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

2014 Speaker Bios and Abstracts

2014 Conference Program





Registration and Poster Set-up


Welcome and Overview

Lisa Cleckner, MBA, PhD
Director, Finger Lakes Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Nutrient Loading Issues in the Finger Lakes Region

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


Isotopes as Assessments for Climate Change

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


BREAK and poster review



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


No Adverse Impact Floodplain Management

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


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

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


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


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


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

More Info

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