James Cook University scientist George Lukacs has been elected President-Elect of the Society of Wetland Scientists, an international organisation of about 4000 members dedicated to fostering sound wetland science, education, and management.


Mr Lukacs will hold the position for 12 months before taking over as President – the first person from outside North America to head the organisation.


The Society which was founded more than 30 years ago in the USA, and publishes the academic journal Wetlands, certifies professional wetland scientists and brings together those with an interest in wetlands and wetland science.