Special Session 9: Restoration of Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq
Organized by: CJ Richardson and BG Warner
Tuesday, August 9, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Exhibit Hall 210a-e, Level 2, Palais des congrès de Montréal
1:30 PM: Richardson , Curtis *,1, 1 Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, Ecological assessment of the restoration status of the Mesopotamian Marshes Of Iraq.
1:50 PM: Alwash, Azzam*,1, Cattarossi, Andrea*,2, 1 The Iraq Foundation, Baghdad, Iraq2 Via Pana 56/A, Noventa Padovana (PD), Italy, Hydrological potential for the restoration of the marshes of southern Iraq.
2:10 PM: Sameer, Sama*,1, Douabul, Ali*,1, Abaychi, Jamal*,1, Alwash, Azzam*,1, 1 The Iraq Foundation, Baghdad, Iraq, Sediment and soil characteristics of the Abu-Zirig and Kurmashia Marshes, Central Marshes, Iraq.
2:30 PM: Hussain, Najah *,1, Al-Essa, S.*,1, Abed, J.*,1, Souad, H.*,1, Jassim, A.*,1, Al-Shamei, H.*,1, 1 College of Science and College of Agriculture, Basrah, Iraq, The restoration status of the biota in marshes in southern Iraq with an emphasis on fish communities.
2:50 PM: Hassan, Fikrat*,1, Al-Saadi, H.*,2, Al-Arajy, M.*,2, Al-Mousawi, H.*,2, 1 Department of Biology, Hilla, Iraq2 Department of Biology, Baghdad, Iraq, Nutrient uptake and consumption by a mixed phytoplankton population in Al-Hammar Marsh, southern Iraq.
3:10 PM: Salim, Mudhafar*,1, Porter, Richard*,2, Rubec, Clayton*,3, 1 Iraq Nature Conservation Society, Baghdad, Iraq2 Birdlife International, Cambridge CB3 ONA, U.K.3 Environment Canada and University of Waterloo, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Birds of the Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq.
3:30 PM: Hussain, T.*,1, Al-Ani, A.*,2, Nedawi, I.*,3, 1 Marsh Research Centre, Thee Kar, Iraq2 Ministry of Agriculture, Baghdad, Iraq3 College of Agriculture, Basra, Iraq, Effect of tillage and nitrogen fertilizer on some physical properties of marsh soils and on yields of rice and corn.
3:50 PM: Al-Hilli, Majeed*,1, Warner, Barry2, Asada, Taro2, 1 Biotechnology Department, Baghdad, Iraq2 Wetlands Research Group, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Historical vegetation of the Al-Ahwar Marshes of Iraq.
4:10 PM: Al-Saadi, Hussain*,1, Hassan, Fikrat*,2, Alkam, Foad*,3, 1 Department of Biology, Baghdad, Iraq2 Department of Biology, Hilla, Iraq3 Department of Biology, Dewania, Iraq, Seasonal variations of phytoplankton and related nutrients in Sawa Lake, Iraq.
4:30 PM: Hussein, Sadek*,1, 1 Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Basrah, Iraq, Aquatic ecology and pollution of waters in the southern marshes and Shatt al-Arab, Iraq.
4:45 PM: Farhan, Ali*,1, 1 Development Alternatives Inc., Bethesda, MD, USA, The role of hydrology in marsh restoration in southern Iraq.
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