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Summer of Science

Four Weeks of Summer, Sun, and Science

Ecosystem Ecology

Posters 

Presenters will be available for live interaction Thursday, June 11, 11:00-12:00 p.m. EDT
General comments can be left on the comment board next to the poster. 

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Freshwater mussel assemblage structure influences the stoichiometry of excreted energy and nutrients in rivers

Authors:
Garret W. Hopper1, Shuo Chen2, Irene Sanchez Gonzalez1, Jamie Bucholz1, Yuehan Lu2, Carla L. Atkinson1

Institution:

1) Department of Biological Sciences & 2)Department of Geological Sciences, University of Alabama

Keywords:

Nitrogen, Biogeochemisty, unionid mussels, Phosphorus, Carbones

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Canopy cover influences arthropod communities in tankbromeliads in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

Authors:

Kayla Wagner, Amanda T. Rugenski

Institution:

University of Georgia, Odum School of Ecology,

Keywords:

Algae, Macroinvertebrates, Tropical, Environmental flows

University of Georgia

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Microbial trends and source tracking of a mixed land use tributary to the Ohio River

Authors:

Abigail O’Connor and James Wood

Institution:

Department of Biological Science, West Liberty University

Keywords:

Contaminants, Microbial

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Predicting where and when salmon-derived mercury could impact recipient ecosystems

Authors:

Jessica E. Brandt, Kristofor Voss, Collin Eagles-Smith, 

Gabrielle Ruso, Tim Jardine, Craig Stricker, Ryan Lepak, 

Peter B. McIntyre, and David Walters

Institution:

University of Connecticut

Keywords:

Contaminants, Food webs, Fish

Dry phase community responses to differing environmental pressures in temporary streams

Authors:

Chloe Hayes1, Judy England2, Robert Mortimer3 and Rachel Stubbington1

Institution:

1School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University. 2Hydromorphology, Environment Agency. 3School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science, Nottingham Trent University. 

Keywords:

Biomonitoring, Invertebrates, Plants, Multiple stressors

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Frequency of Bioturbation in Sediments Impact Greenhouse Gas Ebullitions

Authors:

Megan Urbanic1, Jake Beaulieu, Ph.D2, and Michael Booth, Ph.D.1

Institution:

1Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Cincinnati, 2 United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory

Keywords:

Greenhouse gasses, Fish, Carbon, Gas flux

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Effects of anthropogenic activities on microplastics in the deposit- feeders (Diptera: Chironomidae) in an urban river of Taiwan

Authors:

Chun-Ting Lin1, Ming-Chih Chiu2, Mei-Hwa Kuo1

Institution:

1Department of Entomology, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, 2Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Keywords:

Invertebrates, Contaminants, Entomology

Atmospheric Deposition of microplastics.

Atmospheric Deposition of Microplastics and Nutrients is Impacted by Landscape Features

Authors:

Kaitlin Macaranas, Amy Fetters, and Rae E. McNeish

Institution:

Department of Biology, California State University,

Keywords:

Plastics and trash, Contaminants, Biogeochemisty, Monitoring

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Effect of Nutrient Form and Concentration on Harmful Algal Bloom Severity

Authors:

Abagael Pruitt,  Janaye Hanschu, Amy Burgin

Institution:

University of Kansas

Keywords:

Nitrogen, Harmful algal blooms, Lentic, Biogeochemisty

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Phosphorus Sorption Capacity on Constructed, Urbanized Northeast Ohio Wetlands

Authors:

Alyssa Suto and Dr. Lauren Kinsman-Costello

Institution:

Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University,

Keywords:

Wetland, Biogeochemisty, Harmful algal blooms, Phosphorus

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A Test of Algal Priming Effects During Leaf Litter Decomposition Across a Dissolved N:P Gradient

Authors:

Halvor M. Halvorson1, Patrick K. Jarman2, Steven N. Francoeur3, and Kevin A. Kuehn4

Institution:

1University of Central of Arkansas Department of Biology,

2Hattiesburg High School, 3Eastern Michigan University, Department of Biology, 4University of Southern Mississippi, School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences

Keywords:

Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Microbial, Algae

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Environmental drivers of stream metabolism across gradients of land use in agricultural ecoregions of Alberta, Canada

Authors:

Emily J. Barrie, Madison Kobryn, Gregory S. Piorkowski, Suzanne E. Tank, Rolf D. Vinebooke

Institution: 

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Keywords:

Metabolism, Multiple stressors, Land-water linkages, Biogeochemisty

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Pycnopsyche guttifer (Trichoptera, Limniphilidae) dramatically accelerates leaf litter decomposition in Nova Scotia streams.

