When

Thursday November 12, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
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Where

Hobart and William Smith Colleges                       Scandling Center
300 Pulteney St.
Vandervort Room
Geneva, NY 14456
 

 
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Contact

Hilary Mosher
Finger Lakes Institute/ FL- PRISM
315-781-4385
mosher@hws.edu 

2015 Finger Lakes Research Conference
November 12, 2015

The 2015 conference lineup will include research topics that cover many of the issues that occur within the Finger Lakes. Presentations will be made on contaminants, invasive species, nutrient management and more. Speakers include researchers from the Finger Lakes Institute, USGS, SUNY ESF and Brockport, NYS DEC, Cornell University, Racine-Johnson Aquatic Ecology, and the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences. A poster session will also be held. The poster session is an opportunity for attendees to learn about research and projects (active or proposed) pertaining to the Finger Lakes. Please encourage your students to participate! All poster session participants will need to provide a project abstract (200 words limit) to mosher@hws.edu by October 30. The poster session is open to all registered attendees. First student author on a poster will get their registration fee waived.

KEYNOTE

Todd Walter, Director, New York State Water Resources Institute at Cornell University and Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, “Agricultural non-point source pollution in the Finger Lakes"

PRESENTERS

John Halfman, Professor, Dept. of Geoscience & Environmental Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, ‘Threats to the Finger Lakes‘

Kimberly Schulz, Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY ESF, 'Establishment and effects of predatory invasive zooplankton in the food webs of the Finger Lakes and Great Lakes   (K.L. Schulz and S. Figary)'

Brian Weidel, Research Fishery Biologist, USGS Great Lakes Science Center, ‘Turning Dreissena into sport fish: Round Goby’s role in the Lake Ontario food web’

Doug Wilcox, Empire Innovation Professor of Wetland Science, Dept. of Environmental Science and Biology, The College at Brockport, SUNY, ‘Wetland restoration projects in the Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area

Catherine McGlynn, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, NYS DEC, ‘A pound of prevention:  New York’s new aquatic invasive species management plan’.

Robert Johnson, Aquatic Biologist, Racine-Johnson Aquatic Ecologists, ‘Eradication of monoecious Hydrilla from southern Cayuga Lake and southern tributaries, Ithaca, NY’.

Cliff Kraft, Professor of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, ‘Pathogenicity and ecosystem disruption from ecological competition for B vitamins’

Roxanne Razavi, Post-doctoral Research Scientist, Finger Lakes Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, ‘Mercury concentrations in Finger Lakes food webs’

Karen Riva-Murray, Research Ecologist, USGS, New York Water Sciences Center, ‘Mercury bioaccumulation in New York’s streams’

Jeff Ridal, Executive Director and Chief Research Scientist, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, ‘St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences-protecting ecosystems and engaging diverse stakeholders through scientific research and community outreach’

Past Conference Agendas and Abstracts

Click on a year to view the presentations and posters.


Poster Session

The poster session will be an opportunity for attendees to learn about research and projects (active or proposed) pertaining to the Finger Lakes. Each poster should measure no larger than 3’ x 4’. Poster templates are available. Please encourage your students to participate! All poster session participants will need to provide a project abstract (200 words limit) to mosher@hws.edu by October 30. The poster session is open to all registered attendees. First student author on a poster will get their fee waived. 

Registration

Advance registration is required for all attendees including students. Abstracts and a program will be available online, and a limited number of copies will be printed and available at the event. The early registration fee of $40 per person is available through November 4, and late registration of $50 per person is available until November 9. 

 

Topic

Speaker

8:30am

Registration and poster set-up

9:00-9:15

Welcome and Overview

Lisa Cleckner, MBA, PhD

Director, Finger Lakes Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

9:15-9:45

Nutrient Loading Issues in the Finger Lakes Region

 

John Halfman, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Geoscience & Environmental Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

9:45-10:15

Establishment and effects of predatory invasive zooplankton in the food webs of the Finger Lakes and Great Lakes   (K.L. Schulz and S. Figary)

Kimberly Schulz,

Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY ESF

10:15-10:45

BREAK

 

10:45-11:15

‘Turning Dreissena into sport fish: Round Goby’s role in the Lake Ontario food web’

Brian Weidel, Research Fishery Biologist, Lake Ontario Biological Station,

11:15-11:45

Wetland restoration projects in the Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area

Doug Wilcox, Ph.D., PWS, Empire Innovation Professor of Wetland Science, Dept. of Environmental Science and Biology

SUNY College at Brockport

11:45-12:15

A pound of prevention:  New York’s new aquatic invasive species management plan

Cathy McGlynn, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, NYS DEC

12:15-12:45

Lunch

12:45-1:15

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

“Agricultural non-point source pollution in the Finger Lakes"

 

Todd Walter, Director, Water Resources Institute, Cornell University, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

1:15-1:45

Eradication of Monoecious Hydrilla from Southern Cayuga Lake and Southern Tributaries, Ithaca, NY

Robert Johnson, Aquatic Biologist, Racine-Johnson Aquatic Ecologists

1:45-2:15

Pathogenicity and ecosystem disruption from ecological competition for B vitamins

Cliff Kraft, Associate Professor of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

2:15-2:30

Break

2:30-3:00

Mercury concentrations in Finger Lakes food webs

Roxanne Razavi, Post-doc, Finger Lakes Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

3:00-3:30

Mercury bioaccumulation in New York’s streams

Karen Riva-Murray, USGS, New York Water Sciences Center,

3:30-4:00

St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences-protecting ecosystems and engaging diverse stakeholders through scientific research and community outreach

Jeff Ridal, Executive Director and Chief Research Scientist, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

4:00-5:00

Poster Session

 

Getting Here/Parking

Driving directions are available. Plug in 300 Pulteney St., Geneva, NY 14456 into your GPS unit. The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Scandling Center is across the street from the Medbery Parking Lot located on Pulteney Street. Enter the Scandling Center and take the stairs to the second floor to locate the Vandervort Room. Signs will be posted as well.

Free parking is available in the North Medbery Parking Lot adjacent to Pulteney St. To avoid ticketing, obtain a visitor parking pass in the HWS security office located on the south side of North Medbery Parking Lot.