2015 St. Croix River Research Rendezvous Presentations
2015 St. Croix River Research Rendezvous Presentations

Evaluation of nutrient loading from three major Wisconsin tributaries to Lake Saint Croix
Benjamin C. Torrison and Paul F. Juckem, U.S. Geological Survey, Wisconsin Water Science Center

A State of the Lake report for Lake St. Croix--Closing in on a progress report for the TMDL reduction goal
Suzanne Magdalene, St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Intensive watershed monitoring on the Kettle and Upper St. Croix watersheds
April Lueck, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Water quality predicted using water color
Jerry Spetzman, Water Resource Dept, Chisago County MN and Chair, St. Croix Basin Water Resources Planning Team     

Movement of Muskellunge in the St. Croix River system
Joel Stiras, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources

Patterns and trends in lead concentrations in bald eagle nestlings and fish in the Western Great Lakes region
W.T. Route1, J.E. Bruggeman2, M.S. Sandheinrich3, P.T. Redig4 and R.L. Key1. 1.U.S. National Park Service, Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network. 2University of Minnesota, Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology.3University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Dept. of Biology. 4The Raptor Center, University of Minnesota.

Species richness, diversity, and impact of life history strategies on distribution of freshwater mussels in the Snake River
Maya Agata, Clara Friedman, Daniel Hornbach, Mark Hove, and Kelly MacGregor, Departments of Biology and Geology, Macalester College

Exploring the habitat preferences, geographic distribution and colonization history of the Spatterdock darner dragonfly (Rhionaeschna mutata) in Minnesota
Elise Linna1, Jubilee Prosser1, Emily Schilling1 and Ron Lawrenz2. 1Augsburg College, Dept. of Biology and Environmental Studies. 2Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center.

A long term biological monitoring network for understanding variability of aquatic communities in Minnesota’s rivers and streams
John Genet, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Links between climate, land use, and ecological processes across the landscape matrix of the Upper Mississippi River Basin
Walt Sadinski1, Mark Roth1, Perry Jones2, and Alisa Gallant3. 1U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. 2U.S. Geological Survey, Minnesota Water Science Center. 3U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center.

Vegetation change and stability during climate change: The interaction of vegetation and firebreaks
Randy Calcote1, Sara Hotchkiss2, Beth Lynch3 and Chris Nevala-Plagemen3. 1University of Minnesota, Limnological Research Center. 2University of Wisconsin, Dept. of Botany. 3Luther College.        

Beguiled by Big Lake and Bone Lakes
Jeremy Williamson1, Mark Edlund2, David Burge2 and Joy Ramstack Hobbs21Polk County Land & Water Resources Dept., Balsam Lake WI. 2St. Croix Watershed Research Station 

Terrapin Lake and Minnesota’s 2012 National Lakes Assessment
Steve Heiskary, MN Pollution Control Agency

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area water quality assessment
Craig Roesler, Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Posters

Using nutrient diffusing substrates to observe the impact of the Clam River on the nutrient limitation status of the St. Croix River
Angie de Vries and Fred Richards, advised by Arial Shogren and Mekel Wiederholt Meier, Edgewood High School, Madison WI

Investigating potential trout refugia in the Kinnickinnic River Watershed: An initial survey of water quality in Kelly Creek
Shane Farnell1, Jill K. Coleman Wasik1, and D. Kent Johnson2. 1 Dept. of Plant and Earth Sciences,University of Wisconsin River Falls; 2Kiap-TU-Wish Chapter, Trout Unlimited, Hudson-River Falls WI.

Engaged citizens ready for action: Exploring public opinion of watershed values, threats, and future management actions within the Kinnickinnic Watershed 
Ashley-Beth Rosana1, Joseph Brellenthin1, Jarod J. Blades2 and David Trechter3. 1University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Dept. of Psychology. 2University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Dept of Plant and Earth Science. 3University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Dept. of Agricultural Economics.

Spatial distribution and spread potential of buckthorn and garlic mustard populations along the Kinnickinnic River Corridor
Owen Haugen and Jarod J. Blades, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Dept. of Plant and Earth Science

Bed sediment composition and mussel population dynamics on the Snake River
Molly Guiney, Brooke Hunter, Kelly MacGregor, Daniel Hornbach and Mark Hove, Macalester College

Design a trout, with additional comment on trout thermal habitat in the Upper Namekagon
Frank Pratt, Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources (retired)/Aquatic Educator (current)

Lower Saint Croix River terminal stream assessments: Ten-year status and future strategies
Byron N. Karns1, Natalie A. Bourman-Karns2 and Jim Shaver3. 1National Park Service, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. 2Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA. 3Carnelian-Marine-St.Croix Watershed District, Scandia MN

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