2017 Spring Specialty Conference - Connecting the Dots: The Emerging Science of Aquatic System Connectivity
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The Presenter of each paper is in BOLD type immediately following the paper title. Co-authors are then listed in parentheses. All abstracts in a session can be accessed using the Session Title link.

CONFERENCE OPENING PLENARY SESSION

Monday / May 1 / 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Rafael E. Frias, III
President, American Water Resources Association
Black & Veatch Corp., Coral Springs, FL

Michael E. Campana
Conference General Chair
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Scott Leibowitz
Conference Technical Program Chair
US EPA, Corvallis, OR

Keynote Speakers

Charles Hawkins
Utah State University, Department of Watershed Sciences, Logan, UT
Connectivity and Habitat Suitability Jointly Influence the Ecological Intactness of Aquatic Ecosystems

Catherine Pringle
University of Georgia, Odum School of Ecology, Athens, GA
Hydrologic Connectivity and Ecological Interactions in Aquatic Ecosystems

Jeffrey McDonnell
University of Saskatchewan, School of Environment and Sustainability, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Hydrological connectivity: From Hillslopes to Watersheds


Monday / May 1 / 10:30 PM - 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, 3

Moderators - Donna Downing, U.S. EPA, Office of Water, Washington, DC
Rose Kwok, U.S. EPA, Office of Water, Washington, DC

Navigating the Clean Water Act: the Critical Role of Connectivity Among Waters - Donna Downing, U.S. EPA, Washington, DC
Navigating the Clean Water Act: Science and Policy - Rose Kwok, U.S. EPA, Washington, DC
Navigating the Clean Water Act: Applying the Principles of Connectivity in the Real World - Mark Ryan, Ryan & Kuehler PLLC, Winthrop, WA
Identification of State Waters and the Importance of Science - Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers, Windham, ME

Moderators - Joe Ebersole, US EPA, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory,
Corvallis, OR
Aimee Fullerton, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA
Jason Dunham, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Corvallis, OR
Mark Wipfli, USGS Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Fairbanks, AK

Connectivity: The Key to Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change - Gordon Reeves, PNW Research Station, Corvallis, OR US (co-author: L. Benda)
Large-scale Degradation of Amazonian Freshwater Ecosystems - Leandro Castello, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (co-author: M. Macedo)
River Networks dampen long-term hydrological signals of climate change - Kyle Chezik, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC Canada (co-authors: S.C. Anderson, J.W. Moore)
Climate Change, Wildfire and a Message of Connectivity and Resilience from the 'River of No Return' - Colden Baxter, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Moderators - Laurie Alexander, US EPA, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Washington, DC
Renee Brooks, US EPA, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Corvallis, OR
Jay Christensen, US EPA, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Las Vegas, NV

Intermittent Surface Water Connectivity: Fill and Spill Vs. Fill and Merge Dynamics - Scott Leibowitz, US, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: D. M. Mushet, W. E. Newton)
Morphological Characterization of Isolated Wetland Depressions in the Des Moines Lobe of Iowa and Their Potential Influence on Downstream Waters - David Green, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (co-authors: S. McDeid, W. G. Crumpton)
How Well do Simple Metrics of Hydrologic Connectivity Explain Limnological Conditions in Backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River? - KathiJo Jankowski, U.S. Geological Survey, La Crosse, WI (co-authors: J. T. Rogala, J. N. Houser, N. R. De Jager)
Groundwater Connectivity of Prairie Potholes in Diverse Landscapes - Brian P. Neff, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO (co-authors: D. O. Rosenberry)


Monday / May 1 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 4, 5, 6

Moderators - Brian Neff, U.S. Geological Survey, National Research Program, Denver, CO
Nate Jones, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
Grey Evenson, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA

Defining the problem: Consequences of Beaver Removal on Red Canyon Ranch, Wyoming - John Coffman, The Nature Conservancy, Lander, WY
Ecohydrologic Benefits of Beaver and Beaver Dam Analogues in Childs Meadow, CA - Kristen Podolak, The Nature Conservancy, CA, San Francisco, CA (co-authors: S. Yarnell, K. Pope, E. Wolf, R. Burnett)
Modeling Hyporheic Connectivity and Water Quality Functions at the Continental Scale: Implications for Management - Jesus D. Gomez-Velez, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM (co-authors: J. D. Gomez-Velez, J. W. Harvey, D. T. Scott, R. B. Alexander, G. E. Schwarz)
Hydrologic Changes Downstream of Beaver-Inspired Restoration - Caroline Nash, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: G. Grant, J. Selker, S. Lewis, P. Noel)

