Speaker Presentations

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  Monday, April 17, 2017
9am Workshop Attendee Arrival and Registration [Conference Center Wing]
10:00am-5:00pm Optional Pre-Conference Workshops
Water, Energy and Carbon Cycling Within the Greater Everglades Ecosystem [Ibis]
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Enhancing Engagement: Skills & Strategies to Involve Stakeholders in Everglades Restoration Efforts
[Sandpiper]
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4pm - 7pm Main Conference Registration Open
4:00pm-7:00pm Exhibiting Sponsors and Poster Session One Presenters Install Displays
(Poster Session One presenters will remove displays on Wednesday during the 10:00am-10:20am refreshment break.
Poster Session Two presenters will install displays on Wednesday during the 12noon-1:20pm lunch break.)
5:00pm - 7:00pm Informal Networking Social on Breeze's Terrace
(Please plan to arrive in time to join us!)
 
  Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7:30am-5:00pm Conference Registration Open
7:30am-8:30am Morning Refreshments in Poster & Sponsor Display Area
8:30am-10:00am Opening Plenary Session: Bridging Science to Management in Large-scale Ecosystem Restoration Programs
[Great Cypress & Royal Poinciana]

Opening Remarks - Conference Chair
Nick Aumen,
Regional Science Advisor - South Florida, US Geological Survey, Davie, FL
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Welcome and Introductions
Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources,
University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
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Presenters
Mike Chotkowski, San Francisco Bay-Delta Science Coordinator, US Geological Survey, Sacramento, CA
"Cultivating Reproducible Science and Social Capital in Major Science Enterprises"
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Stephen Brandt, Professor, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
“Ecosystem Forecasting: Bridging Science to Management”
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10:00am-10:20am AM Refreshment Break in Poster & Sponsor Display Area
  Concurrent Sessions – 10:20am - 12:00noon
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5
Great Cypress Royal Poinciana Ibis Egret Sandpiper
The Utility of Strategic Communication to the GEER Community of Practice Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas: Understanding the Flow-Way Black Box - Part I Tools in Support of Restoration and Invasive Species Science and Management Controls on Wildlife Population Dynamics Applying Innovative Modeling Approaches to Protect and Restore the Greater Everglades
10:20am Matt Harwell Delia Ivanoff Joel Trexler Rolando Santos Donald DeAngelis
Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview
10:30am Matt Harwell
The Science of Strategic Communication
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Delia Ivanoff
Current State of the Stormwater Treatment Areas
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David Lagomasino
Stick in the Mud: Mangrove Loss in South Florida 

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Simona Picardi
Tracking Large-Scale Movements of Wood Stork in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem 
William Harford
Forecasting Inshore Red Tide Blooms Using Recent Past Offshore Conditions on the West Florida Shelf
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10:45am Stephanie Johnson
Strategic Communication of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Everglades Studies and Beyond
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Rupesh Bhomia
Nutrient Storages in the Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas
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Hannah Cooper
Fusing LiDAR with RTK GPS Using Random Forest Regression Shows Promising for DEMs of Mangrove and Sawgrass Soil Heights in Florida’s Coastal Everglades 

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Michelle Petersen
Effect of Water-Level Fluctuations on Resource Selection of Wading Birds

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Steven Bartell
Application of the Comprehensive Aquatic System Model (CASM) in Support of Ecosystem Restoration
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11:00am Todd Hopkins
Using Strategic Communication to Advance the Mission of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
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Mike Jerauld
Phosphorus Flux in the Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas
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Daina Stoutenburg
A New Eye in the Sky: A Case Study on 3D Modeling Everglades Restoration Projects With Drone Imagery

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Dale Gawlik
Evolving Views of Food-Limitation in Wading Birds: Differing Implications of Prey and Foraging Habitat Availability
Simeon Yurek
Simulating a Classic Study of Prey Concentration in the Everglades in Support of Long Term Decision Strategy
11:15am Patti Gorman
Strategic Communication of REstoration COordination VERification (RECOVER) Science for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program
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Serge Thomas
Settling and Entrainment Properties of Stormwater Treatment Area Particulates
DeEtta Mills
“Agri-Dogs”: Using Canines for Earlier Detection of Laurel Wilt Disease Affecting Avocado Trees (Persea Americana) in South Florida

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Jason Bosley
Long-Term Changes in Territory Use: A Markovian Approach to Modeling Bald Eagle Dynamics in Florida Bay

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Bo Zhang
Simulating the Impact of Biological Control on an Invasive Plant by Using an Individual Based Model (JABOWA)
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11:30am Shannon Estenoz
Strategic Communication at the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
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Manuel Zamorano
Historical Performance of the STA-3/4 Periphyton-based Stormwater Treatment Area
Rebekah Wallace
Citizen Science and IveGot1 
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Rolando Santos
Integration of Fishery-Dependent Data and Local-Ecological Knowledge to Characterize Bonefish Albula Vulpes Population Trends in Florida Bay
Eric Swain
Numerical Model for Short-Term Forecasting of Everglades Hydrology Using a Current Conditions Water-Level Network 

