GEER 2008
Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration
Planning, Policy and Science Meeting
For Everglades Restoration 2050 – Advancing the Science to Achieve Success

July 28-August 1, 2008 l Naples, FL


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MONDAY — JULY 28, 2008

ATLSS Ecological Modeling Training Session

Donald DeAngelis - Current Status of Across-Trophic-Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Systems of South Florida

Eric Carr - The Role of ATLSS High Resolution Hydrology (HRH) Models in SFWMM Scenario Evaluations  
Jon Cline - Application of a Multi-Modeling Framework to Linking Ecosystem Pattern and Process Across Scales: Implementation of a Decision Support Tool for Adaptive Ecosystem Management in the Everglades Mangrove Zone

Eric Carr - Next Generation ATLSS Models for Everglades Restoration: Incorporating Variable Meshes  
Steve Hartley - Introduction to ATLSS Data Visualization System  
Symposium on Biogeochemistry and Contaminants

K. Ramesh Reddy & G. Ronnie Best - Biogeochemistry and Water Quality of the Greater Everglades: Fate and Transport of Nutrients and Other Contaminants - Symposium Overview


Nicholas Aumen - Introduction and Overview of Biogeochemistry and Water Quality of the Greater Everglades

Curt Pollman - Atmospheric Deposition of Nutrients and Contaminants

Willie Harris - Mineral Weathering as Related to Biogeochemical Processes in the Everglades

Paul McCormick -The Contrasting Mineral Chemistry of the Predrainage and Managed Everglades: Hydrologic Basis and Biogeochemical Significance

John Jones - Progress and Prospects for Monitoring Landscape-Scale Patterns of Everglades Vegetation from Satellite and Airborne Imagery


Evelyn Gaiser - Landscape Patterns in Everglades Periphyton


Todd Osborne - Landscape Scale Patterns of Significant Nutrients and Contaminants in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem: Past, Present and Future

K. Ramesh Reddy - Phosphorus Biogeochemistry of the Everglades Ecosystem

Patrick Inglett - Nitrogen Cycling Across the Everglades Landscape: Processes, Patterns, and Implications for Restoration

George Aiken - Dissolved Organic Matter in the Everglades: Implications for Ecosystem Restoration


William Orem - Sulfate Contamination of the Everglades Ecosystem: Review of ACME Findings 1995-2008

David Krabbenhoft - A Review of Mercury Research and Monitoring Activities in the Everglades,1995 to 2008

Tham Hoang - Bioavaliability of Copper in Flooded Agricultural Soils and Toxicity to the Florida Apple Snail (Pomacea Paludosa)


Youhei Yamashita -Characterizing the Interactions between Trace Metal and Dissolved Organic Matter from the Florida Coastal Everglades

John Carriger - Aquatic Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Surface Waters in and Adjacent to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks


Gary Rand - Aquatic Probabilistic Ecological Risk Assessment of Endosulfan in South Florida


Andrew Ogram - Linking Nutrient Impacts on Microbial Community Structure and Function with Biogeochemistry in the Everglades

Joel Trexler - Effects of Phosphorus Availability on Aquatic Food Webs and Community Structure in the Everglades

TUESDAY — JULY 29, 2008

Keynote Presentations

Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Planning, Policy & Science for Large Scale Ecosystem Restoration: The Everglades Example

Mark D. Myers, Director, U.S. Geological Survey - Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges: The Everglades Living Laboratory

Symposium on Biogeochemistry and Contaminants

Laurel Larsen - Role of Flow and Transport Processes in Ridge/Slough/Tree Island Pattern Dynamics

Matthew Cohen - Indirect Effects of Hydrology and Hydroperiod on Water Quality in the Greater Everglades

Gregory Noe - Biogeochemical Transformations and Transport Related to Flow in the Ridge and Slough Landscape

James Jawitz - Mechanistic Biogeochemical Model Applications in the Florida Everglades

Joyce Zhang - Long-term Water Quality Trends and BMPs in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed, Florida

Jayantha Obeysekera - Hydrologic and Hydrodynamic Modeling

Carl Fitz - Integrated Ecological Modeling and Decision Analysis within the Everglades Landscape

