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DNREC’s Delaware Wetlands Conference set for January

Proposals for presentations being accepted through Sept. 30
Aug 27, 2013

The Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship has announced that the 2014 Delaware Wetlands Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center in Dover.

The conference is held every two years and brings together scientists, decision makers, and natural resource managers to discuss current research on tidal and non-tidal wetlands, the value of Delaware’s wetlands and the impact their management has on the community. The conference includes speakers, poster session, and 30-minute concurrent sessions on the latest advances in the science, management of wetlands, and outreach and educational practices and methods.

“DNREC is excited to be hosting the Wetland Conference in Delaware. The conference provides an opportunity for biologists, research scientists and practitioners from the region to come together and share their important work. We are looking forward to sharing updates on our projects and research with this dynamic group of scientists,” said Alison Rogerson, program manager, Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program.

Abstracts for poster and oral presentations are currently being accepted for the conference. Projects related to wetland monitoring, assessment, restoration, protection and education are welcome as well as sea level rise, climate change and land use impacts. If interested in presenting, submit an abstract as a separate Word document to Matthew.Jennette@state.de.us by Monday, Sept. 30. Submissions must include a project title, a list of all authors and their affiliations, and a brief description of 250 words or less.

Registration for the conference will open in October. For more information about the conference, go to wetlandsconference2014 or contact Maggie Pletta at Margaret.Pletta@state.de.us, 302-739-9939.

 

 

 

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