Organized Oral Session 17: Coastal indicators of ecological condition: Integration of spatial scales
Organizer(s): GJ Niemi, H Paerl, and B Levinson
Tuesday, August 9, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Meeting Room 516 A, Level 5, Palais des congrès de Montréal
8:00 AM: Paerl, Hans*,, Valdes, Lexia, Dyble, Julianne, Pinckney, James, Piehler, Michael, Moisander, Pia, , Using microbial indicators to assess scales of human and climatic impacts on structure and function of the coastal zone.
8:20 AM: Wardrop, Denice1, Bishop, Joe1, Easterling, Mary1, Herschner, Carl2, Havens, Kirk2, 1 Penn State University, University Park, PA, United States2 Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, Gloucester Point, VA, United States, Determining factors of biological impairment of estuarine and freshwater systems: An exercise in spatial scale.
8:40 AM: Rakocinski, Chet*,1, 1 University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, MS, USA, Comparisons of macrobenthic process indicators of estuarine condition in the Gulf of Mexico.
9:00 AM: Holland, Jeffrey*,1, Ciborowski, Jan2, Johnson, Lucinda3, Brazner, John3, 1 Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana2 University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada3 Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth, Minnesota, Biotic homogenization of macroinvertebrate assemblages along an anthropogenic stress gradient.
9:20 AM: Vaccaro, Lynn*,1, Johnston, Carol2, Bedford, Barbara 1, 1 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY2 South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, Understanding a biotic indicator: Scaling down from regional patterns to local mechanisms of cattail dominance and plant species density.
9:40 AM: , BREAK.
9:50 AM: Morris, James*,1, Porter, Dwayne1, Jensen, John1, Noble, Peter, 1 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA, The frequency distribution of intertidal marsh elevations as a diagnostic of vulnerability to sea-level rise.
10:10 AM: Hanowski, JoAnn*,1, Howe, Robert2, Smith, Charles3, Niemi, Gerald 1, 1 University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth2 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay3 Cornell University, Ithaca, Comparison of wetland breeding bird and amphibian communities as integrative indicators of human impacts on Great Lakes coastal zones.
10:30 AM: Morgan, Steven *,1, Cherr, Gary1, Groholz, Edwin1, Anderson, Susan, Higashi, Rick1, Green, Peter1, 1 University of California, Davis, CA, A new approach to assessing ecosystem condition across spatial scales: vertical linkages among indicators of wetland condition.
10:50 AM: Fujiwara, Masami*,1, Kendall, Bruce2, Nisbet, Roger1, Bennett, William3, Cherr, Gary4, Rose, Wendy4, 1 Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.2 Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.3 John Muir Institute of the Environment, Davis, California, U.S.A.4 Bodega Marine Laboratory, Davis, California, U.S.A., Models relating physiological indicators to population dynamics.
11:10 AM: Niemi, Gerald *,1, Johnson, Lucinda 1, Danz, Nicholas1, Brazner, John1, Brady, Val1, Kelly, John 2, 1 University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN2 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Duluth, MN, Local, landscape, and regional influences on biotic indicators in Great Lakes coastal zones.
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