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2010 St. Croix River Research Rendezvous Presentations

2010 St. Croix River Research Rendezvous Presentations

Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota
October 13, 2010

Presentations

LAKE ST. CROIX TMDL UPDATE
Abstract
John Erdmann, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
St. Croix Basin Water Resources Planning Team

THE OTHER NUTRIENT: NITROGEN PATTERNS IN LAKE ST. CROIX WATER AND BIOTA
Abstract
Brenda Moraska Lafrancois, National Park Service, St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Byron Karns, National Park Service
Wade Miller, National Park Service
Brian Schuetz, National Park Service
Elizabeth Peterson, National Park Service
William Daniels, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

CONSTRUCTING A SWAT MODEL OF THE SUNRISE RIVER WATERSHED, EASTERN MINNESOTA
Abstract
James E. Almendinger, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota
Jason Ulrich, Dept. of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota

(LACK OF) POPULATION GENETIC STRUCTURE IN MINNESOTA'S LITTLE BROWN BATS: CONSERVATION IMPLICATIONS
Abstract
Michael Dixon, University of Minnesota

SPATIAL PATTERNS OF PERSISTENT CONTAMINANTS IN BALD EAGLES NESTING ON THE ST. CROIX NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAY WITH COMPARISONS TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND LAKE SUPERIOR
Abstract
Bill Route and Rebecca Key, National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory & Monitoring Network
Paul Rasmussen, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Mike Meyer, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Mark Martel, Audubon Minnesota

THE SCIENCE TRAINING AND RESEARCH SKILLS PROGRAM (STARS): RESULTS FROM THE 2010 PILOT SEASON
Abstract
Toben Lafrancois, St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Joy M. Ramstack, St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Jill Coleman Wasik, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

BIODIVERSITY AND LONGITUDINAL COMPOSITION OF CHIRONOMIDAE IN THE ST. CROIX RIVER
Abstract
Leonard C. Ferrington, Jr., Department of Entomology & Water Resources Sciences Program, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

A SURVEY OF THE EXTANT DRAGONFLY FAUNA OF THE LEE AND ROSE WARNER NATURE CENTER AND SURROUNDING HABITATS
Abstract
Ron Lawrenz, Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center

WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE ST. CROIX — A SEMI-QUALITATIVE LOOK AT RARE LOTIC AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES AND HABITAT CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ST. CROIX AND OTHER WATERSHEDS IN WISCONSIN
Abstract
William Smith, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF GARLIC MUSTARD (ALLIARIA PETIOLATA) AND BUCKTHORN: AN UPDATE
Abstract
Laura Van Riper, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Luke Skinner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Elizabeth Katovich, University of Minnesota
Roger Becker, University of Minnesota
David Ragsdale, University of Minnesota
Hariet Hinz, CABI Biosciences, Delemont, Switzerland
Esther Gerber, CABI Biosciences, Delemont, Switzerland
Andre Gassman, CABI Biosciences, Delemont, Switzerland
Bernd Blossey, Cornell University

FINDING OAK SAVANNA HABITATS IN MINNESOTA
Abstract
Steven F. Nelson, East Central Woodland Owners Council

GLACIERS TO RESTORATION: MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TURTLE ISLAND PRAIRIE BASED ON COMPREHENSIVE HISTORICAL AND SITE ANALYSIS
Abstract
Mary Jo Youngbauer, University of Minnesota

SENSITIVITY OF LOCAL VEGETATION AND FIRE TO CLIMATIC CHANGES VARIES WITH SOIL DRAINAGE
Abstract
R. Calcote, University of Minnesota
C. Drake, University of Minnesota
P. Woods, University of Minnesota
E.A. Lynch, Luther College
S. Hotchkiss, University of Wisconsin, Madison

THE CHANGING EFFECTS OF COMPETITION ACROSS A CLIMATE GRADIENT: PATTERNS OF SURVIVAL FOR THREE SUGAR MAPLE POPULATIONS
Abstract
Rachel C. Putnam, University of Minnesota
Peter B. Reich, University of Minnesota

Posters

BED SEDIMENT GRAIN SIZE DISTRIBUTION AND FLOW DYNAMICS OF INDIANHEAD RESERVOIR, ST. CROIX RIVER, MN/WI
Abstract
Karen Jackson, Macalester College
Kelly R. MacGregor, Macalester College
Daniel J. Hornbach, Macalester College
Mark C. Hove, Macalester College

SUSPENDED SOLIDS TRANSPORT ON THE ST. CROIX: IMPACTS OF THE ST. CROIX FALLS DAM
Abstract
C. Skarbek, Macalester College
K. MacGregor, Macalester College
D. Hornbach, Macalester College
M. Hove, Macalester College

METEOROLOGY AFFECTS ALGAL COMMUNITIES IN UPPER LAKE ST. CROIX, WISCONSIN
Abstract
Pevan T., Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota Duluth, and Upper Lake St. Croix Lake Association
Hecky R., Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota Duluth, and Upper Lake St. Croix Lake Association
Guildford S., Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota Duluth, and Upper Lake St. Croix Lake Association
Heim J., Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota Duluth, and Upper Lake St. Croix Lake Association

