Agenda Subject to Change
Updated 04 November 2021

Interactive Sessions will be as close to a traditional oral presentation as possible. Each session will include up to four 15-minute pre-recorded presentations, followed by a moderated live question and answer discussion with the presenters, assigned to a specific time slot.

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

Tuesday, November 16

Interactive Session A

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST

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

Stakeholder-Driven Applied Research Coordination for the Protection of North Georgia’s Water Supply: The Lake Lanier Watershed 5-Year Research Plan
Kristan VandenHeuvel, The Water Tower, Buford, Georgia

Session A2: 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 A3: 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

Cyanobacteria Bloom Prevention in Two Connected Drinking Water Reservoirs
Gertrud Nurnberg, Freshwater Research, Baysville, Ontario, Canada

Session A4: 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

Interactive Session B

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST

Session B1: Modeling

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 B2: 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 B3: 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 B4: Citizen Science 1

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

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

Lake Observer App Used to Enhance Volunteer Monitoring Programs in Pennsylvania and Connecticut
Lisa Borre, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York

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

Wednesday, November 17

Interactive Session C

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST

Session C1: 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

Genomics of Aphanizomenon-Dolichospermum-Anabaena HABs in the US Pacific NW
Theo Dreher, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Session C2: 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

Cyanobacteria Management in Agricultural Watersheds Using Conservation Management Practices
Richard Lizotte, USDA-ARS, Oxford, Mississippi

Session C3: Community Dynamics

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

Monitoring Freshwater Estuarine Ecological Populations Using a Novel Machine Learning Methodology
Thomas Chen, Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, Rockaway, New Jersey

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

Taxonomic Harmonization of Diatom Counts From Lake Sediment Cores of Northeastern United States
Marina Potapova, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Session C4: 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

Interactive Session D

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST

Session D1: 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

Integrating Healthy Lakes Protection in Watershed-Based Planning
Sequoya Bua-Iam and Steve Epting , US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, District of Columbia

Session D2: HABs – Case Studies 2

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

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 D3: Voice of Experience

Critical Lake Management Lessons That I Didn’t Learn in School
Jeff Schloss, University of New Hampshire, retired, Durham, New Hampshire

A Government Career – How and Why It Worked for Me
Mike Bira, US Environmental Protection Agency, retired, Dallas, Texas

Voice of Experience – 50 years of Staying Afloat
Kent Thornton, FTN Associates, Ltd., Little Rock, Arkansas

Session D4: 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

Interactive Session E

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST

Session E1: 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, University of Bath, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, UK

Volunteer-Collected Water Quality Data Can Be Used for Science and Management
Mark Hoyer, Florida LAKEWATCH, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

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

Session E2: HABs – Potential Causes

Are Stormwater Ponds Incubators for Harmful Algal Blooms?
Tyler Olsen, Barr Engineering Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota

Factors Contributing to High Interannual Variation in the Onset of Anoxia and Concomitant Internal Loading of Phosphorus That Influence Harmful Algae Blooms
Frank Wilhelm, Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

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 E3: Alum 1

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

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

Bioretention for Lakes: Washington’s Search to Replace Compost in Our Stormwater Filters
Dylan Ahearn, Herrera, Inc., Seattle, Washington

Session E4: Conservation & Management

Promoting Loss for Gains in Implementing Conservation Practices
Kent Thornton, FTN Associates Little Rock, Arkansas

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

Thursday, November 18

Interactive Session F

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST

Session F1: JEDI 1

Addressing Societal Challenges With Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Lakes and Watersheds
Gabriella Placido, North American Lake Management Society, Fort Myers, Florida

Cleaning Urban Lakes, but for Whom?
Vinicius Taguchi, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 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

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

Session F2: 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 F3: Fundamental Limnology 1

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

Reconstructing Multiple Stressor Impacts on a Chain of Lakes Experiencing Blooms in Southwest Nova Scotia
Nell Libera, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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 F4: 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

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

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

Interactive Session G

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST

Session G1: 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

The Ecological and Economic Value of Lakes in Mitigating the Urban Heat Island Effect
Laura Costadone, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon


Session G2: 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

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

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

Session G3: Fundamental Limnology 2

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

Gauging the Health of Vermont Lakes Using 2007 and 2012 National Lake Assessment Findings
Leslie J. Matthews, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Montpelier, Vermont

How Anoxic Is Anoxic, Estimating Dissolved Oxygen Demand After It Has Been Fully Exhausted From the Hypolimnion of a Eutrophic Lake
George Knoecklein, Northeast Aquatic Research, Mansfield Center, Connecticut

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 G4: Applied Limnology 2

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

Wind Sheltering in Stormwater Ponds and Management Implications
Vinicius Taguchi, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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