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11:45am Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion
12noon-1:20pm Lunch Buffet Provided
  Concurrent Sessions – 1:20pm - 3:00pm
Session 6 Session 7 Session 8 Session 9 Session 10
Great Cypress Royal Poinciana Ibis Egret Sandpiper
Status, Causes, and Consequences of Ongoing, Large-Scale Seagrass Die-off in Florida Bay Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas: Understanding the Flow-Way Black Box - Part II Plant Communities: Ecology and Management Habitat Links to Wildlife Ecology Biocontrol of Weeds in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, Part 1
1:20pm Amanda McDonald Delia Ivanoff Sue Newman Mark Cook LeRoy Rodgers
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Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview
1:30pm James Fourqurean
Dieoff Déjà Vu – The Late 1980’s Seagrass Dieoff in Florida Bay Looked Eerily Similar to Current Events
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Odi Villapando
Water Quality Along Inflow to Outflow Gradient of the Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas
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Junbin Zhao
Photosynthetic Activity of C3 and C4 Graminoids in Response to Water Table Change in a Short-Hydroperiod Wetland of the Florida Everglades 

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Emilie Kohler
Prey Selection by the Little Blue Heron (Egretta Caerulea) in Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge 

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Carey Minteer
Determining the Feasibility of Biological Control of a Weed Target
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1:45pm Christopher Kavanagh
Florida Bay 2015 Seagrass Die-Off: Extent and Characteristics
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Kanika Inglett
Microbial Dynamics in the Stormwater Treatment Areas
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Helen Hammond
Survey for Lygodium Microphyllum and Other Invasive Exotic Species on Tree Islands in Water Conservation Area 3

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Edwin Everham
Anurans as Indicators of Landscape Change in Southwest Florida
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Rosalind James
USDA-ARS National Program Overview of Biocontrol of Weeds
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2:00pm Margaret Hall
Long-Term Changes in Florida Bay Seagrass Communities: Tales of Resilience and Vulnerability
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Jill King
Role of Vegetation on Phosphorus Reduction in the Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas
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Michael Manna
Honing the Blade of Active Marsh Improvement: Is Sequence Important for Controlling Cattail for Rehabilitation of Ridges and Sloughs?

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Jennifer Nestler
Assessing Habitat Use in the American Crocodile (Crocodylus Acutus), a Threatened Species in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem
Greg Wheeler
Biocontrol of Weeds in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem: Process, Challenges and Paths Forward
2:15pm Paul Carlson
Physical, Chemical, and Biological Processes Cause Seagrass Mortality in Florida Bay
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Kevin Grace
Effect of Limerock Substrates on the STA Water Quality and Vegetation Characteristics
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Michael Duever
Considerations for Controlling Willow Invasions of Marshes

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Jenna May
The Effects of Colony Structure and Nest Position on the Nesting Success of Wading Birds 

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Bob Tichenor
Why Has it Taken So Long to Permit New Weed Biocontrol Agents?
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2:30pm Christopher Kelble
Seeing the Forest through the Dead Seagrass: Response of Florida Bay Fish Species to Seagrass Dieoffs, Salinity, and Other Environmental Factors

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Stefan Gerber
Data Integration and Synthesis Framework for Understanding the Phosphorus Cycling and Reduction Mechanisms in STA Flow-ways
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Donny Smoak
Will Future Soil Accretion in the Mangrove Forest Keep Up with Sea Level Rise?
Mark Cook
Investigating Active Marsh Improvement Approaches for Restoring Water Bird Habitat in the P-Enriched Everglades
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Eric Rohrig
Interagency Coordination for the Mass Production and Distribution of Biological Control Agents
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2:45pm Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion
3:00pm-3:20pm PM Refreshment Break in Poster & Sponsor Display Area
  Concurrent Sessions – 3:20pm - 5:00pm
Session 11 Session 12 Session 13 Session 14 Session 15
Great Cypress Royal Poinciana Ibis Egret Sandpiper
Water Storage in Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas: Understanding the Flow-Way Black Box - Part III Modeling for Everglades Restoration Wildlife Diet and Stress Biocontrol of Weeds in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, Part 2
3:20pm Thomas Van Lent Rupesh Bhomia Fahmida Khatun
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Betsy Evans LeRoy Rodgers
Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview
3:30pm Wendy Graham
Options to Reduce High Volume Freshwater Flows to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Move More Water from Lake Okeechobee to the Southern Everglades
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Larry Fink
An Analysis, Integration and Synthesis for Enhancing Nutrient Removal by Stormwater Treatment Areas for Everglades Restoration
Jaime Graulau-Santiago 
Modeling of the PSRP South West Flood Protection Features in the Gridded Surface Subsurface Hydrologic Analysis Tool
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Ashley Jackson
Diet Shift of Egrets in Response to Environmental Change 

