Linking Science to Management: A Conference & Workshop on the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem -- October 19-22, 2010 Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuaries National Park Service NOAA UF/IFAS USGS Linking Science to Management: A Conference & Workshop on the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem

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SESSION ONE

Hatsue Bailey, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Key West, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Restoration of an Injury due to a Vessel Grounding upon Stony Coral in the Florida Keys   Poster 

Brian Barnes, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Cold Water Event of 2010] -- An Improved High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Climatology to Assess Cold Events in the Florida Keys   Poster 

Donald Behringer, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- The Florida Keys Spiny Lobster Fishery, Environmental Change, and their Interaction with Lethal Lobster Virus PaV1 

Brendan Biggs, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL [TOPIC: Cold Water Event of 2010] -- Cold Shock Event Reinforces Value of Monitoring Coral Reef Sponges 

Vanessa Brinkhuis, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, St Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Distribution and Long Term Trends of Clionid Sponges in the Florida Keys, 2001-2008 

Cesar Reinert Bulhoes de Morais, University of Miami-RSMAS, Miami, FL [TOPIC: Oceanography] -- Eddy Variability Along the Florida Keys   Poster  

James Byrne, The Nature Conservancy, Sugarloaf Key, FL [TOPIC: Cold Water Event of 2010] -- Florida Reef Resilience Program (FRRP)’s Disturbance Response Monitoring of the January 2010 Cold Water Event.

Magan Celt, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Coral Reefs: A Model for Restoration and Management   Poster  

Mark Chiappone, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Key Largo, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Where are the Diadema in the Florida Keys?   Poster  

Mark Chiappone, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Key Largo, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Population Density, Size Structure, and Condition of Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) and Elkhorn Corals (A. palmata) in the Florida Keys   Poster 

Mark Chiappone, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Key Largo, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Where are the Baby Corals? Species Composition and Density of Juvenile Scleractinian Corals Across the Florida Keys Seascape   Poster  

Michael Colella, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, St. Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Cold Water Event of 2010] -- Extreme Water Temperature Anomalies of Winter 2010 Correlate with Severe Declines in Stony Coral and Octocoral Cover on Near Shore Patch Reefs of the Florida Keys   Poster 

Whitney Crowder, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marathon, FL [TOPIC: Cold Water Event of 2010] -- The Effect of the 2010 Cold Water Event on the Middle Keys Coral Nursery   Poster   

Gabriel Delgado, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marathon, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- The Feasibility of Using Hatchery-Raised Diadema antillarum in Coral Reef Restoration: The Prickly Prologue   Poster  

Daniel Distel, Ocean Genome Legacy, Ipswich, MA [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- The Coral Reef Genomic Biorepository Archive at Ocean Genome Legacy   Poster  

Karen Earwaker, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD [TOPIC: Oceanography] -- Current Meter Reconnaissance from the Dry Tortugas National Park to Florida Key’s Long Key   Poster  

William Fitt, University of Georgia, Athens, GA [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Health of Reef Corals in the Caribbean 

Jennifer Flannery, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- A Century-Long SST Record from Montastraea faveolata from the Dry Tortugas National Park 

Dale Gawlik, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- Feasibility of Evaluating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Foraging Habitats of the Little Blue Heron in the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge 

David Gilliam, National Coral Reef Institute, Dania Beach, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Long-term Monitoring of the Northern Region of the Florida Reef Tract: a Partnership between Academia and Resource Management   Poster  

Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley, Mote Marine Laboratory, Summerland Key, [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Effects of Grazer Presence on Larval Settlement by Porites astreoides 

William Goodwin, NOAA, FKNMS, Key Largo, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Emergency Coral Restoration in the Florida Keys National Marne Sanctuary 

Katie Grablow, Coral Restoration Foundation, Tavernier, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Comparative growth and survival of Acropora cervicornis on concrete disk versus line nurseries   Poster  

Lewis J. Gramer, University of Miami, Miami, FL [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- Climatological Significance of Sea Temperature Extremes on the Florida Reef Tract in 2010   Poster  

David Hallac, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, Homestead, FL [TOPIC: Human Dimensions] -- Underwater Wonders of the National Park Service – A New Dimension 

Pamela Hallock, University of South Florida, St Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- What Do Reef-Dwelling Foraminifera Reveal About Stressors of Coral Reefs?   Poster  

Harmony Hancock, Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center, Dania Beach, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Developing a Non-Invasive Technique to Measure Coral Health 

