2017 St. Croix River Research Rendezvous Presentations
2017 St. Croix River Research Rendezvous Presentations

The Glacial Lake Lind spring-line of the St. Croix Valley
Greg Brick, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources, St. Paul MN

Identifying and prioritizing fish passage barriers for restoration in the Upper St. Croix Watershed
Amanda Hillman, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources, Fergus Falls MN

Comparison of the pigment of lichens present in varying light levels in the St. Croix State Park
Gina Moranand Barbara Hanna, Edgewood High School, Madison WI

Phenology and population structure of Canada Darner (Aeshna canadensis) dragonflies in Minnesota
Maia Crews-Erjavec1, Holly Kundel1, Ron Lawrenz2 and Emily Schilling1. 1Dept. of Biology and Environmental Studies, Augsburg College, Minneapolis MN. 2Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center, Marine on St. Croix MN      

Initial survey of the prevalence of microplastics in the water and sediments of the Kinnickinnic River
Claire Simmerman and Jill Coleman Wasik, Plant and Earth Science Dept., University of Wisconsin – River Falls, River Falls WI

Organic contaminants in bald eagles: New methods for assessing occurrence and potential effects
Sarah M. Elliott1, Steven R. Corsi1, Laura A. DeCicco1, William T. Route2, David D. VanderMeulen2 and Curtis J. Hedman3. 1US Geological Survey, Mounds View MN. 2US National Park Service, Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network, Ashland WI. 3Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, Madison WI                  

Using predictive lake monitoring to assess the development of Cyanobacteria blooms in Lake St. Croix: Improvements to predictions of algal biomass and algal group dynamics
Richard L. Kiesling and Erik A. Smith, Minnesota Water Science Center, US Geological Survey, Mounds View MN 

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention 2016 Annual Report and Watercraft Inspection Survey Data: Chisago and Northern Washington Counties
Susanna Wilson Witkowski, Chisago County Water Resources Dept., Center City MN 

National Park Service/St. Croix River Association Announcements
Julie Galonska, National Park Service, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, St. Croix Falls WI

Land use change, sediment and mussels: A study of ecological interactions between sediment bedload and native freshwater mussels in the Minnesota and St. Croix river basins
Lea Davidson1, James Doherty1, Laura Gould1, Hayley Stutzman1, Jessica Kozarek2, Kelly MacGregor1, Daniel Hornbach1 and Mark Hove1,2. 1Macalester College, St. Paul MN. 2University of Minnesota, St. Paul MN 

Mussel growth in the St. Croix and Minnesota River basins
Laura Gould1, Hayley Stutzman1, Lea Davidson1, James Doherty1, Jessica Kozarek2, Kelly MacGregor1, Daniel Hornbach1 and Mark Hove1,2. 1Macalester College, St. Paul MN. 2University of Minnesota, St. Paul MN 

Winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa) host fish movement within the St. Croix River
Michelle Bartsch1, Diane Waller1, Brent Knights1, Jon Vallazza1, Eric Lord1, Mark Hove2 and Byron Karns3. 1US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse WI. 2Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul MN. 3St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, National Park Service, St. Croix Falls WI 

In search of a host for the Spectaclecase Mussel (Cumberlandia monodonta)
D.L. Waller1, N. Eckert2, M.R. Bartsch1, M. Bradley2, Y. Lor1, E. Lord1. 1US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse WI. 2US Fish & Wildlife Service, Genoa National Fish Hatchery, Genoa WI

Poster Presentations

A biodiversity survey of native pollinator species in Pierce and Saint Croix counties
Nathan Grosse, University of Wisconsin – River Falls, River Falls WI

A new face for the Minnesota Water Research Digital Library
Steve Roos, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture

The effects of prescribed burning on the water-holding capacity of jack pine savannahs in the St. Croix State Park
Jacob Darien and Youhe Gao, Edgewood High School, Madison WI

The effects of substrates and body of water on the functional and family diversity of macroinvertebrates in the St. Croix State Park
Joshua DeGuire and Sarah Wells, Edgewood High School, Madison WI

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