Moderators - Joe Ebersole, US EPA, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory,
Corvallis, OR
Aimee Fullerton, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA
Jason Dunham, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Corvallis, OR
Mark Wipfli, USGS Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Fairbanks, AK

Lateral and Longitudinal Movements by Large-Bodied Fish as Drivers of Food Web Connectivity in a Tropical Lowland River - David Crook, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina, NT Australia (co-authors: D. Buckle, M. M. Douglas)
Sample Size Requirements to Detect Spatial Structure in Brook Trout Abundance - Nathaniel Hitt, U.S. Geological Survey, Leetown Science Center, Kearneysville, WV (co-authors: C.D. Snyder, E. Snook, Z.C. Johnson, M. Morgan, L. Donaldson)
What Does Small-Scale Variation in Demographic Response to Environmental Drivers Mean in a Changing Climate? - Ben Letcher, U.S. Geological Survey, Turners Falls, MA (co-authors: E.C. Childress, R.D. Bassar, K.H. Nislow, A.R. Whiteley, M.J. O'Donnell)
Behavioral Thermoregulation Across Four Dimensions of Habitat Connectivity: Examples from Salmonids in Oregon and Alaska - Jonathan B Armstrong, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State Universtiy, Corvallis, OR

Moderators - Laurie Alexander, US EPA, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Washington, DC
Renee Brooks, US EPA, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Corvallis, OR
Jay Christensen, US EPA, National Exposure Research Laboratory. Las Vegas, NV

Quantifying Surface and Subsurface Hydrologic Connectivity of Geographically Isolated Wetlands to Surface Water Systems in a Prairie Pothole Landscape - Irena Creed, Western University, London, ON Canada (co-author: A. Ameli)
Estimating Pothole Wetland Connectivity to Pipestem Creek, North Dakota: an Isotopic Approach - J. Renee Brooks, US EPA Western Ecology Division, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: D. M. Mushet, M. K. Vanderhoof, S. G. Leibowitz, J. R. Christensen, B. P. Neff, D. O. Rosenberry W. D. Rugh, L. C. Alexander)
Geospatial Models to the Rescue: Unravelling Hidden Hydrologic Connections in Complex Wetlandscapes - Genevieve Ali, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Canada (co-author: A.Haque)
Incorporating Remotely Sensed Evapotranspiration in a Hydrologic Model Improves Representation of Geographically Isolated Wetlands - Adnan Rajib, NERL, US EPA, Cincinnati, OH (co-authors: G. Evenson, H.Golden, C. Lane)


Monday / May 1 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 7, 8, 9

Moderators - Brian Neff, U.S. Geological Survey, National Research Program, Denver, CO
Nate Jones, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
Grey Evenson, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA

Could Beaver Compete with Declining Snowpacks? - Joseph Wheaton, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-authors: N. Bouwes, K. Hafen, W. Macfarlane)
Measuring Functional Connectivity and Biodiversity in Streams Using Environmental DNA - David Pilliod, U.S. Geological Survey, Boise, ID (co-authors: M. Laramie, S. Haig, M. Miller, T. Mullins, D. MacCoy)
Assessing Longitudinal Thermal Connectivity for Pacific Salmonids - Aimee Fullerton, NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA (co-authors: C. E. Torgersen, J. L. Ebersole , M. Snyder, N. Schumaker)
Moving Forward with Beaver to Initiate Ecosystem Recovery - Gregory Lewallen, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK Canada (co-author: C. Westbrook)

Moderators - Joe Ebersole, US EPA, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory,
Corvallis, OR
Aimee Fullerton, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA
Jason Dunham, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Corvallis, OR
Mark Wipfli, USGS Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Fairbanks, AK

