Program subject to change.
All times EST.
Updated 18 November 2020

* Student Presenter
# Presentation includes citizen science content


Interactive Sessions will be as close to a traditional oral presentation as possible. There will be two tracks per day, with two concurrent sessions per track. Each session will include four 15-minute pre-recorded presentations, followed by a moderated live question and answer discussion with the authors, assigned to a specific time slot.


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Tuesday, November 17

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Interactive Session A

A1: National Lakes Assessment

The US EPA’s National Lakes Assessment: Fundamentals, Survey Highlights and Future Planning
Lareina Guenzel, US EPA/OW/OWOW/MAB, Washington, District of Columbia

National Framework for Ranking Lakes by Potential for Anthropogenic Hydro-Alteration
C. Emi Fergus, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Corvallis, Oregon

USEPA’s National Lakes Assessment Sediment Study
Mari Nord, US Environmental Protection Agency, Water Division, Region 5, Chicago, Illinois

Development of Ambient Sediment Quality Values for the 2017 National Lakes Assessment (NLA) Study
Judy Crane, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, St. Paul, Minnesota

A2: Remote Sensing

Spatial and Temporal Trend Analysis of Water Quality using Satellite Imagery for 10,000+ Minnesota Lakes
Leif Olmanson, Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

*Multi-Decadal Improvements in US Lake Clarity
Simon Topp, Department of Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Satellite Remote Sensing in Support of Lake Management
Steven Greb, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

#Using Citizen Science and Satellite Imagery to Monitor Lake Water Storage
Grant Parkins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Interactive Session B

B1: NALMS at 40 – 40 Years of Lake Management

Forty Years of NALMS and Lake Management: What Have We Learned?
Kenneth Wagner, WRS, Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Paleolimnological Studies Support Lake Management in Florida USA: A 40-Year Retrospective, With Methods and Objectives for the Future
Thomas J. Whitmore, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida

#Effects of Climate Change and Land Use on New York Lakes
Monica Matt, Upstate Freshwater Institute, Syracuse, New York

B2: Paleolimnology

*Investigating Diatom Responses to Anthropogenic Stressors Across Canada’s Highly Populated Mixedwood Plain Ecozone
Yuanyu Cheng, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

*Impacts of Asbestos Mine Tailings on the Sedimentological Evolution of a Chain of Lakes in the Thetford Mines Region (Southern Quebec, Canada)
Olivier Jacques, Département de géographie, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

*Monitoring and Paleolimnology Suggest Site-Specific Nutrient Standard Needed for the Red Lake Nation and Minnesota’s Largest Lake
David Burge, University of Minnesota/Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

*Fur Farming, Climate Change, and Acidification Have Jointly Impacted Water Quality in Southwest Nova Scotian Lakes
Nell Libera, Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL), Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Wednesday, November 18

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Interactive Session C

C1: Chemical (Nutrient) Management

A Holistic Adaptive Management Plan for Improving Como Lake Over the Next 20 Years
Britta Belden, Capitol Region Watershed District, St. Paul, Minnesota

Evaluation of Phosphorus Treatment Using Microcosm Experiments, Spanaway Lake, Washington
Alex (Sandy) Williamson, Friends of Spanaway Lake, Spanaway, Washington

Factors Controlling Phosphorus Solubility and Speciation in Aquatic Environments
Byran Fuhrmann, SePRO Corporation, Sacramento, California

Water Quality, Sediment, and Ecological Impacts From 25 Years of Alum Additions to Lake Holden
Harvey Harper, Environmental Research & Design, Belle Isle, Florida

C2: Fisheries Management

Carp Management Results in a Vegetation Response but Proves Not to Be a Silver Bullet for Deep Lake Management
Jill Sweet, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Minnetonka, Minnesota

Developing Automated Systems for Removing Common Carp During Spawning Migrations
Przemek Bajer, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota and Carp Solutions, New Brighton, Minnesota

Changes to Water Quality and Sediment Phosphorus Forms in a Shallow, Eutrophic Lake After Removal of Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)
Brian Huser, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Uppsala, Sweden

*Species and Lakeshore Development Effects on the Relationship Between Fish Abundance and Catch Rates
Camille Mosley, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Interactive Session D

D1: Shoreline

Michigan Inland Lakes Shorelines: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Ralph Bednarz, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (Retired), Traverse City, Michigan

Columbus, Ohio Reservoir Land Stewardship Program
Nicholas Revetta, CDM Smith, Columbus, Ohio

*Use of Ground-Based LiDAR 3D Scanning to Measure Shoreline Erosion in Response to Waves and Wakes
Heather Crawford, Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

Using Pre-vegetated Blankets to Achieve Instant Results
Robert Livingston, GreenLine Synergy, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin


Advancements in Eurasian Watermilfoil Research and Management in Wisconsin
Michelle Nault, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, Wisconsin

Drivers of Species Richness, Biomass, and Dominance of Invasive Macrophytes in Temperate Lakes
Andrew Brainard, Ramboll, Syracuse, New York

Early Detection and Assessment of Water Bodies Most at Risk of Colonization by a New Species of Water Chestnut in the Potomac River Watershed
Ian Pfingsten, US Geological Survey, Gainesville, Florida

Thursday, November 19

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Interactive Session E

E1: APMS/NALMS HAB Management

Strategies for Preventing, Managing, and Responding to Harmful Cyanobacteria Blooms
Angela Shambaugh, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Montpelier, Vermont