R. Thomas James - Water Quality Trends of the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Lake Istokpoga and Lake Okeechobee, Current and Future Management Challenges

Samira Daroub - Long-term Water Quality Trends and BMPs in the Everglades Agricultural Area

Delia Ivanoff - Biogeochemical Factors Influencing Phosphorus Retention in the Everglades Stormwater Treatment Area Wetlands

Sabine Grunwald - Landscape Models for Spatial Upscaling of Biogeochemical Parameters


Victor Rivera-Monroy - The Role of the Mangrove Ecotone Region in Regulating Nutrient Cycling and Wetland Productivity in South Florida

Fred Sklar - A Review of our Understanding of the Biogeochemical Processes on Tree Islands in the Greater Everglades

Sue Newman - Water Conservation Area 1- A Case Study of Hydrology, Nutrient and Mineral Influences on Biogeochemical Processes

Kang-Ren Jin - Importance of Hurricane Impacts in a Shallow Lake

SFWMD Regional Hydrologic Models 101

SFWMD Regional Hydrologic Models 101 - Part I
SFWMD Regional Hydrologic Models 101 - Part II
SFWMD Regional Hydrologic Models 101 - Part III
Information Systems

Robert Sobczak - Staying in Tune with South Florida’s Water Cycle for Scientists, Managers, and Policy Makers in Five Minutes per Week

Michele Maierhofer - Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Model Management System (CERP MMS)

Peter Besrutschko - GIS Data Acquisition and Visualization in a 3D World for regional Water Quality and Hazardous Waste Screening


Heather Kostura - CERPZone

Heather Kostura - Implementing the South Florida Gazetteer to Support Restoration Information Retrieval

Landscape Dynamics

Cheng-Feng Tsai - Application of HYMAN Model to Evaluate Water and Salt Budgets in Shark River Estuary

James Snyder - Restoration of Disturbed Pond-Cypress Savannas

Michael Duever - Hydrologic Impacts and Restoration in the Fakahatchee Strand of Southwest Florida

Walter Wilcox - Everglades Rainfall Driven Operations: The Evolution of a New Paradigm for Operating the South Florida System

Predicting Restoration through Numerical Modeling

Melinda Lohmann - USGS Modeling Efforts in South Florida and Application to Regional Management

Michael Kohler - Evaluation of CERP Restoration Scenario Simulations with Linked Regional, Coastal, Hydrodynamic, and Trophic Models

Dawn James - Numerical Model Optimization of Surface - Water Inflows to Achieve Restoration Salinity Performance Measures

Catherine Langtimm - Integrated Manatee/ Hydrology Models: Synergistic and Predictive Advances Arising from a Charismatic Indicator Species


Eric Carr - The Role of ATLSS High Resolution Hydrology (HRH) Models in SFWMM Scenario Evaluations

Tree Island Ecology

John Volin - Release from Natural Enemies Belowground Helps Explains the Invasiveness of Lygodium microphyllum in Florida: A Cross-continental Comparison

Sharon Ewe - Ecophysiology of Tree Islands in Water Conservation Area 3


Christopher Bernhardt - Palynological Evidence of Anthropogenic Activity on Tree Islands


Joseph Smoak - Ecological Shifts on an Everglades Tree Island Over the last 100 Years

John Meeder - Ground Water Control of Tree Island Origin, Genesis and Destruction

Coastal and Mangrove Ecosystems

Joan Browder - Epifauna Community of Nearshore South Biscayne Bay: Past, Present, and Future

Christopher Williams - Benthic Foraminiferal Assemblages in Biscayne Bay: Implications of Natural and Anthropogenic Change in South Florida Marine and Marine-Margin Ecosystems

James B. Murray - Resilience to Salinity Changes of the Non Native Freshwater Snail Melanoides tuberculatus

Edwin Brown - Estimating Nutrient Loads in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries for CERP Projects



Amy Clement, Associate Professor, University of Miami - Global Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and Implications for South Florida

Dan Kimball, Superintendent, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks - Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and Natural Resource Challenges in South Florida