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Ellen Lake
Confirming Safety: Ecological Host-range and Monitoring for Spillover in Weed Biological Control
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3:45pm Rajendra Paudel
A Comparison of the Benefits of Northern and Southern Everglades Storage
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William Gao
Stormwater Treatment Area Performance Prediction using Artificial Neural Networks
Michael Brown
Use of a Natural System Regional Simulation Model in Restoration Project Planning
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Mathew Denton
Stable Isotope Ecology of American Alligators within the Greater Everglades
Melissa Smith
Biotic Resistance in Weed Biological Control
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4:00pm Christopher McVoy
Water Storage and Everglades Restoration
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Kristin Vaughan
Evaluation of Inundation Depth and Duration Threshold for Cattail Sustainability – In Situ Study
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Fahmida Khatun
Evaluation of Options for Sending More Water to Florida Bay via Taylor Slough Using Regional Simulation Model for the Everglades and Lower East Coast
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Marisa Martinez
Prey Availability of Wading Birds in Intertidal Systems

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Phil Tipping
Indirect Effects – Food Webs in Biological Control
4:15pm Sanjay Shukla
Water Storage and Treatment Services from Agricultural Lands in the Northern Everglades
Wasantha Lal
Mapping Vegetation Properties and Flow Patterns in Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) Using Wave Tests

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Kiren Bahm
Effects of Restoration Alternatives on Stages and Flows in the Southern Everglades, Using the Mike Marsh Model of Everglades National Park (M3ENP) 
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Michiko Squires
Responses of American Crocodiles to Environmental Conditions at a Power Plant Site in Southern Florida 
Lyn Gettys
Integrated Weed Control
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4:30pm Q&A - Discussion Forrest Dierberg
Soil Accrual and Phosphorus Retention in a Flow-Way Dominated By Submerged Aquatic Vegetation within an Everglades Treatment Area: A Longitudinal Study 
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Christopher Buzzelli 
Predicting the Responses of Seagrass and Oyster Habitats to Changes in Water Management
Betsy Evans
Dietary Flexibility of Wood Storks in Response to Human-Induced Landscape Change in South Florida

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Min Rayamajhi
Ecosystem Recovery Following Implementation of Weed Biological Controls; Melaleuca quinquenervia
4:45pm Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion
5:00pm-7:15pm Poster Session One & Networking Reception
(To allow for greater interaction and ease of discussion, presenters at ODD numbered boards are asked to stand at their posters from 5:30-6:15pm. There will be a break for poster presenters to switch and a prize drawing from 6:15-6:30pm. Presenters at EVEN numbered boards are asked to stand at their posters from 6:30-7:15pm.)
 
  Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7:30am-5:00pm Conference Registration Open
7:30am-8:30am Morning Refreshments in Poster & Sponsor Display Area
8:30am-10:00am Plenary Session:
Design, Innovation, and Governance (DIG): Solutions for Everglades Restoration
[Great Cypress & Royal Poinciana]

Session Organizers:
Fred Sklar,
Director and Section Administrator, Everglades Systems Assessment Section, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL –and– Nick Aumen, Regional Science Advisor – South Florida, United States Geological Survey; GEER 2017 Chair
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“Sustainability” Dan Childers, Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
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“Keeping it Real” Stephanie Johnson, Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
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"The Allegory of the Patient"Fred Sklar, Director and Section Administrator, Everglades Systems Assessment (ESA) Section, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL
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“Bird Brains” Peter Frederick, Research Professor, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
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“The Value of Citizen Science” Jennifer Rehage, Assistant Professor, Florida International University, Miami, FL
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“Resource Governance”The Honorable Robert "Bob" Graham, former Florida Governor and
United States Senator, Miami Lakes, FL
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10:00am-10:20am AM Refreshment Break in Poster & Sponsor Display Area
(ATTENTION Poster Session One Presenters: Please remove your poster during this refreshment break.)
  Concurrent Sessions – 10:20am - 12:00noon
Session 16 Session 17 Session 18 Session 19 Session 20
Great Cypress Royal Poinciana Ibis Egret Sandpiper
Everglades REMAP 2014: Landscape Findings for Mercury, Sulfur, Nutrients, and Vegetation Ecological Resilience and Regime Shifts: Evidence for Human and Climate Impacts on Coastal Ecosystems RECOVER Five-Year Plan Ecology, Climate and Restoration Along the Southern Everglades' Boundary Genetic Tools and Environmental DNA (eDNA) Surveillance to Inform Invasive Species Management
10:20am Peter Kalla & Dan Scheidt Anna Wachnicka April Patterson
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Amanda McDonald Margaret Hunter
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Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview
10:30am Jennifer Richards
The Landscape Context for REMAP IV: Plant Community Distribution and Cover Derived from Vegetation Mapped with WorldView2 Satellite Data
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Anna Wachnicka
Detecting Signs of Impending Large-Scale Ecological Regime Shifts in South Florida Estuaries Through the Lens of Paleoecology
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Glenn Landers
New Climate Change Information for Consideration in Enhancing Everglades Restoration Climate Preparedness and Resilience
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Tom Frankovich
Light Attenuation in Estuarine Mangrove Lakes 