Authors:

Jaclyn Porter and Barry R. Taylor

Institution:

Department of Biology, St. Francis Xavier University,

Keywords:

Metabolism, Macroinvertebrates, Decomposition

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Biodiversity of water mite predators and parasites of mosquitoesa

Authors:

Adrian A. Vasquez, Bana Kabalan, and Carol J. Miller

Institution: 

Healthy Urban Waters, Wayne State University
Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research

Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences Program, University of Florida

Keywords:

Biodiversity, Biomonitoring, Macroinvertebrates, Physiology

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Tropical urban stream greenhouse gas dynamics

Authors:

Carla López-Lloreda, Allison Herreid and William H. McDowell

Institution:

Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire, Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory

Keywords:

Greenhouse gasses, Tropical, Gas flux, Biogeochemisty,

Carbon, Urban

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Sources of ancient carbon to the food web vary across geologically complex river floodplains

Authors:

Amanda G. DelVecchia, Xiaomei Xu, and Jack A. Stanford

Institution: 

Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of California at Irvine, Flathead Lake Biological Station

Keywords:

Food webs, Hyporheic, Carbon, Biogeochemisty

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Riffle distribution influences recruitment and movement of aquatic insects

Authors:

Catherine R. Billé, Matthew E. McTammany, Belinda Wan, Katie A. Chase

Institution:

Department of Biology, Bucknell University,

Keywords:

Biodiversity, Restoration, Macroinvertebrates, Population dynamics

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Hurricane disturbance shifts the trophic base of stream ecosystems

Authors:

Pablo E. Gutiérrez-Fonseca, Jesús Gómez, Alonso Ramírez & Catherine M. Pringle

Institution: 

University of Costa Rica; University of Puerto Rico; North Carolina State University; University of Georgia

Keywords:

Tropical, Food webs, Extreme events, Climate Change

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Saltwater intrusion accelerates organic matter breakdown in wetlands that are less nutrient limited

Authors:

Andreina Contreras, John S. Kominoski, Nicholas J. Oehm, Jr.

Institution:

Institute of Environment, Florida International, University, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University

Keywords:

Carbon, Biogeochemisty, Salinization, Phosphorus

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Stoichiometry of Net Nutrient Uptake in Forested Headwater Streams

Authors:

Nathan J. Tomczyk, Amy D. Rosemond, Erin R. Hotchkiss, Steven A. Thomas, Ashley M. Helton, John S. Kominoski, Vladislav Gulis, David W.P. Manning, Jonathan P. Benstead.

Institution: 

University of Georgia, Virginia Tech, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Connecticut, Florida International University, Coastal Carolina University, University of Nebraska-Omaha, University of Alabama

Keywords:

Phosphorus, Nitrogen

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Transport of Contaminant Mixtures through Urban Riparian Ecosystems: A Novel Biosensor

Authors:

Jonathan R. Behrens, Emily Bernhardt, Martin Doyle

Institution:

Department of Biology and Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Keywords:

Environmental flows, Biogeochemisty, Macroinvertebrates, Metals

What is the role of hydroperiod duration

What is the role of hydroperiod duration in shaping invertebrate communities in temporary ponds?

Authors:

Christi A. Kruse, Megan Griffiths, David A. Lytle

Institution: 

Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University

Keywords:

Wetland, Biodiversity, Macroinvertebrates, Invertebrates

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Comparing the impact of cover crops on nutrient and E. coli among watersheds of contrasting land use

Authors:

Anna E.S. Vincent, Jennifer L. Tank, Ursula H. Mahl, Alan Hamlet

Institution:

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Keywords:

Nitrogen, Biogeochemisty, Conservation, Phosphorus

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Influences Of Phylogenetic Diversity Of Freshwater Mussels On Ecosystem Functions

Authors:

Megan E. Davis, Garrett W. Hopper, Irene Sanchez, & Carla L. Atkinson

Institution: 

The University of Alabama, Department of Biological Sciences

Keywords:

Nitrogen, Productivity, Microbial, Biodiversity

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Multiple Stressors Influence Algal Communities and Microcystin Production in Riverine Systems of the Upper Ohio River Basin

Authors:

Nayeli K. Sanchez1, S. Mažeika P. Sullivan1, Carlos Cáceres1, Kay C. Stefanik2, Lauren Pintor1

Institution:

1Shiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University

2Iowa Nutrient Research Center, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University

Keywords:

Algae, Harmful algal blooms, Multiple stressors, Nutrients

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