Attention: Symposium Will Be Held Virtually

Due to ongoing ramifications of the corona virus, the 13th International Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands will now be conducted virtually. All symposium activities are scheduled in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Like you, we wish we could meet in person. The camaraderie and in-person interactions that we all enjoy so much are a hallmark of the symposium, but considering these unique times, we trust you will be supportive of the virtual program, remain flexible and understanding, and work with us as we strive to provide an opportunity for everyone to share their work and latest findings.

Sessions will be conducted live using the Zoom platform and there will be plenty of opportunities for networking and personal connections. We are also pleased to confirm our diverse line up of plenary speakers will be presenting virtually and the symposium will feature numerous breakout sessions on a variety of wetland biogeochemistry topics.

So keep your calendar blocked for the same week and make plans to join us to learn more about the latest science and research being conducted in wetland biogeochemistry.

"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.

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.


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