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Sophia Orzechowski
Are Burmese Pythons Attracted to Tree Islands with Wading Bird Colonies? Using eDNA to Determine Occupancy Rates of Pythons at Wading Bird Breeding Sites in the Everglades
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10:45am Leonard Scinto
Spatial Distribution in Everglades Nutrient Budgets and Their Effects on Biogeochemical Processes

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Debra Willard
Long-term Patterns of Coastal Response to Changing Land Use and Climate: Examples from the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains

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David Rudnick
Integration and Refinement of Everglades Science: New Conceptual Models and Analysis of Ecological Vulnerability
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Peter Frezza
Response of the Sav Community in the Coastal Mangrove Zone of Florida Bay to Record Rainfall and Increased Freshwater Flow

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Joshua Finn
Environmental DNA (eDNA) and Environmental RNA (eRNA) Markers for Invasive Species Detection 
11:00am Guangliang Liu
Distribution of Mercury Species in the Everglades: A Geochemical Perspective and Implications on Mercury Bioaccumulation
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Lynn Wingard
Centennial to Millennial Scale Perspective on the Role of Salinity in Ecological Regime Shifts in South Florida's Estuarine Ecosystems
Andy LoSchiavo
Targeted Adaptive Management to Inform CERP Progress
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Michelle Robinson
Unique Hydrologic Events during the 2015-16 Hydrologic Year Provide Further Incite into the Effectiveness of the C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project

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Edgardo Diaz-Ferguson
Molecular Characterization of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Fish Community
11:15am Yong Cai
Decadal Variations of Mercury in Mosquitofish in the Everglades and Relation to Changes in Atmospheric Hg Deposition and Ecosystem Alteration
Michael Savarese
Shifting Baselines in Southwest Florida's Oyster Populations: The Effects of Overharvesting by Native Americans and the Implications for Future Management and Restoration of Oyster Reefs
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Gretchen Ehlinger
RECOVER’s Role in CERP Implementation
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Michael Kline
Effects of a US-1 Mitigation Effort on Hydrologic Conditions and SAV Abundance 

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Jared Wood
Insights into the Introduction Histories of the Nile Monitor (Varanus Niloticus) and Argentine Black-and-White Tegu (Salvator Merianae) in Florida via Next Generation Sequencing and Population Genetic Analysis
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11:30am Peter Kalla
Everglades R-EMAP Phase IV 2014: Implications for Mercury Methylation and Bioaccumulation
Laurel Collins
Historical Perspective on the Ecosystem Health of Florida Bay - A Foraminiferal Proxy for Seagrass Abundance
Agnes McLean
Integration and Refinement of Everglades Science: A Relook at CERP Interim Goals and Targets 

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Meijing Zhang
Investigate Spatial Differences in Flooding Risk Associate with Rainfall and Canal Water Stage in the C-111 Agricultural Basin 

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Kelly Williams
Finding NiMo: eDNA Detection of Nile Monitors (Varanus Niloticus) 
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11:45am Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion
12noon-1:20pm Lunch Buffet Provided
(ATTENTION Poster Session Two Presenters: Please install your poster during this lunch break.)
  Concurrent Sessions – 1:20pm - 3:00pm
Session 21 Session 22 Session 23 Session 24 Session 25
Great Cypress Royal Poinciana Ibis Egret Sandpiper
Periphyton Responses to Water Flow and Nutrient Loading and Implications for Everglades Restoration Groundwater Discharge Along Coasts Evaluation of Factors Influencing Methylmercury Accumulation in South Florida Marshes Ecological Response to Changing Stressors in Everglades Estuaries Landscape Perspectives from the Central Everglades; 14th Annual A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR Science Workshop
1:20pm Luca Marazzi
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Rene Price Forrest Dierberg &
Paul Julian

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Andre Daniels Steven Henry
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Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview
1:30pm Barry Rosen
Why the Primary Producers (Algae and Cyanobacteria) are the Key Early Responders to Nutrient and Water Flow Changes in the Everglades
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Rene Price
Significance of Groundwater Discharge to Coastal Zones