Chuck Collins, South Regional Director, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission -  "Florida’s Wildlife: On the Frontline of Climate Change

Climate Change Workshop

Glenn Landers - Climate Change Concerns for Everglades Restoration Planning

Michael Zygnerski & Chris Langevin - Effects of Sea-Level Rise on Saltwater Intrusion in Northern Broward County, Florida

Peter Harlem - Sea Level Rise in Miami-Dade County Florida, Implications for Management of Coastal Wetlands and the Everglades

Lisa Beever - The Southwest Florida Feasibility Study and Climate Change

Leonard Pearlstine - Florida Bay Estuarine Habitat Suitability Assessments of Restoration and Sea-Level Rise Interactions

Jayantha Obeysekera - Climate Change: Vulnerability Assessment and Modeling Scenarios for Water Resources Management in South Florida

Frank Marshall - An Initial Evaluation of the Effect of Sea Level Rise on Salinity in Florida Bay Using Statistical Methods and Models

Eric Swain - Numerical Model Development to Address the Effects of Climate Change on Coastal Hydrology and Ecology in Southern Florida

Thomas Doyle - Predicting the Fate of Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems along the Gulf of Mexico under Rising Sea Levels and Climate Change


Chris Madden and Dave Hallac - Review of Current Everglades Ecosystem, Landscape, and Hydrodynamic Models and Potential Applicability to Evaluate Climate Change Effects

Paul Souza - Species Conservation in South Florida and the Challenge of Climate Change

Fred Sklar - Potential Water Balance Impacts of Global Climate Change on the Extant Everglades in Comparison to a Simulated Pre-Drainage Everglades


Marguerite Koch - The Resilience of Marine Ecosystems in the Greater Everglades in Response to Multiple Stressors and Climate Change

Symposium on Biogeochemistry & Contaminants

Patrick Bohlen - Nutrient Storage and Transport Processes on Ranchlands in the Northern Everglades: Consequences for Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration

Marguerite Koch - Phosphorus Cycling in Florida Bay: A Synthesis


Lauren Serra - The Hole-in-the-Donut Wetland Restoration Project

Stuart Muller - A Spatially-Distributed Phosphorus Water-Quality Model for the Linked Surface-Water/Groundwater Variable-Density Hydrology of the Southern Everglades

Jeffrey Wozniak - Understanding the Movement and Transformation of Nitrogen in the Southern Everglades


Forrest Dierberg - Tracer Studies for Quantifying Transport Processes and Phosphorus Removal within the Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas


Joffre Castro - Water Quality in Everglades National Park, Part I: Statistical Methods for Censored Data

Dilip Shinde - Water Quality in Everglades National Park, Part II: Statistical Summary, Trend Analysis and Influence of Water Sources

System-wide Assessment of South Florida Ecosystems

Matt HarwellWhat Managers Need to Know About Systemwide Science to Improve Restoration Planning and Maximize Adaptive Management

Aswani Volety - Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) as an Indicator for Restoration of Everglades Ecosystems

Bjorn Tunberg - Ecological Disturbances in the St. Lucie Estuary and the Southern Indian River Lagoon, Eastern Florida, Elucidated Through Macrobenthic Monitoring

Albrey Arrington - Assessing Large-Scale Spatial Distribution of Seagrasses in the Loxahatchee River

Gregory Graves - The Key to System-Wide South Florida Restoration: Lake Okeechobee

Michael Ross - Assessing Several Vegetation Indicators of Everglades Water Management

Joel Trexler - Aquatic Fauna as Indicators for Everglades Restoration: Applying Dynamic Targets in Assessments for CERP-MAP

Joan Browder - Properties of the Southern Estuaries that make them both crucial and challenging to monitor/assess

Jeff Woods - Using Hydrologic Monitoring as a Tool for Synthesis of the Greater Everglades and Southern Estuaries Modules of the Monitoring and Assessment Plan

