The Society of Wetland Scientists Asia Chapter officially became a chapter in June of 2005.
The chapter geographically includes the countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, East Timor, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Middle East Countries, Japan, Turkey, Taiwan, South Korea, Mongolia, North Korea and Russia.
Wetland Specialists or Scientists who are working on various fields involving wetlands who are not yet members of SWS, please contact Chapter President, Wei-Ta Fang.
To learn more about the Asia Chapter activities and history, please click here.
Frank Paolo Jay Albarico
Frank Paolo Jay B. Albarico is a Faculty Member of the College of Fisheries and Allied Sciences, Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology, Philippines, where he teaches various fisheries and marine science-related subjects such as in Fisheries Management, Fisheries Laws, Ichthyology, and Microbiology. He is also affiliated with the Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and the Department of Marine Environmental Engineering of the National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan as a PhD Fellow. Mr. Albarico has almost a decade of research and wetlands management experience. He has been working in mangrove diversity, ecology, and management. He is among the few scientists to study the taxonomy and ecology of mud lobsters (a mangrove resident) in the Philippines. Recently, he has been involved in estuarine and coastal pollution and assessments and plankton biogeochemistry research in southern Taiwan. His research involves environmental and anthropogenic impacts on plankton and the trophic transfer of persistent pollutants at higher trophic levels. His research integrates the relationship between environmental, ecological processes, and community dynamics on the fate and transfer of contaminants.
Dr. Sah is Research Associate Professor, and his research focuses on ecosystem processes and their management implications in the seasonal wetlands in Everglades, coastal wetlands of the Southeast Saline Everglades, and the tropical and sub-tropical upland forests of the Miami Rock Ridge and adjacent islands in South Florida.
Dr. Sah’s expertise is in studying vegetation-environment relationships and effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on pattern and processes in various types of plant communities, including upland forests and floodplains, wet prairies, marshes and other seasonal wetlands.
His research approach includes the use of multivariate statistical techniques to interpret relationships among vegetation and environmental variables in large data sets, spatial integration of the analytical results via extensive GIS databases, and system dynamics modeling. He is also involved in inter-disciplinary research on socio-economic issues, conservation, and natural resource management in Nepal.
Ashikur Rahman Shome
Ashikur Rahman Shome is an aspiring wildlife ecologist, working in the field of wildlife research and biodiversity conservation in Bangladesh. He is currently working in wetland wildlife conservation, urban wildlife conservation, and conservation of wildlife in the Ganges floodplain of Bangladesh. As a wildlife ecologist, he works in the Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) Bangladesh.
2018 SWS - Asia Chapter and China Chapter Joint Meeting: Wetlands and Ecological Civilization
August 17 - 21, 2018
Comprehensive Building, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Changchun, P. R. China
The scientific program of the forum reflects the many recent advances and breakthroughs in wetland science as well as the challenges that we face in a changing world. The forum will provide a good opportunity for participants to exchange ideas, establish collaborations and make new friends in Asia. Learn more. Questions? Contact Ming Jiang at email@example.com.
International Symposium on Wetlands Environmental Management
December 8-10, 2017
Lambung Mangkurat University (ULM)
The conference provided an international platform for the presentation of recent research findings and views on restoration effort and the exchange of ideas between environmental scientists and engineers, policymakers, industrialists, entrepreneurs and research students who share a common interest in restoring wetlands. Learn more.
September 17 - 18, 2016
Taipei EXPO Park Farmers Market
2016 International Wetlands Conference in Taiwan
September 13 - 14, 2016
Multifunctional Auditorium, 6F
Taipei New Horizon