Of Small Streams and Great Lakes: Carbon and Nutrient Cycling in Linked Terrestrial-Stream-Lake Networks - Amy Marcarelli, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI (co-authors: A. Marcarelli, A. Coble, E. Kane, K. Nevorski, C. Brooks, K. Meingast, C. Huckins, D. Toczydlowski, R. Stottlemyer)
Watershed-Lake Linkages in the Lake Tahoe Basin: A 40-year Retrospective and Prospects for the Future - Robert Coats, Hydroikos Ltd., Berkeley, CA (co-authors: A. Heyvaert, G.Sahoo, J. Reuter, J. Lewis, G.Schladow)
Functional Metabolism: A Viable Metric for Evaluating In-Stream Flow Conditions and Shifts in Stream Ecosystem Function and Structure - Stacey Blersch, Columbus State University, Earth and Space Science Department, E, Columbus, GA (co-author: J. Atkinson)
Snowpack Determines Thermal Responses of Streams to Changing Air Temperature - Timothy Cline, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (co-authors: T. Walsworth, P. Lisi, D. Schindler)

Moderators - Laurie Alexander, US EPA, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Washington, DC
Renee Brooks, US EPA, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Corvallis, OR
Jay Christensen, US EPA, National Exposure Research Laboratory. Las Vegas, NV

Prairie Pothole Wetlands Regulate Hydrologic Connectivity to Attenuate Peak Streamflow: A Watershed-Scale Modeling Analysis - Grey Evenson, Virginia Tech, Columbus, OH (co-authors: H. E. Golden, C. R. Lane, D. L. McLaughlin, E. D'Amico)
Modeling Surface-Water Depression Storage in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota - Lauren Hay, U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, CO (co-authors: R. Viger, P. Norton, S. Markstrom, S. Regan)
Tying Together Methods to Estimate Wetland Connectivity: Tests Within the Pipestem, ND - Jay Christensen, US EPA, Las Vegas, NV (co-authors: G. Evenson, M. Vanderhoof, S. Leibowitz, H. Golden, L. Alexander)
An Interdisciplinary Synthesis of Aquatic-System Connectivity Research in the Prairie Pothole Region - Laurie Alexander, US EPA, Washington, DC (co-authors: J. R. Christensen, J. R. Brooks, R. Kwok, D. Auerbach, M. K. Vanderhoof, H. E. Golden, C. Lane, M. W. Lang, B. P. Neff, D. M. Mushet, D. M. McLaughlin)


Tuesday / May 2 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 10, 11, 12

Moderators - Brian Neff, U.S. Geological Survey, National Research Program, Denver, CO
Nate Jones, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
Grey Evenson, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA

Enhanced Aquatic Connectivity through Regional Collaboration - Lisa Walter, Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, MI (co-author: R. Westerhof)
Tributary Conservation Priorities for Great Lakes Migratory Fishes - Mary Khoury, The Nature Conservancy, Chicago, IL (co-authors: M. Herbert, E. Yacobson, J. Ross, P. Doran, P. McIntyre, M. Diebel, T. Neeson, A. Moody, A. Milt)
Hydrologic Reconnection to Restore Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands: Ties Between Field and Model Data - Kurt Kowalski, U.S. Geological Survey, Ann Arbor, MI (co-authors: M.R. Eggleston, J. A. Saarinen)
Maine Aquatic Connectivity Restoration - Alex Abbott, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Falmouth, ME

Moderator: Nicholas von Stackelberg, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Salt Lake City, UT

Quantifying the Interaction between Landscape and Climate on Water Resources - Andrew Gelderloos, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors: R. Gabor, L.Nesbitt, D. Kip Solomon, W. Anderegg, C. Strong, P. D. Brooks)
What is Going to Happen to Great Salt Lake? - Jeff DenBleyker, CH2M, Taylorsville, UT (co-author: L. Vernon)
Optimizing Barrier Removal to Restore Connectivity in Utah's Weber Basin - Maggi Kraft, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-author: S. Null)
Modeling Coupled Human and Natural Systems: Hydrologic and Water Quality Analysis in Jordan River Watershed, Utah - Krishna Khatri, University of Uath, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors: C. Strong, N. von Stackelberg, M. Buchert , A. Kochanski)

Moderator: Matt Cohen, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Discriminating Connectivity of Streams to Their Hyporheic Zones and Landscapes Through Evaluation of Natural and Introduced Tracers - Michael Gooseff, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Characterizing the Role of Hyporheic Exchange Processes in Transient Electrical Conductivity-Discharge Relationships Over Multiple Timescales - Joel Singley, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO (co-authors: A. N. Wlostowski, A. J. Bergstrom, E. R. Sokol, C. L. Torrens, C. Jaros, C. E. Wilson, P. J. Hendrickson, M. N. Gooseff)
Quantifying and Modeling Internal Nutrient Loading in Sub-tropical Florida Waterbodies - Mary Szafraniec, Amec Foster Wheeler, Tampa, FL (co-author: R. M. Burnes)
Emergent Archetype Patterns of Catchment Coupled Hydrologic and Biogeochemical Response - James Jawitz, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (co-authors: A. Musolff, J. H. Fleckenstein, P. S. C. Rao)


