Dear Water Institute Faculty and Students:
The UF VP for Research, the IFAS Dean for Research and the Water Institute Director have generously agreed to pay registration fees for 7-10 UF early career faculty, post-doctoral associates and graduate students to attend and make presentations at the 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference to be held in Orlando June 3-8 2012 (see call for abstracts below).
To apply for this opportunity please send the following information to Dr. Wendy Graham at [log in to unmask]  by January 9th, 2012.
1.  Name, Position, Department, College
2.  Number of years at UF
3.  Copy of abstract submitted to INTERCOL, including presentation title and co-authors.
4.  Proof of abstract submission
Note:  Funding provided by the UF VP Research is open to all UF faculty and students.  Funding provided by IFAS Dean is restricted to IFAS faculty and students and  funding provided by Water Institute Director is restricted to Water Institute Affiliated faculty and students.

Wendy Graham, Ph. D.
Carl S. Swisher Chair in Water Resources
Director UF Water Institute
PO Box 116601
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-6601

Phone 352-392-5893 x 2113
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From: Beth Miller-Tipton [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Beth Miller-Tipton
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 6:42 PM
To: Graham, Wendy D.
Subject: IMPORTANT NOTICE: Abstract Submission Deadline EXTENDED - INTECOL 9 - June 2012 Orlando, FL USA

Wetlands in a Complex World

June 3-8, 2012
Orlando, FL, USA  



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Hello Everyone!


We have received nearly 1000 abstracts for the conference, but the organizers want to extend the deadline until Sunday, January 8 to give you one final opportunity to submit an abstract.

AFTER JANUARY 8 -  no late abstracts will be accepted, period. This will be a hard and fast deadline and there will be no further extensions.  


We will announce confirmed registration fees by or before February 1st.  


Mark your calendar now and make plans to attend this dynamic conference which will attract more than 1500 of the world's leading wetland scientists and policy makers.
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 16, 2011


All individuals working in ecological, physical, biogeochemical and social sciences pertinent to wetland management and policy are invited to submit abstracts describing their efforts, science, projects and results.  

INTECOL 9 provides a forum for wetlands scientists from around the world to discuss threats, challenges and integrated solutions for sustainable restoration and management of wetlands in our changing world and we encourage you to participate in this discussion and submit an abstract of your work.


Oral and poster presentations will be selected from abstract submissions, and abstracts from all presentations will be published online in the conference book of abstracts. Poster presentations will be divided into two sessions and formal poster sessions will be held for each grouping to allow maximum time for discussion with individual authors.


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) or if you normally attend the Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) Science Conference - these conferences will not be held in 2012. Instead, SWS and GEER will meet in conjunction with INTECOL 9, and all GEER and SWS presentations  will be integrated along with ALL SUBMISSIONS used to formulate one program agenda for INTECOL 9.


Abstracts will be limited to one page (250-500 words maximum), and will be due December 16th to allow sufficient time for program agenda development and for international submitters to obtain visas.


IF you've waited until the last minute!  

YOU only have until FRIDAY! 

Start working on your abstract now to meet the  

December 16th deadline. 







SWSPCP to Offer Education Credits for Professional Certification at INTECOL 9 

The Society of Wetland Scientists developed a program for certification of wetland science training and experience as a separate not-for-profit corporation, called the SWS Professional Certification Program, Inc., (SWSPCP).

SWSPCP works to meet the needs of professional ecologists, hydrologists, soil scientists, educators, agency professionals, consultants, and others who practice wetland science. This program is aimed at serving the public's need to identify qualified individuals to assess and manage the Nation's wetland resources.

Certification signifies that the academic and work experience of a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) meets the standards expected by his or her peers of a practicing wetland professional and provides acknowledgment to his or her peers of adherence to standards of professional ethics with regard to the conduct and practice of wetland science. Certification will enhance recognition of wetland science within other disciplines, especially in multi-disciplinary work environments.



Sponsor INTECOL 9!
Aligning your organization with INTECOL 9

provides you with the opportunity to strengthen industry relationships, interact with key decision makers, and reinforce your continued commitment to wetlands worldwide. Take advantage of this occasion to promote your organization before attendees from governmental, private, non-profit, and contracting organizations.


Click Here for more information and available sponsorships.    

For More Information

Please visit the conference website.    


- Or Contact -

Ms. Beth Miller-Tipton, CMP, CGMP, Director

University of Florida, IFAS, Office of Conferences & Institutes
TEL: 352-392-5930; EMAIL:  [log in to unmask]


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Meeting Site & Hotel

Group Rate Information:

The Caribe Royal is offering participants of the 9th INTECOL a very special rate of $129 per night plus applicable taxes (currently 12.5%) for single or double occupancy for standard double queen or standard king suite.  


Reservation Deadline:

Reservations must be made by Monday, April 16, 2012 to receive this special group rate.

Please be aware the block of rooms may fill before the deadline, so we urge you to make your reservation as soon as possible. After April 16, the discounted rate is not guaranteed on possible remaining rooms.

 Make Your Reservation:

To make your reservation at the reduced rate, call 1-800-823-8300 and state that you are a 9th INTECOL International Wetland Conference participant.


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Who Should Attend
The 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference is designed to bring together an international cadre of scientists, engineers, natural resource managers, policy makers, planners and partners involved with or affected by all aspects of sustainable management and restoration of wetland ecosystems.

This includes those involved in the wetland sciences, engineering, wetland resource management and restoration, regulation, planning and policy, and education.

Conference Chairs


Dr. K. Ramesh Reddy 

University of Florida/IFAS

TEL: 352-392-1804 ext 317

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Dr. G. Ronnie Best 

US Geological Survey

TEL: 954-577-6354

TEL (CELL): 954-658-4676

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Dr. Glenn R. Guntenspergen 

President, Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)

US Geological Survey

TEL: 218-720-4307

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