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Binhe Gu
High Biotic Mercury in South Florida Wetlands: Fish Trophic Position and Wading Bird Redistribution
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Christian Avila
A Review of Seagrass Losses and Algal Blooms in Biscayne Bay

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Rebekah Gibble
Unique Role of the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in the Greater Everglades Landscape
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1:45pm Sue Newman
Effects of Increased Flow and Associated Phosphorus Loads on Microbial Responses
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Hilary Flower
Rapid and Intense Phosphate Desorption Kinetics When Saltwater Intrudes into Carbonate Rock

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Paul Julian
Limiting Factors in Mercury Methylation Hotspot Development: The Tangled Web
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Galia Varona
Development, Persistence, and Impacts of a Decade Long Macroalgal Bloom in Biscayne Bay

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Yong-shan Wan
Hydrologic Drivers of Ecological Processes in the Central Everglades
2:00pm Evelyn Gaiser
Water Quality Implications of Hydrologic Restoration Alternatives in the Florida Everglades, USA: A Periphyton Perspective
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Christopher Smith
The Role of Tides in Groundwater-Surface Water Exchange in the Shark River, Florida Coastal Everglades, Florida
Curtis Pollman
Biogeochemical Variables Driving Temporal Dynamics and Spatial Variability in Mercury Bioaccumulation in Gambusia in the Everglades - A Model Analysis Using R-EMAP
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Lauren Kircher
Changes in Salinity in the St. Lucie Estuary and Implication for Snook Movement Patterns

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Donatto Surratt
Development of a Simple Vegetation Index to Monitor Habitat Impacts
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2:15pm Erik Tate-Boldt
The Influence of Altered Flow Regimes on Aquatic Ecosystem Metabolism in an Everglades Marsh
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Shimelis Dessu
Taylor Slough Groundwater Discharge Simulation Using Sutra
Tom DeBusk
I
nvestigation of Factors that Contribute to Variations in Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) Mercury Concentrations in Water Conservation Area 2A
Amanda Kahn Dickens
St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon: Examining Seagrass Species Composition Coupled with Flow Rates and Salinity
Andrew Eastwick
Invasive Exotic Species in the Northern Everglades: A Regional Perspective
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2:30pm Sarah Bornhoeft
Influence of an Experimental Sheet Flow Regime on Aquatic Food Webs of the Central Everglades
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Joshua Allen
Hydrochemical Conditions of Two Estuarine Mangrove Lake Drainage Systems in the Everglades
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Andrew Ogram
Phylogenetic Distribution of Mercury Methylators in the Water Conservation Areas
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Andre Daniels
Hypersalinity Impacts on Seagrass and Molluscan Communities in Western Florida Bay

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Steve Traxler
Role of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) in Everglades Restoration
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2:45pm Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion
3:00pm-3:20pm PM Refreshment Break in Poster & Sponsor Display Area
  Concurrent Sessions – 3:20pm - 5:00pm
Session 26 Session 27 Session 28 Session 29 Session 30
Great Cypress Royal Poinciana Ibis Egret Sandpiper
Invasive Species in the Restoration Context Freshwater-Estuarine Gradients in Biogeochemistry Hydrologic and Ecological Forecasting in Support of Natural Resource Planning Assessing Ecosystem Response to Restoration and Water Management Snail Kites & Apple Snails
3:20pm Jon Lane John Kominoski James Beerens Michael Simmons Stephanie Romañach &
Paul Gray
Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview
3:30pm Robert McCleery
Burmese Pythons and Urbanization Shape the Meso-Mammal Community Across the Everglades
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Colin Saunders
Flow Impacts on P and Organic Matter Cycling in the Ridge and Slough: Lessons from Landscape Budgets in the Decomp Physical Model and Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park
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Leonard Pearlstine
Revisiting Everglades Species Ecological Models for Planning and Assessment
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Gregory Sonnier
Assessing the Success of Hydrological Restoration in Two Conservation Easements within the Headwaters of the Everglades
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Kenneth Meyer
Movements of Snail Kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis) Tracked by Satellite, 2007-2016: Habitat Associations, Multiple Residence Areas, and Sustainable Management of a Range-Wide Habitat Network
3:45pm Jeffrey Kline
Expansion and Dominance of Non-Native Fish Populations Across Everglades National Park
Greg Starr
Seasonal Patterns in Energy Partitioning of Everglades Freshwater Marshes  
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James Beerens
The Sensitivity of Everglades Species Model Predictions Across Near-Term Depth Forecasts
Jennifer Chastant
Preserving the South Florida Ecosystem Mosaic: Palm Beach County Natural Areas with Emphasis on Acreage Pines Natural Area
Robert Fletcher
Consequences of Hydrology for Reproduction by Snail Kites: A 20-Year Investigation
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4:00pm Joel Trexler
Non-Native Fish and Everglades Restoration: An Unexpected Challenge to Restoring An Iconic Ecosystem
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Lu Zhai
Application of a Dual-Isotope Model in the Shark River Slough Watershed: Separating Increases in Salinity Due to Saltwater Intrusion from that Due to Evaporation
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Joseph Long
An Operational Forecast Model for Coastal Water Levels
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Sean Sculley
Response to the WCA-3A High Water Emergency February – May 2016
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Ellen Robertson
A Conservation Genetic Assessment of the Florida Snail Kite
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4:15pm Marsha Ward
Tree Island Restoration in the Florida Everglades: Reversing the Exotic Plant Invasion
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Rudolf Jaffé
Tracers of Organic Matter Transport in Flowing Everglades Wetlands, from Marsh to Estuary
Mark McKelvy
Designing a Software Framework for Hydrologic Forecasts and Modeling Species Responses 
Shawn Clem
Recent Hydrologic Change in a Rainfall-Driven Western Everglades Swamp

