wetlands ecology News

  • Mobile GIS for coastal ecology and Wetland investigation

    SuperGeo Technologies develops a mobile GIS application for investigating the ecological environment in Hsiang-Shan Wetland, Taiwan. Using the collected data, analysts can effectively predict the impacts on the environment from economical development and meanwhile monitor the carrying capacity of development. Hsiang-Shan Wetland is ...

  • Australian rivers and wetlands research

    CSIRO, Australia, has joined forces with other leading Australian research organisations to develop science which will underpin improved management and assessment of the health of Australia's river and wetland ecosystems. As a result of reduced water availability and unsustainable demands on our ...

  • Wetland centre partnership

    The newly opened John Bunker Sands Wetland Center and the University of Baylor have formed a partnership of learning based on collaborative research and journalism. The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center will provide educational opportunities to local schools and universities through research, classes and tours of the facility and wetlands. The wetlands, located south of Dallas in ...

  • Puget Sound Coastal Wetlands to Be Restored

    OLYMPIA, Washington (ENS) - The Washington state Department of Ecology will use $1.47 million in federal grants to help local partners return nearly 500 acres of coastal wetland habitat in Jefferson and Whatcom counties back to their natural conditions. About 70 percent of the land near the mouths of rivers throughout the Puget Sound region has been converted to residential, ...

  • Wetlands International to award Luc Hoffmann Medal for Wetland Science and Conservation

    The Wetlands International Luc Hoffmann Medal for Wetland Science and Conservation is awarded every triennium to honour Dr Luc Hoffmann, a pioneering champion of wetlands science and conservation, and one of the inspirational and far-sighted founders of Wetlands International. Luc Hoffmann Luc Hoffmann founded the Station Biologique de la Tour du Valat (Camargue, France) 60 years ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Six wetland stewards receive 2010 national wetlands awards

    The Environmental Law Institute announced today that six citizens from across the country have been recognized for their exceptional and innovative contributions to wetlands conservation. “Once again, ELI is proud to have worked with a team of leading experts to choose the winners of the national wetlands awards,” stated ELI President Leslie Carothers. “With our partners from ...

  • Research focus on Australia’s rivers and wetlands

    As a result of reduced water availability and unsustainable demands on our environment, Australia’s rivers, lakes, wetlands and floodplains have suffered severe degradation. There is growing recognition of the need to supply ‘environmental water’ to protect and conserve these important ecosystems. The Ecological Responses to Altered Flow Regimes Cluster, launched today by CSIRO ...

  • Research and Markets: Freshwater Ecology. Edition No. 2. Aquatic Ecology

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/277dn8/freshwater) has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "Freshwater Ecology. Edition No. 2. Aquatic Ecology" to their offering. The Second Edition of Freshwater Ecology is broad, up-to-date treatment of everything ...


  • Asian wetland symposium adopts Wuxi Declaration

    The Asian Wetland Symposium on Human Well-being and Wetlands, co-organised by Wetlands International China, brought together 800 participants from 19 countries, including many officials from local governments in China. The event concluded with the adoption of the Wuxi Declaration, in which participants call for a series of actions to be taken for wetland conservation and wise use. In the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Tillamook dairy owner to preserve hoquarten slough wetlands

    At least 85 percent of Tillamook’s historic estuarine wetlands have been lost to development.  Protecting these remaining Sitka Spruce swamp wetlands in Hoquarten Slough will help slow this decline and support the ecological health of Tillamook Bay far into the future. These tidal swamps provide important rearing habit for native salmon and function as natural filters to keep ...

  • Massachusetts division ecological restoration contract extension

    Woods Hole Group announces its contract has been extended with the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), extending its integral role in the state\'s wetland restoration efforts. The Cape Cod-based company has been working as a consultant with the DER for several years to restore and protect the Commonwealth\'s rivers, wetlands, and watersheds. The extension ensures Woods Hole ...

  • WIKI tool promotes ecological river restoration in Europe

    Policy makers, river restoration practitioners and other stakeholders now have a new online tool at their disposal, providing them with hundreds of river restoration case studies. Created by Wetlands International and partners for the promotion of ecological river restoration in Europe, this River WIKI database holds over 300 river restoration case ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Developer fined for despoiling Hawaii`s largest wetland

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday fined Frank Coluccio Construction Co. and Castle Family LLC a total of $68,000 for filling sensitive wetlands without federal permits. The fill, adjacent to Hamakua Stream near Kailua on the island of Oahu, affected the largest wetland in the Hawaiian islands, the Kawainui Marsh. Under an agreement with Castle Family LLC, Coluccio had cleared ...

  • Wetland Credits Available Now in Northwest Louisiana

    MSUSA is pleased to announce the release of approximately 66 wetland mitigation credits from ...


    By Mitigation Solutions USA

  • Shifts in soil bacteria linked to wetland restoration success

    A new study led by Duke University researchers finds that restoring degraded wetlands -- especially those that had been converted into farm fields -- actually decreases their soil bacterial diversity. But that’s a good thing, say the study’s authors, because it marks a return to the wetland soils’ natural conditions.“It sounds counter-intuitive, but our study shows that in restored wetlands, ...


    By Duke University

  • ‘Mountains of the Moon’ get nod for international wetlands protection

    Part of the Rwenzori Mountains – home to some of the last glaciers in Africa and likely Ptolemy’s ‘Lunis Montae’ – received international recognition on Wednesday as a protected wetland site under the international Ramsar convention, a major conservation decision that will help protect the region’s vast ecological riches. The Rwenzori Ramsar Site covers a 99,500 hectares area of the mountain ...


    By WWF International

  • Sacramento Wetland Scientists Honored with Top EPA Award

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest Region today will present scientists Robert F. Holland, Ph.D. and Carol Witham with its prestigious Environmental Champion award at a ceremony in Mather, Calif. for their work protecting California vernal pools, a critical and highly vulnerable type of wetland. “Vernal pools are unique ecosystems that have suffered a tragic ...

  • US to improve wetland mitigation with better monitoring

    The US Army Corps of Engineers and US Environmental Protection Agency this week released a new rule to clarify how to provide compensatory mitigation for unavoidable impacts to the nation's wetlands and streams. The rule will enable the agencies to promote greater consistency, predictability and ecological success of mitigation projects under the Clean Water Act. 'This rule greatly improves ...

  • Man-Made Wetlands turn Wastewater into Tap Water

    As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply. The 2,000-acre wetland system in Fairfield converts what is mainly treated wastewater that would otherwise flow into the Gulf of Mexico into an additional ...


    By Associated Press

  • Assistant or Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences/Coastal Ecology

    The University of Virginia's Department of Environmental Sciences invites applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in Coastal Ecology. We seek candidates dedicated to our mission and passionate about research and teaching in a world-class institution. We wish to hire an outstanding scientist who will thrive in an interdisciplinary department with hydrologists, atmospheric ...

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