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Dr Guangchun Lei, Dean of School of Nature Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, China
Dr Guanghun Lei is currently the Dean of School of Nature Conservation as well as the Professor of Ecology at Beijing Forestry University in China. Guangchun earned his PhD at Helsinki University in 1997 and has been trained as a conservation biologist, with major interests in wetland ecology, nature conservation and river basin management. Dr Lei has been appointed as the Vice Chair of the National Wetland Scientific Expert Committee of China, Vice Chair of Wetland Ecology Subcommittee of Chinese Ecological Society and Editor/Board member of the Journal of Wetland Science, and Journal of Ecology and Resources. Previous appointments include the Senior Advisor for Asia and Pacific of the Ramsar Convention Secretariat from 2003 to 2007, and director of freshwater and marine program of WWF China from 1999 – 2002. At the same time, Dr Lei was also appointed as the Professor of Ecology at Peking university. Before his PhD studies in Finland in 1993, he was the Deputy Director for nature conservation at the Forestry Department of Hunan Province, P. R. China.
View Guangchun's abstract titled, 'Ecosystem Management Practices in Poyang Lake Basin'.
Dr Denise Reed, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans, USA
Dr Denise Reed is a University Research Professor for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New Orleans. Previous appointments include Interim Director of Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences at University of New Orleans and Associate Professor, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. Her research interests include coastal marsh response to sea-level rise and how this is affected by human activities. She is involved in ecosystem restoration planning both in Louisiana and in California and is especially interested in working with managers and decision makers to better use science to inform restoration and management of natural systems - including the Mississippi River, the topic of her presentation at Riversymposium.
View Denise's abstract titled, 'The Mississippi Flood of 2011: Opportunity for a new approach to Management?'