9th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium

Friday, November 21, 2014
7 - 10 PM
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
Bucknell University

7:00 PM
Dr. John C. Bravman
President, Bucknell University

7:15 PM
Studying the Watershed Through University Research and Collaborative Partnerships
H. W. “Skip” Wieder
Executive Director
Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies

7:30 PM
Keynote Address
Sustainable Susquehanna: A Habitat Conservation Vision for the Region's Fish and Wildlife
Michael Slattery
Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Annapolis, Maryland

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8:00 PM
Student research posters, agency exhibits, and evening social
Saturday, November 22, 2014
8 AM - 4 PM
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
Bucknell University

8:00 AM
Scientific Research Posters and Agency Exhibits
Coffee and refreshments

8:50 AM
Welcome and Announcements
Benjamin R. Hayes
Symposium Chairman

Aquatic Ecology
Session No. 1
Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology and the Chesapeake Bay
Steve Jordan, Moderator
9:00 AM
Economic Value of Implementing the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan
Beth McGee
Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Annapolis, Maryland
Spencer R. Phillips
Key-Log Economics, Charlottesville, Virginia

9:15 AM
Impacts of Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) on native plant diversity in riparian communities along the Susquehanna River
Chris Martine
Department of Biology, Bucknell University
Anna Freundlich
BLM Conservation and Land Management Program
Matt Wilson
Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

9:30 AM
Algal phosphorus storage during storm runoff events in steams
Steven Rier, Sarah Hay, and Keith C. Kinek
Department of Biology, Bloomsburg University

9:45 AM
Biological Studies of American Eel at the Conowingo Project
Chris Avalos and Ray Bleistine
Normandeau Associates, Drumore, PA
Kimberly Long
Exelon Power Corporation, Kennett Square, PA
Tom Sullivan
Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, Heneker, NH

10:00 AM
Angler Use Survey of the Lower Susquehanna River Downstream of Conowingo Dam
Michael D. Martinek
Normandeau Associates, Drumore, PA

10:15 AM
Unassessed Waters Initiative: What we have learned in 4 years of sampling and over 500 streams
Jonathan Niles
Fresh Water Sciences Initiative, Susquehanna University

10:30 AM

10:45 AM
Examination of American Shad Restoration Efforts: Susquehanna River Example
Ray Bleistine
Normandeau Associates, Drumore, PA

11:00 AM
Monitoring Eastern Hellbender Populations in the Susquehanna River Basin: Evidence for Population Stability and Massive Declines
Peter J. Petokas
Department of Biology, Lycoming College

11:15 AM
Crayfish in the Susquehanna River — 2008 to 2013: Rust(ies) Never Sleep(s)
Brian P. Mangan
Environmental Program, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA

11:30 AM
Using 20 Years of Benthic Invertebrate Surveys by Multiple Agencies to Reveal Patterns of Community Structure Over Space and Time
Matthew E, McTammany
Department of Biology, Bucknell University
Matt Wilson
Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Sean P. Reese and Benjamin R. Hayes
Center for Sustainability and the Environment, Bucknell University
Michael D. Bilger
Freshwater Research Initiative, Susquehanna University

11:45 AM
Interpreting Diatom Communities in the Upper Main Stem of the Susquehanna River
Jack R. Holt
Department of Biology, Susquehanna University

12:00 PM
Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center

12:30 PM
Experimental Stocking of American Eels in the Susquehanna River Watershed and Implications for Eastern Elliptio Populations
Julie Devers
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Annapolis, MD
Steve Minkinen and Ian Park
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Annapolis, MD
Heather Galbraith
U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory
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Session No. 2
Watershed Hydrology and River Hydraulics
Jessica T. Newlin, Moderator
1:00 PM
Retrospective Case Study of the Impact of Rain Gage Network Reductions on National Weather Service River Forecasts in the Susquehanna River Basin
Peter, R, Ahnert, Kevin P. Hlywiak, and Seann M. Reed
National Weather Service Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center, State College PA

1:15 PM
Characterization of Water Quality of a Pumped-Storage Facility
Steven W. Adams
Normandeau Associates, Drumore, PA

1:30 PM
Consumptive Use Modeling to Optimize Surface Water Withdrawal Sustainability
Kevin L. Hoover
Water and Wetlands.com, Ortanna, PA
Jeremy V. Manno
State College, PA

1:45 PM
Application of a Simplified Dam Failure Analysis on the Susquehanna River Valley
Mark Schwartz, Jeff Oskamp, and Jemie Dababneh
Rizzo Associates, Pittsburgh, PA

2:00 PM
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Session No. 3
Water Quality Assessments and Treatment Technologies
Sean P. Reese, Moderator
2:15 PM
Multidisciplinary Surface Water Monitoring And Assessment of the Susquehanna River
Michael (Josh) Lookenbill
Division of Water Quality Standards
PA Department of Environmental Protection
Amy Williams and Dustin Shull
Division of Water Quality Standards
PA Department of Environmental Protection

2:30 PM
Community-based Water Quality Monitoring Projects in Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Regions in Centre, Clearfield, and Clinton Counties, PA
Md. Khalequzzaman
Dept. of Geology & Physics, Lock Haven University

2:45 PM
Acid Mine Drainage Research-Service-Learning in the Laurel Highlands
William Strosnider
Environmental Engineering Program, Saint Francis University

3:00 PM
Pharmaceutical Disposal: Assessing the Flows and Impacts on Your Community
James Maneval and Ryan C. Snyder
Department of Chemical Engineering, Bucknell University
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Session No. 4
Conservation, Planning and River Towns
Ben Marsh, Moderator
3:15 PM
Reflection on the 2004 Rivers Conservation Plan for the Lower West Branch of the Susquehanna River - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Mel Zimmerman
Department of Biology, Lycoming College

3:30 PM
Floods on the Susquehanna: Small River Towns’ Flood Mitigation and Response Strategies Reshape their Land Uses and Urban Centers
L. D. Duke
Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences
Florida Gulf Coast University

Seamus McLaughlin
Department of Environmental Studies
Bucknell Universit

3:45 PM
Attitudes About Land Conservation in Counties Contiguous With the Susquehanna River
Brandn Green
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
Bucknell University

4:00 PM
Lewisburg, PA 17837
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