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I started the site Wetland Research in the way most things are created, in order to scratch an itch. The internet has had such a profound effect on research, that most information can be found on the internet in one form or another. The downside to the distributed nature of the internet is that important information can easily be overlooked or just not turn up in the search engines.
In my own searching, I have found this to be true and have thought:
"Wouldn't it be great if there were one site that had just enough information to get me started and also had at least a half dozen links to the important information on this topic?"
To me, what makes wetland very interesting to study is its interdisciplinary nature. (hydrogology, biology, Law, Chemistry, policy, and many other fields) Due to this, it seems that much information on the field is scattered widely throughout the web in places that the casual searcher may not stumble upon.
The wiki is intended for all users, from professionals in the field to students writing a book report on a local wetland. By using Mediawiki, the same software used by Wikipedia, anyone can add something of value to the project, a write up on a local wetland, a report on legislation anything topical that you think is worthwhile. However, please remember to respect the copyrights of the owner when posting materials other than your own.
So I purchased the domain name, dusted off my paltry PHP and Linux skills, ponied up some change for the hosting fees, fired up the Wiki...and....here we are!
Wetlands in the News
The Numeniini — a tribe of large waders including curlews and godwits — is one of the most threatened bird groups on the planet. The once-abundant Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis of the Americas is now considered Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct...
The findings of a new report indicate the rehabilitation of aggregate extraction sites in Ontario has created hundreds of hectares of new aquatic habitat features. The study, entitled Surrendered Aggregate Sites in Ontario's Provincial Plan Areas, was...
WYSOX — In response to vocalized community concerns, the Wilbur Beers wetland in Wysox underwent repair on Monday. Bradford County Conservation District staff joined with area volunteers to perform both cosmetic and safety upgrades within the nature area.
One year after a dog drowned at the American Canyon wetlands, another canine nearly lost its life last month to the same culvert that sucked it under the water. Resident Barry Christian, who frequents the wetlands, reported during a meeting at City Hall on...
Hurricane Harvey was tough on wetlands, and even tougher on wetland scientists, like me. I have spent a career focusing on wetlands along the Upper Texas Gulf Coast. Like the Lorax, I speak for the wetlands (and the prairies and forests and all the rest of it!