Tuesday / May 2 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 13, 14, 15

Moderator - Brian Neff, U.S. Geological Survey, National Research Program, Denver, CO
Nate Jones, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
Grey Evenson, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA

Inspiring Change in the Road-Stream Crossing Paradigm for Aquatic Organism Connectivity - Jeremy Bell, The Nature Conservancy, Brunswick, ME
Fragmented Fluids: Assessing & Prioritizing Dams and Culverts for Aquatic Connectivity Restoration in the Eastern U.S. - Erik Martin, The Nature Conservancy, Brunswick, ME (co-authors: J. Levine, S. Jackson)
Using Prioritization Tools to Advance River Restoration On-the-Ground - Amy Singler, American Rivers & The Nature Conservancy, Northampton, MA
Working with Transportation and Emergency Management Agencies to Restore Aquatic Habitat Connectivity and Support Infrastructure Improvement in the Northeastern USA - Scott Jackson, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

Moderator: Nicholas von Stackelberg, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Salt Lake City, UT

Microbial Community Response to Energy and Nutrient Flows Within a Semi-Arid, Effluent Dominated Urban River System - Jennifer Follstad Shah, Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors: R. Smith, R. Gabor, M. Navidomskis, S. Weintraub)
Connectivity as a Restoration Tool: Case Studies from Utah - Melissa Stamp, Mitigation Commission, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors: T. Allred, M. Holden)
Aquatic Connectivity to Benefit Recovery of an Endangered Species: A Case Study from Utah Lake - Michael Mills, June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program, Orem, UT (co-authors: M. Holden, M. Stamp)
Combined Approaches for Estimating Groundwater Exchanges in Karst Watersheds - Hyrum Tennant, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-authors: B. Neilson, M. Miller, M. Barnes, T. Stout, R. Gabor, M. Millington, Y. Jameel, A. Gelderloos, G. Bowen, P. Brooks)

Moderator: Matt Cohen, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Spatial Variation in Specific Conductivity of a Stream Network Based on Network and Euclidean Distances - Michael McManus, U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development, Cincinnati, OH (co-authors: E. D'Amico, E. M. Smith )
Climate Impacts on Connectivity of Snowmelt to Flow in the Willamette River Using Water Stable Isotopes - J. Renee Brooks, US EPA Western Ecology Division, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: H. M. Johnson, S. P. Cline, W. Rugh)
Quantifying Wetland Connectivity at the Catchment Scale Using a Chemical Tracer - Matthew Cohen, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (co-authors: J. Thorslund, J. W. Jawitz, J.Jarsjo, M. C. Rains)
Using Hydrologic and Empirical Modeling for Watershed Protection and Restoration in the Rum River Watershed - Cindie McCutcheon, RESPEC, Rapid City, SD


Tuesday / May 2 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 16, 17, 18

Moderators - Monica Palta, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Lauren McPhillips, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Hydrologic Connectivity and Ecosystem Services across a Range of Systems - Lauren McPhillips, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (co-author: M.M. Palta)
Climate Driven Changes in Hydrologic Connectivity Influences the Magnitude and Fate of Carbon Export in Temperate Forests - Oscar Senar, Western University, London, ON Canada (co-authors: I.Creed, K. Webster)
Representing Landscape and Aquatic System Connectivity in a National Watershed Model - Katrin Bieger, Texas A&M AgriLife, Blackland Research & Extension Center, Temple, TX (co-authors: M. J. White, J. G. Arnold)
Representing Wetland Connectivity in Hydrologic Models: Insights from an Inter-Model Comparison - C. Nathan Jones, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (co-authors: A. Ameli, B. Neff, G. Evenson, D. McLaughlin, H. Golden)

Moderators - Charles Lane, US EPA, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH
Mark Rains, University of South Florida, School of Geosciences, Tampa, FL
Heather Golden, US EPA, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH

Putting Connectivity in Context: Overview on Geographically Isolated Wetland Research - Charles Lane, US EPA, Cincinnati, OH (co-authors: H. E. Golden, K. Kirkman, S. G. Leibowitz, D. Mushet, M. C. Rains, L. Smith)
Connecting the Dots: Hydrological Connectivity Between Geographically Isolated Wetlands and Downgradient Waters - Mark Rains, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (co-authors: S. G. Leibowitz, M. J. Cohen, I. F. Creed, H. E. Golden, J. W. Jawitz, P. Kalla, C. R. Lane, M. W. Lang, D. L. McLaughlin)
Groundwater Connectivity of Upland Wetlands Embedded Within Major Hydrologic Landscapes of the USA. - Brian P. Neff, U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, CO (co-author: D. Rosenberry)
Biotic Connectivity: Breaking Down the 'Geographically Isolated' Wall - David Mushet, U.S. Geological Survey, Jamestown, ND (co-author: A. J. K. Calhoun)

Moderators - Melanie Vanderhoof, U.S. Geological Survey, Geoscience and Environmental Change Science Center, Denver, CO
Quisheng Wu, Binghamton University, Department of Geography, Binghamton, NY

Using Radarsat-2, Wordview-3 and LiDAR to Inform Spring Peaks in Surface Water Connectivity in the Delmarva Bays, USA - Melanie Vanderhoof, U.S. Geological Survey GECSC, Denver, CO (co-authors: H. Distler, M. Lang, L. Alexander)
A Novel Algorithm for Delineating Wetland Depressions and Mapping Surface Hydrologic Flow Pathways using LiDAR Data - Qiusheng Wu, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY (co-author: C.R. Lane)
Predicting Macroinvertebrate Index Scores From Land Use Data and Connectivity Indices - Scott Haag, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA (co-authors: U. Malvadkar, S. Kroll)
Floodplain Connectivity of Wetlands - Charles Lane, USEPA, Cincinnati, OH (co-author: E. D'Amico)


Tuesday / May 2 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 19, 20, 21

Moderators - Monica Palta, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Lauren McPhillips, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Hydrologic Controls on Nitrogen and Phosphorous Dynamics in Relict Oxbow Wetlands Adjacent to an Urban Restored Stream - Melanie Harrison Okoro, NOAA, Sacramento, CA (co-authors: A.J. Miller, P.M. Groffman, P. M. Mayer, S. S. Kaushal)
A Reach -Scale Flow Permanence Prediction Tool to Quantify Longitudinal, Hydrological Connectivity in Snow-Dominated Mountain Streams - Kristin Jaeger, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington Water Science Center, Tacoma, WA (co-authors: K. Jaeger, K. Blasch, J. Dunham, A. Gendaszek, T. Haluska, D. Hockman-Wert, K. Kaiser, R. McShane, T. Olsen, J. Risley, R. Sando)
Putting Flow-Ecology Relationships Into Practice: a Decision-Support System to Assess Fish Community Response to Water-Management Scenarios - Casey Caldwell, HydroLogics, Louisville, CO (co-authors: S. Nebiker, J. Cartwright, R. Knight,)
Cultural Biases Limit Ecosystem Services Provided by Ditches and Connected Ecosystems - Chelsea Clifford, Duke University (Nicholas School of the Environment), Durham, NC (co-author: J. B. Heffernan)

Moderators - Charles Lane, US EPA, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH
Mark Rains, University of South Florida, School of Geosciences, Tampa, FL
Heather Golden, US EPA, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH

Wetland Hydrological Connectivity: A Classification Approach and North American Assessment - Scott Leibowitz, US EPA, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: M.C. Rains, I. F. Creed, R. A. Hill, M. H. Weber, C. E. Jones, D. Aldred, J. Christensen )
Quantifying Geographically Isolated Wetland Connectivity: Insights on Modeling Approaches - Heather Golden, US EPA, Cincinnati, OH (co-authors: I.F. Creed, G. Ali, N.B. Basu, B. Neff, M.C. Rains, D. L. McLaughlin, L. C. Alexander, A. A. Ameli, J. R. Christensen, G. R. Evenson, C.s N. Jones, C. R. Lane, M.Lang)
Increased Wetland Connectivity: Anthropogenic Alteration in the Delmarva Peninsula - Daniel McLaughlin, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (co-authors: C. N. Jones, Gr. Evenson, H. Golden, C. Lane, L. Alexander, M. Lang)
Prioritizing Geographically Isolated Wetland Management Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Eutrophication of Lake Winnipeg - Irena Creed, Western University, London, ON Canada (co-author: A. Ameli)

