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Summer of Science

Four Weeks of Summer, Sun, and Science

Scientific Insights and Approaches: Various Topics Posters

Presenters will be available for live interaction Thursday, June 11, 5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT

General comments can be left on the comment board next to the poster. 

Soil Salinity in Wetlands: How Much Road Salt Do Stormwater Wetlands Retain?

Authors:

Daiyanera Kelsey, Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Noel Miavez, Marie Stofan

Institution:

Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University

Keywords:

Wetland, Biogeochemisty, Salinization

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Understanding the Effects of Food and Thermal Stress on Metabolites of Pond Damsels (Odonata: Coenagrionidae)

Authors:

Rachel Mutchler, Nicholas Bielski, Christopher Foster, Jessica Orlofske, Jason Kowalski

Institution:

1) University of Wisconsin-Parkside Biological Sciences Department 2) Marian University, Chemistry Department

Keywords:

Biomonitoring, Climate Change, Methods, Wetland, Metabolism, Multiple stressors

 Hysteresis Patterns Suggest Increased Vegetative Cover Mediates NO3Export in Two Agricultural Watersheds

Authors:

 Shannon L. Speir1*, Jennifer L. Tank1, Magdalena Bieroza2, Ursula H. Mahl1, Todd V. Royer3

Institution:

 1Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA2Department of Soil and Environment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden3School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Keywords:

Climate Change, Biogeochemisty, Land-water linkages, Extreme events

 Comparing Stream Nitrogen Fixation in Photosynthetic and Non-Photosynthetic Species

Authors:

 E. A. H. Bakker1, S. S. Roley1, C. Vizza1

Institution:

 School of the Environment, Washington State University

Keywords:

Nitrogen, Biogeochemisty, Microbial, Methods

Differences in groundwater contributions to streamflow versus watershed NO3-N

export reveal the importance of scale in evaluating agricultural conservation practices.

Authors:

 Amelia L. Grose*, Shannon L. Speir, Jennifer L. Tank

Institution:

 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Keywords:

Groundwater, Nitrogen, Biogeochemisty, Management

Threshold elemental ratios and the thermal dependence of herbivory in fishes

Authors:

Eric K. Moody, Nathan K. Lujan, Katherine A. Roach, & Kirk O. Winemiller

Institution:

Middlebury College

Keywords:

Fish, Phosphorus, Tropical, Food webs

When Leaves Fall in Streams Where Do Their Elements Go?

Authors:

Jane C. Marks*, Courtney Roush, Meghan Schrik, Adam Wymore – Artwork by Victor Leshyk

Institution:

Northern Arizona University

Keywords:

Biogeochemisty, Microbial, Macroinvertebrates, Land-water linkages

Do Pools Respire More? Longitudinal Metabolism in a Low-Flow Stream

Authors:

Alice M Carter, Emily S Bernhardt

Institution:

Duke University

Keywords:

Metabolism, Lentic, Biogeochemisty, Carbon

Developing a mayfly model to assess

salinity stress in freshwater ecosystems

Authors:

Sarah Orr and David Buchwalter

Institution:

North Carolina State University

Keywords:

Physiology, Biodiversity, Macroinvertebrates, Salinization

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Effects of Storms on Nitrate Removal and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fluvial

Authors:

Sarah Bower*, Wilfred Wollheim

Institution:

University of New Hampshire, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Keywords:

Wetland, Nitrogen, Greenhouse gasses, Flood

Urban Rivers as Social-Ecological Systems: An Examination of History & Ecology in the Miami River

Authors:

Daniela Brigitte Daniele and Elizabeth P. Anderson

Institution:

 Department of Earth and Environment and Institute of Environment, Florida International University

Keywords:

Socio-ecological, Tropical, Urban, Lotic

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Defining spatiotemporal variability in low- and high-flow patterns in urban and non-urban streams and rivers

Authors:

Matthew A. Smith 1 , John S. Kominoski 1, Evelyn E. Gaiser1, Nancy B. Grimm2, Lauren McPhillips, L.3,

Bernice R. Rosenzweig4, Albert Ruhi5, Tiffany G. Troxler6

Institution:

1 Department of Biological Sciences and Institute of Environment, Florida International University, 2 School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, 

3 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 

4 Environmental Sciences Initiative, Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, 5 Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, 

6 Department of Earth and Environment, Florida International University

Keywords:

Land-water linkages, Urban, Flood, Environmental flows

 Anthropogenic structures effect anthropogenic litter and microplastic distribution in an intermittent river 

Authors:

 Amy K. Fetters and Rae E. McNeish 

Institution:

 Department of Biology, California State University, Bakersfield 

Keywords:

Land-water linkages, Plastics and trash, Contaminants

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Illegal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon increases mercury bioavailability through landscape ‘lentification’

Authors:

Jacqueline R. Gerson1*, Simon N. Topp2*, Claudia M. Vega3,4, John R. Gardner2, Xiao Yang2, Luis E. Fernandez3,4, Emily S. Bernhardt1, Tamlin M. Pavelsky2

Institution:

1 Department of Biology, Duke University; 2 Department of Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; 3 Centro de Innovación Científica Amazónica (CINCIA); 4 Center for Energy, Environmental and Sustainability (CEES), Wake Forest University

Keywords:

Contaminants, Land-water linkages, Tropical, Biogeochemisty

The effect of geomorphology on nutrient retention in restored riverine floodplains in agricultural landscapes.

