GEER 2010
Greater Everglades
Ecosystem Restoration

The Greater Everglades: A Living Laboratory of Change

Planning, Policy and Science Meeting

July 12-16, 2010 ● Naples, FL


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Poster Presentations

Below you will find a list of GEER 2010 poster presentations with PDFs of the poster where available.To find a specific presenter or topic, use the FIND command (CTRL+F) in your browser to search for their name or a key word from their talk title.

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Gordon Anderson, A Paired Surface-water/Groundwater Monitoring Network


Christian Avila, Relations of Seagrass and Physical Trends in Southern Biscayne Bay


Charles Bargeron, Bugwood: Resources to Support Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health Education


Amanda Booth, Discharge and Water Quality Trends, Southwest Coast of Everglades National Park


Adam Brame, Episodic Use of Tarpon Bay, Shark River, in ENP as Nursery Habitat for Common Snook


Laura Brandt, Hurricane Impacts and Colonization of Lygodium microphyllum on Tree Islands of the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge


Becky Burns, RECOVER and the Role of Science in Everglades Restoration


Leonardo Calle, Anthropogenic Resource Utilization in the Diet of the Sacred Ibis


Elizabeth Lisle Carwell, Projects and the Role of Science in Everglades Restoration — A Closer Look at C-111


Chunfang Chen, Setup, Formulation and Validation of a Spatially Explicit Hydrodynamic and Surface Water Chloride Concentration Model


Paul Conrads, Conceptual Components for the Coastal Everglades Depth Estimation Network


Paul Conrads, Hindcasting Water-Surface Elevations for Water Conservation Area 3A South


Zhanao Deng, Developing Genetic and Molecular Tools for Assessing and Controlling the Invasive Potential of Lantana camara


M. Brett Gallagher, Effects of Seasonal Hydrology and the 2010 Cold Snap on the Distribution & Abundance of Snook


Brandon Gamble, Changing how Projects are Managed while Maintaining Traditional Protocols


David Gandy, How do Canals Function as Habitat for Native & Nonnative Fishes in the Everglades Ecosystem?


Gregory Garis, Biscayne Bay Salinity Monitoring Program


Peter Gottfried, SAV Monitoring in the Southern Indian River Lagoon, St. Lucie Estuary, Lake Worth Lagoon, and Caloosahatchee River and Estuary


Denise Gregoire, Salinity Tolerance of Wild-caught Hatchling Burmese Pythons


Thomas Harmon, Potential Anthropogenic Changes in Dove Lake


Elizabeth Harrison, Evaluating the Impacts of Cichlasoma urophthalmus in the Southern Everglades


Kristen Hart, A Field Trial of Trap Effectiveness for Invasive Burmese Pythons


Savannah Howington, Hybridization of Typha Species Contributes to Cattail Invasion and Landscape Vegetation Change in Wetlands


Freddie James, Analysis and Simulation of the C-111 Detention Area System


Brian Jeffery, Alligators as an Indicator of Ecological Change in Greater Everglades Ecosystems


Darlene Johnson, Canal-Related Infl uences on Biscayne Bay Seagrass and Mangrove Fishes and Invertebrates


Marcie Kapsch, Vegetation Site Characterization at A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge


Jeffrey Kline, Island Apple Snails in Everglades National Park: 5 Years Later


Gregory Koch, Seasonally Changing Surface Water Discharge Drives Ecosystem Metabolism Rates in Estuarine Taylor River


Jon Lane, USACE Invasive Species Policy


Laurel Larsen, Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy to Trace Seasonal DOM Dynamics, Disturbance Effects, and Hydrologic Transport


Melinda Lohmann, Potential Impacts of Localized Hydrologic Features on Sea-Level Rise Induced Saltwater Intrusion in South Florida


Diana Lopez, Trait Variation across the Range of an Invasive Species: African Jewelfi sh


Andrew LoSchiavo, Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project Adaptive Management Plan


Morgan Maglio, Modeling Surface-Subsurface Exchange of Water and Reactivity of Solutes in the Ridge and Slough Landscape


Frank Mazzotti, Crocodiles as an Indicator of Ecological Change in Everglades Ecosystems


