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Monday, April 22, 2019

9:00am

Pre-Conference Workshop Attendee Arrival and Registration

10:00am-5:00pm

Optional Pre-Conference Workshops [$25 per workshop]
Attendance is limited. Sign up early to secure a seat. You can participate in one, two or all three workshops.
Visit the GEER web site for more information.

10:00am - 11:30am - Creating Powerful PowerPoint: Learn how to design and deliver slides that make your point.

12:30pm - 2:00pm - Designing and Delivering a TED Talk: Learn how to craft and deliver a clear and compelling talk.

3:00pm - 4:30pm - Secrets of Dynamic Delivery: Learn how to build attitude and stage skills to help you connect with audiences.

4:00pm-7:00pm

Conference Registration Opens
Exhibiting Sponsors and Poster Session One Presenters Install Displays
(Poster Session One presenters will remove displays on Wednesday during the 10:00am-10:30am refreshment break.
Poster Session Two presenters will install displays on Wednesday during the 12noon-1:30pm lunch break.)

5:30pm-7:00pm

Informal Early Bird Networking Social on Breeze's Terrace

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

7:30am-5:00pm

Conference Registration Open

7:30am-8:30am

Morning Refreshments in Poster Hall

8:30am-10:00am

Opening Plenary Session

Welcome Remarks
Dr. Nick Aumen
, Conference Chair, and Regional Science Advisor – South Florida, US Geological Survey, Davie, FL
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SESSION: Design, Innovation, and Governance (DIG): Solutions for Everglades Restoration
Six Ted-style presentations will offer a unique blend of the art of communication with a passion for science on Everglades science and restoration topics.

DIG Session Organizer & Moderator:

Dr. Fred Sklar, Director and Section Administrator, Everglades Systems Assessment Section, South Florida Water Management District,
West Palm Beach, FL

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DIG Presentations:
“Resuscitate Resilience by Curbing Cattail” — Dr. Sue Newman, Section Leader, Marsh Ecology Research Group,
Everglades Systems Assessment (ESA) Section, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm, FL

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“Salt, Fire, Water and the Fate of an Ecosystem” — Dr. Dave Rudnick, Science Coordination Branch Chief, South Florida Natural Resources Center, Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL

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“The Wizard of Wind” — Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, Endowed George Barley Eminent Scholars Chair, Professor, Florida International University, Miami, FL

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"Restoring Beauty Requires a Beast or Two" — Dr. Mark Cook, Section Leader, Everglades Systems Assessment Section,
South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL

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“The Spirit of the Everglades: A Native American View” — Ms. Krystle Young, Student, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

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“Resisting Arrest” — Ms. Shannon A. Estenoz, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Policy, The Everglades Foundation, Palmetto Bay, FL

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10:00am-10:30am

AM Break in Poster Hall

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Concurrent Sessions [10:30am - 12noon]

 

Great Cypress

Royal Poinciana

Ibis

Egret

Sandpiper

 

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session Title

Long-Term Trends and Event-Driven Changes in Everglades Southern Estuaries (Part 1 of 2)

Integrating Science and Management for Managing Invasive Species

Tree Islands: Their Role in Ecosystem Processes and Importance in Everglades Restoration (Part 1 of 2)

Science in a Low Phosphorus Environment: The Latest Research from the Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas

Role of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in Everglades Restoration

Moderator

Theresa Strazisar & Christopher Madden
SFWMD

Julien Martin
U.S. Geological Survey

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Sharon Ewe
Ecology and Environment Inc.

Jill King
SFWMD

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Seyed Hajimirzaie
SFWMD

10:30am

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

10:35am

Thomas Frankovich
A Decade of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Dynamics in Mangrove Lakes Affected by Altered Freshwater Deliveries
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Hardin Waddle
A Daily Capture Probability Model for Management of an Invasive Reptile

 

Jed Redwine
Completing Modified Water Deliveries – Tree Islands As a Performance Indicator for Combined Operations Planning

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Serge Thomas
Settling and Entrainment Properties of Stormwater Treatment Area Particulates

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Andres Tejada-Martinez
Reynolds-Averaged Simulation of Langmuir Circulation in Shallow Water
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10:50am

Margaret Hall
Status of Florida Bay Seagrass Communities Following the Recurrence of Turtlegrass Die-Off and the Impacts of Hurricane Irma: Adding Insult to Injury?

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Wesley Daniel
Tools for Predicting and Communicating Risk of Aquatic Species Invasion

Michael Ross
Tenacious Tree Islands of Florida’s Southern Coastal Swamp

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Kathleen Pietro
How Does Flow Affect Periphyton Enzymatic Activity in the Stormwater Treatment Areas?