Malcolm Hill, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Clionaids provide key insights into ecological and evolutionary forces shaping zooxanthella-symbioses in invertebrates 

Kimmaree Horvath, NOAA Hollings Scholar, Akron, OH [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- Seawater CO2 Variability of the Florida Reef Tract: An Acidification Refugia Hypothesis 

Elizabeth Johns, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL [TOPIC: Oceanography] -- Oil Spill Response Activities Conducted by NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) during summer 2010 

Alison Johnson, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marathon, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Habitat Preferences of Redband parrotfish (Sparisoma viride) and Stoplight parrotfish, (Sparisoma aurofrenatum) as determined by Fishery-Independent Visual Census Surveys in the Florida Keys.   Poster 

James Kidney, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marathon, FL [TOPIC: Oceanography] -- Long-Term Benthic Temperature Monitoring at Coral Reefs in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary 

Kristie Killam, Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex, Big Pine Key, FL [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- Status of Freshwater Resources and Future Management Implications of Sea Level Rise in the Lower Florida Keys   Poster  

Villy Kourafalou, University of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL [TOPIC: Oceanography] -- Modeling the pathways of particles related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill accident toward the Florida Keys   Poster  

Ilsa Kuffner Herzfeld, US Geological Survey, St Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- USGS Research on Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies (CREST) 

Yonggang Liu, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Oceanography] -- Water Pathways from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Site to the Florida Keys 

Caitlin Lustic, The Nature Conservancy, Sugarloaf Key, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Acropora Restoration in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands   Poster 

Kevan Main, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Effect of Light on the Growth of Four Corals Species in Land-Based Nursery Systems   Poster  

Cheryl McGill, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf Breeze, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Effects of Bleaching Stress on Wound Repair in Montastrea faveolata   Poster  

Meredith Meyers, University of Georgia, Athens, GA [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Applying a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Investigate Species Relationships in the Genus Agaricia 

Martin Moe, Mote Marine Laboratory, Islamorada, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Returning the Keystone Herbivore, Diadema antillarum, to Florida Coral Reefs   Poster  

Anne Morkill, Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex, Big Pine Key, FL [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- Changes in fish communities of ponds and lagoons of the Florida Keys 

Douglas Morrison, Dry Tortugas National Park, Homestead, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Effects of the 2004-2005 Hurricanes on Dry Tortugas National Park Coral Reefs and Seagrass Meadows   Poster   

Ken Nedimyer, Coral Restoration Foundation, Tavernier, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Producing Acropora palmata in offshore coral nurseries for reef restoration   Poster  

John Parkinson, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- High Clonality of Host and Symbionts Characterizes Florida Acropora palmata Populations

Christy Pattengill-Semmens, Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF), Key Largo, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Integrating time-series of community monitoring data

Valerie Paul, Smithsonian Institution, Fort Pierce, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Effects of Natural Products from Benthic Cyanobacteria on Coral Larvae 

Esther Peters, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Thirteen Years Of Investigating Florida Keys Reefs Through The Course “Diseases Of Corals And Other Reef Organisms”   Poster  

Richard Poore, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- A 50-Year Record of Linear Extension Rates in Montastraea faveolata, Diploria strigosa and Siderastrea siderea from the Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida 

James Porter, University of Georgia, Athens, GA [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- The 2009 White Pox Outbreak and Recovery among Elkhorn Coral in the Florida Keys 

William Precht, NOAA, FKNMS, Key Largo, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Historical Reconstruction of Population Density and Size Structure of the Echinoid Diadema antillarum on Florida Keys Shallow Bank Reefs   Poster  

William Precht, NOAA, FKNMS, Key Largo, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Seascape-Scale Approaches to Restoring Coral Reefs and the Future of Restoration in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary 

William Precht, NOAA, FKNMS, Key Largo, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- First Report of Acropora palmata from the Pleistocene Key Largo Limestone 

Lindsey Precht, Gulliver Preparatory School, Pinecrest, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Assessing Populations of the Threatened Elkhorn Coral, Acropora palmata, at Horseshoe and South Carysfort Reefs within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary 

Karsten Shein, NOAA, Asheville, NC [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- IMPACT – A Climate Assessment Resource for the Florida Keys   Poster  

Eugene Shinn, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Fifty Years of Serial Photos Depicting Coral Growth and Decline   Poster  