Greg Graves - Biscayne Bay Nearshore Continuous Salinity Monitoring

Christopher Kelble - Water Quality Monitoring in the Southern Estuaries

Diego Lirman - SAV as Indicators of Ecosystem Change in South Florida Estuaries

Joan Browder - Monitoring Fish and Invertebrates in the Southern Estuaries: Quantifying Variation and Reducing Uncertainty

Predicting Restoration through Numerical Modeling

Jeremy Decker - Hydrologic Modeling of South Florida Environmental Parameters and Application to Ecology, Salinity, and Heat Transport


Kiren Bahm - Development of an Interface Between the South Florida Water Management Model and a Fine-Resolution Hydrology Model of Everglades National Park

Eric Carr - Next Generation ATLSS Models for Everglades Restoration: Incorporating Variable Meshes

Frank Marshall - Development of a Consensus Reconstruction of the Pre-drainage Everglades Hydrology and Florida Bay Salinity Using Paleoecological Information from Multiple Sediment Cores Coupled With Statistical Models

Robert Fennema - Hydrology of the Everglades, Past and Present

Geospatial Approaches

William Labiosa - An Ecological Value Model for Use in a Land Use Planning Web Tool, Applied to Miami-Dade County

Richard Bernknopf - A Spatial Hedonic Pricing Model for Miami-Dade, Florida: Using Econometrics and Geographic Information Systems for Property Valuation


John Jones - Leveraging Highly Accurate Elevation, Field, and Remotely Sensed Image Data to Enhance Digital Elevation Models for Subregions of the Everglades


Jay Sah - Developing a Data-driven Classification of South Florida Plant Communities

Paul Conrads - Development of Soft Sensors for Real-time Quality Control of Waterlevel Data for the EDEN Network

Zhongwei Liu - Validation of EDEN Water-Surface Model and Ground Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for the Everglades, Florida

Doug Donalson - From 2X2 to Ecological Model: Does High Resolution Water Affect Model Results?

Paul Conrads - Hindcasting Water Levels for EDEN Gaging Stations, 2000-2006

Forest Michael - Caloosahatchee Riverway: An Ecologically and Financially Sustainable Alternative for the C-43 West Reservoir

A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR Science Workshop - LILA

Paul Wetzel - Restoring Tree Islands in the Everglades: Experimental Studies of Tree Seedling Survival and Growth

Susana Stoffella - Tree Growth, Survival and Biomass in LILA Tree Islands

Samantha Lantz - The Effects of Vegetation and Water Depth on Wading Bird Foraging Site Selection and Foraging Success in the Everglades

Pamela Sullivan - Seasonal Variations in Tree Island Hydrology at Loxahatchee Impound Landscape Assessment (LILA)

A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR Science Workshop - Hydrology

Michael WaldonComparison of the South Florida Water Management Model (SFWMM) with a Simple Refuge Stage Model (SRSM) for the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Chunfang ChenSpatially-explicit Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling of the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge: Part I - Model Setup

Ehab MeselheSpatially-explicit Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling of the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge: Part II - Model Application


Zhixiao XiePatterns of Variability in the EDEN Digital Elevation Model in the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR Science Workshop - Ecology

Xin Wang - Vegetation Cover Decreases Evaporative Loss in a Wetland Ecosystem

Jim Entry - Water Quality Gradients in the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Tiffany Trent - Investigating Food Quality Effects on the Florida Apple Snail: Water Chemistry Effects on Periphyton Assemblages in the Northern Everglades

Ryan Lynch - Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium microphyllum) Invasion in Hurricane Caused Treefalls

Debra Willard - Response of Wetlands in the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to Hydrologic Changes: Anthropogenic and Climate Impacts

Coastal and Mangrove Ecosystems

James Fourqurean - Long-term Shifts in Seagrass Community Structure Follow Experimental Nutrient Enrichment in Florida Bay

Thomas Frankovich - Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of SAV Abundance and Water Quality in the Mangrove Lakes Region of Florida Bay

Brian Keller - Everglades Restoration and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Monitoring for Possible Ecosystem Effects

Tom Gallo - St. Lucie Estuary: Analysis of Annual Cycles and Integrated Water Column Productivity

Darrell Herbert - Influences of Phosphorus and Salinity on Productivity and Demography of Thalassia testudinum across Florida Bay

Stephen Davis - Spatial and Temporal Nutrient Dynamics in the Mangrove Ecotone of Taylor River, Florida


Vic Engel - Long-term Impacts of Hurricane Wilma on Land Surface-Atmosphere Exchanges


Donna Devlin - Are There Local Differences in Adaptation of Rhizophora mangle Collected from the East and West Coasts of Florida?

