The BioGeo2020 Conference Announces Keynote Speaker and Presenters

13th International Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands Keynote Presentation

Will be presented by Virginia Burkett, Ph.D., Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change (CLU)

The BioGeo2020 Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is being held on April 27-30, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The conference provides a unique framework for scientists to share technical information on biogeochemistry topics and this years featured keynote speaker, Virginia Burkett, Ph.D., Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change (CLU), U.S. Geological Survey, Many, LA, will present “Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: A Synthesis of Current Scientific Understanding and Implications for Low-Lying Coastal Systems.”

Other keynote presentations include “The Louisiana Coastal Master Plan: Science-Based Long-Term Planning in Coastal Louisiana” given by Stuart Brown, Coastal Resources Scientist Assistant Administrator, Planning and Research Division, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Baton Rouge, LA.

On Thursday, April 30th, Hans W. Paerl, Ph.D., Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences, will present “Mitigating Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms in a Hotter, Hydrologically More-Extreme World,” followed by Ellen Herbert, Ph.D., Ecosystem Services Scientist Conservation, Ducks Unlimited, presentation on “Investment in Wetland Conservation — The Ducks Unlimited Mission.”

Other notable speakers and presenters include John White, Associate Dean of Research, CC&E and John and Catherine Day Professor of Oceanography & Coastal Science, Louisiana State University Dept. of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences; Samuel Bentley, VP, ORED, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Todd Osborne, Associate Professor, UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, Estuarine Ecosystems Laboratory, Wetland Biogeochemistry Laboratory, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, St. Augustine, Florida; and Matt Whiles, Chair, UF/IFAS Soil & Water Sciences Department, Gainesville, Florida.

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