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Brent Bachelder 
Enhance It and They Will Come - Everglade Snail Kite Utilization of Habitat Management Areas on Lake Okeechobee 
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4:30pm Michael Rochford
Relationships Between Invasive Wildlife and Ecosystem Restoration in the Florida Everglades 

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John Kominoski
Shifting Long-term Biogeochemical Baselines: Enhanced Marine Connectivity Increases Nutrient Availability in Coastal Wetland Ecosystems
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Stephanie Romañach
Managing Multiple Species with Conflicting Needs in the Everglades
Bob Sobczak
WERP: How an Obsolete Levee and an Abandoned Jetport Hold the Key to a Rain-Driven Swamp

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Jennifer Bernatis 
Occurrence of Apple Snails Beyond the Shallow Marsh
4:45pm Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion
5:00pm Evening On Own
 
  Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30am-5:00pm Conference Registration Open
7:30am-8:00am Morning Refreshments in Poster & Sponsor Display Area
8:00am-
10:15am
Poster Session Two & Networking
(To allow for greater interaction and ease of discussion, presenters at ODD numbered boards are asked to stand at their posters from 8:30-9:15am. There will be a break for poster presenters to switch and a prize drawing from 9:15-9:30am. Presenters at EVEN numbered boards are asked to stand at their posters from 9:30-10:15am.)
  Concurrent Sessions – 10:20am - 12:00noon
Session 31 Session 32 Session 33 Session 34 Session 35
Great Cypress Royal Poinciana Ibis Egret Sandpiper
Sea-Level Rise and Everglades Restoration: Coastal Wetland Dynamics and Responses Biogeochemical Controls and Effects of Mercury Contamination of the Everglades: An Ecosystem Perspective Delivering Climate Change Research to Support Decision Making Wetland Forest Human Dimensions
10:20am Tiffany Troxler David Krabbenhoft
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Young Gu Her Tom Dreschel Andrew Stainback
Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview
10:30am Tiffany Troxler
Carbon Cycle Science in the Florida Coastal Everglades: Research to Inform Landscape Management
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Brett Poulin
The Influences of Dissolved Organic Matter on Mercury Bioavailability in the Florida Everglades: Insights on Organic Sulfur Chemistry
Michael Spranger
Public Engagement Strategies to Address Today's Complex Issues
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Shimon Wdowinski
Estimating Mangrove Canopy Height and Above-Ground Biomass in the Everglades National Park with Airborne LiDAR and TanDEM-X Data 
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Jennifer Cooper
Influence of Floating Aquatic Vegetation on Environmental Parameters Affecting Phosphorus Removal in the Everglades Agricultural Area

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10:45am Ben Wilson
Biogeochemical and Physiological Effects of Simulated Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Everglades
William Orem
Ecosystem-Wide Modeling of Methylmercury Distributions in the Everglades: Responses to Reductions in Sulfate Loading
Young Gu Her
Modeling Strategies to Provide a Holistic Picture of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Impacts in South Florida
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Rebecca Howard
Vegetation and Soil Elevation Dynamics in a Mangrove-Marsh Ecotone within the Picayune Strand Restoration Project Impact Area
Timothy Collins
Risks for Florida’s Native Land Snails and Residents from the New Guinea Flatworm Platydemus manokwari 

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11:00am Shelby Servais
Effects of Increased Salinity on Microbial Processing of Carbon and Nutrients in Brackish and Freshwater Wetland Soils
Darren Rumbold
A Regional-Scale Ecological Risk Assessment of Mercury Across South Florida
Yuncong Li
Impact of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on Farmland Adjacent Everglades
Alexandra Serna
Soil Building Processes in Re-Created Everglades Tree Islands

