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Summer of Science

Four Weeks of Summer, Sun, and Science

Environmental Change Posters 

Presenters will be available for live interaction Tuesday, June 9, 5:00-6:00 p.m EDT.

General comments can be left on the comment board next to the poster. 

Effects of Recent Deforestation on Protected Rainforest Streams in the Rama-Kriol Territory, Southeast Nicaragua

Authors:
1,2 Betts, Joel, MSc.; 1 Urquhart, Gerald, PhD.

Institution:

1) Michigan State University Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, 2) Global Wildlife Conservation

Keywords:

Biomonitoring, Tropical, Conservation, Macroinvertebrates

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Insect emergence from a pond below Findley Lake in the coniferous forest of the Cascade Mountains

Author:

Truman E. Sherk

Institution:

Coniferous Forest Biome, University of Washington, 1972-1975

Keywords:

Land-water linkages, Lentic, Macroinvertebrates, subalpine

 Alpine Running-Water Macroinvertebrates as Sentinels of Global Change 

Authors:

Alberto Scotti (1,2), Ulrike Tappeiner(2), Leopold Füreder(2), Roberta Bottarin (1)

Institution:

 1) Institute for Alpine Environment, EURAC Research, Bolzano, Italy 2) Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Keywords:

Climate Change, Land-water linkages, Macroinvertebrates, Alpine

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Seasonal and Diel Patterns of Mixing in Three Small Minnesota Ponds 

Authors:

Daniel J. Hornbach(1), Meredith Holgerson(2), and Shannon Hahn(1)

Institution:

(1)Dept. Environmental Studies, Macalester College, (2)Depts. Environmental Studies and Biology, St. Olaf College

Keywords:

Lentic, Climate Change, Ponds

Examining the legacy of severe burn on soil carbon cycling in montane landscapes in and around the Hayman burn, Colorado

Authors:

Cheristy Jones1, Amelia Nelson2, Michael J. Wilkins2, Carly Bonwell1, Michelle Wolford1, Rebecca T. Barnes1

Institution:

1Colorado College, 2Colorado State University

Keywords:

Fire, Microbial, Carbon, Biogeochemisty

Heterogeneity of CH4 ebullition from headwater streams

Authors:

Andrew Robison*, Wil Wollheim, Bonnie Turek, Cynthia Bova, Carter Snay, Paige Clarizia, Ruth Varner

Institution:

University of New Hampshire

Keywords:

Biogeochemisty, Carbon, Gas flux, Greenhouse gasses

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Do crayfish metabolic rates and ecological impacts shift along a climate gradient?

Authors:

Nicole Tripp1, Bana Kabalan1, Jim Stoekel2 and Lindsey Reisinger1

Institution:

1 Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida, 2 School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University

Keywords:

Climate Change, Invasive species, Invertebrates, Physiology

Mechanisms and More: Riparian Biological Invasions Alter Community Structure and Ecosystem Function in Stream-Riparoam Ecosystems 

Authors:

Kristen M. Diesburg1, S. MažeikaP. Sullivan1, and David W. P. Manning1,2

Institution:

1 Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 2 Department of Biology, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Keywords:

Land-water linkages, Invasive species, Food webs, Macroinvertebrates

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Assessment of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) in surface and drinking waters of Northeast Ohio

Authors:

Sayoni Dutta, Xiaozhen Mou, Laura Leff

Institution:

Kent State University

Keywords:

Contaminants, Urban, drinking water quality

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Using a novel yeast growth assay to determine bioavailable phosphorus concentrations in an agricultural stream

Authors:

 Allyson J. Marrs1, Matt T. Trentman1, Jennifer L. Tank1, Heather A. M. Shepherd2, Jonathan R. Welsh2, Holly V. Goodson2

Institution:

1Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, 2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame

Keywords:

Phosphorus, Methods

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 Investigating the bioavailability of phosphorus in the presence of iron under fluctuating redox conditions in Arctic soils 

Authors:

Chelsea Smith*1, Maximilian Barczok2, Elizabeth Herndon3& Lauren Kinsman-Costello1

Institution:

1Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, 2Department of Geology, Kent State University, 3Environmental Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Keywords:

Climate Change, Microbial, Biogeochemisty, Phosphorus, Metals

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Combined effects of temperature and microcystins on the survival and ecosystem  functions of key freshwater species

Authors:

Oloyede Adekolurejo(*a); Mathew Floyd (b); Christopher Hassall (a) and Paul Kay (b)

Institution:

(a)School of Biology, University of Leeds, 

(b)School of Geography, University of Leeds

Keywords:

