FLMS 35th Annual Technical Symposium

Theme: “Celebrating Resilience in Aquatic Resource Management”

Workshops: August 27, 2024
Technical Sessions August 28- 30, 2024
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida

We update as needed and the schedule may change at any time. Last update: January 10, 2024

Draft Agenda
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Wednesday, August 28, 2024

(*denotes student presenter)
7:00am8:30amBreakfastCalusa Ballroom
8:45am9:00amWelcome and Opening RemarksTiffany Trent,
FLMS President
Calusa Ballroom
9:00am10:00amKeynote AddressEd Sherwood
Executive Director
Tampa Bay Estuary Program
The Tampa Bay Estuary: A (Mostly) Successful Example of National Estuary Programs Catalyzing Action Towards Clean Water Act Implementation
10:00am10:45amMorning BreakDolphin Ballroom
10:45am10:50amWater Quality in Lake Management Track A
Session Intro
Overseas Ballroom 2-3487 Core or 482 Core 1.0 CEU
10:50am11:05amA1-1Erich Marzolf Ph.DGet the Diagnosis Right First
11:05am11:20amA1-2Camille CarrollChanges in Littoral Vegetation from 2009 to 2020 on Cypress Lake in the Kissimmee Chain Of Lakes
11:20am11:35amA1-3Mike Hardin P.E., Ph.D.Lake Adair, A Nutrient Source Assessment
11:35am11:50amA1-4Lauren Wagner*A Study of Lake Elberta: Supporting Environmental Education for Elementary Preservice Teachers at Florida State University
10:45am10:50amWater Quality in Lake Management Track B
Session Intro
Overseas Ballroom 1487 Core or 482 Core 1.0 CEU
10:50am11:05amB1-1Robert WoitheThe Effect of Tropicalization and Sea Level Rise on the Fringing Wetlands of Three Southwest Florida Rivers
11:05am11:20amB1-2Kevin TyreEvaluation and Management of Fecal Bacteria in Boggy Creek – Part 1
11:20am11:35amB1-3Paul JulianLake Regulation Schedules Impact on the Lake and Downstream Ecology, a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual Story
11:35am11:50amB1-4Riley TimbsHerbivory and Water Quality: Factors Impacting Recovery of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Lower St Johns River
11:50am12:00pmSession Q&A
12:00pm1:30pmLunch (provided)Dolphin Ballroom
1:30pm1:35pmLake Okeechobee Session IntroOverseas Ballroom 2-3487 Core or 482 Core 1.0 CEU
1:35pm1:50pmA2-1Jennifer ChastantWading Bird Prey Fish Density During the Breeding Season at Lake Okeechobee: Pre and Post Regulation Schedule Change
1:50pm2:05pmA2-2Daniel MarchioInsights from a Continuous Monitoring Water Quality Network in Lake Okeechobee: Trends in Water Quality and the Impact of Severe Weather Events.
2:05pm2:20pmA2-3Anna SwigrisLake Okeechobee Zooplankton Monitoring: A Look at Water Year 2023
2:20pm2:35pmA2-4Paul JonesLake Okeechobee Nutrient Budget Updates – Balancing the Books for the Big Water.
1:30pm1:35pmLake Apopka Session IntroOverseas Ballroom 1Aquatic Weed Control 1.0 CEU
1:35pm1:50pmB2-1Jennifer MitchellCost effective Hydrilla Control within Lake Apopka North Shore
1:50pm2:05pmB2-2Jim PetersonHurricane Irma Effects on the Lake Apopka North Shore
2:05pm2:20pmB2-3Jodi SlaterResurgence of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Lake Apopka: The Culmination of 30 years of Lake Restoration Efforts
2:20pm2:35pmB2-4Christy AkersGizzard Shad Harvesting Removes Phosphorus and Aids in the Restoration of Lake Apopka
2:35pm2:45pmSession Q&A
2:45pm3:15pmAfternoon BreakDolphin Ballroom
3:15pm3:20pmUrban Systems
Session Intro
Overseas Ballroom 2-3Aquatic Weed Control 1.5 CEUs
3:20pm3:35pmA3-1Henna Gavem*Environmental Impacts of Reclaimed Water for Long-Term Irrigation of Residential Landscaping in Southwest Florida
3:35pm3:50pmA3-2Audrey Goeckner*Evaluating Ecosystem Functions & Microbiomes in Stormwater Ponds and Streams Receiving Pond Discharge
3:50pm4:05pmA3-3Ernesto Lasso de la Vega Ed.DSaltwater Impacts of Hurricane Ian in Stormwater Ponds
4:05pm4:20pmA3-4Haruka UrakawaEnvironmental Dynamics of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Vibrio after Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida
4:20pm4:35pmA3-5Rex Ellis Ph.D.Sediment Distribution and Nutrient Flux in Lake Jesup
3:15pm3:20pmLake Management
Session Intro
Overseas Ballroom 1Aquatic Weed Control 1.5 CEUs
3:20pm3:35pmB3-1Steven MillerInvestigations in the Use of Haul Seines to Commercially Harvest Tilapia from St. Johns River Lakes
3:35pm3:50pmB3-2Randy FinkArmored Sailfin Catfish (Loricariidae): Invasive Species of Concern in the St. Johns River
3:50pm4:05pmB3-3Sandra FoxSpringshed Delineation Using Arc Hydro
4:05pm4:20pmB3-4Ayesha MalligaiUsing Sentinel-2 Satellite Images for Hydrilla Detection in Florida’s Natural Eutrophic Waters
4:20pm4:35pmB3-5Amber RinerDeveloping Aerial Surveillance Methods for Identifying Cryptic Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) (Solms) on Lake Lochloosa in Florida
4:35pm4:45pmSession Q & A
6:00pm8:00pmPoster Session &
Exhibitor Social
Dolphin Ballroom

