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Due to the COVID19 circumstances, our Conference Organising Committee has made the decision to postpone the 11th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference by one year to October 2021 (exact dates to be confirmed), which of course we had to do with regrets.
The decision has not been made lightly, given the incredible amount of work that has gone into the organisation of what was shaping up to be an outstanding conference. We have consulted with INTECOL and other key partners, the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society, the National Wetland Trust and the Australian Freshwater Sciences Society.
With the uncertainty around travel and mass gatherings in the coming months everybody felt that postponement was the best option to ensure that as many people as possible could attend the conference both from New Zealand and internationally.
I wish to personally acknowledge the enormous work and success of the very committed team who have been planning for this event.
Due to the postponement we have re-opened our call for abstracts portal so you are welcome to submit an abstract if you haven't done so already. We will update the website in the coming weeks with the new submission timeline.
Registrations have also been put on hold for now and will reopen later in the year. If you are now already on our database please 'subscribe to our mailing list' above to stay up to date with the planning as we progress.
Dr Philippe Gerbeaux
Local Organising Committee
Philippe Gerbeaux, Department of Conservation - Conference chair
Jason Butt, National Wetland Trust
Tim Davie, Environment Canterbury
Jenny Davis, Australian Freshwater Sciences Society
Karen Denyer, National Wetland Trust
Deirdre Hart, University of Canterbury
Di Lucas, Lucas Associates
Shona Myers, Myers Ecology
Katie Nimmo, Lincoln University
David Perenara-O'Connell, Ngāi Tahu
Stefanie Rixecker, Environment Canterbury
Amy Whitehead, NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) and New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society
Charlotte Emery, Conference Innovators
Kate Howden, Conference Innovators
Scientific Organising Committee
Tim Davie – Chair, Chief Scientist, ECAN Regional Council, Christchurch
Eugene Turner, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University
Deirdre Hart, Senior Lecturer, Coastal science, University of Canterbury
Bev Clarkson, Plant Ecologist/Capability Leader, Manaaki Whenua/Landcare Research, National Wetland Trust
Yvonne Taura, Researcher Landscape policy and governance, Manaaki Whenua/Landcare Research
Chris Tanner, Principal Scientist, Aquatic Pollution, Taihoro Nukurangi/NIWA
Brian Sorrell, Associate Professor, Aquatic Biology, Aarhus University Denmark
N.B. These are the core members of the scientific committee, a wider group will be involved in setting the programme and reviewing papers.