Anastasios Stathakopoulos, National Coral Reef Institute, Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center, Dania Beach, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Geomorphology and Paleoecology of Holocene Coral Reefs from the SE Florida Shelf   Poster  

Christy Stephenson, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Foraminifera Assemblages on Reef Rubble vs. Sediments on Conch Reef, Florida Reef Tract   Poster 

Kevin Strychar, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- Survival of the Fittest: A Comparative Assessment of Heat Stress on Montastrea cavernosa from the Florida Keys versus the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary   Poster  

Max Teplitski, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Microbial interactions on coral surfaces and their role in coral health 

Tali Vardi, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- Lessons from Jamaica? Initial Signs of Acropora palmata Recovery Using Population Matrix Modeling   Poster  

Craig Watson, UF/IFAS, Ruskin, FL [TOPIC: Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration] -- The Application and Evaluation of Land-based Aquaculture for Coral Reef Restoration Efforts 

Tom Wilmers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Big Pine Key, FL [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- Population Trend of the Great White Heron (Ardea herodias occidentalis) in the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges, 1986-2009 

Tom Wilmers, Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges, Big Pine Key, FL [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- Severe Long-term Decline in the Number of Loggerhead Nests in the Key West National Wildlife Refuge 

Tom Wilmers, Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges, Big Pine Key, FL [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- Potential Effects of Climate Change on the Imperiled Miami Blue Butterfly in Key West National Wildlife Refuge 

Kimberly Yates, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Climate Change and the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem] -- Community Calcification and Carbonate Sediment Accumulation in Florida Bay and Biscayne National Park: Keeping Up with Sea Level Rise in the Face of Climate Change 

SESSION TWO

Alejandro Acosta, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marathon, FL [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- Mutton Snapper (Lutjanus analis) Abundance Indices Based on a Fishery-Independent Visual Census Surveys from the Florida Keys, Florida.   Poster 

Elsa Alvear, Biscayne National Park, Homestead, FL [TOPIC: Human Dimensions] -- Incorporating Science into a Proposed Visitor-Focused Marine Reserve at Biscayne National Park 

Joshua Anderson, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL [TOPIC: Food Webs, Trophic Cascades, and Population Ecology] -- PaV1 Detection by the Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) and its Effect on Population Spatial Structure 

J. Antonio Baeza, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- Molecular Phylogeny of “Peppermint” Shrimps from the Genus Lysmata, an Important Group of Crustaceans for the Aquarium-Trade in Florida and the Caribbean.

Paul Barbera, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Marathon, FL [TOPIC: Connectivity and No-Take Marine Reserves] -- Finfish Movement Patterns and Habitat Use within a Marine Protected Area in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary   Poster  

Tim Bargar, U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL [TOPIC: Water Quality] -- Organic Wastewater Contaminant Levels in Canal Waters Entering Biscayne National Park and the Potential for Concordant Endocrine Disruption in the Resident Biota   Poster  

Donald Behringer, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL [TOPIC: Restoration] -- Sponge Community Restoration Research in the Everglades and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary 

Benjamin Binder, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marathon, FL [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- Estimating Fishing Intensity on Spawning Aggregation Sites by Means of Aerial Survey in the Florida Keys   Poster  

James Bohnsack, SEFSC National Marine Fisheries Service, Miami, FL [TOPIC: Connectivity and No-Take Marine Reserves] -- Impacts of the 1997 FKNMS management zones on coral reef fish populations over 10 years 

Henry Briceno, Florida International University, Miami, FL [TOPIC: Water Quality] -- Derivation of Protective Nutrient Concentration Thresholds for the FKNMS Waters   Poster  

John Brock, USGS National Center, Mail Stop 915-B, Reston, VA [TOPIC: Remote Sensing] -- Blue-green Airborne Lidar for Mapping Benthic Habitat Complexity: An Emerging Tool for Coral Reef Resource Managers 

Joan Browder, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami, FL [TOPIC: Connectivity and No-Take Marine Reserves] -- Modeling Transport as a Function of Tide and the Behavior of Pink Shrimp Postlarvae   Poster  

John Burke, NOAA, Beaufort, NC [TOPIC: Connectivity and No-Take Marine Reserves] -- Impact of the Tortugas North Ecological Reserve on the Fish Community   Poster   

Mark Chiappone, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Key Largo, FL [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- Large-scale Surveys of Lost Fishing Gear and Other Marine Debris in the Florida Keys   Poster   

