Executive Committee

Nick Aumen, Conference Chair
US Geological Survey
Davie, FL

K. Ramesh Reddy, Conference Co-Chair
University of Florida/IFAS
Gainesville, FL

Terrie Bates
South Florida Water Management District
West Palm Beach, FL

James Erskine
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
West Palm Beach, FL

Shannon Estenoz
US Department of Interior
Davie, FL

Evelyn Gaiser
Florida International University
Miami, FL

Matt Harwell
Environmental Protection Agency
Gulf Breeze, FL

Bob Johnson
Everglades National Park
Homestead, FL

Colin Polsky
Florida Atlantic University
Davie, FL

Pedro Ramos
Everglades National Park
Homestead, FL

Tom Van Lent
Everglades Foundation
Palmetto Bay, FL

Larry Williams
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Vero Beach, FL

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