Program subject to change.
All times EST.
Updated 16 November 2020

* Student Presenter
# Presentation includes citizen science content


This year’s poster sessions will be “slam sessions,” where each author gets 1 minute to “tease or sell” the contents of their poster while the poster is displayed on screen. We will then have break-out sessions for attendees that have specific questions for a poster presenter.

Download the Presentation Abstracts (PDF)

Tuesday, November 17

Poster Session A: Students | 17:30 – 20:00

*Influence of Reservoir Volume Alterations Under Climate Change and Impacts on the Trophic State of the River-Lake Transition Zone
Carolina Barbosa, Hydraulics and Sanitation Department, São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil

*Effects of Fish Communities on Freshwater Amphipod Stocking Success in Minnesota, USA
Michael Bieganek, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

*Modelling the Failure of Bubble Plumes to Maintain a Well-Mixed Water Column in a British Reservoir During a Heatwave
David Birt, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

*Using Satellite Imagery to Identify Relationships Between Water Color and Water Quality Parameters for Minnesota Lakes
Martha Burket, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

*#Bridging Water Quality Data and Citizen Science Using Fuzzy Logic and Narrative
Kat Kavanagh, Water Rangers, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

*Western Minnesota’s Shallow Lake and Wetland Conditions and Associated Implications for Freshwater Amphipods
Breanna Keith, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota

*Socio-Ecological Synergies for a Sustainable Onondaga Lake: Reckoning With the Complexities of Restoration
Skyler Maassen, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

*Determining Effects of Boat Use on Lake Shoreline Erosion in Maine
Melissa Macheras, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire

*Accumulation and Discharge of Road Salt From a Constructed Wetland
Mikaela Martiros, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

*Applying the Varimax Rotated Spectral Decomposition Method and Satellite Observations to Analysis the Water Quality of Lake Ontario
FM Arifur Rahman, Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

*Understanding the Impact of Local Land-Use on Nearshore Water Quality and Primary Productivity in a Large, Shallow Lake
Erin Smith, Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

*#Can an Interactive Data Visualization Tool Change Waterfront Property Owners’ Behavior?
Nicole Ward, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

*Decision-Making Under Uncertainty: Optimizing Forecast Visualizations for Drinking Water Managers
Whitney Woelmer, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Wednesday, November 18

Poster Session B | 17:30 – 20:00

Turning Up the Heat: Effects of Wildfire and Climate Warming on Water Quality of a Hypereutrophic California Lake
Angela De Palma-Dow, Lake County Water Resources Department, Lakeport, California

Reflectance Spectroscopy and Algae Concentration in the Finger Lakes
Ileana Dumitriu, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York

Nanobubbles as a Chemical-Free Method to Reduce Algae Causing Taste and Odor Issues in a Drinking Water Reservoir
Christian Ference, Moleaer, Torrance, California

#Using Citizen Science Data to Assess Eutrophication Trends in Lakes of New York
Benjamin Harris, Environmental and Urban Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Collaborative and Open Source Data Platform: Developing a Collaborative Water Balance Model Approach to Expand the Water Monitoring Network in the Upper Canadian Columbia Basin
Kat Hartwig, Living Lakes Canada, Brisco, British Columbia, Canada

Flathead Basin Stormwater Project: A Case Study in Collaboration-Based Conservation
Emilie Henry, Big Sky Watershed Corps, Kalispell, Montana

Case Studies of Bottom-Sealed Filter Barriers to Reduce Nutrient Inflow Into Lakes and Ponds
Jaret Johnson, Mackworth-Enviro, Scarborough, Maine

Influence of Water Lily Coverage on Select Water Quality Parameters in Lake Tibet, New York
Kendra Kilson, Northeast Aquatic Research LLC, Mansfield Center, Connecticut

EPA’s See a Bloom, Give it Room – High School Video Challenge
Jennifer Kissel, US Environmental Protection Agency Region 7, Lenexa, Kansas

Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom Outreach in Wisconsin: A Partnership Between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Division of Public Health
Gina LaLiberte, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, Wisconsin

A Design-Led Study: Using an Urban Lake As the Focus to Create Learning Opportunities in Cemetery Design
Qing Luo, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Monitoring Oregon’s Drinking Water for Harmful Algal Blooms
Alison Minerovic, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Hillsboro, Oregon

A Scalable Approach to Identifying All Fecal Sources of Contamination in Watersheds
Take Ogawa, Veracet, Inc., Berkeley, California

American Water Lotus (Nelumbo lutea) Distribution and Status in Minnesota
Donna Perleberg, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Brainerd, Minnesota

Water Treatment Innovation Using Floating Wetland Islands
Soni Pradhanang, Department of Geosciences, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island

Combining an Innovative GIS Approach With Local Knowledge and Monitoring to Establish Phosphorus Reduction Strategies for at Risk Lakes in Agricultural Areas
Moriya Rufer, Houston Engineering, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Transitioning From Planning to Implementation: Collaborating With Lake Associations to Take a Watershed Plan to the Individual Lake Level
Moriya Rufer, Houston Engineering, Maple Grove, Minnesota

#Emergency Operations Plan for HAB Response Program
Elizabeth Smith, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, Kansas

Ecological HAB Control
Jonathan Todd, Eco Lake Solutions, Westlake Village California