Jessica Craft, Coastal Planning & Engineering, Inc., Boca Raton, FL [TOPIC: Remote Sensing] -- Benthic Habitat Mapping of the Marquesas / Quicksands Area: Management Implications and Lessons Learned   Poster 

Michelle Dancy, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marathon, FL [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- Abundance, Spatial and Recruitment Patterns of Reef Fish in the Middle Florida Keys, Florida   Poster  

Scott Donahue, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Key West, FL [TOPIC: Human Dimensions] -- Integrating the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Research Permit Database with ArcGIS to Visualize Scientific Utilization Patterns   Poster  

Crawford Drury, University of Miami, Miami, FL [TOPIC: Restoration] -- Abundance and Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) in Biscayne Bay: The Impacts of Freshwater Input 

Robert Ellis, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL [TOPIC: Food Webs, Trophic Cascades, and Population Ecology] -- Investigating the Structure of Faunal Communities Associated with Juvenile Red Grouper (Epinephelus morio) Excavations in Florida Bay 

Andy Estep, department of the interior, palmetto bay, FL [TOPIC: Remote Sensing] -- Benthic Habitat Mapping in Biscayne National Park: Use of Remote Sensing Techniques and In Situ Investigations 

Thomas Frankovich, Florida International University, Key Largo, FL [TOPIC: Restoration] -- Seasonal Patterns in Benthic Macrophytes and Water Quality Parameters in the Mangrove Lakes Region of Florida Bay 

Sarah Frias-Torres, Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Fort Pierce, FL [TOPIC: Human Dimensions] -- Social Perceptions Confronting Science in an Endangered Reef Fish 

Christina Gabriel, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL [TOPIC: Food Webs, Trophic Cascades, and Population Ecology] -- Evaluating the Role of Seagrass Beds as a Nursery Habitat and Food Source in Port Everglades, Florida   Poster  

Amber Garr, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Pierce, FL [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- Availability and Toxicity of Copper and Zinc in the Florida Keys: Implications for Queen Conch Larval Recruitment   Poster  

David Hallac, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, Homestead, FL [TOPIC: Connectivity and No-Take Marine Reserves] -- Progress Implementing the Dry Tortugas Research Natural Area Science Plan: the 3-Year Report 

Thomas Harmon, USF-St. PETERSBURG, St Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Human Dimensions] -- Anthropogenic Changes in Dove Lake (Tidal Lake) In the Upper Florida Keys over the Last 100 Years 

Kristen Hart, USGS, Davie, FL [TOPIC: Connectivity and No-Take Marine Reserves] -- Use of Protected Areas by Threatened and Endangered Marine Turtles Tagged in the Dry Tortugas 

Darrell Herbert, Florida International University, North Miami, FL [TOPIC: Water Quality] -- Phosphorus Discharge and Ecosystem Integrity: How Much is Safe?   Poster  

Walter Ingram, NOAA, NMFS, SEFSC, Pascagoula, MS [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- A Multinomial Delta-Lognormal Approach to Multi-Species Abundance Index Development 

Christopher Kelble, UM/RSMAS & NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL [TOPIC: Water Quality] -- Florida Keys Water Quality Integrated Conceptual Ecosystem sub-Model (ICEM) with Potential Indicators   Poster  

Li-Pin Lin, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX [TOPIC: Human Dimensions] -- Building a Tentative GIS Model to Predict Wetland Loss: A Case Study of Florida Keys 

Li-Pin Lin, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX [TOPIC: Human Dimensions] -- The Conservation Contribution of Ecotourism to Wetland Rehabilitation in Florida 

Stanley Locker, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Remote Sensing] -- High-Resolution Seafloor Mapping of the Dry Tortugas National Park Using Side-Scan Sonar and Swath Bathymetry   Poster  

Jeffry Marcus, C3TS, Coral Gables, FL [TOPIC: Restoration] -- Seagrass Recruitment 15 Months After Removal of the Lake Surprise Causeway   Poster  

Christopher Martens, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC [TOPIC: Water Quality] -- Cabled Observatory Measurements of Temporal Variability in Benthic Biogeochemical Processes and Water Quality on Conch Reef, Florida Keys  

Kerry Maxwell, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marathon, FL [TOPIC: Connectivity and No-Take Marine Reserves] -- Evaluation of Marine Reserves for Spiny Lobsters, Panulirus argus, Using Transect Surveys in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, USA   Poster  

