The Wetland Foundation®

                    ....enhancing education and research

Last Updated:

May 13, 2015

July-August 2013: Karen and Irv gave presentations at the International Forum on Wetlands in Changchun, China and toured wetlands in the Xing Kai Lake region.  See video highlighting some of the activities below:

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The Wetland Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to fostering wetland education and research, particularly in coastal marshes and mangrove forests.


Our mission is to enhance wetland education and research by providing travel grants to students of wetland science to attend conferences and field courses and to conduct field research.


Through our grants, we hope to encourage students and others to learn more about wetlands and wetland science.

December 2012: Karen and Irv participated in a workshop, Mangroves of Tomorrow, held in Noumea, New Caledonia, and field excursions to local mangrove forests. See video:

July 2012: Karen and Irv gave invited presentations at the Meeting on Mangrove Ecology, Functioning and Management held in Galle, Sri Lanka and participated in a post-conference workshop. See video:

May 2014: Karen and Irv attended the Joint Aquatic Sciences meeting in Portland and met three 2014 Award recipients who gave papers.  See Wetland Log for photos.

February 2015: Karen and Irv attended the Mangrove-Salt Marsh Network Conference in Wollongong, Australia. Karen gave a keynote on “Communication Tools and Strategies for the 21st Century Scientist”.

April 2015: Karen and Irv jointly presented the Paul W. Kirk Memorial Lecture at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Their lecture was entitled, “Coastal Wetlands and Sea-Level Rise: What Have We Learned?”

February 2015: Karen was one of 12 speakers at TEDxLSU. Her talk, featured on TEDx Talks YouTube Channel was on sea-level rise and coastal resilience.