Wednesday, June 11, 2008

2010 wetlands symposium

The Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre will host the international symposium, Wetlands in a Flood Pulsing Environment : effects on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Function and Human Society in Maun, Botswana, 1-5 February 2010. Sponsored by UNDP-GEF through the BIOKAVANGO Project and the University of Botswana, the symposium will aim to provide an exchange of international scholars on the importance and effects of pulsing hydrologic cycles (floods, seasonal rainfall and stream-flow, etc) on the functioning of wetlands. Emphasis will be on inland wetlands with focus on the importance of pulsing in carbon and nutrient cycling, biological productivity, biodiversity and human livelihood, history and culture. Pre and post conference field trips will be arranged. Find out more on the HOORC web site or by contacting Professor Lars Ramberg tel: +267 6861833.

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