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Upcoming SWS Webinars

Monthly webinars are offered as a benefit of membership. Once each quarter, in March, June, September and December, the monthly SWS webinar is open for non-members to attend (and at no cost), as well. Please login to register . Once logged in, you can register for member-only webinars by clicking here. 

September 19, 2019 | 1:00 PM ET

Scientists’ Second Warning to Humanity and a Declaration on the Rights of Wetlands

An SWS webinar that is open and free to the public, offered quarterly.

Riparian red maple swamp Stow Massachusetts August 2019

Riparian red maple swamp, Stow, Massachusetts, August 2019

Abstract:

In 2018, a group of SWS wetland scientists and a climate scientist published a response https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13157-018-1064-z to the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice http://scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu/sites/sw/files/Ripple_et_al.%20_7-31-17_scientists_warning.pdf , which identified specific steps, relevant to wetlands, that can be taken to transition from our current trajectory of continued global loss and degradation of wetlands, continued destabilization of the global climate, ongoing land-use change, and accelerating biodiversity losses, towards a more sustainable future. Following discussions at the SWS Ramsar Section symposium at the 2019 Baltimore SWS Annual Meeting, a group of SWS wetland scientists and a climate scientist are developing a further response to the Scientists’ Second Warning and to the growing rights of nature movement by developing a Declaration on the Rights of Wetlands. This webinar will inform listeners about these evolving efforts to change our trajectory and meet with greater success in responding to wetland loss and degradation, a changing climate, and other global threats.

 

Gillian Davies at Bear Pond Sudbury 2008

Bio:

Gillian has been working as a Senior Ecological Scientist at BSC Group, Inc. since 2003, where her work focuses on the intersection of climate change and wetlands. Prior to that, she was an education and outreach specialist for the Division of Wetlands & Waterways in at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. She served as the 2016-2017 President of the Society of Wetland Scientists. Prior to this, as President of the New England Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists, she chaired the SWS Annual Meeting Program Committee for the 2015 Providence Annual Meeting, where the theme was: Changing Climate. Changing Wetlands. Since the 2015 Annual Meeting, she has been collaborating with other wetland scientists and a climate scientist as part of the informal SWS climate initiative, including presenting on the Scientists’ Second Warning to Humanity and a Declaration on the Rights of Wetlands in the Ramsar Section symposium at the 2019 SWS Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Gillian was a contributing author to the Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report (2011) and has spoken on wetlands and climate change in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Taiwan, and China.
Gillian has a Master of Environmental Studies degree with a concentration in ecosystem ecology from the Yale School of Environmental Studies, and a bachelor’s degree from Williams College. She is a Professional Wetland Scientist, a Registered Soil Scientist, and has additional certifications, with 28 years of experience working in the wetlands field.

Note that the September webinar is our quarterly webinar that is open and free to the public!

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October 17, 2019 |  1:00 PM ET

Toxic Pollution in Wetlands and Remediation Actions

Presented by: Ahmed Mahdavi

Upcoming Webinar; Abstract, photos, and presenter bios coming soon.

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November 15, 2019 | 1:00 PM ET

Wetland Management Priorities in a Changing Landscape: a Focus on Adaptation in the Face of Climate Change

Presented by: Grey Wolf

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December 12, 2019 |  1:00 PM ET

Withering Wetlands - Global Trends in Wetland Loss and Degradation: Why, and What Can Be Done About It?

Presented by: Nick Davidson, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Upcoming Webinar; Abstract, photos, and presenter bios coming soon.

Note that the December webinar is our quarterly webinar that is open and free to the public! 

 

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Webinars on YouTube

The SWS Webinar Committee is excited to announce that our free quarterly webinar recordings are now available on the SWS YouTube channel! Additionally, SWS supporters around the world can watch the webinars with subtitles in their native language. 

To view the webinars with subtitles, click the “CC” button in the bottom, right-hand corner of the video. You can change the language of the subtitles by clicking on the settings button in the bottom, right-hand corner and going to subtitles/CC > auto-translate > and choosing the language of your choice.

Here's what our members are saying...

"Thank you, presenters, and thank you SWS for hosting this. It is a great SWS membership benefit." - Kurt Kowalski, Ann Arbor, MI

"Excellent coverage of fascinating topics for wetland scientists!" - Ellen Hartig, New York, NY

ASWM Webinars

Interested in viewing more webinars? Visit the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) webinar's page to access free webinars. These webinars focus on various topics, mostly relating to a specific project or workgroup. To learn more please click here.