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Elizabeth Kelly
Fecal Indicator Bacteria (FIB) and Beach Management Policies

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11:15am Mike Osland
Coastal Wetland Vulnerability to SLR in the Greater Everglades: A Synthesis of USGS Wetland Surface Elevation Change Studies
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Peter Frederick
Effects of Mercury Exposure on Nest Success in Great Egrets (Ardea alba): The Role of Parental Care
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Mathieu Basille
Engaging Society in Every Step of the Scientific Process: A Plea for New Extension Approaches 
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Mike Ross
Structure and Recent Dynamics in Coastal Everglades Tree Islands

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Kathleen Sullivan Sealey
The Dynamic Interplay Between Floods and Finance: Rebuild vs. Relocate Decisions Calculated with Restored Wetland Valuation

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11:30am Fred Sklar
Coastal Subsidence as a Function of Salinity Intrusion and Peat Decomposition in a Karst Environment
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David Krabbenhoft
Drivers of Geospatial & Temporal Variability in the Distribution of Mercury and Methylmercury in ENP
Pamela Fletcher
Techniques for Including Extension in Research and Reporting

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Tom Dreschel
The Ghost Tree Islands of Everglades Water Conservation Area 2A: Tracing a History of Change

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Andrew Stainback
The Economic Significance of Florida Bay 

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11:45am Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion
12noon-1:20pm Lunch Buffet Provided
  Concurrent Sessions – 1:20pm - 3:00pm
Session 36 Session 37 Session 38 Session 39 Session 40
Great Cypress Royal Poinciana Ibis Egret Sandpiper
The DPM High-Flow Experiments: Direct Observations to Serve Adaptive Management Ecology and Community Dynamics of Invasive Reptiles Acoustic Technology for Restoration and Management (Part 1 of 2) Marl Prairie Landscape: Its Ecology and Importance in Everglades Restoration Sea Level Rise and Saltwater Intrusion: Biogeochemistry and Water Quality
1:20pm Jay Choi
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John Volin Erik Stabenau Jay Sah Todd Osborne
Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview
1:30pm Jud Harvey
Testing the Restoration of a Free-flowing Everglades: The Decompartmentalization Physical Model (DPM) High-flow Experiments 
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Brian Smith
Stable Isotopes Reveal Remarkable Niche Plasticity of Invasive Burmese Pythons
Aaron Rice
Fish Bioacoustic Activity in Everglades National Park: Processing and Scaling for Effective Restoration and Management

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Jay Sah
Marl Prairie Landscape as the Cape Sable seaside sparrow Habitat: the Pivot of Hydrologic Restoration in Southern Everglades
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Anteneh Abiy
Evaluation of Regional Hydroclimate Variability and Links to the Hydrology and Saltwater Intrusion in South Florida

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1:45pm Carlos Coronado
Effect of Increased Sheetflow on Sediment Transport Dynamics Along the L67C Canal 
M. Rockwell Parker
Understanding the Reproductive Chemical Ecology of Invasive Reptiles: Burmese Pythons and Argentine Tegus
Jennifer Rehage
Understanding How Snook Respond to the Hydrological Landscape: Synchrony in Movement Over Time
James Snyder
The Response of Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris var. filipes), a Prairie Dominant, to Fire and Flooding
Steve Davis
Episodic Disturbance Effects on Florida Coastal Everglades Water Quality 
2:00pm Mike Bush
Effects of Hydroscape Modification on Everglades Aquatic Consumers: Evaluating Two Hypotheses
Emma Hanslowe
Assessment of Python and Boa Records from the Florida Keys 
Joseph Park
Avian Source Localization from a Small-Aperture Acoustic Array
Thomas Virzi
Next Steps Towards Recovery of the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
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Miriam Jones
Impact of Sea-Level Rise on Everglades Carbon Storage Capacity  
2:15pm Jennifer Lewis
Transport of Phosphorus with Suspended Particulates During Experimental Restoration of Everglades High Flows 
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Bryan Falk
How Can We Use Activity Patterns to Improve the Management of Invasive Reptiles?
Kevin Boswell
Predator Density and Water-Level Mediate Prey Utilization of an Intertidal Estuarine Highway

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Jesse Blanchard
Fish in Marl Prairies- Disturbance Severity, Invasions, Traits and Emergent Community Structure
Viviana Mazzei
Functional and Compositional Responses of Periphyton Mats to Simulated Saltwater Intrusion in the Southern Everglades

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2:30pm Christa Zweig
Scaling Active Management
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Frank Mazzotti
A Scientific Framework for a Simplified Conceptual Approach for Early Detection, Rapid Response and Removal of Invasive Wildlife: Removing Veiled Chameleons (Chamaeleo Calyptratus)
Jessica Noble
How a Disturbance Event Impacted the Overwintering Home Range of Common Snook