Climate Change, Biodiversity, Algae, Conservation, Food webs, Invasive species, Invertebrates, Multiple stressors, Harmful algal blooms

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Thermal responses in growth, survival, and development of the stream shredder Tallaperla:

implications for carbon processing under climate change

Authors:

Carolyn S. Cummins1, Amy D. Rosemond1, Halvor M. Halvorson2, Amanda T. Rugenski1, Seth J. Wenger3, Jonathan P. Benstead4, Vlad Gulis5, Phillip Bumpers1, Nate Tomczyk1, Phoenix Rogers4

Institution:

1Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, 2University of Central Arkansas, 3River Basin Center, University of Georgia, 4University of Alabama, 5Coastal Carolina University

Keywords:

Climate Change, Physiology, Macroinvertebrates, Carbon

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Big Rains, Big Boats

Authors:

Diane Lauritsen

Institution:

LIMNOSCIENCES

Keywords:

Management, Algae, Harmful algal blooms, Acid rain recovery

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Aboveground Biomass Plant Tissue Chemistry in Old Woman Creek Estuary (Huron, OH)

Authors:

Sophia Sorboro, Megan M Smith, Dr. Lauren Kinsman-Costello

Institution:

Kent State University

Keywords:

Contaminants, Wetland, Phosphorus, Management

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Testing the effect of flow alteration on stream community structure and functions

Authors:

Raquel Arias-Font, Kieran Khamis, François Edwards, Alexander M. Milner & Mark E. Ledger

Institution:

University of Birmingham

Keywords:

Biomonitoring, Management, Dams and hydropower, Drought

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Abiotic and biotic influences on aquatic insect emergence from prairie stream refugia during drought conditions

Authors:

Adam C Siders1, Garrett W Hopper2,3, Matt R Whiles1, Alexander J Reisinger1, Keith B Gido2

Institution:

1Soil and Water Sciences Department, University of Florida, 

2Division of Biology, Kansas State University,

3Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama

Keywords:

Climate Change, Food webs, Macroinvertebrates, Land-water linkages

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Longevity of Diamesa spp. (Diptera: Chironomidae) at 22°C for 24 Hours

Authors:

Hannah Bodmer, Corrie Nyquist, Dr. Leonard C. Ferrington Jr.

Institution:

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Department of Entomology, Chironomidae Research Group

Keywords:

Climate Change, Groundwater, Invertebrates

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 Impact of severe fire on stream carbon fluxes and metabolism across a mesic montane landscape 

Authors:

 Carly B. Bonwell, CheristyP. Jones, Michelle Wolford, Rebecca T. Barnes

Institution:

Colorado College

Keywords:

Fire, Land-water linkages, Biogeochemisty, Carbon

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Simulated Air/Water Regression Models to Predict Quality of Trout Habitat

Authors:

 T. Durnin, C. Nyquist, H. Bodmer, M. Hobbs, J. Perry, B. Vondracek and L. C. Ferrington Jr. 

Institution:

University of Minnesota -Department of Entomology & Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Keywords:

Climate Change, Fish, Groundwater, Conservation

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Quite a trip: recovery from acid deposition increases heavily sclerotized, synchronous-emerging, and aeropneustic macroinvertebrate taxa

Authors:

Kelly McIntyre1, Craig Snyder2, Kelly Maloney2, and Sally Entrekin1

Institution:

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University1; U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Leetown Science Center2

Keywords:

Macroinvertebrates, Acidification

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Monitoring freshwater salinization in an urban watershed

Authors:

Marie Stofan1*, Dr. Lauren Kinsman-Costello1 & Dr. Anne Jefferson2  

Institution:

1Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, 

2Department of Geology, Kent State University

Keywords:

Wetland, Urban, Salinization, Contaminants

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Macroinvertebrate vulnerability to drought and hurricanes in forested streams in Puerto Rico

Authors:

Mariely Vega-Gómez, Alonso Ramírez

Institution:

North Carolina State University

Keywords:

Climate Change, Extreme events, Drought, Macroinvertebrates

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Litter Breakdown Among Connected and Unconnected GIWs: How Nutrient Inputs Alter Wetland Function

Authors:

Chelsea R. Smith, Stephen W. Golladay and Brian A. Clayton 

Institution:

The Jones Center at Ichauway

Keywords:

Wetland, Biogeochemisty

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Droughts vs Hurricanes: Effects of climate change on urban streams in Puerto Rico

Authors:

Ana Maria Meza-Salazar, Alonso Ramírez 

Institution:

North Carolina State University

Keywords:

Climate Change, Tropical, Urban, Macroinvertebrates

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