Moderators - Melanie Vanderhoof, U.S. Geological Survey, Geoscience and Environmental Change Science Center, Denver, CO
Quisheng Wu, Binghamton University, Department of Geography, Binghamton, NY

Exploring Agricultural Drainage's Influence on Wetland and Watershed Connectivity - Jay Christensen, US EPA, Las Vegas, NV
Surface Water Depression Storage Process Representation on a National Scale - Jessica Driscoll, U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, CO (co-authors: L. Hay, P. Norton)
Software to Extract Model Subsets from the National Hydrologic Model for Hydrologic Connectivity Studies - Parker Norton, U.S. Geological Survey, Rapid City, SD (co-authors: S. Markstrom, R. S. Regan, W. Farmer)
Data Storage Models and Algorithms to Represent Stream Connectivity within a Relational Data Model - Scott Haag, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA (co-author: A.Shokoufandeh)


Wednesday / May 3 / 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 22, 23, 24

Moderators - Michael Gooseff, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Judson Harvey, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

Estimation of Hydrologic Connectivity for the Nation's Rivers and Wetland Corridors - Jud Harvey, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA (co-authors: J. Gomez-Velez, L. G. Larsen, J. Choi)
Modeling River-Floodplain Connectivity Throughout the Nation's River Corridors - Durelle Scott, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (co-authors: J. D. Gomez-Velez, M. KC, N. Jones, J. W. Harvey)
Ambient Groundwater Flow Diminishes Nitrate Processing in the Hyporheic Zone of Streams - Stanley Grant, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA (co-authors: M. Azizian, F. Boano, P. Cook, R. Detwiler)
Paired Forested Watershed Experiments in the Piedmont of North Carolina - Johnny Boggs, USDA Forest Service, Raleigh, NC (co-authors: G. Sun, S. McNulty)

Moderators - C. Emi Fergus, National Research Council, c/o U.S. EPA, Corvallis, OR
Patricia Soranno, Michigan State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, East Lansing, MI
Amina Pollard, U.S. EPA, Office of Water, Washington, DC

The Freshwater Landscape: Lake, Wetland, and Stream Abundance and Connectivity at Macroscales - C. Emi Fergus, EPA, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: J. Lapierre, S.K. Oliver, N. K. Skaff, K. S. Cheruvelil , P. A. Soranno, K. Webster)
Using a New Connectivity Assessment Method to Explain the Influence of Connectivity on Streamflow Response Across a Lake Dominated Watershed - Christopher Spence, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Saskatoon, SK Canada (co-authors: G. Ali, C. Oswald, C. Wellen)
The Least of These: Importance of Small Lakes and Headwater Streams for Carbon Cycling of Inland Waters - Ishi Buffam, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (co-authors: P. C. Hanson, M. G. Turner, S. R. Carpenter, H. Laudon, T. Tiwari, R. A. Sponseller, K. Bishop)
Surface Water Connectivity Among Arctic Lakes Drives Patterns of Fish Species Richness and Composition, and Food Web Structure - Sarah Laske, U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK (co-authors: A. E. Rosenberger, M. S. Wipfli)

Moderators - Lora Smith, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton, GA
Kay Kirkman, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton, GA
Carla Atkinson, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Biological Connectivity among Geographically Isolated Wetlands: Patterns Across Space and Time - Lora Smith, Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton, gGA (co-authors: C. McElroy, C. Herteux, D. Gawlik, R. L. King, A. L. Subalusky)
Measuring Biological Connectivity at Different Scales - Amanda Subalusky, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, New Haven, CT (co-authors: A. Subalusky, L. Smith, L. Fitzgerald, C. Atkinson, T. Glenn, R. Garrick)
Biotic Connections: Drivers of Community Dynamics, Nutrient Dynamics, and Subsidy Strength - Carla Atkinson, University of Alabama, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL (co-authors: S. McLeay, L. L. Smith, S. W. Golladay)
The Northern Leopard Frog: Connecting the Dots Across a Prairie Pothole Landscape - David Mushet, U.S. Geological Survey, Jamestown, ND (co-authors: J. D. L. Fisher, C. A. Stockwell)


Wednesday / May 3 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 25, 26, 27

Moderators - Michael Gooseff, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Judson Harvey, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

