Program subject to change.
Updated 12 October 2023


Ohio’s Total Maximum Daily Load Projects to Address Impairments Associated With Harmful Algal Blooms
Ruth Briland, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Columbus, Ohio

Spatial Patterns of Thermal Stratification and Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations in Chautauqua Lake (Chautauqua County, NY, USA)
Kasey Crandall, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, New York

Historical Changes (1978–2023) of Water Quality Parameters in Lake Pleasant, Erie County, PA
Chris Dempsey, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania

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

US Lakes Need an Enhanced Clean Lakes Program for Enhanced Protection, Restoration, Environmental Justice and Resilience
NALMS 314 Working Group, Madison, Wisconsin

Diatom Assemblage Changes Through Time: Potential for Exploring Past Environmental Conditions at Chautauqua Lake (Chautauqua County, NY, USA)
Kameron Finch, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, New York

There’s Something in the Water: The Effects of an Invasive Pondweed (Elodea canadensis) on Water Chemistry of an Alaskan Lake
Corbin Hite, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

How Are People Searching About Aquatic Plant Management Online?
Luke Huffman, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Effects of Changes in Wind Direction and Speed on Water Current Direction and Velocity
David James, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

Estimating Short-Term Contaminant Mixing in Lake Arrowhead, CA
David James, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Topographic Influence on Spatial Variability of Wind Fields Over a Narrow Alpine Lake: Lake Arrowhead, CA
David James, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Downstream and Reservoir Effects of a Hypolimnetic Dam in Carlisle, PA
Riley Kuehn, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Regional Efforts to Use Sediment Diatoms As Biological Indicators of Lake Condition in the Northeastern US
Sylvia Lee, US EPA, Washington, District of Columbia

Evaluating Round Goby’s Use of Lake Erie’s Tributaries Using Otolith Elemental Analysis
Greg Lemke, School of Science, Pennsylvania State University – The Behrend College, Erie, Pennsylvania

eDNA Probe Development for Amphipods That Qualify As Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in the Great Lakes
Abigail Melendez, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Erie, Pennsylvania

The Role of Iron in Cyanobacterial Growth and Toxin Formation in Freshwater Ecosystems: Management Implications for Harmful Algal Blooms
Prerana Patil, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Straw Protocol for Early Detection of Ballast-Mediated Target Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in Great Lakes Harbors Using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Hannah Phillips, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Erie, Pennsylvania

Analysis of Algal Toxins in Benthic Mat Sample Matrix for Laboratory and Field-Based Applications
Boris Polyak, Gold Standard Diagnostics Horsham, Warminster, Pennsylvania

Paleolimnological Reconstruction of Historical Mercury Pollution in Headwater Lakes of the Everglades: Records from Lakes Cypress, Kissimmee, and Tohopekaliga
Melanie Riedinger-Whitmore, Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida

Assessing Nitrogen Removal by Coupled Nitrification-Denitrification in Novel Bioremediation Technology
Ellie Sangree, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

Libraries Love Lakes Brings Lake-Focused Programing to Library Patrons During Lakes Appreciation Month
Teresa Sauer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Relating Algal Toxin Occurrence to Environmental Cues: Can Visual Indicators Predict Toxin Formation?
Olive Stern, Dickinson College Department of Environmental Science, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Using a High-Frequency Sensor Network to Characterize Reservoir Responses to Increasing Frequency and Severity of Rain Events
Olivia Trombley, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Effects of Drought and Population Growth on Water Quality of a Large, Semi-arid Reservoir
Charlotte van der Nagel, Southern Nevada Water Authority, Las Vegas, Nevada

Collection of Nitellopsis obtusa and Determination of an eDNA Signal Detection Limit for N. obtusa and C. pengoi
Amanda Welsbacher, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Erie, Pennsylvania

Tracking Long-Term Effects of Aerially Deposited Silver Mining Contaminants Along a Spatial Gradient on Traditional Na-Cho Nyäk Dun First Nation Territory, Yukon
Jamie Would, Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada