2007 Science & Environmental Summit

 

Event Session Date
Science Conference Keynote and Plenary Presentations Various
Session 1.Hydrology, Hydrodynamics and Sedimentation Monday 22 January 2007
Session 2. Living Resources and Ecological Processes< Monday 22 January 2007
Session 3. Wetlands Monday 22 January 2007
Session 4. Linkages among Science, Management & Policy Tuesday 23 January 2007
Session 5. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment I: Hydrologic & Chemical Tuesday 23 January 2007
Session 6. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment II: Biota and Habitats< Tuesday 23 January 2007
Session 7. Posters (listed with affiliated session themes) Tuesday 23 January 2007
Session 8. Bivalve Shellfish Ecology, Management and Restoration Wednesday 23 Jan. 2007
Session 9. Restoration and Enhancement Activities, Opportunities & Needs Wednesday 23 Jan. 2007
Session 10. Hot Topics in Delaware Estuary Science and Management Wednesday 23 Jan. 2007
Environmental Summit Sessions A & B. Successful Strategies for Messaging & Communication Monday 22 January 2007
Session C. Stormwater Issues and Pollution Prevention Tuesday 23 January 2007
Session D. Building Stewardship Tuesday 23 January 2007
Session E. Water Quality and Restoration Tuesday 23 January 2007
Session F. Innovative Collaboration Tuesday 23 January 2007

Environmental Summit Presentations

Session Presenters Title (Presentation No.) File Type
Session A
Monday 22 January 2007
Christine Heenan
The Clarendon Group
Successful Strategies for Messaging & Communication. (#79) PDF File of Talk (4,267 KB)

For the Express purpose of review by Summit participants, and shall not be reproduced or re-presented.

Session B
Monday 22 January 2007
Christine Heenan
The Clarendon Group
Messaging and Communications – Workshop No File
Session C

Stormwater Issues and Pollution Prevention

Tuesday
23 January 2007

M. Allio Seeing is Believing: A Showcase of Best Management Practices in Montgomery County. (#81)  PDF File of Talk (24,039 KB)
Liz Feinberg Urban Stormwater Retrofit Projects. (#82) PDF File of Talk (35,306 KB)
Mary Ellen Noonan Rain Gardens for Clean Streams. (#83) PDF File of Talk (4,653 KB)
Lyn O’Hare Schuylkill Action Network /Agricultural Best Management Practices. (#84) PDF File of Talk (26,080 KB)
Jeanne Waldowski Philadelphia Water Department’s Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Partnership: From Partnership to
Independent Nonprofit. (#85)
PDF File of Talk (14,755 KB)
James M. Eisenhardt CAFO Designs/Environmental Stewardship at Delaware Park. (#86) PDF File of Talk (10,219 KB)
Session D

Building Stewardship

Tuesday
23 January 2007

Jennifer Jones Corporate Environmental Stewardship Program, a Partnership for Conservation and Economic
Growth. (#87)
PDF File of Talk (27,458 KB)
Dottie Baumgarten Habitat Restoration at Oak Lane Day School: Elementary Environmental Education. (#88) PDF File of Talk (30,037 KB)
Janet Starwood Earth Force GREEN: Young People Protecting our Watersheds. (#89) PDF File of Talk (10,361 KB)
Tim Fenchel Exelon-Schuylkill River Restoration Fund. (#90) PDF File of Talk (11,914 KB)
Vivan Williams Using Your Website as a Teaching Tool.” (#91) PDF File of Talk (15,835 KB)
Lisa Ragone Calvo Engaging Student Communities in Delaware Bay Oyster Restoration Efforts—Promoting Oyster Restoration Through Schools: Project PORTS. (#92) PDF File of Talk (13,580 KB)
Session E

Water Quality and Restoration

Tuesday
23 January 2007

Kirk Mantay Wetland Restoration Site Preparation and Site Management: Balancing Project Costs and Habitat Benefits to Waterfowl. (#93) PDF File of Talk (6,239 KB)
John Harrod Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program. (#94) PDF File of Talk (86,047 KB)
Helen Edwards Working for Cleaner Water with the Watershed Ambassador Program. (#95) PDF File of Talk (8,427 KB)
Krista Laudenbach-Nelson The Guide to the Natural Communities of the Delaware Estuary. (#96) PDF File of Talk (5,782 KB)
Ginger North Citizen’s Science in Delaware: A Success Story. (#97) PDF File of Talk (7,819 KB)
Robert Lonsdorf Restoring Shad to the Brandywine River.”(#98) PDF File of Talk (115,951 KB)
Session F