Authors:

Ariana R. Montoya Lozano1, Sara McMillan1, Gregory Noe2, Danielle Winter1, ShannonDonohue1, Mark Williams3

Institution:

1Purdue University, 2U.S. GeologicalSurvey,3USDA-ARS National SoilErosionLab

Keywords:

Nitrogen, Flood, Phosphorus, Restoration

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Designing Higher Denitrification Capacity into Riverine Floodplain Restorations

Authors:

Danielle Winter1, Sara McMillan1, Shannon Donohue1, Ariana Montoya1, Greg Noe2, Mark Williams3

Institution:

1. Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Purdue University, 2. USGS Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, 3. USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory

Keywords:

Restoration, Nitrogen, Management, Biogeochemisty

Sediment and Fisheries: An Assessment to Inform Sediment Management Practices at Wyoming Dams 

Authors:

Ashleigh Pilkerton 1, 3, Frank Rahel 3, Annika Walters 2, 3 

Institution:

1 Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Wyoming, Dept. 3166,  2 U.S. Geological Survey, Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Wyoming, Dept. 3166, 3 Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Dept. 3166

Keywords:

Dams and hydropower, Fish, Management, Sediment

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Wetland sediment Fe:P and Fe oxides across different vegetation and water-level zones

Authors:

Megan M Smith, Lauren Kinsman-Costello

Institution:

Kent State University

Keywords:

Phosphorus, Wetland, Biogeochemisty

A Faunal Survey of Ohio’s Western Allegheny Plateau Ecoregion Simuliidae (Diptera) Species

Authors:

M. J. Mendel1, P. H. Adler2, R. J. Mendel3

Institution:

1Cedarville University, 2Clemson University, 3EnviroScience, Inc.

Keywords:

Biodiversity, Macroinvertebrates, Conservation, Lotic

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Mechanistic models fit to field time series data to assess effects of predators and physical factors on zooplankton populations

Authors:

J.A. Marino, Jr., M. Demir, J.R. Bence, H.A. Vanderploeg, S.A. Pothoven, E.L. Ionides, and S.D. Peacor

Institution:

Bradley University

Keywords:

Invertebrates, Food webs, Invasive species, Lentic

 Place Based Meanings and Attachments Within Urban Landscapes: The Case of the Miami River

Authors:

 Melissa Lau and Elizabeth P. Anderson

Institution:

 Department of Earth and Environment and Institute of Environment, Florida International University

Keywords:

Climate Change, Place Attachment, Sense of Place, Urban Environment, Urban Rivers

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Analysis of benthic sediment microbial activity and nutrient demands in relation to aridity, stream order, and land-use

Authors:

Kiona Freeman, Justin Brisendine, Madison Forester, Samantha Thomas, Matthew VanderPutten, Alex Wohler, Amy Burgin, Matthew Kirk, Lydia H. Zeglin 

Institution:

Kansas State University

Keywords:

Biogeochemisty, Land-water linkages

 Linkages Between Social and Ecological Components in Urban Rivers 

Author:

 Jeymmy Walteros 

Institution:

Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira

Keywords:

Biomonitoring, Socio-ecological, Urban, Education

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Trace Elements Shed in Exuviae Versus Exported from a Contaminated Wetland by Emerging Damselflies

Authors:

 Dean E. Fletcher, Christina M. Fulghum, Danielle B. Pitt, Angela H. Lindell, and Paul T. Stankus

Institution:

 Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia

Keywords:

Biomonitoring, Contaminants, Land-water linkages, Macroinvertebrates

 High Resolution Thermal and Fluvial Habitat Data Inform River Restoration for Salmonids

Authors:

Francine Mejia1,Christian Torgersen1, Eric Berntsen2, Jason Connor2, Todd Andersen2,Phil Kaufmann3, and Mark Lorang4

Institution:

1U. S. Geological Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, 2Kalispel Tribe Natural Resources Department, 3U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment, Pacific Ecological Systems Division , 4Freshwater Map Inc. 

Keywords:

Management, Restoration, Lentic, Climate Change, Temperature

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