Kevin McCarthy, NOAA Fisheries, Miami, FL [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- Depth distribution of commercial grouper and snapper catches off the Florida Keys 

Chris McHan, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marathon, FL [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- Assessment and Amelioration of the Impact of Lobster Traps on Coral Reef and Hardbottom Habitat in the Florida Keys   Poster  

Steven Miller, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Key Largo, FL [TOPIC: Food Webs, Trophic Cascades, and Population Ecology] -- Multiple Spatial Scale Sampling of Benthic Coral Reef Organisms in the Florida Keys   Poster   

Danielle Morley, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marathon, FL [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- Assessment of Geomorphological Characteristics and Reef Fish Utilization of Reported Reef Fish Aggregation Sites in the Florida Keys, USA   Poster  

Elizabeth Moses, SCUBAnauts International, St. Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Human Dimensions] -- SCUBAnauts International: A decade of youth education and research in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary   Poster   

Andy Northrop, Coral Restoration Foundation, Tavernier, FL [TOPIC: Human Dimensions] -- Strategy for Stewardship: Coral Restoration Foundation’s Approach to Regional Reef Management via Volunteerism and Community-based Stewardship Programs   Poster  

Matt Patterson, National Park Service, Palmetto Bay, FL [TOPIC: Human Dimensions] -- Counters and Killers - The National Park Service’s South Florida/Caribbean Inventory and Monitoring activities in the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem 

Felicia Orah Rein, Watershed Solutions, Inc., Boca Raton, FL [TOPIC: Water Quality] -- Protecting Everglades Resources: Conserving Water Quality   Poster  

Reza Savabi, USDA-ARS, Tifton, GA [TOPIC: Water Quality] -- Hydro-physical Characteristics of Selected Media Used for Containerized Agriculture Systems in South Florida 

Eugene Shinn, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Remote Sensing] -- Benthic Habitats of the Florida Keys and Reef Tract 

Manoj Shivlani, NTVI, Miami, FL [TOPIC: Human Dimensions] -- A 10-Year Replication Study of the Florida Keys Commercial Fishing Industry, Dive Operations, and Selected Environmental Groups on Their Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions (KAP) on the Effectiveness of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) Management 

Steven Smith, Univ. of Miami RSMAS, Miami, FL [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- Multispecies Survey Design for Assessing Reef-Fish Stocks, Spatially-Explicit Management Performance, and Ecosystem Condition   Poster  

Marie-Agnès Tellier, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marathon, FL [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- Nearshore Hard-bottom, a Critical Habitat for Juvenile Fish in the Florida Keys   Poster  

Eric D. Thosteson, Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Fort Pierce, FL [TOPIC: Water Quality] -- Marine Water Quality Monitoring with the ORCA Kilroy Network   Poster   

Robert Waara, South Florida/Caribbean I&M Network, Palmetto Bay, FL [TOPIC: Remote Sensing] -- The New and Improved Dry Tortugas National Park 2010 Benthic Habitat Map  

Brian Walker, Nova SE University, Dania Beach, FL [TOPIC: Remote Sensing] -- Accuracy Assessment and Monitoring for NOAA Florida Keys Mapping   Poster    

Christine Ward-Paige, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NE [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- Relative Success of Management in Florida for the Preservation of Shark Populations 

Craig Watson, UF/IFAS, Ruskin, FL [TOPIC: Exploited Species] -- Florida Marine Ornamental Pathway Risk Analysis 

Samantha Whitcraft, University of Miami, Miami, FL [TOPIC: Connectivity and No-Take Marine Reserves] -- Larval Fishes, Connectivity, and Management: A Mesoamerican Reef Case Study 

Nick Whitney, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL [TOPIC: Connectivity and No-Take Marine Reserves] -- Fine-Scale Aspects of Shark Behavior Revealed by Animal-Borne Accelerometers

Dave Zawada, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, FL [TOPIC: Remote Sensing] -- A High-Resolution, Digital-Imaging System for Rapid Benthic Surveys 

Tracy Ziegler, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, Key Largo, FL [TOPIC: Human Dimensions] -- Management Plan for the Introduced Indo-Pacific Lionfishes (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) in Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, Florida 

Patrick Zuloaga, Tetra Tech EC, Stuart, FL [TOPIC: Restoration] -- Seagrass Restoration in Everglades National Park 

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