel your participation.

If you are a sponsor, we are grateful for your ongoing support and we will be in touch to renew your commitment and dedication to the 2021 symposium.

Due to the sheer volume of COVID-19 induced logistics we are managing at this time, it may be a while before we are able to connect with each of you, so we appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work through these complexities.

Review our Rescheduling FAQs (PDF) which should answer any questions you may have.

"Wetlands in a Changing Climate"


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.

13th International Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands

Specifically, this symposium will include recent advances related to experimental observations and models in the following areas: (1) Coupled cycling of macro-elements: molecular to landscape scales; (2) Carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions; (3) Molecular chemical techniques and biomarkers; (4) Microbial ecology and molecular biology; (5) Influence of sea level rise on cycling of macro-elements in coastal and freshwater wetlands, and associated aquatic systems; (6) Hydrologic connectivity of wetlands with terrestrial and aquatic systems: influence on biogeochemical cycling; (7) Extreme environments include fire, hurricane, drought, and salinity impacts, (8) Landuse change including impacts of urban and agricultural practices; (9) role of biogeochemical cycling in regulating water quality, and (10) other related topics.


The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life.


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