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9th International Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands

1994-2004 University of Florida
The objective of this international symposium is to provide a framework for scientists to share technical information on various topics related to biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and other contaminants, as related to soil, water, and air quality in freshwater and estuarine wetlands.

Wetland soils serve as sinks, sources, and transformers of nutrients and other chemical contaminants, and as such they can have a significant impact on water quality and ecosystem productivity. The primary driver of these processes is the ecosystem biogeochemistry, which includes chemical, biological and physical processes in the soil and water column. Often, these processes are lumped and the ecosystem is treated as a "black box" and a simplified input-output analysis is used to address water quality issues. This traditional empirical approach is inadequate for effective evaluation of an ecosystem's performance. 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.

Location:   Cook Conference Center & Hotel at LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, LA, USA
Dates:   March 20-23, 2005
Early Registration Deadline:   February 1, 2005
Abstract/Proposal Submission Deadline:   January 12, 2005
Contact Information:   * Program Information:
9th International Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands
Dr. Robert R. Twilley, Symposium Co-chair
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Phone: +1 225-578-8806 / +1 225-578-6431
Fax: +1 225-578-6423

Dr. K. R. Reddy, Symposium Co-chair
University of Florida
PO Box 110510 / Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Ph: +1 352-392-1804 / Fax: +1 352-392-3399

Karen Gros
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7511, USA
Ph: +1 225-578-8806 / +1 225-578-6431
Fax: 225-578-6423

* Registration Information:
Tracy Nininger and Kim Brand
University of Florida/IFAS
P.O. Box 110750
Gainesville, FL 32611-0750, USA
Ph: +1 352-392-5930
Fax:+1 352-392-9734
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Keywords:   Biogeochemistry, Wetland, Coastal, Freshwater

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