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2011 St. Croix River Research Rendezvous Presentations

2011 St. Croix River Research Rendezvous Presentations

Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota
October 18, 2011

Presentations

ASIAN CARP: JUMP STARTING A RESPONSE PLAN
Byron Karns, National Park Service, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

ZOOPLANKTON OF THE ST. CROIX RIVER: PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM AN INTENSIVE MONITORING PROGRAM TO ASSESS IMPACTS OF INVASIVE CARP (HYPOPHTHALMICHTHYS SPP. AND MYLOPHARYNGODON PICEUS) ON THE LAKE ST. CROIX FOOD WEB
Toben Lafrancois, St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Byron Karns, National Park Service, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

EFFECTS OF COMMON CARP ON WILD RICE SURVIVAL AND GROWTH
James A. Johnson, Freshwater Scientific Services
Anthony J. Havranek, St. Croix Tribal Environmental Services

SEARCHING FOR SMOOTH SOFTSHELLS ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER
Carol Hall and Jeff LeClere, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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
Michelle Bartsch, Lynn Bartsch, William Richardson and Steve Zigler, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Byron Karns, National Park Service, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Brenda Moraska Lafrancois, National Park Service, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

DETERMINING THE EFFECT OF CLIMATE ON VALLEY CREEK BASEFLOW: MODELING FLOW USING THE PALMER HYDROLOGICAL DROUGHT INDEX
Erin Mortenson and James Almendinger, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

USE OF SWAT TO SCALE SEDIMENT DELIVERY FROM FIELD TO WATERSHED IN AN AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE WITH TOPOGRAPHIC DEPRESSIONS
James E.Almendinger,St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Marylee S. Murphy, Three Rivers Park District
Jason S. Ulrich, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota

EXPLORING THE ECOLOGICAL HEALTH OF LAKE ST. CROIX
Sue Magdalene, St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Kent Johnson, St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Richard Kiesling, Don Hansen and Jeff Ziegeweid, U.S. Geological Survey

DESIGNING STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE LAND STEWARDSHIP PRACTICES AMONG RURAL LANDOWNERS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
Alex Liebman, CURA, Macalester College
Angie Hong, East Metro Water Resource Education Program

STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PROTECTING WATER RESOURCES IN THE ST. CROIX BASIN
Jerry Spetzman, St. Croix Interagency Basin Planning Team and Chisago County Water Resources
Sue Magdalene, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

PADDLING THE WHOLE ST. CROIX: WAS IT WORTH IT?
Deb Ryun, St. Croix River Association

LAND COVER/LAND USE MONITORING AT VOYAGEURS AND ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARKS
Al Kirschbaum and Ulf Gafvert, National Park Service, Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network

INTERACTION OF SOIL TYPE, CLIMATE, FIRE AND VEGETATION: HISTORY OF THE NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN SANDPLAIN
Phillip Woods, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota
Christa Drake and Randy Calcote, Limnological Research Center, Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota
Elizabeth Lynch,Biology Department, Luther College
Sara Hotchkiss, Botany Department, University of Wisconsin

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN ACTION AT SAINT CROIX STATE PARK
Gretchen Miller, Minnesota State Parks and Trails

FISH PREDATION ON ZEBRA MUSSELS (DREISSENA POLYMORPHA) IN THE LOWER ST. CROIX RIVER
Steve Zigler, Michelle Bartsch, Lynn Bartsch, William Richardson, Robert Kennedy, and Jason Veldboom, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Byron Karns, National Park Service, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Brenda Moraska Lafrancois, National Park Service, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Poster Presentations

DISTRIBUTION OF NONPOINT POLLUTION AND MUSSEL ABUNDANCE IN ST. CROIX RIVER: A GIS STUDY
Ho-Ting Liu, Dan Hornbach and Mark Hove, Macalester College

IDENTIFICATION OF UNIONID MUSSELS NATURALLY INFESTING SAUGER (SANDER CANADENSIS)
Samantha A. DelSerra, Margot E. White, Meghan P. Davies, Ho-Ting Liu, Mark C. Hove,  and Sarah L. Boyer, Macalester College

DIATOM ASSEMBLAGES OF THE INDIANHEAD RESERVOIR, ST. CROIX RIVER, MN AND WI
Karoline Hart, Kelly Macgregor and Dan Hornbach, Macalester College

COARSE RESOLUTION MACROFOSSIL ANALYSIS OF LAKE LEVEL CHANGES IN THE NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN SAND PLAIN OVER THE LAST 9000 YEARS
Jimmy Marty, Elizabeth Lynch, and Chris Nevala-Plagemann, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
Randy Calcote, Limnological Research Center, University of Minnesota

SUCCESSION OF THE POPULATIONS OF ZOOPLANKTON IN THE SWIMMING HOLE
Maddie Kothe, Sara Murphy and Mikki Heckman, Edgewood High School, Madison WI

TRACKING DISSOLVED OXYGEN AND CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS OF THE HEAD OF THE RAPIDS GROUP CAMP SWIMMING HOLE DURING BIOLOGICAL REESTABLISHMENT
Cassidy McDonald and Jessie O’Brien, Edgewood High School, Madison WI

FACTORS AFFECTING THE WETLAND PLANT GRADIENT IN RELATION FROM DISTANCE TO HYDROLOGICAL SOURCE
Sam Richards and Tom Richards, Edgewood High School, Madison WI

THE EFFECT OF WATER SPEED, ANTHROPOGENIC INFLUENCES, AND PLANT DENSITY OF DO, CO2, PHOSPHATES, AND NITRATES IN THE ST. CROIX TRIBUTARIES AND BACKWATERS OF ST. CROIX STATE PARK, MN
Katie Wall and Marcy Prince, Edgewood High School, Madison WI