Innovative Collaboration

Tuesday
23 January 2007

Jennifer Adkins Schuylkill Action Network / Schuylkill Watershed Initiative Grant. (#99) PDF File of Talk (4,629 KB)
Ray Bivens Cape Henlopen Osprey Project. (#100) PDF File of Talk (8,715 KB)
Ed Grusheski
Craig Johnson
The Wireless Revolution in Ecotourism Communication. (#101) PDF File of Talk (12,281 KB)

Science Conference Presentations

Session Presenters Title (Presentation No.) File Type
Keynote Speaker Scott Nixon The National Importance of the Delaware Estuary. (#64) PDF File of Talk (24,029 KB)
Plenary Speakers Michael Koterba Integrated Ocean Observing Systems: An Example from the Chesapeake Bay. (#1) No File
Jonathan H. Sharp The Delaware Estuary Watershed to Ocean Observing System (DEWOOS): Current and Future Design for a Comprehensive Monitoring Infrastructure. (#35) PDF File of Talk (4,792 KB)
Session 1

Hydrology, Hydrodynamics and Sedimentation

Monday
22 January 2007

Shandor J. Szalay Protecting stream channels in the Delaware Estuary. (#7) PDF File of Talk (10,374 KB)
Bartholomew D. Wilson
Robert Scarborough
David B. Carter
Donald R. Cahoon
Delaware Integrated Marsh Monitor Network: evaluating sedimentation and sea-levels effects on marsh surface elevation and evolution. (#28) PDF File of Talk (67,114 KB)
Nicholas Dudley Ward
Jeffrey A. Gebert
J. Richard Weggel
A hydraulic study of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. (#34) PDF File of Talk (1,490 KB)
Christopher K. Sommerfield Understanding turbidity in the Delaware Estuary. (#38) PDF File of Talk (5,511 KB)
Michael Piasecki
Kutay Celebioglu
A numerical study on the impact of different turbulence closure models on salinity and sediment distribution in the Delaware Estuary. (#53) PDF File of Talk (3,181 KB)
John A. Madsen
Bartholomew D. Wilson
David B. Carter
Constraints on the sediments and geologic framework of Delaware Bay from sub-bottom imaging. (#54) PDF File of Talk (22,655 KB)
Andrea L. Friedman
Jeffrey S. Waldner
Jane Uptegrove
J. Bailey Smith
Marine geologic and geophysical investigations offshore of Cape May, New Jersey: methodology, representative data, and preliminary findings. (#51) No File
Session 2

Living Resources and Ecological Processes

Monday
22 January 2007

Bartholomew D. Wilson
David B. Carter
Delaware Benthic Mapping Project: addressing the forgotten resource in coastal management. (#21) PDF File of Talk (62,433 KB)
Timothy E. Targett
Brian P. Boutin
Spatiotemporal comparisons of density, growth and production of young-of-the-year weakfish in Delaware Bay and major tidal tributaries. (#47) PDF File of Talk (6,250 KB)
Harold W. Avery
James R. Spotila
Walter F. Bien
Effects of wetland fragmentation on freshwater turtle populations in the Delaware Estuary. (#57) PDF File of Talk (45,631 KB)
James R. Spotila
Pamela Plotkin
John Keinath
Delaware Bay is an important foraging habitat for loggerhead turtles. (#58) PDF File of Talk (7,130 KB)
Robert E. Loveland
Mark L. Botton
The importance of alternative habitats to spawning horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) in lower Delaware Bay, New Jersey. (#14) PDF File of Talk (7,855 KB)
Kenneth A. Strait Fish production from a large scale marsh restoration program. (#67) PDF File of Talk (21,215 KB)
Kathryn Goddard
Steven Ordog
Kelly Bemis
Julius Cook
Parasite burden on the Black-nosed Dace (Rhinichthys atratulus) at four sites in the Darby Creek, PA watershed. (#70) No File
Session 3

