Session Topics

GEER 2019 features an impressive presentation line-up of presentations, offering pre-conference workshops, three engaging plenary sessions and more than 325 individual talks and poster presentations addressing the most pressing and complex science issues that we face now and into the future of Everglades restoration.

Here are just a few of the topics to be covered at GEER 2019:

  • Adaptive Management
  • Agriculture and Urban Landuse- BMPs
  • Agriculture in the Context of Everglades Restoration
  • Biogeochemistry, Contaminants, and Water Quality
  • C-111 Spreader Canal Project Progress
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Carbon, Peat, and Soil Dynamics
  • Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and Natural Hazards (hurricanes, freezes, droughts, floods)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Science
  • Ecosystem Connectivity and Function (with a Tamiami Trail Focus?)
  • Ecosystem Services and Sustainability
  • Effects of Sea Level Rise and Salt Water Intrusion on Everglades System’s Soils Everglades
  • Hydrology (Flow, Depth, Duration, etc.)
  • Everglades Science-Decision Making
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Human Influence Change
  • Hydrogeology and Seepage Management
  • Interactions of Hydrologic and Phosphorus Biogeochemical Dynamics
  • Invasive Species
  • Large-Scale Modeling Progress and Developments
  • Legacy Phosphorus-Implications to Everglades Restoration
  • Lessons Learned from Stormwater Treatment Areas
  • Mangrove Systems Role in the Everglades System
  • Mercury Cycling, Transport and Effects
  • Paleoecology and Historical Hydrology
  • Patterns of Long-Term Change in the Everglades System
  • Potential Adaptations to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
  • Program Management and Project Implementation
  • Regional Planning – Coastal Ocean and Upstream Communities
  • Restoration and Coastal Water Quality
  • Sampling Tools and Technologies
  • Science Behind CEPP, Western Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, and Other CERP Projects
  • Science Contributions to Restoration Planning
  • Sea Level Rise Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles
  • South Florida’s Ecological Economics and Ecosystem Services
  • Stormwater Treatment Areas
  • System-Wide Science
  • Tracking Restoration Performance
  • Tree Islands
  • Unifying Concepts for Interdisciplinary Planning
  • Urban Development in the Context of Everglades Restoration
  • Water Sustainability in South Florida
  • Wildlife

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