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Jie (Jack) Zeng
Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics in The Hydraulic Design of an Everglades Restoration Project: S333N Spillway

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11:05am

Christopher Kelble
Trends in Juvenile Sportfish Recruitment in Florida Bay

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Margaret Hunter
Population Genetics and Environmental DNA to Inform Management Decisions

Carlos Coronado
Elevation-Dependent Soil Accretion and Carbon Accumulation: Implications for Tree Islands Persistence in the Water Conservation Area 3

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Jill King
Implications of Temporal and Spatial Vegetation Patterns on Performance of Stormwater Treatment Areas

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Matahel Ansar
Challenges and Future Potential Applications of CFD in Restoration Hydraulics

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11:20am

Marisa Martinez
Resource Selection by Small Herons in a Subtropical Intertidal Mudflat

Bradley Udell
Decision Analysis for the Optimal Control of Invasive Plants

Jay Sah
Overstory-Understory Interactions Along Flooding Gradients in Everglades Tree Islands
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Nathan Evans
Nutrient Cycling by Fishes and Macroinvertebrates in the Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas

Kang-Ren Jin
Applications of LOEM-CW MODEL to STAs

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11:35am

Theresa Strazisar
Environmental Trends and Ecological Responses to Water Management, Restoration, and Extreme Events in Florida Bay

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Fred Johnson
From Detection to Action: A Decision-analytic Approach for Controlling Invasive Species

 

Helen Hammond
Lygodium microphyllum Distribution in Everglades Tree Islands: Patterns and Processes

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Odi Villapando
Key Biogeochemical Factors and Processes Influencing Water Quality in the Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas

 

Wasantha Lal
Convergence of the Principles of Wetland Hydrology and Hillslope Hydrology: Implications for Wetland (STA) Management and RSM Development

11:50am

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

12noon - 1:30pm

Group Lunch Buffet

 

Concurrent Sessions [1:30pm - 3:00pm]

 

Great Cypress

Royal Poinciana

Ibis

Egret

Sandpiper

 

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

Session 10

Session Title

Long-term Trends and Event-Driven Changes in the Everglades Southern Estuaries (Part 2 of 2)

Tracking the Restoration of NE Shark Slough and Other Infrastructure Dominated Ecological Boundaries (Part 1 of 2)

Tree Islands: Their Role in Ecosystem Processes and Importance in Everglades Restoration (Part 2 of 2)

Innovation in Phosphorus Removal Technologies

Moving Beyond Data Rich, But Information Poor in Science Communication

Moderator

Theresa Strazisar & Christopher Madden
SFWMD

Jed Redwine
SFNRC

Jay Sah
Florida International University

Tom Van Lent
Everglades Foundation

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Matthew Harwell
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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1:30pm

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

1:35pm

Galia Varona
Increases in Macroalgae and Water Quality Trends Associated to Seagrass Loss in North Biscayne Bay

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Amy Renshaw
Hydrologic Changes in Everglades National Park as a Result of the Modified Water Delivery Project

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Craig van der Heiden
Wildlife Use of Temporally Inundated Tree Islands in WCA-3A

Stephen Faulkner
Removal and Recovery of Phosphorus from Wastewaters Using Mine Drainage Ochres

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Steve Davis
Communicating Science to Policy-Makers

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1:50pm

Ian Zink
Natural Hazards and Seagrass Faunal Communities: Identifying Extreme Natural and Anthropogenic Events from Natural Variability
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Donatto Surratt
Everglades National Park Nutrient Patterns and Recent Operational Changes

Margo Schwadron
Tree Islands: Records of Human and Ecological Recursive Relationships Through Time

Greg Moller
Clean Water Machine Channelbox™ Reactive Filtration: A Nature Mimicry Approach To Distributed Surface Water Treatment for Ultralow P and Hg

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Nicholas Aumen
Optimizing Science Communication Between Scientists and Natural Resource Managers - From Project Inception to Completion

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2:05pm

Kristen Hart
Tracking Faunal Species of Concern in Everglades Southern Estuaries

Henry Briceño
Fractionation of Phosphorous in Canals Draining to NE Shark River Slough

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René Price
Hydrodynamics of Constructed Everglades Tree Islands

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William Mitsch
Sustainably Solving Legacy Phosphorus in Landscapes with Wetlands and Wetlaculture

Laura Brandt
Communicating Science Information on Everglades Restoration

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2:20pm

Rolando Santos
Comprehensive Assessment of Coastal Fisheries Responses to Extreme Climate Events: Lessons from 40 Years of Catch-Data in the Coastal Everglades

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Reinaldo Garcia
Hyper-Resolution Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Modeling Around Structures in the Northeast Shark River Slough (NESRS) Canals

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Susana Stoffella
An Experimental Assessment of Neighborhood Interference on Everglades’ Tree Species Growth and Survival Along a Flooding Gradient in Constructed Tree Islands

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Koos Baas
BIOPHREE® - Cost-efficient Ultralow Effluent Phosphorus Capture and Reuse Technology For Industrial and Surface Water Treatments

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Hiram Henriquez
Improving Science Communication with Infographics

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2:35pm

Jennifer Rehage
Decadal Dynamics of Fish and Fisheries in the Shark River: What Have We Learned About Responses to Hydroclimate Variation?