Ed Proffitt - Survival, Growth, and Reproduction of Red Mangroves (Rhizophora mangle) in Restoration: Importance and Interaction of Genetic and Environmental Factors

Thomas Doyle - Forecasting Mangrove Forest Response to Sealevel Rise and Hydrologic Restoration of the Everglades


Edward Castaneda - Hurricane Impacts on Mangrove Forests in Florida Coastal Everglades: The Importance of Sediment Deposition in the Biogeochemistry and Fertility of Mangrove Soils

Carlos Coronado - The Role of Biotic Processes on Soil Accretion and Elevation Change in Mangrove Forests in South Florida


Kevin Whelan - Hurricane Wilma’s Sediment Deposition Impacts on Mangrove Forest Soil Elevation and Changes within Constituent Soil Zones


Thomas Smith III - A Decade of Surface Elevation Change in Wetlands of the Southwest Coastal Everglades: Sea-Level, Disturbance and Freshwater Inflow


THURSDAY — JULY 31, 2008


Stephanie E. Johnson, Senior Program Officer, National Research Council - Progress Towards Restoring the Everglades: A Challenge Being Addressed by the National Academy of Sciences

A “Coffee House” Panel Discussion on Natural System Hydrology

Jayantha Obeysekera, SFWMD - Natural System Panel Discussion

R. Fennema - Elevation and Velocities

Wildlife Ecology and Modeling

Andrea Bowling - How Habitat Degradation in the Everglades Has Affected Juvenile Snail Kite Movement


Christa Zweig - Habitat, Hydrology, and Reproduction: Conservation of the Florida Snail Kite and Everglades Restoration

Amber Shawl - The Potential for Aquaculture to Support the Recovery of Apple Snail, Pomacea paludosa, Populations in Florida Wetlands and Lakes

Phil Darby - Ecological Windows of Opportunity for Florida Apple Snail Recruitment


Nilmini Jayasena - Effects of Environmental Methylmercury Exposure on Reproduction in White Ibises (Eudocimus albus)


James BeerensResource Selection of Two Wading Bird Species with Divergent Foraging Strategies


Bryan BotsonThe Effects of Hydrological Variation on Seasonal Wading Bird Prey Concentrations in the Everglades

Dale Gawlik - A Spatially-explicit Simulation Model of Landscape Quality for the Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) in Southwestern Florida


Elise Pearlstine - Wintering Bird Area Occupancy in a Mosaic of Harvested and Un-harvested Sugarcane Fields

Debra Willard - Vegetation and Hydrologic History of Everglades Marl Prairies: Paleoecological Evidence from Big Cypress National Preserve

Lara Drizd - A Conceptual Model for Integrating Predator-Prey Monitoring for the Everglades Landscape


Daniel SloneDiscovery and Delineation of Seagrass Beds in the Ten Thousand Islands Using Manatee Radiotelemetry Data, Spatial Modeling, and Stratified Field Sampling


Kristen Hart - Hurricane Impacts on Mangrove Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in the Everglades

Shawn Liston - Hydrologically-Induced Seasonal Changes in Cypress Forest Aquatic Fauna Communities

Jennifer Rehage - Temporal and Spatial Dynamics in the Fish Community of Marsh-Mangrove Ecotonal Habitats in the Southwest Region of Everglades National Park

Symposium on Biogeochemistry & Contaminants

Rudolf Jaffe - Characterizing the Dynamics of Dissolved Organic Matter in the Florida Coastal Everglades


Piero Gardinali - Regional Distribution of Organic Contaminants in Water and Sediments from Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve


Ronald Jones - Periphyton Constructed Stormwater Treatment Areas (PSTA) Mesocosm Treatment Performance With Four Different Substrates

Christopher Osburn - Cost Effective Regional Phosphorus Concentration Mapping of Oligotrophic Open Water Systems

William Walker - Modeling Phosphorus Dynamics in Everglades Wetlands and Stormwater Treatment Areas

Symposium on Biogeochemistry & Contaminants - R-EMAP

Pete Kalla - Everglades Ecosystem Assessment: Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (R-EMAP)

Daniel Scheidt - Phosphorus and Sulfur in the Everglades: Landscape Patterns and Temporal Trends 1995-2005

Guangliang Liu - Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of Mercury Contamination in the Everglades during the Past Three R-EMAP Phases

Leonard Scinto - Trends in Biogeochemical Processes across the Greater Everglades Landscape – Results of R-EMAP III

Marguerite Madden - Everglades Vegetation Community Analysis at the Landscape Scale

Pete Kalla - Characterization of Southern Florida Marsh Vegetation Using a Landscape Scale-Random Sample: R-EMAP Phase III

Evelyn Gaiser - Landscape Patterns in Periphyton Abundance and Composition in the South Florida R-EMAP Study


Joel Trexler - Scaling Revealed by Spatial Cross-Correlation Analysis of Aquatic Communities and Environmental Drivers Using R-EMAP Data

Pete Kalla - Mercury in the Greater Everglades: Changes in Bio-magnification over Time, and Relationships to Other Contaminants, across the Landscape R-EMAP 1995 - 2005

Regional Perspectives

Erik Noonburg - Development of a Sampling Prioritization Model to Optimize the Selection of Tree Islands in the Everglades Wildlife Management Area for Surveying of Lygodium microphyllum

Roy Sonenshein - Hydrology of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge

Deborah Scerno - So Many Rules and Regulations! What’s an Environmental Restoration project to do?

Kiren Bahm - Application of a New MODHMS-Based Model to C-111 Detention Area Buildout

Adaptive Management

Steve Traxler - CERP AM Program Implementation

Andrew LoSchiavo - System-wide Planning for CERP: Lessons Learned from Band 1 Model Run Evaluation

Robert Doren - Eclogical Indicators for Systemwide Assessment of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Program

Rachel Pawlitz - Data Communication and Decision Support Tools in Everglades Restoration

Matt Harwell - AM in a Learning Environment - A Case Study of Hydrology and Water Quality at Loxahatchee NWR

Lynn Wingard - Restoration and Sea-Level Rise: The Role of Paleoeologic Data in Incremental Adaptive Management Strategies

Eric Bush - CERP Project Implementation - Incremental Analysis and Justification of a Comprehensive Plan

John Ogden - The Yellow Book Nine Years Later - Unanticipated andUnresolved Issues

Role of Flow in a Sustainable Everglades

Fred Sklar - Role of Flow in a Sustainable Everglades

Guoqing He - The Role of Flow on Ridge and Slough Landscape Dynamics in Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park

John Meeder - Transverse Glades Karst Origins: The Everglades Water Table Control Mechanism

Michael Zimmerman - Developing an Everglades Slough Vegetation Performance Measure

Judson Harvey - Relative Importance of Hydro-ecological Processes Governing Self-Organization of the Everglades Ridge and Slough Landscape


Christopher McVoy - 130 Years of Ecohydrological Change in the Everglades: What’s Different and What’s Not, and Why it Matters

Evan Variano - Measurements and Modelling of Vegetation Effects on Flow in Ridge and Slough Landscape

Althea Hotaling - Environmental Drivers of Wet Prairie Conversion in Water Conservation Area 3A


Judson Harvey - Threshold for Everglades Sediment Entrainment Determined by Flow Enhancement in a Field Flume


Dianne Owen - Characterization of Tree Island Hydrology in the Central Everglades: An Application of the EDEN Water Surface Model


Tom Givnish - Self-assembly of Patterned Landscapes and Vegetation in the Central Everglades: Importance of Local and Landscape Drivers

