Human-Environment Geographies of Wetland Landscapes

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: 8224, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Amelia Eisenhart
Chairs: Amelia Eisenhart


Wetland landscapes are characterized by their dynamic and liminal nature. Lying at the interface between the aquatic and the dry land, these landscapes have presented both challenges and opportunities throughout history to the people living within their vicinity. The geographies due to human modifications and management of these landscapes are therefore often examined within the context of social-ecological systems, in which dynamic interactions are expected due to interdependencies within the system. In keeping with the understanding that wetlands are inherently dynamic and complex systems, this session showcases a variety of methods for examining these dynamics, including paleoclimatological, historical, and remote sensing approaches. The human impact on wetland landscapes documented in these papers ranges from working in conjunction with wetlands for agricultural purposes to attempts to convert a wetland ecosystem into an urban space.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Amelia Eisenhart*, University of Texas - Austin, Kelley A. Crews, University of Texas - Austin, Influence of livelihood-based experiences on perceptions of environmental variability in a wetland landscape 20 5:00 PM
Presenter Silvia Elena Piovan*, University of Padova, Marco Filippini, University of Padova, Michael Edward Hodgson, University of South Carolina, A Historical GIS Approach to Document Wetlands Lost in Northeastern Italy 20 5:20 PM
Presenter Girma Kebbede*, Mount Holyoke College, Lake Hawassa: An Ecosystem in Peril 20 5:40 PM
Presenter Rebecca Green*, , Giselle Mahung, University of Belize, Sara Peluso, University of Central Florida, Jeremiah-Anthony Righteous Rogers*, Louisiana State University, Karla Santiago Rivera*, University of Puerto Rico in Mayag├╝ez, Timothy Hawthorne, University of Central Florida, Hannah Torres, University of Central Florida, Christy Visaggi, Georgia State University, An Investigation of Disaster Preparedness through Community Perceptions in Hopkins, Belize 20 6:00 PM
Presenter Matthew Clark*, , Vicken Hillis, Boise State University, Network Governance of Natural Resources: Making collaboration count 20 6:20 PM

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