Troy Hill
Water Management Operations as a Driver of Solute Transport into Shark Slough

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Leonard Scinto
Developing a Mechanistic Understanding of Tree Islands: Lessons Learned from Nearly a Decade of Studying an Everglades Physical Model

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William Eggers
AQUALUTIONS®™ - Closing the Loop on Surface Water Restoration

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Q&A Discussion: Everglades Science Communication Experts
Moving Beyond Data Rich, but Information Poor in Science Communication

2:50pm

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

3:00pm-3:30pm

PM Break in Poster Hall

 

Concurrent Sessions [3:30pm - 5:00pm]

 

Great Cypress

Royal Poinciana

Ibis

Egret

Sandpiper

 

Session 11

Session 12

Session 13

Session 14

Session 15

Session Title

Hurricane and Sea-Level Rise Effects on Soil Elevation Change in Coastal Wetlands

Tracking the Restoration of NE Shark Slough and Other Infrastructure Dominated Ecological Boundaries (Part 2 of 2)

How Long-term and Reconstructed Data Sets Can Inform Restoration Decisions

Advanced Biogeochemical Science toward a Better Understanding of Mercury Cycling and Ecosystem Restoration

Ecological Vulnerability and Forecasting: The Cutting Edge of Synthesis and Modeling

Moderator

Michael Osland
U.S. Geological Survey

Jed Redwine
SFNRC

Lauren Toth
U.S. Geological Survey

David Krabbenhoft
U.S. Geological Survey

Stephanie Romañach
U.S. Geological Survey

3:30pm

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

3:35pm

Joseph Smoak
Fate of Coastal Wetlands Under Rising Sea Level and Punctuated by Major Hurricanes

Jennifer Richards
Patterns of Vegetation Change in Northeast Shark River Slough, 2010-2016

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Frank Marshall
Corroboration of Earlier Estimates of Late 19th Century Freshwater Flow in the Everglades

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Brett Poulin
The Biogeochemistry of Mercury, Sulfur, and Organic Carbon in the Florida Everglades

Gretchen Ehlinger
Evaluating Ecological Vulnerabilities of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem Using Bayesian Network Models

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3:50pm

Laura Feher
The Long-Term Effects of Hurricanes Wilma and Irma on Soil Elevation Change in Everglades Mangrove Forests

John Kominoski
How Does Freshwater Restoration Change Marsh Ecosystem Biogeochemistry? A Northeast Shark River Slough Case Study

Yongshan Wan
Reconstructing Six Decades of Salinity Structure in the Loxahatchee River Using Artificial Neural Networks

William Orem
Stable Isotope Signatures and Sulfur Biogeochemistry in the Florida Everglades

Laura D'Acunto
Joint Species Distribution Models of Everglades Wading Birds: a Community Perspective

4:05pm

Joshua Breithaupt
Comparing Rates of Vertical Change in Mangrove and Marsh Soils of the Coastal Everglades Using Measurements from Surface Elevation Tables, Marker Horizons, CS-137, PB-210, and C-14

Brian Benscoter
Opportunities and Challenges for Prescribed Fire in Everglades Restoration

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Amanda Chappel
Soil Accretion and Organic Carbon Burial Over Centennial and Millennial Time Scales on Mangrove Islands in the Lower Florida Keys 

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Christopher Babiarz
Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Water Quality, Mercury and Methylmercury from Everglades National Park

Ruscena Wiederholt
A Spatial Comparison Approach for Multiple Indicator Species Under Everglades Restoration

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4:20pm

Marguerite Toscano
Paleoenvironmental Perspectives on Sea Level Reconstruction from Mangrove Peat Sequences

Peter Flood
Community Composition of the Upper Taylor Slough Region: Monitoring Responses to an Altered Flow Regime

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Lauren Toth
A Geological Perspective on the Preservation and Restoration of Florida’s Coral Reefs

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David Krabbenhoft
Biogeochemical Controls on Mercury Speciation and Transport along Hydrologic Gradients in the Everglades

Donald DeAngelis
Combining Stable Isotope Measurements with Simulation Modeling by Mantra-O18 to Predict Effects of Salinity Intrusion on Vegetation Dynamics

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4:35pm

Michael Osland
A Hurricane-Induced Ecological Regime Shift: Mangrove Conversion to Mudflat

Michael Duever
Likely Causes of Dramatically Lower Dry Season Water Tables at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Southwest Florida

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Mark Dickman
Overview of US Geological Survey Hydrologic Monitoring In South Florida and Tools to View and Access Data

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Benjamin Peterson
Identification of Mercury-Methylating Organisms along a Trophic Gradient

James Beerens
Forecasting the Ecological Outcomes in the Everglades

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4:50pm

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Poster Session One and Networking Reception

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

7:30am-5:00pm

Conference Registration Open

7:30am-8:30am

Morning Refreshments in Poster Hall

8:30am - 10:00am

Youth Plenary Session
This Special Plenary consists of three segments featuring presentations by youth working
to become scientists and stewards of the environment.

8:30am-9:00am

Part 1: Youth Making Ripples – The Intersection of Science and Film, through the Eyes of Our Youth
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Organizers:
Dr. Lauren Toth, Research Oceanographer, USGS, St. Petersburg, FL
Dr. Philip Gravinese, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL

Youth Making Ripples is a global platform for ocean conservation, education, and discovery. Our mission is to raise awareness of critical marine issues and promote the protection of our oceans. For the last six years, our organization has created and hosted powerful and inspirational educational events around the world designed to engage the public in ocean conservation. Youth Making Ripples Film Competition provides an opportunity for K-12 students (< 18 years of age) to use their creative talents and serve as a voice for our oceans. We encourage elementary, middle and high school students to create their own marine-related film.

This segment features presentations by three past award winners who will show their incredible short videos
and share remarks about their interest in the topic.

