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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POSTER SESSION ONE

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

 

POSTER SESSION TWO

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

 

ADDITIONS

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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