Wetlands

Monday
22 January 2007

William F. Moyer The increasing necessity to monitor wetlands losses due to changing regulatory programs and recent Supreme Court decisions. (#3) PDF File of Talk (518 KB)
Ralph Spagnolo Overview of the regionalization of the 1987 Corps Delineation Wetlands Delineation Manual. (#22) PDF File of Talk (5,065 KB)
Regina Poeske Wetland monitoring and assessment in the Mid-Atlantic states. (#37) PDF File of Talk (607 KB)
Amy Jacobs
Evan Rehm
Debora Fillis
Delaware’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program: a science-based approach to prioritize restoration and protection. (#18) PDF File of Talk (20,040 KB)
Christopher W. Bason
Amy Jacobs
Sudden wetland dieback in Delaware’s Inland Bays. (#16) PDF File of Talk (14,385 KB)
Tracy Elsey
John L. Gallagher
Denise M. Seliskar
Nutrient and carbon sequestration of salt marsh plants in the face of eutrophication and sea-level rise. (#17) PDF File of Talk (18,314 KB)
Alison E. Banning
Jacob L. Bowman
Bruce L. Vasilas
The effect of long piers on birds using marsh habitat in Worcester County, Maryland. (#25) PDF File of Talk (13,345 KB)
Kenneth A. Strait
Brenda Q. Evans
Evaluation of status and success for a large scale marsh restoration program in the Delaware Estuary. (#71) No File
Session 4

Linkages among Science, Management & Policy

Tuesday
23 January 2007

Carol Collier The Role of DRBC in Linking Science, Management and Policy. (#66) No File
Cristina Frank NJA’s Important Bird and Birding Areas Program: a science-based effort linking management and policy to conserve important bird habitat. (#27) PDF File of Talk (830 KB)
Ralph G. Stahl, Jr. A company perspective on linking science, management and policy for addressing issues in the Delaware Estuary. (#102) PDF File of Talk (753 KB)
Maya K. van Rossum The importance of independence and advocacy. (#6) No File
Larry J. Silverman Teaching Estuaries 101 to Congress 110: what, how, when, and why to tell the new Congress about the benefits of supporting scientific investigations in the Delaware Estuary. (#26) No File
Session 5

Environmental Monitoring & Assessment I: Hydrologic & Chemical

Tuesday
23 January 2007

A. Ronald MacGillivray, David E. Russell, Betty Jane Boros-Russo, Steven S. Brown, Thomas J. Fikslin, Richard Greene, Robert Hoke, Christopher Nally and Linda O’Donnell Monitoring the tidal Delaware River for ambient toxicity. (#9) PDF File of Talk (7,083 KB)
Thomas J. Fikslin
Gregory J. Cavallo.
PCB concentrations in the ambient waters of the Delaware Estuary and coastal waters: implications for TMDLs for PCBs. (#36) PDF File of Talk (2,031 KB)
Edward D. Santoro Towards the goal of setting nutrient criteria for the Delaware Estuary. (#72) PDF File of Talk (2,067 KB)
David R. Legates
Robert Scarborough
Daniel J. Leathers
Geoffrey E. Quelch
Kevin Brinson
A real-time and historical environmental data archive for the Delaware Estuary. (#19) PDF File of Talk (34,714 KB)
Hernan A. M. Quinodoz Optimizing reservoir operations for water supply and ecological objectives using flow modeling. (#65) PDF File of Talk (1,361 KB)
John Yagecic Using real time monitoring for real time management. (#29) PDF File of Talk (14,720 KB)
Christopher J Nally
A Ronald MacGillivray
Tarmo Pallop
Kerri Koch
Thomas J Fikslin
Low salinity acclimation & salinity tolerance of Americamysis bahia in short-term chronic toxicity tests. (#10) No File
Yoana Voynova
Jonathan H. Sharp
Do low-frequency watershed inputs have a major impact to the Delaware Estuary? (#33) No File
Jeffrey Ashley
David Velinsky
Danielle Libero
Evan Halscheid
Linda Zaoudeh
Heather Stapleton
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in American Eels from the Delaware River Estuary. (#42) No File
Jim Bennett
Roger Reinhart
Protection of underground sources of drinking water: the Underground Injection Control Program. (#69) No File
Session 6

Environmental Monitoring & Assessment I:
Biota & Habitats

Tuesday
23 January 2007

Brandon W. Muffley and Lynette Lurig Survey of New Jersey’s recreational blue crab fishery in Delaware Bay. (#13) PDF File of Talk (10,211 KB)
Bartholomew D. Wilson
David G. Bruce
John Madsen
David B. Carter
Mapping the distribution and habitat of oysters in the upper Delaware Bay. (#20) PDF File of Talk (97,049 KB)
Stewart F. Michels
Michael J. Greco
Bottom trawl sampling of fish and invertebrates in the Delaware Estuary – getting the word out. (#39) PDF File of Talk (44,816 KB)
Kevin S. Kalasz Monitoring shorebird populations in Delaware Bay during spring migration using mark-recapture methods. (#40) PDF File of Talk (38,368 KB)
Richard G. Lathrop
Michael Allen
Aaron Love
Assessing horseshoe crab spawning habitat suitability of Delaware Bay USA beaches. (#44) PDF File of Talk (11,997 KB)
Jeffrey M. Fischer
Karen Riva-Murray
Rachel Riemann
Peter S. Murdoch
Landscape characteristics affecting streams in urbanizing subbasins of the Delaware River Basin, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. (#56) PDF File of Talk (7,229 KB)
Dewayne A. Fox
Phil Simpson
Lori Brown
Kevin J. Magowan
Joseph E. Hightower
Atlantic sturgeon of the Delaware: historical perspectives and current approaches to understanding habitat requirements. (#61) PDF File of Talk (4,559 KB)
Session 7

Posters
(also listed with affiliated sessions)

Tuesday
23 January 2007

Jeffrey Ashley
David Velinsky
Danielle Libero
Evan Halscheid
Linda Zaoudeh
Heather Stapleton
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in American Eels from the Delaware River Estuary. (#42, affiliated with Session 5) No File
Russell M. Babb
Jason Hearon
David Bushek
Eric Powell
The Delaware Bay Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Restoration Program.” (#68, affiliated with Session 8)

 

No File
Jim Bennett
Roger Reinhart
Protection of underground sources of drinking water: the Underground Injection Control Program. (#69) No File
Matthew Colip
Fred Suffian
Igo, Porter, Warren Memorial Field Rain Garden Project in Warrington Township, Bucks County.” (#15, affiliated with Session 9) No File
Andrea L. Friedman
Jeffrey S. Waldner
Jane Uptegrove
J. Bailey Smith
Marine geologic and geophysical investigations offshore of Cape May, New Jersey: methodology, representative data, and preliminary findings.” (#51, affiliated with Session 1) No File
Kathryn Goddard
Steven Ordog
Kelly Bemis
Julius Cook
Parasite burden on the Black-nosed Dace Rhinichthys atratulus at four sites in the Darby Creek, PA watershed.” (#70, affiliated with Session 2) No File
Jennifer Halchak
John L. Gallagher
Denise Seliskar
“The transition from agricultural lands to wetlands during sea level rise: managing the ecology and economics.” (#31, affiliated with Session 10) No File
Christopher J Nally
A Ronald MacGillivray
Tarmo Pallop
Kerri Koch
Thomas J Fikslin
Low salinity acclimation & salinity tolerance of Americamysis bahia in short-term chronic toxicity tests. (#10, affiliated with Session 5) No File
Evan M. Rehm
Mark Biddle
Amy Jacobs
Gary Kreamer
Steve Williams
Integrating Delaware’s wetland monitoring, restoration, and education efforts to improve the health of the Delaware Estuary.” (#12, affiliated with Environmental Summit) No File
Janet W. Starwood. Earth Force Watershed Awareness to Action.” (#52, affiliated with Environmental Summit) No File
Kenneth A. Strait
Brenda Q. Evans
“Evaluation of status and success for a large scale marsh restoration program in the Delaware Estuary.” (#71, affiliated with Session 3) No File
Jaclyn Taylor
David Bushek
Preliminary investigations of constructed oyster reef habitat in lower Delaware Bay.” (#23, affiliated with Session 8) No File
Dawn R. Werry Clear into the Future, a DuPont Delaware Estuary initiative.” (#41, affiliated with Environmental Summit) No File
Vivian Williams Using Your Website as a Teaching Tool.” (#43, affiliated with Environmental Summit) No File
Yoana Voynova
Jonathan H. Sharp
Do low-frequency watershed inputs have a major impact to the Delaware Estuary? (#33, affiliated with Session 5) No File
Session 8