9:00am - 9:30am

Part 2: Young Marine Explorers

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Organizer:
Dr. Kathleen Sullivan Sealey,
University of Miami, College of Arts and Sciences, Coral Gables, FL

Young Marine Explorers - formerly Young Bahamian Marine Scientists (YBMS) - was founded by Nikita Shiel-Rolle during her undergraduate career at the University of Miami in 2008. The initial idea for this organization was to unite Bahamian youth interested in the Bahamian environment while providing new learning opportunities and developing their leadership skills. It was from these early ideas and countless conversations with environmental representatives throughout The Bahamas that the YME was founded. YME has worked with over 700 students on six Bahamian Islands, inspiring academic excellence and fostering behavioral change that translates into sustainable lifestyle choices. The YME curriculum corresponds with learning objectives from the Ministry of Education matching their content with the necessary academic expectations creating a coherent curriculum that develops passionate, involved and engaged citizens.

This segment features a presentation by Nikita Shiel-Rolle and two Bahamian youth who are young marine explorers.

9:30am - 10:00am

Part 3: Lightning Talks on Science Advancing Everglades Resilience and Sustainability

Organizer:

Dr. Nick Aumen, Regional Science Advisor – South Florida, USGS, Davie, FL

GEER strives to foster the professional development of university students as they aspire to further their career and become future leaders in the environmental arena. Three undergraduate students will each give a five-minute lightning talk
followed by a facilitated Q&A session with the audience.

Lightning Talks:
"Seasonal Abundance and Spatial Distribution of Blacktip Sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) in Southeast Florida"
Jordan M. Waldron, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

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"How Fire and Water Availability Drive Changes in Phosphorus Cycling and Vegetation Composition in Intermittent Wetlands"
Marco Fernandez, Florida International University, Miami, FL

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"Understanding Native Species’ Resilience to Invasives in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem: The Role of Food Web Networks in
Ecosystem-level Restoration Efforts"
Elizabeth Garcia, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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10:00am - 10:30am

AM Break in Poster Hall
(ATTENTION Poster Session One Presenters: Please remove your poster during this refreshment break.)

 

Concurrent Sessions [10:30am - 12noon]

 

Great Cypress

Royal Poinciana

Ibis

Egret

Sandpiper

 

Session 16

Session 17

Session 18

Session 19

Session 20

Session Title

Porous Boundaries: Anticipating the Rising Influence of the Urban System on Everglades' Fauna

Sea Level Rise as a Challenge to Everglades Restoration

Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee NWR Science Workshop: Investigation and Monitoring of Invasive Species

Evaluating Wetland Management Outcomes

Ecosystem Responses to Everglades Restoration

Moderator

Dale Gawlik
Florida Atlantic University

Rene Price
Florida International University

Rebekah Gibble
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Chuck Bargeron
University of Georgia

Helena Solo-Gabriele, SFC-CESU and UM, Carol Daniels, SFC-CESU and NPS

10:30am

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

10:35am

Joel Trexler
Invasive Species Impacts in Space and Time: Scaling Up to Ecosystem Function


Lynn Wingard
Inundation of the South Florida Coast ~1000 BCE: Information For 2100 CE

John Humphrey
Response of Non-Target Animals to a Large Reptile Live Trap and Trailing Behavior of Invasive Reptiles

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Jennifer Chastant
From Pasture to Wetlands: Wetland Creation & Restoration at Winding Waters Natural Area

Paul Julian
Hydrologic Restoration of a Shallow Oligotrophic Marl Wetland: What is the Soil Telling Us?

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10:50am

Betsy Evans
Responses of Small Herons and Wood Storks to a Changing Prey Base

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Shimon Wdowinski
Regional Sea Level Rise Projections

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Nicole Jennings
The Everglades Invasive Reptile and Amphibian Monitoring Program as a Tool for Reducing Vulnerability of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to Invasion by Nonnative Reptiles

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Grégory Sonnier
Wetland Restoration Outcomes in Central Florida: An Example from Two Conservation Easements on Ranchland

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Michelle Afkhami
Microbiomes Enhance Germination and Growth of Tree Island Species

11:05am

Sonia Hernandez
White Ibis: A Wetland Specialist or Urban Generalist?

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Shimelis Dessu
Coupling Sea-Level Rise and Freshwater Management on the Coastal Everglades Through Determination of The Fresh-To-Marine Head Difference

LeRoy Rodgers
Designing a Monitoring Framework to Inform Invasive Plant Management Strategies —Lessons from the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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Chuck Bargeron
Ten Years of Invasive Species Data Collection in the Greater Everglades

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Somers Smott
Landscape-Scale Aquatic Fauna Monitoring for CERP 2005-2017

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11:20am

Jenny Ketterlin
Early Detection, Rapid Response, and Containment of Invasive Reptiles Along a Suburban/Natural Area Interface: Protecting Everglades National Park from the Argentine Black and White Tegu

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Leonard Pearlstine
Probabilistic Modeling of Coastal Vegetation Succession with Sea Level Rise

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Aaron David
Biological Control as Part of Integrated Weed Management of Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium microphyllum)

Yan Liao
Current and Future Water Table and Carbon Dynamics of Everglades Wetlands in an Earth System Model

Nicole Besemer
Integrated Biscayne Bay Ecological Assessment and Monitoring (IBBEAM): 6 Years of Everglades Restoration Impacts on the Nearshore Ecosystem

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11:35am

Katherine Shlepr
Use of Urban Habitats by the Threatened Wood Stork May Aid in Population-level Recovery

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Fred Sklar
The Everglades: At the Forefront of Transition

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Jonathan Glueckert
Herbicide Efficacy Trials for the Management of Old World Climbing Fern in the Loxahatchee A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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Discussion

Venetia Briggs-Gonzalez
Alligators and Crocodiles as Indicators of Ecological Responses to Everglades Restoration

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11:50am

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

12noon - 1:30pm

Group Lunch Buffet
(ATTENTION Poster Session Two Presenters: Please install your poster during this lunch break.)

