Agenda Subject to Change
Updated 17 September 2021


NALMS 2021 is Going Virtual – November 15–19, 2021

Revised program information for the virtual conference is coming soon!

Tuesday, November 16

Concurrent Session A

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Session A1: Ecosystem Valuation

Dollar Benefit of Removal of Dead Zones in Lakes, Reservoirs, and Oceans
Alex Horne, University of California, Berkeley, California

Examining Implicit Price Variation for Lake Water Quality
Kristen Swedberg, Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Blacksburg, Virginia

Disentangling Water Quality Indices to Enhance the Valuation of Divergent Ecosystem Services
Frank Lupi, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Session A2: Method Development

Intercepting Nutrients in Inflows With a Novel Filtration Technology
West Bishop, SePRO, Whitakers, North Carolina

Comparing Secchi Disk Depths With and Without a View Scope in Northeastern Lakes
Kendra Kilson, Northeast Aquatic Research, Mansfield Center, Connecticut

Smoke Alarms for HABs: New Technologies and Case Studies
Christopher Lee, AquaRealTime Inc, Boulder, Colorado

Session A3: Watershed Planning

Prioritizing Lakes for Protection and Restoration in Watershed Planning
Moriya Rufer, Houston Engineering, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Looking for Loads in All the Right Places – A Decision-Making Framework for Watershed BMP Prioritization
Charles Ikenberry, FYRA Engineering, Des Moines, Iowa

Choose Your Own Adventure: Successful Communication for Adaptive Watershed Management
Kelly Close, LRE Water, Denver, Colorado

Guardians of the Grand; Involving Citizens in Watershed Protection During a Pandemic
Jeri Fleming, Grand River Dam Authority, Langley, Oklahoma

Session A4: Internal Loading

Sediment Nutrient Release – It’s Not Just for Eutrophic Lakes! Implications for Surface Water Restoration
Harvey Harper, Environmental Research & Design, Inc., Orlando, Florida

Sediment Nutrient Hot Spots in Minnesota Lakes and Ponds
Katie Kemmitt, Stantec Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Internal Loading Driving Eutrophication in Lake Buchanan Reservoir, Texas
Alan Groeger, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

Addressing Both Watershed and In-Lake Phosphorus for a Holistic Approach to Improving Water Quality in a North Dakota Reservoir
Moriya Rufer, Houston Engineering, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Session A5: Managing Oklahoma Lakes 1

164 Dikes

Maximizing TMDL Requirements to Build a Stronger Stormwater Quality Program for Your MS4
Carrie Evenson, City of Norman, Oklahoma

166 Chambers

165 Koenig

Concurrent Session B

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Session B1: Remote Sensing

Identifying Frequency of Cyanobacteria Events in Lakes and Chlorophyll a Endpoints Using Satellite Estimates of Cyanobacteria Concentration
Rebecca Veiga Nascimento, OK Water Resources Board, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Developing Satellite-Derived Algal Monitoring Tools for Lakes – Collaboration Among Academia, Government, and Environmental Non-government Organizations in Alberta
Caleb Sinn, Alberta Lake Management Society, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Spatial/Temporal Trend Analysis of 10,000+ Minnesota Lakes Using Satellite Derived Water Quality Data From an Automated High Performance Computing Environment
Leif Olmanson, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

Lake Observations by Citizen Scientists and Satellites: Validation of Satellite Data to Support Hydrologic Science
Grant Parkins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Session B2: Modeling

Using GIS to Identify Suitable Areas for Sustainable Drainage Systems for Floodplain and Stream Channel Mitigation in Urbanized Cities
Hailey Seago, Oklahoma State University Environmental Science Graduate Program, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Three-Dimensional Modeling of Eutrophication and Cyanobacteria Growth in Two Shallow Bays of Lake Champlain
Kareem Hannoun, Water Quality Solutions, McGaheysville, Virginia

Assessing Treatability With Lake Drawdown
Deena Hannoun, Southern Nevada Water Authority, Las Vegas, Nevada

Updating a Water-Quality Model of Lake Mead to Support Salinity Modeling on the Colorado River
Kevin Bierlein, Hydros Consulting Inc., Boulder, Colorado