AQUATIC PLANTS OF THE ST. CROIX RIVER AND ITS BACKWATERS
Abstract
Ally Cross, Edgewood High School, Madison, WI (advised by Jerry Kelly and Mekel Wiederholt Meier)
Ruby Herrera, Edgewood High School, Madison, WI (advised by Jerry Kelly and Mekel Wiederholt Meier)

PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF THE FAMILY AND FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY OF MACROINVERTEBRATES OF THE KETTLE RIVER BASED ON SUBSTRATE COMPOSITION AND WATER SPEED
Abstract
Catherine DeGuire, Edgewood High School, Madison WI (advised by Toben Lafrancois and Mekel Wiederholt Meier)
Khuaten Maaneb de Macedo, Edgewood High School, Madison WI (advised by Toben Lafrancois and Mekel Wiederholt Meier)
Katie Kuecker, Edgewood High School, Madison WI (advised by Toben Lafrancois and Mekel Wiederholt Meier)

ASSESSING THE THREAT AND PREDATOR CONTROL OF A NON-NATIVE, AQUATIC INVADER (ZEBRA MUSSEL DREISSENA POLYMORPHA) IMPACTING ENDANGERED NATIVE MUSSEL RESOURCES IN THE ST. CROIX NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAY (SACN): AN UPDATE
Abstract
Lynn Bartsch, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Michelle Bartsch, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
William Richardson, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Steve Zigler, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Byron Karns, National Park Service, St. Croix Falls
Brenda Moraska Lafrancois, National Park Service, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

EFFECTS OF FISH HOST AVAILABILITY, WATER TEMPERATURE, AND DISCHARGE ON TWO POPULATIONS OF MUSSELS IN THE ST. CROIX RIVER, MN
Abstract
Brandon Sansom, Washington and Jefferson College
Daniel J. Hornbach, Macalester College
Mark Hove, Macalester College

LIFE HISTORY OF QUADRULA NODULATA: WHICH HOST SPECIES OF FISH DOES IT DEPEND ON?
Abstract
Derek J. Ochi, Macalester College
Jessica N. Ramirez, Macalester College
Daniel J. Hornbach, Macalester College
Mark C. Hove, Macalester College

DNA-BASED IDENTIFICATION OF MUSSELS FROM GRAND SABLE LAKE, MI
Abstract
Jordan B. Eckstein, Macalester College
Sarah L. Boyer, Macalester College
Mark C. Hove, Macalester College

WHY ARE MUSSELS LARGER IN THE SUNRISE RIVER THAN IN THE ST. CROIX RIVER?
Abstract
Elise Griffin, Macalester College
Daniel J Hornbach, Macalester College
Mark C. Hove, Macalester College
Kelly R. MacGregor, Macalester College

SURVEY OF UNIONID MUSSELS NATURALLY INFESTING WALLEYE IN THE ST. CROIX RIVER
Abstract
Nathan W. Juergens, Macalester College
Sarah L. Boyer, Macalester College
Mark C. Hove, Macalester College
Jordan B. Eckstein, Macalester College
Jessica N. Ramirez, Macalester College

USING SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY TO IDENTIFY MUSSEL LARVAE
Abstract
Jessica N. Ramirez, Macalester College
Sarah L. Boyer, Macalester College
Mark C. Hove, Macalester College
Daniel J. Hornbach, Macalester College

SURVIVAL AND GROWTH OF JUVENILE UNIONID MUSSELS IN THE ST. CROIX NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAY: EFFECTS OF FOOD QUALITY
Abstract
Michelle Bartsch, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, WI
William Richardson, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, WI
Lynn Bartsch, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, WI
Jon Vallazza, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, WI
Brenda Moraska Lafrancois, National Park Service, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

COMBINING SERVICE LEARNING AND CITIZEN SCIENCE ON THE ST. CROIX NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAY: NATIONAL PARKS FOUNDATION AND THE PARK STEWARDS GRANT
Abstract
Jean Van Tatenhove, National Park Service
Brian M. Collins, Unity High School Life Sciences

MONITORING THE ST. CROIX RIVER AND SPRING CREEK TRIBUTARY: A TOOL FOR TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ESSENTIAL WATER QUALITY CONCEPTS
Abstract
Alaina Fedie, St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Jill Coleman Wasik, St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Joy Ramstack, St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Toben Lafrancois, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

STARS Posters

USING SEDIMENT CORES TO DETERMINE THE RECENT HISTORY OF A MISSISSIPPI BACKWATER LAKE
Erin Mittag, St. Olaf College

PRELIMINARY SPATIAL STUDY OF ZOOPLANKTON COMMUNITY COMPOSITION OF THE LOWER ST. CROIX RIVER SYSTEM
Vinai Vang, Gustavus Adolphus College

MACROINVERTEBRATE COMMUNITIES OF THE BACKWATERS, SIDE CHANNELS, AND RICE LAKE OF THE ST. CROIX RIVER IN JULY 2010
Aaron DeRusha, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

DECONVOLUTING LAKE PEPIN SEDIMENTS THROUGH FERRIMAGNETIC CONCENTRATION ANALYSIS
Tony Albanese, Macalester College