Danielle Watts - Patterns of Peat Elevation in the Ridge-Slough Mosaic

Laurel LarsenA Process-Based Cellular Automata Model of Ridge and Slough Landscape Evolution


Paul Glaser - Radiocarbon Dating Sediments in the Everglades of South Florida: Sources of Error and Mass Accumulation Rates


Michael Kline - A Comparison of Adjacent Ridge and Slough Vegetative Communities

Lake Okeechobee: Historic Assessment

Christopher McVoy - The Lake Okeechobee-Everglades Hydrologic Interface: 1850s to 1920s

Rosanna Rivero & Betty Grizzle - The Rise and Fall of Lake Okeechobee: Changes to Lake Morphology from 1913 to Present Day


Robert Fennema - Predrainge Hydrology of Lake Okeechobee

James Vearil - History of Lake Okeechobee Operating Criteria

Cherise Maples - Seminole Tribe Perspective on Lake Okeechobee


Paul McCormick - Lake Okeechobee: Current and Future Management Challenges

Thomas Teets - Lake Okeechobee Watershed Construction Project Phase II Technical Plan

Stuart Appelbaum - The Role of CERP in Addressing Lake Okeechobee Watershed Issues

Frank Nearhoof - Chronology of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Historic Involvement in Lake O Restoration

Lake Okeechobee Watershed: Holistic Approach

Richard Budell - Agricultural Best Management Practices in the Okeechobee Watershed

Patrick Bohlen - Securing Water Related Environmental Services at a Landscape Scale from Working Cattle Ranches in the Northern Everglades Watershed


Wildlife Ecology and Modeling

Jeffrey Kline - Fish Introductions into Everglades Wetlands: An Unforeseen Consequence of Restoration?


David Ceilley - Fish Community Structure of Aquatic Refugia, Impacted and Reference Wetlands in Southwest Florida


Mark Miller - Estimating Effect of Precipitation on Survival of Hatchling American Crocodiles


Peggy VanArman - Comparison of Growth Between Newly-Hatched Young of Two Species of Crayfish, Procambarus alleni (Faxon) and Procambarus fallax (Hagen), from South Florida

Regional Perspectives

James Beever - Growth Management Regulation, Public Investment and Restoration Resource Implications for the Estero Bay Watershed


Nora Egan Demers - Using Stable d15N Ratios and Biological Diversity to Examine Effectiveness of Restoration Efforts within a Residential Community- Another Tool for the TMDL Toolbox


John Marshall - GEER Progress from a Total Ecosystem View

Jed Redwine - Calculating Carbon Storage Performance of Three St. Johns River Water Management District Wetland Restoration Projects

Hydrogeology and Modeling of Karst Aquifers of Southern Florida

Kevin Cunningham - Marine High-Resolution Seismic-Reflection Data in Biscayne National Park: Indications of a Regional Seal Bypass System


Michael Sukop - High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography of Macroporous Karst for Permeability Measurement and Non-Darcian Flow via Lattice Boltzmann Models

Michael Sukop and Jeffrey Lee - Lattice Boltzmann Methods Applied to Three-Dimensional Virtual Cores Constructed from Digital Optical Borehole Images of a Karst Carbonate Aquifer

Barclay Shoemaker - Effects of Turbulence on Hydraulic Heads and Parameter  Sensitivities in Preferential Groundwater Flow Layers of the Biscayne Aquifer

Tree Islands: Conceptual Model and Performance Measures

Panel Discussion:
1. What are the best indicators for assessing and evaluating tree island change?
2. What are thee best hydrological and ecological models to predict tree island change, i.e., how are the evaluation performance measures built?
3. How are the restoration targets for tree island performance measures to be determined?

B. Grizzle - Lake Okeechobee: Historic Assessment (or an Environmental History)
G. Landers - GEER 2008 Key Points: Climate Change Workshop
Lewis Hornung - A holistic approach to addressing water management and water quality issues in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed
Matt Harwell - A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR Annual Science Workshop
Matt Harwell - System-wide Assessment of South Florida Ecosystems
Ramesh Reddy - Biogeochemistry and Water Quality of the Everglades: Relevance to Restoration

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