Session B3: Conservation & Management

Lakes and Source Water Protection Synergies
Tara Gross, Ground Water Protection Council, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Policies for Protection of Lake Shoreland
Jessica Converse, NALMS policy intern, Olympia, Washington

A Crash Course on Algae Management and Prevention in Lakes and Reservoirs
Byran Fuhrmann, EutroPHIX, Whitakers, North Carolina

Session B4: Biodiversity

Shifting Baselines: Fish Presence Reduces Food Web Stability by Altering Consumer Diet Composition
Katherine Low, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

Freshwater Mussels and Clean Water Regulation in Minnesota: The Importance of Water Quality Standards in Sustaining Ecosystem Services by Protecting Mussels
Baishali Bakshi, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Aquatic Community Surveys in Lake Elsinore, California With Recommendations for Fisheries Management
Nathan Jahns, GEI Consultants, Inc., Denver, Colorado

Just Add Water: How Water Supply to One Reservoir Controls Water Quality and Fish Habitat Throughout the Henry’s Fork Basin in Idaho
John McLaren, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Session B5: Managing Oklahoma Lakes 2

Design and Development of a Water Observatory: An Autonomous Environmental Sampling System for In situ Sensing of Lakes and Rivers
Muwanika Jdiobe, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Using Control Structures to Manage Nutrient Loading in Chain Reservoir Systems
Adam Johnson, City of Tulsa, Oklahoma

15 Years of Monitoring Mercury in Fish in Oklahoma: What Have We Learned?
Jay Wright, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Comparing Spatial Autocorrelation and Biases in Data From Two Site-Selection Methods Used in Oklahoma’s Nonpoint Source Stream Monitoring Program
Joseph Dyer, Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Concurrent Session C

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Session C1: Citizen Science 1

A Collaborative Approach to Upgrading the NALMS Secchi Dip-In Database and Improving Data Flows Using AWQMS and the Lake Observer App
Leah Hicks, North American Lake Management Society, Madison, Wisconsin

NALMS Secchi Dip-In Information System: Project Update, System Navigation, How-Tos, Tricks, and Tips
Mark LeBaron, Gold Systems, Salt Lake City, Utah

167 Borre

Session C2: Technological Advances in Phytoplankton Ecology

Comparison of Imaging Flow Cytometry and Manual Counts for Assessing Ecological Status and Harmful Cyanobacterial Bloom Monitoring
Ann St Amand, PhycoTech, Inc., St. Joseph, Michigan

Growth and Ionome-Wide Responses of Phytoplankton to Relative Supplies of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Trace Metals: From Chemostats to Grand Lake
Yetkin Ipek, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

VisualSpreadsheet With Artificial Intelligence: Improving FlowCam Image Recognition Using Deep Learning
Harry Nelson, Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies, Scarborough, Maine

Metatranscriptomics of a Cyanobacterial Bloom in a Freshwater Estuary: Analysis of a Community Shift From a Planktothrix Dominated Community
Michelle Neudeck, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Session C3: Watershed BMPs

Watershed Management Support System: A User Friendly Tool for Non-modelers to Link BMPs to Water Quality Outcomes
Mel Vargas, Parsons Corporation, Austin, Texas

A Chickasaw-Led Initiative to Identify Land Suitable for Controlled Burns for Improving On-Farm Economics and Water Quality in the Arbuckle Lake Watershed
Barney Austin, Aqua Strategies, Austin, Texas

Determining the Impacts of Grazing, Vegetation Cover, and Wildlife on Bacterial and Nutrient Concentrations of Surface Runoff
Austin Phillippe, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Upper Little Elk Creek Watershed Based Plan
Kelly Hendrix, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Session C4: Community Dynamics

Fish Community Assessment of an Urban Stream, Tahlequah Creek, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Cale Corley, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Plankton Diversity in the Wetlands of Lake Tana: Key Insights Into Restoration and Protection of Wetlands Biodiversity
Abrehet Kahsay Mehari, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Quagga vs. Zebra: Assessing Population Dynamics Between Two Invasive Mussels
Sierra Stickney, State University of New York College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York

Session C5: Collaborative Management

A Public-Private Approach to Lake and Watershed Management in the Highlands Region of New Jersey
Chris Mikolajczyk, Princeton Hydro LLC, Ringoes, New Jersey