Consideration of Algaecide Strategies to Complement Proactive HAB Management
West Bishop, SePRO Research and Technology Campus, Whitakers, North Carolina

Use of Monitoring Data to Evaluate an In-Lake Aeration System and a Watershed-Scale Approach to Reduce Cyanobacteria Blooms in a Vermont Lake
Oliver Pierson, Lakes and Ponds Program, Watershed Management Division, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Montpelier, Vermont

Proactive Applied In-Lake Management for the Prevention of Hazardous Algal Blooms (HABs)
Marc Bellaud, SOLitude Lake Management, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

E2: Salt

Chloride Trend Analysis in an Urban Shallow Lake
Chris Kucek, Capitol Region Watershed District, St. Paul, Minnesota

*Assessing the Impact of Salinization (NaCl) on the Survival and Reproduction of Two Dominant Cladocera Species (Bosmina longirostris and Chydorus brevilabris)
Robin Valleau, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Is Salinity Stratification From Winter Salt Applications Impairing the Performance and Effective Volume of Urban Stormwater Management Ponds?
Brian Ginn, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Field Test of Brine as a Best Management Practice for Reducing Winter Road Salt in Stormwater
Danelle Haake, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, East Alton, Illinois

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Interactive Session F

F1: HABs

Monitoring and Mitigating Harmful Algal Blooms at Drinking Water Sources in Ohio
Ruth Briland, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Columbus, Ohio

Role of Harmful Algal Bloom Data for Risk Management in Minnesota
Matt Lindon, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, St. Paul, Minnesota

Assessment of Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms in Greenwood Lake, New York-New Jersey
Meiyin Wu, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey

Cyanobacteria Bloom Response
Doug Pullman, Applied Biochemists, Alpharetta, Georgia

F2: Internal Loading

Refining Internal Loading Estimates in Como Lake Using Continuous Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring
Mark Houle, Capitol Region Watershed District, St. Paul, Minnesota

Internal Nutrient Loading in Ultra-Oligotrophic Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada: Implications for Water Quality and Management in a Changing Climate
Marc Beutel, University of California, Merced, California

Internal Phosphorus Loading Dynamics in Some Shallow Wisconsin Lakes
William James, University of Wisconsin – Stout, Center for Limnological Research and Rehabilitation- Discovery Center, Department of Biology, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Minnesota State and Regional Government Review of Internal Phosphorus Load Control – A “White Paper” to Guide Public Funding of Lake Restoration Projects
Jesse Anderson, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Duluth, Minnesota

Friday, November 20

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Interactive Session G

G1: Modeling

Hydrodynamic Simulation of Lake Mead to Inform Future Drinking Water Treatment Needs: Lake Modeling with AEM3D
Deena Giffen, Southern Nevada Water Authority, Las Vegas, Nevada

*Hydrodynamic Simulation of Lake Mead to Inform Future Drinking Water Treatment Needs: Water Treatment Plant Modeling with Simulink and BSM1
Jeffrey Belding, Southern Nevada Water Authority, Las Vegas, Nevada

Tracer Study and Hydrodynamic Modeling of an Alpine Lake, a Demonstration Case Study
Ali Saber, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

Developing a HAB Management Plan Using the Lake Loading Response Model
Patrick Goodwin, Vertex Aquatic Solutions, Pompano Beach, Florida

G2: Cyanotoxins

Cyanotoxin Occurrence in the United States: A 20-Year Retrospective
Jennifer Graham, US Geological Survey, Troy, New York

A Small Success in Reducing Cyanotoxins in Small Temescal Reservoir, Oakland, California
Alex Horne, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Evolution of FlowCam for Cyanobacteria HAB Research and Monitoring
Harry Nelson, Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies, Scarborough, Maine

*Freshwater Neurotoxins and Cyanotoxin Mixtures: A Review and Case Study from Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota (USA)
Victoria Christensen, North Dakota State University, Environmental and Conservation Sciences Program, Fargo, North Dakota and US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Mounds View, Minnesota

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Interactive Session H

H1: Monitoring

*How to Design a Lake Monitoring Program to Identify Pollutant Sources
Francesca Lauterman, Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions, Tampa, Florida

Eutrophication in a Subtropical, Hardwater Reservoir, Lake Buchanan, Texas
Alan Groeger, Aquatic Resources, Department of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

30 Years of Water Quality Restoration in the Upper Ocklawaha Basin, Florida
Rolland Fulton, St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, Florida

Preliminary Analyses of Nutrient Data for Lakes and Reservoirs in Colorado for the Revision of Numeric Nutrient Criteria
Amanda Jensen, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Water Quality Control Division, Denver, Colorado

H2: Shallow Lakes

Do Management Strategies in Shallow Lakes Affect Carbon Dynamics and Burial?
James Cotner, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, St. Paul, Minnesota

*Implications of Management Actions (Land-Use Changes and Vegetation Removal) on Condition Shifts
Alicia Skolte, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota

Annual and Decadal Plant Community Dynamics in a Shallow, Eutrophic System: Shaokotan Lake, Minnesota
Donna Perleberg, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Brainerd, Minnesota

Atmospheric Influences on a Shallow Seepage Lake in the North Carolina Coastal Plain: A Management Conundrum?
Diane Lauritsen, LIMNOSCIENCES, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina