Wetlands and Watersheds in the Anthropocene: a Geomorphological and Geoecological Approach Part II

Type: Paper
Theme: Physical Geography in Environmental Science
Sponsor Groups: Paleoenvironmental Change Specialty Group
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Marshall North, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Samantha Krause, Colin Doyle, Timothy Beach
Chairs: Colin Doyle


Wetlands and watersheds are key and threatened components of landscapes across the globe. Sustainable wetland and watershed management is essential for maintaining the many ecosystem services we rely upon, such as flood protection and water filtration, yet we continue to strain the resources remaining. The geomorphology and geoecology of these systems were once limited areas of study, but are now growing disciplines that geographers should embrace to meet the challenges of the Anthropocene. This session invites participants who study wetlands in their watershed context from the perspectives of geomorphology and hydrology. Topics within this session include the natural development and human use and modification of watersheds, the current state of these systems in regards to degradation and restoration, nutrient cycling, processes from source to sink, ecological changes, and the role of these dynamic systems for climate relevant gasses. These subjects enhance our understanding of the direct and indirect benefits of wetlands and watersheds and are synthesized with ongoing research on watershed and wetland ecology, restoration, and long-term environmental change.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Colin Doyle*, University of Texas - Austin, Timothy Beach, University of Texas at Austin, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, University of Texas at Austin, Modeling Wetland Hydrology with LiDAR in Northwest Belize 20 5:00 PM
Presenter Greg McDermid*, , Julie Lovitt, University of Calgary, Mir Mustafizur Rahman, University of Calgary, Saraswati Saraswati, University of Waterloo, Maria Strack, University of Waterloo, Bin Xu, NAIT Boreal Research Institute, UAVs Reveal the Effects of Seismic Lines on Surface Morphology, Water Table Position, and Methane Emissions in Boreal Peatlands 20 5:20 PM
Presenter Xuefeng Xie*, College of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, Lijie Pu, School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nanjing University, Juojun Jiang, College of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, Tao Wu, College of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, Linkage between soil salinization and physicochemical properties in a long-term intensive agricultural coastal reclamation area, Eastern China 20 5:40 PM
Presenter Nicholas Dunning*, University of Cincinnati, Thomas Ruhl, University of Cincinnati, Christopher Carr, University of Cincinnati, Ancient Maya Agricultural Adaptation to Varied and Changing Wetlands 20 6:00 PM
Presenter Timothy Beach*, University of Texas at Austin, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, The University of Texas at Austin, The perpetuation of error in the Science of wetlands 20 6:20 PM

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