Calibrating the Treasure Valley Groundwater Model Using MODFLOW - Jairo Hernandez, Boise State University, Boise, ID (co-author: K. Tan)
The Effect of River Channel Manipulation on the Hydraulic Connectivity of the Atchafalaya River Basin - Daniel E. Kroes, U.S. Geological Survey, Baton Rouge, LA (co-authors: Y. A. Allen, J. Varisco, S. W. Roberts)
River and Groundwater Connectivity at Wet Meadow Sites Along the Platte River in Central Nebraska - Scott Griebling, Headwaters Corporation, Lakewood, CO (co-author: S. Turner, Sr.)
Spatiotemporal Processes That Contribute to Hydrologic Connectivity Between Hillslopes, Valley Bottoms, and Streams - Kelsey Jencso, University of Montana, Missoula, MT (co-authors: A. Bergstrom, B. McGlynn)

Moderator - Tracie Nadeau, US EPA, Region 10, Portland, OR

Raccoon Creek: A Case Study in Aquatic Connectivity, Restoration, Land Management and Protection - Kathleen Owens, The Nature Conservancy, Armuchee, GA (co-author: S. Gottlieb)
Aquatic System Connectivity Issues for National Wildlife Refuges and Endangered Species in the Semi-arid Western U.S. - Brian Caruso, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Lakewood, CO
The Watershed Approach to Wetland and Stream Compensatory Mitigation - Rebecca Kihslinger, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, DC
Achieving a Watershed Approach: Considering Connectivity in Oregon's Aquatic Resources Mitigation Program - Tracie Nadeau, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Portland, OR (co-author: C. Trowbridge)

Moderators - Lora Smith, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton, GA
Kay Kirkman, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton, GA
Carla Atkinson, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Amphibians as Connectors Between Wetland and Terrestrial Ecosystems - Julia Earl, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Contemporary Versus Historic Connectivity: A Case Study of Gene Flow in an Imperiled Salamander - Steve Johnson, University of Florida, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, Gainesville, FL (co-author: E. Hoffman)
Exploring Ecological Connectivity Among Geographically Isolated Wetlands - David Scott, SREL/UGA, Aiken, SC (co-authors: S. Weir, K. Capps, S. Nunziata, S. Lance)
Monitoring Ecosystem Processes in Floodplain Restoration to Elucidate Relationships between Ecosystem Processes, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity - Craig Bienz, The Nature Conservancy, Klamath Falls, OR


Wednesday / May 3 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 28, 29, 30

Moderator - Cheryl Brown, US EPA, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Newport, OR

Fish Freight: Using Otolith Chemistry to Understand the Role of Fish Migration in the Transport of Energy and Nutrients Among Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Habitats - David Crook, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina, NT Australia (co-authors: D. Buckle, A. J. King, M.M. Douglas, J. Woodhead, R. Maas)
Promoting the Watershed Approach: Plan, Implement, Monitor, Respond, and Adapt - Christian Miller, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Mobile, AL
Predicting effects of environmental change on river inflows to Tillamook Bay, Oregon - Darryl Marois, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Newport, OR (co-authors: T. H. DeWitt, R. McKane, C. A. Brown, P. Clinton)
Interconnections in the Everglades and Florida Bay Watershed: Implications for Ecosystem Integrity - Christopher Madden, South Florida Water Management, West Palm Beach, FL (co-authors: M. Koch, T. Strazisar, T. Troxler, Y. Shangguan, P. Glibert, S. Kelly, J. Stachelek, R. Price, F. Sklar)

Moderator - Tracie Nadeau, US EPA, Region 10, Portland, OR

Landscape Ecohydrologic Patterns Across Wetland and Stream Compensatory Mitigation in the Southeastern United States - Daniel Auerbach, USEPA Office of Water, Washington, DC (co-authors: A. Monroe, R. Harrington, W. Ainslie, P. Hough)
A Hydrogeomorphic Delineation Methodology for Assessing Changes in Floodplain Area Due to Water Management Activities - Ryan Morrison, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (co-authors: F. Nardi, A. Annis, T.Grantham, Q. Dong)
Informing Natural Resource Management Decisions Using Riparian-Zone Groundwater Simulations - Gilbert Barth, S. S. Papadopulos and Associates, Inc., Boulder, CO (co-author: D. Hathaway)
A Hydrogeomorphic Delineation Methodology for Assessing Changes in Floodplain Area Due to Water Management Activities - Ryan Morrison, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (co-authors: F. Nardi, A. Annis, T.Grantham, Q. Dong)
Wetland Restoration in an Advanced Modeling World - Ahmad Salah, Stanley Consultants, Murray, UT (co-authors: P. Walansky, K. Oben-Nyarko)

