國際濕地科學家學會2017波多黎各年會-野外實地考察.探索奇蹟

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bitansir - 國際研討會 | 2017-03-09 12:00:01

2017SWS波多黎各年會獨特野外實地考察機會,將讓您探索波多黎各的自然美景和奇觀。與會者可以於201765日星期一在會議開幕之前參加體驗波多黎各不同的島嶼生態,當晚也有歡迎酒會。如果有興趣報名參加實地考察,SWS建議在201764日星期日抵達聖胡安(San Juan)。所有參訪考察活動都是全天的並有導覽員,包括交通和午餐。名額有限,趕快註冊!了解更多http://www.swsannualmeeting.org/index.php/meeting-program/field-trips  (台灣濕地學會研究員劉正祥/編譯)

 

Subject: SWS Annual Meeting field trips & workshops - sign up today!

SWS Annual Meeting field trips explore the wonders of Puerto Rico  

The 2017 SWS Annual Meeting’s unique field trip opportunities will allow you to explore the natural beauty and wonders of Puerto Rico! Come a day early, on Monday, June 5, 2017, to experience these diverse areas of island before the meeting’s official kickoff that night at the Welcome Reception. If interested in signing up for a field trip, we recommend arriving in San Juan on Sunday, June 4, 2017. 

All field trips are full-day trips that will be guided, and include transportation and lunch. Space is limited, so register today! Visit the Field Trips page on the Annual Meeting website to learn more.

Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Capacity: 30
Registration Fee: $145
Time: Monday, June 5, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Puerto Rico’s Jobos Bay Reserve is comprised of nearly 3,000 acres of mangrove forest and wetlands, including the Mar Negro area and Cayos Caribe—an array of coral reef-fringed mangrove islands at the mouth of the bay. The Reserve includes extensive seagrass beds, upland dry forest and lagoons and is home to the endangered brown pelican, peregrine falcon, hawksbill turtle, yellow-shouldered blackbird and West Indian manatee. Discover Jobos Bay with a guided hike through restored wetlands with the Reserve’s staff. Lunch will be served at the Visitor’s Center and will include a sneak peek of the Reserve’s research facilities. 


Kayaking at the Las Cabezas de San Juan and the Northeast Ecological Corridor
Capacity: 20
Registration Fee: $145
Time: Monday, June 5, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Grab a paddle and kayak five miles to view the beautiful ecosystems of the Grande and Aguas Prietas lagoons in Las Cabezas de San Juan and the Northeast Ecological Corridor nature reserves. These lagoons offer extensive mangrove formations, beaches with coastal vegetation and rocky coasts. Your arms will enjoy a break with a light lunch on the Seven Seas Beach.


Wetland Birds and Plants of the Northeast Ecological Corridor
Capacity: 20
Registration Fee: $145
Time: Monday, June 5, 2017, 5:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This trip is perfect for the bird enthusiast! Hike through three miles of grasslands, secondary forest, beaches and emergent wetlands in the Northeast Ecological Corridor, while identifying birds and plants. Experience sights of the yellow warbler (Setophaga petechia), yellow-crowned night-heron (Nyctanassa violacea) and perhaps a species or two of the humming bird. After the hike, enjoy breakfast at a local café.




Wetland Soils and Landscapes of Puerto Rico
Capacity: 30
Registration Fee: $145
Time: Monday, June 5, 2017, 7:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Puerto Rico supports a wide variety of soils and associated landscapes, including 10 out of the 12 soil orders currently recognized by USA Soil Taxonomy. Led by local NRCS soil scientists, this field trip will examine a range of land uses, along with hydric soils, across several unique wetland landscapes. All soils will be observed from soil pits or with auger borings. Complete characterization data will be provided, along with an explanation of each soil’s genesis and classification. One of the highlights of the tour will be a visit to the El Yunque National Rainforest to observe the Dwarf Soil (Humic Haplaquox). This trip will also visit the rare Pterocarpus Forest at Humacao and an active mitigation site.


SWS Annual Meeting workshops dive into today’s hot topics

The Annual Meeting will also offer unique workshops for participants to dive into today’s hot topics. These may be applicable towards the Professional Certification Program. The variety of workshops will allow you to dig deeper into your specialization, learn and apply new methodologies and discover ideas that pique your curiosity. All workshops will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Space is limited, so sign up today! Visit the Workshops page on the Annual Meeting website to learn more! 

Collaborative Caribbean Mangrove Wetland Management Plan Development
Registration Fee: $50
Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017, 11:35 a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Learn about the development of collaborative mangrove wetland management plans, with respect to Ramsar and other Caribbean regional guidance. The workshop will focus on the respective roles of community-based organizations, regional and international NGOs and government in the development of wetland management plans, including mangrove restoration. Case studies of management issues from Rio Lagartes, Mexico and Mankote Mangrove, St. Lucia (Smardon 2009) will be presented and discussed, as well as sustainability criteria for successful wetland management. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to break into groups to develop model, collaborative wetland management plans and processes appropriate for a Caribbean context.

This workshop will be presented by Dr. Richard Smardon from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Kaira Fuentes from the Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions/Environmental Finance Center.

Remote Sensing Applications for Wetland Inventories
Registration Fee: $50
Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017, 11:35 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Coastal wetlands hold tremendous economic, recreational and commercial value. These systems are highly sensitive to changes in salinity and hydrology, which are brought on by sea level rise, saltwater intrusion and human manipulation. Remote sensing is an effective tool to monitor changes to wetland ecosystems and model ecosystems’ structural and functional parameters. 

In this workshop, participants will exchange information about the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of remote sensing applications to estimate wetland biomass, and discuss the design of mangrove forest inventories using remote sensing products. In particular, the workshop will focus on emerging high-resolution radar and optical techniques that can accurately estimate forest structure and be in stratified sampling protocols. Topics covered in this workshop include: land cover and land cover change, canopy height and terrain modeling, stand age and growth rates, biomass and carbon modeling and forest inventory design.

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