2014 US-China International Workshop on Key Processes and Regulation of Wetland Ecosystems


2014 US-China International Workshop on Key Processes and Regulation of Wetland Ecosystem will be held on November 10-14, 2014 in the Dalton Woods Auditorium. The workshop is sponsored by: School of the Coast and Environment, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Louisiana Sea Grant, LSU AgCenter and Department of Geography and Anthropology.

The scientific programs are listed below:

DAY 1: November 11

Workshop Introduction and Welcome Speech

Session 1

Chemistry of oil spills
Long-term recovery of structure and function of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill impacted Louisiana coastal salt marshes
Effects of and recovery from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the saltmarsh benthic community
Responses of indigenous microbial communities to oil contamination in Louisiana saltmarsh sediments
Multi-stressors in Louisiana wetlands: what ants can tell us
Toxicity of cadmium and copper mixture to swimming bladder of Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) in the early life stage
Effects of nutrient availability and flooding stress on growth and mercury accumulation in a wetland tree
Twice alternation of drainage and flooding effects on reed growth and soil quality in inland saline marshes, Northeast China

Session 2

Louisiana coastal wetland loss
Characteristics and distribution of wetland resources in China
Wetland ecological characteristics and its driving forces in Xingkai (Khanka) lake, China
Effects of climate change and wetland loss on streamflow and runoff in the Songhua River Basin, China
Insights on sea level rise and environmental change from a glacial age submerged Bald Cypress forest
The holocene environmental history of coastal wetlands in the Everglades of southern Florida
A 6000-year record of tsunamis and hurricanes reconstructed from a coastal wetland in Baja California Sur, western Mexico

Session 3

Global change and carbon cycling in cold region wetlands, northeast of China
Soil carbon dioxide and methane emissions from wetlands of the Liaohe Delta, China
Carbon sequestration and soil accretion in coastal wetland communities of the Yellow River delta and Liaohe delta, China
Carbon stocks and accretion in shallow marsh soils in the Mississippi Delta Plain
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in wetlands: new implications for carbon sequestration?


DAY 2 – November 12, 2014

Session 4

Short-term responses of salt marsh microbial communities to hydrocarbons
Spartina alterniflora expansion into mangroves in southern China: patterns and mechanisms
Decadal trend of heavy metal retention in the Atchafalaya Basin
Nutrients and carbon transport along Atchafalaya River
Change detections and ecological monitoring of wetlands in Northeast China, using remote sensing and GIS
Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Wetland Vegetation

Session 5

Soils as an integrator of wetland structure and function following restoration
Conservation and utilization of wetlands in the upper reaches of Yellow River in Ningxia Plain
Potential impact of ecological engineering on wetland ecosystem services
The effects of farming on Wetland Seed Banks in Sanjiang Plain, NE China
XinJin Baihetan National Wetland River restoration design proposal
Economics of natural systems for hurricane risk reduction
Wetland entrepreneurship

Session 6

Simulating wetland impacts on streamflow in the  Nenjiang River Basin, northeast China
A source-to-sink study of the Mekong River Delta: Hydrology, delta evolution, and sediment transport modeling
Determination of trophic state change with diurnal dissolved oxygen discrepancy: A case study in an eutrophic wetland
A Water Balance Approach to Estimate Surface Runoff and Potential Groundwater Recharge of Southern Louisiana
Maintaining coastal forest preserves and freshwater abstraction from rivers
The role of flood, tropical storm and vegetation in development of the Atchafalaya – Wax Lake Outlet Deltaic Complex
Seasonal variations of phytoplankton phosphorus stress in the coastal waters of China using alkaline phosphatase activity assay