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Jimi Sadle
Someone Has to Watch the Crabgrass Grow: A Survey of Potential Effects of Hydrologic Restoration on Marl Prairie Plant Species
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Kristie Wendelberger 
Halophytes Can Salinize Soil When Competing with Glycophytes, Intensifying Effects of Sea Level Rise in Coastal Communities

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2:45pm Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion
3:00pm-3:20pm PM Refreshment Break in Poster & Sponsor Display Area
  Concurrent Sessions – 3:20pm - 5:00pm
Session 41 Session 42 Session 43 Session 44 Session 45
Great Cypress Royal Poinciana Ibis Egret Sandpiper
System-wide Modeling to Predict Ecological Outcomes of Restoration Integrating Science and Management for Controlling Invasive Species Acoustic Technology for Restoration and Management (Part 2 of 2) Integrated Phosphorus Management Biscayne Bay
3:20pm Jud Harvey Vic Engel & Julien Martin Jennifer Rehage Melodie Naja Sarah Bellmund
Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview Introduction & Overview
3:30pm Walter Wilcox
Refining Flow Restoration to Work with the Landscape 
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Brad Udell
Decision Analysis for the Optimal Control of Melaleuca
Megan McKenna
Underwater Acoustic Monitoring in U.S. National Parks

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Yogesh Khare
Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeling for Evaluating Best Management Practices Implementation in a Western Everglades Watershed
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Sarah Bellmund
Salinity in Biscayne Bay and the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands

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3:45pm Jay Choi
Modeling Restoration Outcomes for the Everglades Ridge-Slough Landscape
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Christina Romagosa
Improving the Decision-Making Process for Early Detection and Rapid Response Actions
Ross Boucek
Snook are Just Awesome Woodstorks Pt. 2: Assessing the Importance of Foraging Habitat at Spawning Aggregation Sites for Two Estuarine Species

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Maria Loinaz
Integrated Phosphorus Model to Evaluate Changes in Land Management in Agricultural Basins North of the Everglades
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Joan Browder
Reconstituting the Estuarine Community of Mainland Nearshore South-Central Biscayne Bay

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4:00pm William Nardin
Multi-Vegetation Feedbacks Affecting Flow Routing and Bed Shear Stress Distributions in Everglades Ridges and Sloughs
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Daniel Slone
Risk Assessment to Inform Management Decisions: Non-Native Fishes in Everglades National Park
Greg Hill
Fine Scale Tracking of Water Level by Sunfish: Implications for Wading Bird Foraging

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Chelsea Qiu
Hydrological Control on Phosphorus Concentration in the Everglades: The Role of Water Level Dynamics in a Marsh-Canal Hydrosystem
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Ian Zink
Nearshore Pink Shrimp Densities Relative to Habitat Limitations in Biscayne Bay: A Spatiotemporal Analysis of 10 Years of Data

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4:15pm Laurel Larsen
Effects of Flow Reconnection on Connectivity of Biogeochemical Processes in the Everglades
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Mathieu Bonneau
Optimal Control of an Invasive Species Using a Reaction Diffusion Model and Linear Programming
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Kristen Hart
Passive Acoustic Tracking of Marine Turtles in Coral Reef Seascapes
Hongying Zhao
A Systematic Approach in Evaluating the Source/Sink Behaviors for Water Quality Parameters in an STA Canal

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Bahram Charkian
Restoration Benefits Observed from the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project 

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4:30pm Carl Fitz
Integrated Landscape Trends of Water Depth/Flow, Phosphorus and Sulfate, Soil Accretion, and Vegetation Under Future Management Scenarios Including Climate Change and SLR
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Fred Johnson
Navigating the Science-Policy Boundary in Natural Resource Management
Bradley Strickland
Using Telemetry to Elucidate the Roles of Estuarine Predators and Likely Impacts of Restoration

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Jehangir Bhadha
Phosphorus Management through Sustainable Agricultural Practices in South Florida 
Jerry Lorenz
Recent Changes in Nesting Patterns of Roseate Spoonbills in the Everglades Suggest a Response to Sea Level Rise and Global Climate Change

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4:45pm Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion Q&A - Discussion
5pm - 6pm Networking Reception in Poster & Sponsor Display Area
6pm - 7pm

Closing Keynote Address

Michael Grunwald, senior writer for Politico Magazine, and Editor-at-Large of POLITICO’s new public policy site, The Agenda
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7:00pm-8:00pm Stay afterward for a BOOK SIGNING and chance to meet the author!
Books available for $20 each (cash only please): The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise -and-
The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era
7pm - 9pm Exhibitor and Poster Move-out — Conference Concludes


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