Moderator - Genevieve Ali, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Christopher Spence, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

One Hillslope Does Not a Watershed Make: Analysis of Shallow Subsurface Flow Thresholds Across 30 Hillslopes for Six Years - Kelsey Jencso, University of Montana, Missoula, MT (co-author: B. McGlynn)
Lateral and Vertical Hydrologic and Thermal Connectivity in a Low Arctic River Basin - Tyler King, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-authors: B. Neilson, M. Rasmussen, D. Kane, L. Overbeck)
Unsteady Flows Control Hydrologic Turnover Rates in Antarctic Hyporheic Zones - Adam Wlostowski, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (co-authors: M.N. Gooseff, E. Saelens, W. B. Lyons, D. McKnight)
The Influence of Taliks on Hydrologic Connectivity in Thawing Discontinuous Permafrost - Ryan Connon, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON Canada (co-authors: W. Quinton, E. Devoie)


Wednesday / May 3 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 31, 32, 33

Moderator - Cheryl Brown, US EPA, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Newport, OR

Using Stable Isotopes to Assess Connectivity: The Importance of Oceanic and Watershed Nitrogen Sources for Estuarine Primary Producers - Cheryl Brown, US EPA, Newport, OR (co-authors: J. E. Kaldy, W. Rugh, K. Willard, P. Fong, T. C. Mochon Collura, C. Fong)
Linkages Between Estuarine and Freshwater Habitats that Promote Life History Diversity in Coastal Salmonids - Rebecca Flitcroft, USDA Corvallis Forestry Sciences Lab, Corvallis, OR (co-authors: M. Santelmann, I. Arismendi, S. Lewis)
How Changing Connectivity Affects Nursery Accessibility for Fish Juveniles: Tidal Cycle in the Seine Estuary - Maria Alp, Irstea (HBAN), Antony, NA France (co-authors: C. Le Pichon, N. Bacq, E. L'Ebrellec, S. Moussard)
Determining the Minimum Ecological River Inflow Needs of Louisiana Estuaries - F. Ryan Clark, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, LA (co-authors: E. White, M. Baustian, A. Jerabek)

Moderator - Tracie Nadeau, US EPA, Region 10, Portland, OR

Developing Water Projects for ESA Compliance in a Highly Managed River System - Seth Turner, Executive Director's Office, Platte River Recovery Implementation, Lakewood, CO (co-author: S. Griebling)
A River Runs Through it: Confirming Stream Connectivity in Diversion Reaches of Run-Of-River Hydroelectric Projects in British Columbia - Andrew Harwood, Ecofish Research Ltd., Courtenay, BC Canada (co-authors: M. Sparling, K. Healey, S. Faulkner, A. Lewis)
The Watershed Connectivity Banquet: Do Citizen Scientists have a Seat at the Table? - Alan Kolok, Nebraska Watershed Network, Univ. of Nebraska - Omaha, Omaha, NE (co-authors: J. Ali, K. Herrmann, A. Fruhling, S. Bartelt-Hunt)
NFWF-Funded Comprehensive Restoration of Streams in the D'Olive Watershed - Paul Lammers, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Mobile, AL (co-author: R. Swann, T. Herder)

Moderator - Genevieve Ali, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Christopher Spence, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Wind and Water: Enhanced Groundwater Recharge due to Snow-Trapping Efficiency of Small Ponds, South-Central Alaska - Mark Rains, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Wax and Wane of Hydrologic and Aeolean Connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valley Ecosystem, Antarctica - Michael Gooseff, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (co-authors: A. Wlostowski, A. Bergstrom, D. McKnight, B. Adams)
Effects of Hydrologic Connectivity on Nutrient Export from Arctic Hillslopes - Sarah Godsey, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID United States (co-authors: T. Harms, B. W. Abbott, C. R. Rushlow, S. Ludwig, J. B. Jones, M. N Gooseff)
Connecting Water and Carbon Pathways Across Space and Time in a Cold Alpine Watershed - Sean Carey, McMaster University, Hamiton, ON Canada (co-author: N. J. Shatilla)