Collaborative University Research Helps to Ensure Sound Science in Watershed Decision-Making
Robert Nairn, Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Utilizing Practitioner-Directed Ecosystem Restoration Projects in Environmental Capstone Classes to Improve Educational Effectiveness and Enhance Community Impacts
Robert Knox, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Kiamichi River Sustainable Rivers Program
Kimberly Elkin, The Nature Conservancy- Oklahoma Chapter, Stonewall, Oklahoma


Wednesday, November 17

Concurrent Session D

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Session D1: JEDI 1

Plenary Talk
Lake Superior Manoomin Cultural and Ecological Characterization
Nancy Schuldt, Fond du Lac Tribe, Cloquet, Minnesota

What Does It Mean to Be Indigenous Led Relationships With Water in a Time of Truth and Reconciliation?
Michele Sam, Michele A Sam Consulting, Ktunaxa, British Columbia, Canada

Session D2: HABs – Case Studies 1

Monitoring and Management of HABs in New Jersey Waterbodies From 2019 to 2021
Fred Lubnow, Princeton Hydro, Exton, Pennsylvania

Algal Blooms in Ontario, Canada: Continued Increases in Reports Through the 21st Century
Elizabeth Favot, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Response to Harmful Algal Blooms in Arkansas: A 3-Year Review
Brianna Olsen, Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality, North Little Rock, Arkansas

Toxic Algae Gone Wild
David Buzan, Freese and Nichols, Inc., Austin, Texas

Session D3: Public Policy & Education

Stormwater Education and Outreach in the Flathead Basin
Emilie Henry, Big Sky Watershed Corps (AmeriCorps), Kalispell, Montana

Clean Water Act 303(d) Program Vision 2.0
Jasper Hobbs, Association of Clean Water Administrators, Washington, District of Columbia

The Secret Life of Samples – A Bloom’s Eye View
Hunter Nelson and Erin Vorderlandwehr, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Benefits of Using Citizen Science With Rural Students
Leigh Cooper, Oklahoma Blue Thumb, Howe, Oklahoma

Session D4: Voice of Experience

Jeff Schloss

Mike Bira

Concurrent Session E

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Session E1: JEDI 2

Urban Lake Restoration Challenges – Getting More Even When Faced With “LES”
Stephen Souza, Clean Waters Consulting, LLC, Ringoes, New Jersey

Summer in the City? Temperature Variability in Urban Lakes Compared to Other Land Use Types in a Global Set of Lakes
Patrick Kelly, Department of Biology, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

A Regional Approach to Address Septic Leachate Pollution in Northwest Montana
Mike Koopal, Flathead Basin Commission, Kalispell, Montana

A Collaborative Approach to Assessing and Mitigating Stormwater Impacts in the Flathead Basin
Emilie Henry, Big Sky Watershed Corps (AmeriCorps), Kalispell, Montana

Session E2: HABs – Case Studies 2

Monitoring of Variable Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Fayetteville, Arkansas
Alyssa Ferri, Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Intensive Algae Bloom Monitoring in Clear Lake, California, During 2020
Detlev Lohse, bbe Moldaenke GmbH, Schwentinental, Germany

Algal Growth in Lake George, New York as an Indicator of Water Quality Impacts From Land Use – Analysis From 2020 and Initial Results From 2021
Bregieta Arvidson, Lake George Association, Lake George, New York

Preliminary Study of HABs in Lake Chautauqua, New York Provides Guidance for Future Research
Vincent Moriarty, IBM Research, Yorktown, New York

Session E3: Citizen Science 2

Using Citizen Science as a Springboard for Student Research
Jason Arant, Oklahoma Blue Thumb, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Throwing a Lasso Around Volunteer Data
Cheryl Cheadle, Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Lake Monitoring – Volunteers a Key for Effective Lake Management and Restoration
Elizabeth Herron, University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension, Kingston, Rhode Island

Source Water Protection: Engaging the Public Through Secchi Day, a Citizen Science Program on Beaver Lake, Arkansas
Matthew Rich, Beaver Water District, Lowell, Arkansas

Session E4: Soil Health

Protecting Resources for Future Generations by Thinking Outside the Box and Inside the Soil
Russ Jackson, Farmer and Rancher, Mountain View, Oklahoma