Katie McCallion, The Southwest Florida Feasibility Study


Ryan Moore, High-Density Aquatic Vegetation Baseline Surveys of Lake Istokpoga and the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes


James B. Murray, Decline in Populations of the Non-Native Red Rimmed Melania in Biscayne Bay National Park, FL


Erin Myers, The Florida Invasive Species Partnership


Paul R. Nelson, The Disappearing Islands of Whitewater Bay


C. Mindy Nelson, Fish Health of the St. Lucie River Estuarine System in Relation to Canal Discharges and Water Quality


Tae-Goo Oh, Spatial Occurrence of Ridge Senescence in Water Conservation Area 3A, 3B, and Everglades National Park


Todd Z. Osborne, Vegetation Community Responses to Prescribed Fire Regimes in the A. R. M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge


Dianne Owen, The Effect of Hydrology, Fire Regime and Exotic Invasion on the Postburn Successional Trajectory of Plant Communities in Big Cypress


J.P. Perea-Rodriguez, Prevalence of a Parasitic Isopod, Probopyrus spp, on Palaeomonid Shrimp along a Marsh-Estuarine Gradient in the S. Everglades


Amy Renshaw, Effect of Water Management Changes to the Stage-Discharge Relationship in Upper Taylor Slough


Gregg Reynolds, Comparison of Everglades Slough Vegetation Hydrologic Suitability from Scientific Literature, and Experimentally Determined Plant Species Responses


Mike Robblee, Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Juvenile Pink Shrimp in South Florida Estuaries


Michael Rochford, Movements, Habitat-Use, Thermal Biology, and Diet of Burmese Pythons in the Everglades


Christina Romagosa, The Northern African Python in South Florida


Kory M. Ross, Factors Affecting Exotic Fish Distribution at Babcock Ranch


William Roth, A Compartmental Screening Model for Stage and Water Quality in a Large Everglades Wetland


Amartya Saha, Development of a Hydrological Budget for Shark River Slough


Pamela Schofield, Why Ecophysiology Matters


Mark Shafer, Assessing Sea Level Rise Impacts to CERP Coastal Projects


Dilip Shinde, Simulation of Water Flow and Phosphorous Transport in a Highly Interactive Surface Water Groundwater System in the Series of S-332


Sahas Shrestha, Modeling Hydrologic Flow across a Marsh-Mangrove Ecotone in Ten Thousand Islands


Lars Soderqvist, Seasonal and Spatial Distribution of Freshwater Flow and Salinity in the Ten Thousand Islands Estuary


Roy Sonenshein, A Hydrologic Model to Evaluate Seepage beneath Levee 31N from Northeast Shark River Slough


Pushpa Soti, Role of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Supporting Invasiveness of Old World Climbing Fern in South Florida Natural Areas


Erik Stabenau, Status and Trends in Marine and Estuarine Conditions, Florida Bay


Jennifer Stiner, Science Communication: Evolution of the CERP System


Suresh Subedi, Determination of Nutrient Limitation on Trees Growing in LILA Tree Islands


Zoltan Szantoi, Classifi cation of Marl Prairie and Marsh Vegetation Communities in the Everglades National Park


Craig Thompson, Quantifying Freshwater Infl ows to the Caloosahatchee River Estuary


Ginger Tiling-Range, Mapping the Changing Coastline of Southwest Florida


Louise Venne, Response of Wading Birds to Fire in the Central Everglades


Anna Wachnicka, Mutualistic Relationship between Periphyton Mats and Macrophytes in the Southern Everglades Wet Prairies


Michael Waldon, Designing and Testing Modeled Hydrological Performance Measures


Susan Walls, Presence of Invasive Cuban Treefrog Reduces Probability of Occurrence of Native Treefrog


Theresa Walters, Nested Conceptual Models for Understanding Ecological Impacts of Burmese Pythons


Kevin R.T. Whelan, Corridors of Invasiveness Plant Monitoring


Kathy Worley, Mangrove Restoration in Selected Areas of Pine Island Sound after Hurricane Charlie


Zhixiao Xie, Revisions to the EDEN Ground-Surface Digital Elevation Model and Water Surface Model in the Water Conservation Area 1



Karen Balentine, Crab Burrows and their Contribution to Surface Elevation in Mangrove Forests of Tampa Bay and Everglades National Park


Tim Bargar, A Water Quality Criteria-Based Evaluation of Copper Impacts to South Florida’s Freshwater Environment


Tim Bargar, A Risk Assessment of Methylmercury to Fish in South Florida


Jim Barnes, Low Impact Development Strategies: Tools and Techniques for Sustainability


Ian Bartoszek, American Alligator and Selective Faunal Surveys for the Picayune Strand Restoration Project


Laura Belicka, Biochemical Markers of the Effects of Canal-Induced Nutrient Gradients on Food- Webs in a Taylor Slough


Marcia Berry, Hydrologic Information of the Western Tamiami Trail and the Ten Thousand Islands


Amanda Booth, Water Quality Monitoring at McIntyre Creek, J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge


Richard Botta, Effects of Lake Stage and Marsh Elevation on Wading Bird Nesting Effort at Lake Okeechobee


Ross Boucek, Resource Partitioning Among Five Mesopredators in the Upper Shark River Estuary


Laura Brandt, Planning for Climate Change in South Florida: Climate Envelope Modeling for Threatened and Endangered Species


Edwin Brown, Forecasting Effects of Nutrient Loading and Availability of an Ecosystem Restoration in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries


Edwin Brown, The Effects of CERP, upon Submerged Aquatic Communities in Lake Okeechobee


Becky Burns, CERP Adaptive Management Program Implementation


Brittany Burtner, Do Wading Birds Nest Near Alligators by Choice?


David W. Ceilley, An Update of the Biological Monitoring Plan for the Lake Trafford Restoration Project, Collier Co. FL


Gail Chmura, Bone-rich Anthropogenic Sediments on Everglades Tree Islands


Philip Darby, Modeling Apple Snail Population Response to Hydrologic Change in the Everglades


Vic Engel, Tree Island-Grass Coexistence in the Everglades Freshwater System


Kris Esterson, Making Sea Level Rise Projections Actionable For Engineering


Larry Fink, A Time-Dependent, Multi-Trophic Level Model of First-Flush Methylmecury Bioaccumulation. Part 2.


Ann Foster, Fire History in Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve


Piero Gardinali, Using Large Datasets to Develop Background Concentration Ranges of Trace Elements in Soils


Roxanne Gause, Modeling Nutrient and Biological Sources within Hendry and Mullock Creek Basins


Matthew Hanson, Foraging Ecology of Nesting Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park


Kristen Hart, Inter-Nesting Habitat for Dry Tortugas Loggerhead Sea Turtles


Kristen Hart, Mercury Bioaccumulation in Everglades Pythons


Judson Harvey, Sediment and Particulate Phosphorus Transport in a Free Flowing Everglades


J. Matthew Hoch, Monitoring Fish Communities and Populations on the Eastern Boundary of Everglades National Park


Rebecca Howard, Effects of the Picayune Strand Restoration Project on Vegetation Assemblages of the Mangrove/Marsh Transition


Angie Huebner, Lessons Learned: Invasive Plant Management at 8.5 Square Mile Area


David Krabbenhoft, Bacterial Mercury Methylation: The Role of Dissolved Organic Carbon


Jon Lane, The Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area


Sylvia Lee, Trajectory Analysis of Everglades Diatom Community Response to Natural and Anthropogenic Influences


Yanbin Li, Degradation of Methylmercury and Its Effects on Mercury Distribution and Cycling in the Florida Everglades


Alicia Logalbo, Effects of Historical Changes and CERP Restoration Projects to Endangered Everglades Avian Populations


John Marshall, GEER Progress from a Total Ecosystem Services View


Jennifer Mitchell, Phosphorus Dynamics as a Result of Restoration in Subtropical Grazed Wetlands


Steve Mortellaro, Macroinvertebrates as an Indicator of Wetland Condition


Gregory Mount, Characterization of Dissolution Structures and Porosity Distributions in the Upper Part of the Biscayne Aquifer


Jing-Yea Yang, Flow Rating Improvement and Uncertainty Analysis for Culverts in a Stormwater Treatment Area


William Orem, Sulfate Contamination in the Everglades — What Concentration Minimizes Impacts?


Joseph Parkos, Infl uence of Canals on Dispersal Patterns of Native and Non-native Fish in the Everglades


Elise Pearlstine, A Conceptual Ecological Model for the Everglades Agricultural Area


Leonard Pearlstine, A CircuitScape Dispersal Model and Index for Connectivity in South Florida Landscapes


Leonard Pearlstine, A Collaborative Computing Framework for Rapid Ecomodel Development


Matthew Petkewich, Automation of the Estimation of Missing Water-Level Data for the Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN)


Emily Pifer, Use of Remote Cameras to Detect Small and Medium-sized Mammals in Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve


Ronald Reese, Origin of High Salinity Groundwater in the Surficial Aquifer System at the Herbert Hoover Dike


Jennifer Richards, The Public Face of Everglades REMAP 2005


Colleen Rochelle, Mercury in Sentinel Fish from Coastal Regions of the Greater Everglades


Darren Rumbold, Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Mercury Concentrations in Blood and Hair of Florida Panthers


Darren Rumbold, Fine Scale Spatial Variation in Total Mercury Levels in Molluscan Bivalves from Southwest Florida


Seema Sah, Everglades based College Level Field Courses


Lauren Serra, Land-clearing Treatments Indicate Differences in Total Phosphorus in Soils Following Soil Removal


Dilip Shinde, Improved Water Quality Sampling Methodology and Comparison with Conventional Grab and Auto-Sampling Methods


Jim Snyder, Experimental Study of Post-fi re Recovery of Short-Hydroperiod Prairies


Eric Sokol, Inter-annual Variation in Hydroperiod Affects Periphyton Standing Crop and the Associated Macroinvertebrate Community


Peter Stone, Common Peat-Over-Marl Sedimentary Sequences in South Florida


Michael Sukop, A New Approach in Geostatistical Modeling to Capture Stratifi cation of Macroporosity in the Biscayne Aquifer


Michael Swain, Experimental Determination of Soil Heat Storage Depth for the Simulation of Heat Transport in a Coastal Wetland


Georgio Tachiev, MIKE SHE and MIKE 11 Surface/Subsurface Hydrological Model for the Everglades National Park


Pamela Telis, Using a Network of Benchmarks to Evaluate and Verify the EDEN Surface-water Model


Joel Trexler, Trade-offs Between Nutrient and Predator Effects on a Primary Consumer Along a Canal Gradient in an Oligotrophic Wetland


Joel VanArman, Natural and Human Factors that Affect Water Quality and Biological Resources in the Everglades


Boya Volesky, Online Everglades Library


Amanda Watson, Decompartmentalization and Sheetfl ow Enhancement within Water Conservation Area 3


Adam Watts, Post-fire Survival of Pond Cypress Following the Deep Fire, Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida


Adam Watts, Landform Elevation as Evidence of Regular Surface Patterning in Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida


Russ Weeks, CERP Climate Change Study — Modeling the Effects of Sea Level Rise in South Florida


Zach Welch, Shifts in Snail Kite Nesting and Implications for Central Florida Lake Management


Alan Wright, Extracellular Enzyme Activity in Sulfur-Amended Everglades Soils


Alan Wright, Seasonal Dynamics of Phosphorus in Sulfur-Amended Organic Soils of the Everglades Agricultural Area


Alan Wright, Linking Soil Chemical Properties and Microbial Activity in Everglades Agricultural Area Soils


Alan Wright, Decomposition Dynamics of Nymphaea in Everglades Wetlands


Tan Xu, Hydrologic Effects on Nutrient Release and Microbial Activity for Different Land Uses in the Everglades Agricultural Area



Savannah Howington, How to Get Involved

Amartya Saha, Tropical Hardwood Hammocks along a water availability gradient

Jonathan Taylor, Promoting the Reestablishment of Caladium Jamaicense

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