Bivalve Shellfish Ecology, Management and Restoration

Wednesday
24 January 2007

Jason Hearon
Russell M. Babb
David Bushek
Eric Powell
The Delaware Bay Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Restoration Program. (#49) PDF File of Talk (33,628 KB)
Eric N. Powell
John N. Kraeuter
K. A. Ashton-Alcox
How long does oyster shell last on an oyster reef? (#2) PDF File of Talk (1,420 KB)
Roger Mann Native oyster restoration in Chesapeake Bay: Lessons for the DE Estuary. (#32) PDF File of Talk (17,687 KB)
Ryan B. Carnegie
Eugene M. Burreson
Increasing tolerance for Perkinsus marinus among natural Crassostrea virginica populations from Virginia waters. (#55) PDF File of Talk (11,635 KB)
John W. Ewart
E. J. Chalabala
Jim Alderman.
Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Oyster Gardening Program. (#46) PDF File of Talk (154,525 KB)
David Bushek
Danielle A. Kreeger
Some potential alternative strategies and applications for shellfish enhancement and restoration in Delaware Bay. (#48) PDF File of Talk (16,715 KB)
Catherine M. Gatenby
Matthew A. Patterson
Danielle A. Kreeger
A freshwater mussel propagation program for restoring aquatic ecosystems and endangered species. (#50) PDF File of Talk (58,769 KB)
Danielle A. Kreeger
Catherine M. Gatenby
From local to regional: contrasting the water processing and restoration potential of native bivalves throughout the Delaware Estuary and its watershed. (#63) PDF File of Talk (18,555 KB)
Robert D. Brumbaugh
Michael W. Beck
From local to global: using site-based projects to inspire large scale conservation action for native bivalves. (#45) PDF File of Talk (5,716 KB)
Jaclyn Taylor
David Bushek
Preliminary investigations of constructed oyster reef habitat in lower Delaware Bay. (#23) No File
Russell M. Babb
Jason Hearon
David Bushek
Eric Powell
The Delaware Bay Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Restoration Program. (#68) No File
Session 9

Restoration & Enhancement: Activities, Opportunities & Needs

Wednesday
24 January 2007

James M. Eisenhardt. Ecological Restoration in an Urban Watershed. (#4) PDF File of Talk (17,006 KB)
Ralph Huddleston Mitigating for Cooling Water Intakes – Is the Estuary Enhancement Program of DE Bay Working? (#5) PDF File of Talk (1,835 KB)
Gwyn Rowland Opportunities and Barriers to Restoring Wetlands in Urban Areas — A Case Study from Cobbs Creek Watershed Wetlands Restoration Project. (#30) PDF File of Talk (8,754 KB)
Matthew Colip
Fred Suffian
Igo, Porter, Warren Memorial Field Rain Garden Project in Warrington Township, Bucks County. (#15) No File
Ralph Stahl. Restoration Up Front and DuPont Delaware River Initiative. (#73) No File
Lynn Dwyer Delaware Estuary NFWF. (#74t) No File
Patrick Starr North Philadelphia Waterfront Revitalization – restoration challenges and insights. (#76) PDF File of Talk (1,179 KB)
Bill Shadel An Inventory of Restoration Opportunities in the Delaware Bay. (#77) PDF File of Talk (2,435 KB)
Krista Laudenbach-Nelson Prospects for Regional Restoration Planning for the Delaware Estuary. (#78) PDF File of Talk (1,184 KB)
Session 10

Hot Topics in Delaware Estuary Science and Management

Wednesday
24 January 2007

A. Ronald MacGillivray Emerging Contaminants of Concern in the Delaware Estuary and Watershed. (#11) PDF File of Talk (234 KB)
Rick Greene
Gary Buchanan
Bruce Ruppel
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in Fish from the Delaware Estuary. (#24) PDF File of Talk (2,080 KB)
Anthony J. Broccoli Global climate change: causes and consequences. (#59) PDF File of Talk (4,423 KB)
Nancy M. Targett Linking Science and Society: An Overview of the Developing National Priorities. (#62) PDF File of Talk (822 KB)
Amanda A. DeSantis
Timothy J. Iannuzzi
Judi Durda
Damian V. Preziosi
David F. Ludwig
Ralph G. Stahl
J.B. Ruiter
Robert A. Hoke
Richard F. Schwer
Assessing historical and current multi-stressor impacts on environmental conditions of the Delaware River Estuary. (#8) PDF File of Talk (1,873 KB)
Jeremy Firestone
Willett Kempton
Science, Social Science, and Policy Regarding Developing Offshore Wind Power in The Delaware Estuary Region. (#60) PDF File of Talk (9,014 KB)
Jennifer Halchak
John L. Gallagher
Denise Seliskar
The Transition from Agricultural Lands to Wetlands during Sea Level Rise: Managing the Ecology and Economics. (#31) No File