Agenda Subject to Change
Updated 29 October 2021

General Session presentations may be either a pre-recorded presentation or a static PDF presentation. Conference attendees will be able to submit questions directly to individual presenters through the Whova platform’s chat function.

Presentations will be available to attendees throughout the symposium and for six months after the symposium.

General Session 1

Citizen Science 2

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

Managing Oklahoma Lakes

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

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

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

2020 Lake Thunderbird Monitoring and Analysis
Curt Dikes, Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

General Session 2

Alum 2

Using Aluminum Floculants to Treat Stormwater Ponds to Control Phosphorus in Verona, Wisconsin
Marten Cieslik, Verona Public Works, Verona, Wisconsin

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

Aquatic Plant Management

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

Evaluation of Monitoring and Delivery of Aquatic Herbicide Using Drones
Victoria Natalie, 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

Novel Stressors

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

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

Arsenic Levels in Private Wells Within Becker County, Minnesota
Bailey Sanders, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, Minnesota

General Session 3

Invasive Species

Keeping Invasive Q/Z Mussels Out of the America’s Favorite Bass Fishing Lake, Clear Lake, California, USA
Angela De Palma-Dow, County of Lake Water Resources Department, Lakeport, California

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

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

Apparent Eradication of Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) From an Entire Lake Using Low Doses of EarthTec QZ Ionic Copper
David Hammond, Earth Science Laboratories, Inc., Rogers, Arkansas


Developing Diatom-Based Paleolimnological Tools to Assessing Possible Lake Ecosystem Recovery From Acidification in a Suite of Lakes From Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Michelle Cheng, Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL), Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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

Theory and application

Applying Innate Wisdom to Our Work
Diane Lynch, Lynch Associates, Elk River, Minnesota

Indigenous Wisdom’s Lessons for Science
Diane Lynch, Lynch Associates, Elk River, Minnesota

Wetland Habitat Restoration and Remediation and Shoreline Restoration at a Large, Private RV Resort in Upstate New York, USA
Michael Martin, Cedarwood Engineering Services PLLC, Warrensburg, New York

Resurrecting Clean Lakes Funding for US Lakes
Kellie Merrell, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Montpelier, Vermont