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RESEARCH

Finger Lakes Research Conference: Threats to the Finger Lakes
November 21, 2014

2014 Speaker Bios and Abstracts

 

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

Isotopes as Assessments for Climate Change

Dave Finkelstein, PhD
Assistant Professor, Geoscience, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

10:15-10:30

BREAK and poster review

 

10:30-11:00

i-Tree Tools for Visualizing the Impact of Trees on Nutrient Loading

Ted Endreny, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Resource Engineering, Associate Editor, Hydrological Processes & Water Resources Research, SUNY ESF,
Emily Stephan, Thomas Taggart, Ethan, Bodnaruk, and Charles Knoll, Co-presenters

11:00-11:30

No Adverse Impact Floodplain Management

Janet Thigpen, CFM
Flood Mitigation Specialist, Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board

11:30-12pm

Application of Fatty Acid Analysis in Aquatic Ecology, Trophic Tracers, and Essential Nutrients

Jacques Rinchard, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Biology, The College at Brockport, State University of New York

Noon-1pm
Lunch (12-12:30) and keynote (12:30-1)

Ecosystem Services, Finger Lakes Tourism and Economy

Valerie Knoblauch
President, Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Poster Contest Concurrent with lunch

1:00-1:30

Reducing Pharmaceuticals in Water: NYS DEC’s Proactive Approach

Scott Stoner, MS
Chief, Standards and Analytical Support Section, Bureau of Water Assessment and Management, Division of Water, NYS DEC

1:30-2:00

The Role of the NY Invasive Species Research Institute in the Finger Lakes and Beyond

Carrie Brown-Lima, MS
Coordinator & Senior Extension Associate, NY Invasive Species Research Institute, Cornell University

2:00-2:30

Round Gobies in Tributary Streams: Seasonal Abundance, Community Effects, and Energy Consumption

Chris Pennuto,  PhD
Director, WNY PRISM, Professor, Biology Department & Grt Lakes Research Center, Buffalo State College


Past Conference Agendas and Abstracts

Click on a year to view the presentations and posters.

Student Award Winners

A $100 cash award honors the best student (undergraduate or graduate student) oral and poster presentation.

  • 2011 - Eleanor Milano, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Best Oral Presentation); Alyssa Johnson, Finger Lakes Community College (Best Poster Presentation)
  • 2010 - Jessica Wuerstle, Buffalo State College
  • 2009 - Samuel Georgian, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • 2008 - Isabel Olson, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • 2007 - Melissa Balk, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • 2006 - Carlos Rymer, Cornell University
  • 2005 - Matthew Beckwith, Keuka College

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