 

Concurrent Sessions [1:30pm - 3:00pm]

 

Great Cypress

Royal Poinciana

Ibis

Egret

Sandpiper

 

Session 21

Session 22

Session 23

Session 24

Session 25

Session Title

Wading Bird Nesting & Habitat

Peat Collapse in the Florida Coastal Everglades: Mechanisms, Consequences, and Management Options

Restoration and Habitat Protection in the Kissimmee Basin

STA Management: Vascular Plants

Models and Model Integration for Ecosystem Management and Evaluation of Future Scenarios

Moderator

David Essian
Florida Atlantic University

Steve Davis
Everglades Foundation

Steve Bousquin
SFWMD

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Lauren Griffiths
Florida Gulf Coast University

Rajendra Paudel
Everglades Foundation

1:30pm

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

1:35pm

Peter Frederick
The Largest Nesting Year for Wading Birds Since 1934, and its Implications for Restoration

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Stephen Kelly
Examining the Effects of Sea-Level Rise On Everglades Coastal Marshes Using Coupled Mesocosm and In-Situ Field Manipulations: Design and Implementation

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Craig Mallison
Vegetation Status of the Kissimmee River Headwaters Lakes 

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Ian Markovich
Evaluating the Effects of Propagule Type, Seasonality and Plant Spacing on Establishment of Giant Bulrush 

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Rajendra Paudel
Predicting the Everglades Ecosystem Response to Changes in Key Hydrologic Restoration Components

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1:50pm

Tasso Cocoves
Freshwater Prey Enhances White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) Nesting at Coastal Colonies in Everglades National Park

Dong Yoon Lee
Lasting Salt and Phosphorus Effects Limit The Capacity of Restored Freshwater Wetlands to Recover Carbon Losses

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Camille Carroll
Effects of Kissimmee River Restoration on Upstream Lakes: A Look at Littoral Vegetation

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Orlando Diaz
Evaluation of Inundation Depth and Duration for Cattail Sustainability: In Situ Study 

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Eric Swain
Advancements in Representing Everglades Hydrology with Data Integration and Physics-Based Models

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2:05pm

David Essian
Responses of Large and Small Wading Bird Species to Habitat and Prey Availability

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Tiffany Troxler
Responses of Marsh Ecosystems To Coastal Change In The Southeastern Florida Everglades

David Anderson
Inundation of The Kissimmee River Floodplain During a Post-Construction Interim Period

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Matt Powers
Evaluation of Potential for Rooted Floating Aquatic Vegetation to Further Reduce Low-level Phosphorus Concentrations in the Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas

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Alaa Ali
Testing Western Everglades Restoration Project Ecological Resilience Outside the Physical Model Time Domain

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2:20pm

Catharine Welch
Urban Land Use, Movements, and Seasonality of White Ibises (Eudocimus albus) in South Florida

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Michael Savarese
Landscape Effects of Peat Collapse: Examples From The Ten Thousand Islands NWR And Everglades NP

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Hongjun Chen
Responses of River Metabolism to Phase I of the Kissimmee River Restoration Project

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Lauren Griffiths
Nutrient Retention from Urban Runoff via Vegetative Uptake and Sedimentation in Created Wetlands in Subtropical Florida 

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Stefan Gerber
Linking Water Column, Vegetation and Soil Data in Treatment Wetlands Using a Mechanistic Model

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2:35pm

Michelle Petersen
Modeling Tropic Linkages Using a Multiscale Approach

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Lukas Lamb-Wotton
An Emerging Tool to Assess Peat Loss and Wetland Vulnerability in the Florida Everglades

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Stephanie Romañach
Designing the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge to Safeguard Imperiled Species from Urbanization

Joan Garcia
Improving Mesocoms and Field Scale Constructed Wetlands Phosphorus Removal by Optimizing Design with Advanced Multiphysics Simulation

Young Gu Her
Evaluating Performance of Climate Models in Reproducing Characteristics of Florida Rainfall

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2:50pm

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

3:00pm-3:30pm

PM Refreshment Break

 

Concurrent Sessions [3:30pm - 5:00pm]

 

Great Cypress

Royal Poinciana

Ibis

Egret

Sandpiper

 

Session 26

Session 27

Session 28

Session 29

Session 30

Session Title

Wildlife Movement Ecology

Coastal and Estuarine Science

Pollution Impact and Cleaning up the System

Biology, Ecology, and Impacts of Pythons in South Florida

Remote Sensing Observations and Methods in Support of Everglades Research and Management

Moderator

Simona Picardi
University of Florida

Michael Simmons
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Michael Manna
SFWMD

Jennifer Nestler
University of Florida

Daniel Gann
Florida International University

3:30pm

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

3:35pm

Rocio Joo
On the Use of Movement Ecology For Conservation

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Lauren Kircher
High Discharge Events: Effects on St. Lucie Estuary and an Estuarine Predator

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Elroy Timmer
Phosphorus, Nitrogen and Muck Reduction by Bio-Zyme

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Bryan Falk
Morphometric and Reproductive Phenology of Burmese Pythons in the Everglades

Shimon Wdowinski
Space-based Hydrological Monitoring of the Entire Everglades Using Sentinel-1 Observations

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3:50pm

Jerry Lorenz
Status, Trends, Immigration and Habitat Use of American Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) in Southern Florida

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Philip Gravinese
Changes in Regional Hydrology Could Modify the Swimming Behavior of Larval Stone Crabs 

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Jehangir Bhadha
Cultivating Flooded Rice as a Treatment Technology to Mitigate Phosphorus Loads from Agricultural Watersheds

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Nathan Johnson
Identifying the Source of Hybridization in the Florida Python Population to Aid Invasive Species Management and Everglades Restoration Efforts

David Lagomasino
Winners and Losers After Hurricane Irma in the Everglades Mangrove Forests: A Nasa Perspective

4:05pm

Mathieu Basille
Are Raccoons in Human-Dominated Landscapes of South Florida Different? 

Andre Daniels
Faunal and Vegetation Monitoring in Response to Harbor Dredging in the Port of Miami 

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David Pinelli
Mitigation and Remediation of Harmful Algal Blooms Through Nutrient Removal as Intact Cellular Algae Biomass

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Jennifer Nestler
Exploring Patterns in Targeted Surveys For Burmese Pythons in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem

Caiyun Zhang
Modeling Sawgrass Aboveground Biomass in the Coastal Everglades

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4:20pm

Simona Picardi
Estimating Wood Stork Reproductive Outcome from Movement Data

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Ryan Sirota
Evaluating the Influence of Seagrass Structure and Salinity on Seagrass-Associated Epifauna Using Artifical Seagrass Units (ASUS)

Michael Manna
Importance of Sequence: What Order of Vegetation Management Methods Is Most Effective in Controlling Cattail While Rehabiltating Impacted Everglades Ridge and Sloughs? 

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Christina Romagosa
Prey Species Composition and Spatial Dietary Shifts of the Burmese Python in Florida

Paulo Olivas
Optimization of LiDAR Data Processing Algorithms for Wetland Graminoid Marsh and Prairie Vegetation

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4:35pm

Caroline Poli
Movement Patterns of Post-Fledging Snail Kites Improve Understanding of a Key Bottleneck in Recovery of the Species

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Michael Kiflai
The Effect of Hurricane Irma Storm Surge on the Freshwater Lens in Big Pine Key, Florida Using Electrical Resistivity Tomography

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Eric Fortman
Potential Influence of Land-based Runoff on the Microbiome of Northern and Central Biscayne Bay

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Brian Smith
A Synthesis of Over a Decade of Burmese Python Spatial Ecology Research

Daniel Gann
Effects of Scaled Vegetation Classification Schemes on Class Detectability from Landsat Data

4:50pm

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Poster Session Two and Networking Reception

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

7:30am-5:00pm

Conference Registration Open

7:30am-8:30am

Morning Refreshments in Poster Hall

8:30am-10:00am

Plenary Session

Resilience and Sustainability in the Everglades and Beyond

Moderator:
Dr. Nick Aumen,
Regional Science Advisor – South Florida, US Geological Survey, Davie, FL

Presenters:

"Gradients in Mangrove Forest Structure and their Relationship to Climate, Geomorphology and Human Influence"
Dr. Temilola (Lola) Fatoyinbo-Agueh, Research Physical Scientist, Earth Sciences Remote Sensing,
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Greenbelt, MD
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"Blooms, Nutrients and Climate Change: What’s in the Future for Florida Lakes and Estuaries?’"
Dr. Karl Havens, Executive Director, Florida Sea Grant College Program, Gainesville, FL

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Open Discussion and Q&A with Attendees

10:00am - 10:30am

AM Break in Poster Hall

 

Concurrent Sessions [10:30am - 12:00pm]

 

Great Cypress

Royal Poinciana

Ibis

Egret

Sandpiper

 

Session 31

Session 32

Session 33

Session 34

Session 35

Session Title

National Academies’ 2018 Biennial Review

Influence of Flow

Reptiles in South Florida: Conservation and Management

STA Management: Biogeochemistry

Predicting Habitat Change Around the Coastal Everglades in Response to Sea Level Rise

Moderator

Stephanie Johnson
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Christa Zweig
SFWMD

Michiko Squires
University of Florida

Forrest Dierberg
DB Environmental, Inc.

Viviana Mazzei
Florida International University

10:30am

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

10:35am

Stephanie Johnson
National Academies' 2018 Review of Restoration Progress

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Kalindhi Larios
Simulating the Tug of War Between Transport and Nutrient Uptake in Low Flow Treatment Wetlands Demonstrates the Need to Model Biogeochemistry

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Michiko Squires
Hematology of Everglades Crocodilians

Manohardeep Josan
Use of Soil Inversion to Control Phosphorus Flux in the Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas 

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Lori Miller
Sea Level Rise and Future Environmental Trends – Big Pine Key Case Study

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10:50am

Eric Smith
CERP Monitoring: Can We Get More for Less?

Erik Tate-Boldt
Everglades Wetland Metabolism: Lessons Learned From the Decompartmentalization Physical Model Project

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Mathew Denton
Stable Isotope Ecology of American Alligators Across the Greater Everglades: Consistency and Variation

Kevin Grace
Effects of Depth and P Loading on Periphyton-Based Nutrient Removal

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Heming Liao
Space-Based Monitoring of Water Level Changes in Everglades with Sentinel-1 InSAR Observation

11:05am

Karl Havens
Water Depth & Ecosystem Attributes in Lake Okeechobee

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Tanumoy Bera
Influence of Hydrologic Flow on Benthic Microbial Enzyme Activity in Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs)

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Michael Cherkiss
Shifts In Hatching Date Of American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in Southern Florida

Forrest Dierberg
Longevity of Phosphorus Removal in a Submerged Aquatic Vegetation-Dominated Stormwater Treatment Area Wetland: STA-2 Flow-Way 3

Viviana Mazzei
Community-level Modeling of Periphytic Diatoms in Response to Changing Salinity and Phosphorus Gradients Using the Everglades Landscape Model 

11:20am

Wendy Graham
A CERP Mid-Course Assessment

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David Stites
Collier County Designs 8,000-Acre Belle Meade Flow-Way Restoration

Sarah Cooke
Using Camera Trap Surveillance Networks to Model Factors Affecting Argentine Black and White Tegu Occupancy in Southern Florida

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Mike Jerauld
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Builds Phosphorus-stable Soil in Stormwater Treatment Wetlands 

Miriam Jones
Storm and Sea-Level Rise Impacts on Carbonate Islands in Florida Bay

11:35am

Q&A - Discussion

Eric Carlson
Monitoring Flows to the Coastal Everglades in Response to Restoration Efforts

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Matthew Metcalf
Spatial Ecology and General Life History of the Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) in Southwest Florida

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Hongying Zhao
Long-Term Performance Evaluation of Large-Scale Constructed Wetlands Based on Water and Total Phosphorus Budgets

Mohsen Tootoonchi
Ecotypic Variability In Salt Tolerance

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11:50am

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

12pm

Group Lunch Buffet

 

Concurrent Sessions [1:30pm - 3:00pm]

 

Great Cypress

Royal Poinciana

Ibis

Egret

Sandpiper

 

Session 36

Session 37

Session 38

Session 39

Session 40

Session Title

Understanding Algal Blooms in South Florida Estuaries: a Challenge for Science and Management

Adaptively Managing Restored Flow to Serve Water Needs and Ecosystems (Part 1 of 2)

Fisheries and Fisheries Management

Water Quality and Lower Food Web Response to Hurricane Irma

RECOVER 2019 System Status Report (SSR)

Moderator

Anna Wachnicka (SFWMD) & David Rudnick (ENP)

Jud Harvey
U.S. Geological Survey

Jennifer Rehage
Florida International University

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Danielle Ogurcak
Florida International University

Patricia Gorman
SFWMD

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1:30pm

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

1:35pm

Katherine Hubbard
Integrating Monitoring and Research to Improve Understanding of Karenia brevis and Other Harmful Algal Bloom Dynamics in Florida’s Marine Waters

Hilary Flower
Shifting Ground: Landscape-Scale Modeling of Soil Biogeochemistry under Climate Change in the Florida Everglades 

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Brent McKenna
Identifying Factors Affecting Protandric Reversal in Common Snook

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Wossenu Abtew
Hurricane Irma Impact on South Florida Water Management System and Storm Surge

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Phyllis Klarmann
CERP RECOVER Program 2019 System Status Report Key Findings from the Northern Estuaries

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1:50pm

James Sullivan
Harmful Algal Bloom Dynamics in South Florida and the Indian River Lagoon

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Walter Wilcox
Regional Modeling of Landscape Dynamics for Restoration Planning

 

Carissa Gervasi
Multiple Data Sources to Assess the Status of an Undervalued Recreational Fishery: Crevalle Jack in South Florida

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Danielle Ogurcak
Groundwater Salization in the Lower Florida Keys Following Hurricane Irma Storm Surge

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Paul Jones
Lake Okeechobee Key Findings Based on Monitoring and Analysis During Water Years 2013-2017

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2:05pm

Richard Stumpf
Finding Algal Blooms in the Greater Everglades with Satellite in Lake Okeechobee and Beyond

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Jay Choi
Towards a Self-sustaining Everglades: Ecologically-based Flow Modeling to Account for Effects of Changing Vegetation and Peat Microtopography on Everglades Hydrology 

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Jordan Massie
Hurricane-Driven Movements of Common Snook in the Shark River: An Examination Of Fish Redistribution and Environmental Drivers

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Amanda Kahn
Hurricane Irma Effects on Horizontal Water Quality Gradients Along The Northern Everglades Northern Estuaries, Florida

Michael Simmons
CERP RECOVER Program 2019 System Status Report Key Findings from the Southern Coastal Systems for Water Years 2013-2017

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2:20am

Christopher Kavanagh
Florida Bay Algal Blooms: Current Status and Past Observations

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Jordan Psaltakis
High-flow Restoration Interactions with Deconstructed Levees and Repurposed Canals 

Cody Eggenberger
Habitat Preference and Resource Use of Common Snook (Centropomus undecimalis) and Sub-Adult Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)in Altered Coastal Everglades Lakes

Peeter Laas
Effects of Hurricane Irma on Aquatic Microbial Communities of the Everglades

Agnes McLean
CERP RECOVER Program 2019 System Status Report Key Findings from the Greater Everglades For Water Years 2013-2017

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2:35pm

Anna Wachnicka
Spatiotemporal Shifts in Phytoplankton Biomass in St. Lucie River Estuary (FL, USA)

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Alex Ontkos
Changes in Habitat Connectivity Affect Habitat Use of Fish in the Decomp Physical Model (DPM) 

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Michelle Fournet
Hydrology Drives Fish Calling Behavior in Florida Bay: The Potential for an Ecosystem Indicator 

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Kathleen Sullivan Sealey
Hurricane Irma Impacts on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) of Near Shore Biscayne Bay: Changes in Diversity in Restored and Protected Areas 

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William Nuttle
Everglades Report Card Provides Synthesis of System Status Report

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2:50pm

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

3:00pm-3:30pm

PM Break in Poster Hall

 

Concurrent Sessions [3:30pm - 5:00pm]

 

Great Cypress

Royal Poinciana

Ibis

Egret

Sandpiper

 

Session 41

Session 42

Session 43

Session 44

Session 45

Session Title

Ecological Economics and Ecosystem Services: Implications for Everglades Restoration

Adaptively Managing Restored Flow to Serve Water Needs and Ecosystems (Part 2 of 2)

Water, Energy and Carbon in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem

Lake Okeechobee to the Coast: Sources and Implications of Water Quality

Restoration and Resiliency in Biscayne Bay

Moderator

Andrew Stainback
Everglades Foundation

Walter Wilcox
SFWMD

Barclay Shoemaker
U.S Geological Survey

Sayena Faridmarandi
Everglades Foundation

Sarah Bellmund
National Park Service

3:30pm

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

Introduction & Overview

3:35pm

Rebekah Gibble
Using Stakeholder Engagement, Translational Science and Decision Support Tools for Ecosystem Based Management in the Florida Everglades

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Saira Haider
Visualizing Tradeoffs for Multi-species Optimization in the Everglades 

Xavier Comas
Using Hydrogeophysical Methods to Understand Disturbance in Peat Soils Due to Saltwater Intrusion: From Soil Collapse to Changes in Biogenic Gas Dynamics

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Sayena Faridmarandi
Long-Term Regional Nutrient Contributions and In-Lake Water Quality Trends for Lake Okeechobee Restoration Assessment

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

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3:50pm

Lara Kiesau
Economic Assessment of the Impacts of Outdoor Water Use Restrictions (OWR) in Florida: A Penalty Function Approach

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Carl Fitz
Tortoise or Hare? Landscape Hydro-ecological Interactions from Presses (Sea Level Rise) and Pulses (Freshwater Flows) in the Coastal Everglades 

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Sarah Harttung
Saltwater Intrusion in the Everglades: Microbial Community Composition and Carbon Dynamics Under New Salinity Regimes

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Dennis Hanisak
Influence of Flow from the C-44 Canal on the Water Quality of the South Fork of the St. Lucie Estuary, Florida

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Amanda Bourque
Spoil Island Restoration and Resiliency

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4:05pm

Mahadev Bhat
Linking Recreational Ecosystem Service Benefits with Freshwater Management in the Everglades

Jud Harvey
Forecasting the Restoration of a Free-flowing Everglades based on the DPM Large-scale High-flow Experiments

Jessica Dell
Shrub Encroachment Impacts on Carbon, Water, and Energy in Herbaceous Peatlands

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Amanda Booth
Monitoring of Nutrients and Chlorophyll in the Caloosahatchee River, 2017-2018 

Sarah Bellmund
Disruptive Events and Salinity Responses in Western Biscayne Bay

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4:20pm

Chloe' Vorseth
Using Multi-Criteria Analysis to Facilitate Everglades Restoration Decision-Making

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Barry Rosen
Algal Indicators of Ecosystem Response in the Decomp Physical Model High-flow Experiment

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Matthew Sirianni
Characterizing Influences of Pulse-Disturbance Events on Biogenic Gas Dynamics in Everglades Peat Soils

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Elizabeth Kelly
Proliferation of Enterococci and Cyanobacteria in the Presence Of Specific Nutrients and Rainfall in the St. Lucie, Loxahatchee, and Lake Okeechobee Watersheds

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Melody Hunt
Freshwater Inflows to the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project Area: Are All Flows Equal?

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4:35pm

Andrew Stainback
Valuing Ecological Outcomes for Everglades Restoration Decision-Making

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Christa Zweig
SPF: Choosing the Right Level for Ecosystem Health

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Bob Sobczak
Go Hydrology: A Ten Year Retrospective 

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Jeremy Conrad
Assessing the Effects of Nutrient Inputs on the Primary Mechanisms of Vertical Land Movement in Tidal Mangrove Forests of the Florida Everglades

Joan Browder
Using Halohabitat-Defined Epifauna Communities from the Nearshore Epifauna to Determine Estuarine Responses to Hurricane Irma and Other Extreme Events

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4:50pm

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Closing Plenary - The Role of Science

MODERATOR:
Dr. Nick Aumen,
Conference Chair, and Regional Science Advisor – South Florida, US Geological Survey, Davie, FL

Dr. Jack Payne,
Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
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Mr. Chauncey Goss, Chairman, Governing Board, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), West Palm Beach, FL

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6:00pm-6:30pm

Exhibitors and Poster Session Two Presenters Remove Displays – Conference Concludes

 



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