Time Traveling Through Regenerative Agriculture in Western Oklahoma: How a Farmer Turned Back Time
Jimmy Emmons, Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

New Frontiers in Data Collection: A Rapid Assessment Method for Measuring Soil Health Deployed to Track Soil Health Across Oklahoma and Beyond
Amy Seiger, Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Conservation and Agriculture Reach Everyone Project (CARE): Improving Natural Resources Conservation in Oklahoma Through Collaboration With Veteran and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Rancher
Sarah Blaney, Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Concurrent Session F

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Session F1: Transform Your Hidden Racial Bias Workshop, Part 1

Session F2: Paleolimnology

Sedimentary Cyanotoxin Measurements as a Tool for Long-Term Monitoring and Historic Occurrence of CyanoHABs
Matthew Waters, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Identifying Potential Drivers of Cyanotoxin Production in Subtropical Lakes Over the Last 150 Years
Troy Clift, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Paleolimnology of Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas
Victoria Chraibi, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

Superior Lake Management With RNA Technologies
John Higley, EQO Inc., Austin, Texas

Session F3: Invasive Species

Phosphorus Dynamics and Water Quality Considerations Associated With the Invasion and Management of Exotic Aquatic Plants
Mark Heilman, SePRO, Carmel, Indiana

Baited Box Netting as an Effective and Efficient Way to Selectively Remove Invasive Common Carp
M. Vincent Hirt, Carp Solutions LLC, New Brighton, Minnesota

Meet Them Where They’re at: An Industry Approach to AIS Prevention
Brant Dupree, Big Sky Watershed Member, Missoula, Montana

Concurrent Session G

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Session G1: Transform Your Hidden Racial Bias Workshop, Part 2

Session G2: Water Quality Monitoring

Around Arkansas in 180 days, 13 Watershed Assessments for NRCS
Jeremy Rice, Freese and Nichols, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Manually Collected Data From Lake Water Quality Sampling Programmes May Contain Significant Weather Biases
James Rand, Univesity of Bath, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, UK

The Value of Volunteers: 32 Years of Citizen Science Monitoring in Indiana
Lindsey Rasnake, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Session G3: Oxygenation

Oxygenation of a Large Scale Hydro Project in Georgia
Miles Mobley, Mobley Engineering, Norris, Tennessee

Getting Oxygen Into Water; Targeting Eutrophication at the Source
Paul Gantzer, Gantzer Water, LLC, Livingston, Texas


Thursday, November 18

Concurrent Session H

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Session H1: Alum 1

Treating In-Lake Groundwater Using Oxygen Saturation Technology and Micro-Dosing Alum
Patrick Goodwin, Vertex Aquatic Solutions, Pompano Beach, Florida

Magnitude of External Phosphorus Loading Likely Reduces Effectiveness of Aluminum Sulfate Treatments for Management of Sediment Phosphorus Flux
Abbie Lasater, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Geochemical Augmentation With Alumina for Phosphorus Attenuation in Lake and Reservoirs – Summary of Project Results in Five Basins
David Austin, Jacobs, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Effectiveness of Alum in an Urban Kettle Lake With a Long History of Toxic Blooms
Shannon Brattebo, Tetra Tech, Inc., Spokane, Washington

Session H2: HABs – Potential Causes

Low Sediment Redox Promotes Cyanobacteria Blooms: Implications for Bloom Management
Lewis Molot, Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nutrient Addition Affects Harmful Algal Bloom Biomass and Cyanotoxin Production
Lillie Haddock, Arkansas Water Resources Center, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Session H3: Fundamental Limnology 1

Variations of Phosphorus Dynamics Between Agricultural and Urban Watersheds and the Impacts on Algal Communities
Benjamin Webster, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Spatial and Temporal Variation of Water Quality in Lake Arcadia, a Central Oklahoma Reservoir
Jonathan West, Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dynamics of Anoxia and Lake Stability Revealed From High Frequency Vertical Profiling in a Hypereutrophic Polymictic Reservoir
Nicole Wagner, Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research, Baylor University, Waco Texas

Session H4: Applied Limnology 1

Mechanical Destratification of Large Water Bodies: History and Prospects
Tom Hausenbauer, Limnetics Corp., Mishawaka, Indiana

Measuring the Impacts of Wake Boats: A Pilot Study From East Pond
Danielle Wain, 7 Lakes Alliance, Belgrade Lakes, Maine

Breaking Down Stratification–How Understanding Lake Stratification Can Affect Lake Management
Anne Wilkinson, Stantec, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Concurrent Session I

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Session I1: Alum 2

A Multi-Year Alum Treatment Success Story in Central Minnesota
Erik Bye, Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), St. Paul, Minnesota

2 Tools Are Better Than 1: The Power of Combined Alum and Phoslock Addition to Improve Water Quality in Lakes and Reservoirs
Byran Fuhrmann, EutroPHIX, Whitakers, North Carolina

Session I2: HABs – Monitoring

Proactive HAB Monitoring – T&O and Cyanotoxins
Hunter Adams, City of Wichita Falls, Texas

Remotely Sensed Cyanobacterial Intensity Predicts Likelihood of Lake Blooms and Toxins Across the Contiguous US
Amalia Handler, Pacific Ecological Systems Division, US EPA, Corvallis, Oregon

Leveraging Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Data in the Age of Harmful Algae Blooms
Stephen Souza, Clean Waters Consulting, LLC, Ringoes, New Jersey

Not Adding Up: Cyanotoxins Accumulate Inconsistently Throughout Freshwater Food Webs
Katherine Low, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

Session I3: Fundamental Limnology 2

Communicating the Cycle of Lake Management to Make Sure Your Plan Doesn’t RIP
Charles Ikenberry, FYRA Engineering, Des Moines, Iowa

What Lies Beneath: The Unrealized Methane Potential of Mediterranean Climate Lakes and Reservoirs
Wilton Gray IV, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, University of California – Davis, Davis, California

Exchange Between Two Basins Through a Narrow Bay in an Unstratified Chautauqua Lake, New York
Guillaume Auger, IBM Research T.J. Watson, Yorktown Heights, New York

Session I4: Applied Limnology 2

The Impact of Alewife Introduction on Water Clarity
Kenneth Wagner, WRS, Inc., Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Phosphorus Flocculation: On-Shore and In-Lake Phosphorus Removal With Anionic Polyacrylamide
Eddie Snell, Applied Polymer Systems, Inc., Woodstock, Georgia

Evaluation of Zero Valent Iron for Phosphorus Reduction, Spanaway Lake, Washington
Sandy (Alex) Williamson, Friends of Spanaway Lake (retired USGS), Tacoma, Washington

Building Climate Change into Lake Management Efforts in Small Rural Watersheds
Jeremy Williamson, Williamson and Associates, Amery, Wisconsin

Concurrent Session J

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Session J1: Novel Stressors

So Ordered: The Legal Repercussions of Instream Sand and Gravel Mining in the High-Quality Water of Saline Creek, Mayes County, Oklahoma
Meghan Martin, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Balancing Needs, Wants and Changing Climate – Tales of Lake De-icers and Their Potential Effects on Lake Ecology and Recreation
Kiyoko Yokota, State University of New York College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York

The Vulnerability of a Closed-Basin Lake to Runoff Pollution: A Lake Restoration Case Study
Jennifer Jermalowicz-Jones, Restorative Lake Sciences, Spring Lake, Michigan

Session J2: HABs – New Technologies

Establishing Norms for Phycocyanin Levels in Lakes of Northeast Pennsylvania – A First Step in the Progression Towards a Harmful Cyanobacteria Bloom Threshold
Lauren A. Knose, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

The Impact of Nanobubbles on Microcystis for the Chemical-Free Control of Harmful Algae
Christian Ference, Moleaer, Los Angeles, California

Rapid HAB Toxicity Testing Made Simple
Nicholas Panyard, OTT HydroMet, Houston, Texas

Session J3: Aquatic Plant Management

Evaluation of Monitoring and Delivery of Aquatic Herbicide Using Drones
Victoria Natalie, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Application of UAS to Track Invasive Growth of Floating Yellow Heart
Andrew Cole, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

The Ecology of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation Communities Under Management in Select Florida Lakes
Jacob Thayer, University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, Gainesville, Florida

Session J4: Transform Your Hidden Racial Bias Workshop, Part 3