Program Committee

Nick Aumen, Conference Chair
US Geological Survey
Davie, FL

Steve Davis
Everglades Foundation
Palmetto Bay, FL

Dale Gawlik
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Andy LoSchiavo
US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville, FL

Melissa Martin
US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Washington DC
Boynton Beach, FL

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

Dave Rudnick
Everglades National Park
Homestead, FL

Fred Sklar
South Florida Water Management District
West Palm Beach, FL

Steve Traxler
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Vero Beach, FL

Joel Trexler
Florida International University
Miami, FL

Beth Miller-Tipton, Conference Coordinator
University of Florida/IFAS
Gainesville, FL

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