Thursday, August 31, 2023

(*denotes student presenter)
7:00am8:30amBreakfastDolphin Ballroom
8:45am9:00amMorning RemarksTiffany Trent,
FLMS Incoming President
Overseas Ballroom
9:00am10:00amKeynote AddressNick Aumen Ph.D., Regional Science Advisor – South Florida US Geological SurveyRestoring America’s Everglades – Optimizing Water Quality, Quantity, Timing, and Distribution
10:00am10:30amMorning BreakDolphin Ballroom
10:30am10:35amApproaches for Lake Management Session IntroOverseas
Ballroom 2-3
Aquatic Weed Control 1.5 CEUs
10:35am10:50amA4-1Harvey Harper Ph.D.Incidental Nitrogen Removal from Alum Sediment Inactivation
10:50am11:05amA4-2West Bishop Ph.D.Operational HAB and Nutrient Mitigation Projects in Complex Aquatic Ecosystems
11:05am11:20amA4-3Rick ClarkCombating Algae and Biofilm with Ultrasound Technology
11:20am11:35amA4-4Mary Szafraniec Ph.D.Turning Up the Dial on Water Quality and Ecological Restoration – Using the Turnkey Project Approach
11:35am11:50amA4-5Leesa Souto Ph.D. & Tim HullProtecting Orange County’s Wetlands – State of the Wetlands Technology Study and Implications for Policy Change
11:50am12:00pmSession Q&A
12:00pm1:30pmLunch (provided)Dolphin Ballroom
1:30pm1:35pmSediments in Aquatic Resource Management Session IntroOverseas
Ballroom 2-3
Aquatic Weed Control 1.5 CEUs
1:35pm1:50pmA5-1TJ VenningCriteria for Establishing Minimum Levels in Wetlands and Lakes
1:50pm2:05pmA5-2Christopher SheaThe Role of Ecological Criteria in the Development of Wetland and Lake Level Standards
2:05pm2:20pmA5-3Ronnie Van FleetChanges in Wetland Conditions throughout the Northern Tampa Bay Area from 1998 through 2020.
2:20pm2:35pmA5-4ReNae NowickiThe Curious Case of the In-betweeners: Hydrologic Control of Wetlands & Lakes in Areas of Transitional Geomorphology
2:35pm2:50pmA5-5Dan Schmutz M.S.Pilot Project Implementation of a New Xeric Soil-associated Wetland Assessment Procedure: the XWAP
2:50pm3:00pmSession Q&A
3:00pm3:30pmAfternoon BreakDolphin Ballroom
3:30pm3:35pmDon’t Try This at Home Session Intro
Ballroom 2-3
487 Core or 482 Core 1.0 CEU
3:35pm3:50pmA6-1Eddie SnellThis PAM Is Not For Cooking
3:50pm4:05pmA6-2Emily KeenanArtificial Circulation: To Do or Not to Do?
4:05pm4:20pmA6-3Rob Burnes M.S.Lake Seminole Dredge: Navigating the U-Turns to Complete a Large Dredge Project
4:20pm4:35pmA6-4Lance Lumbard, M.S.Water Quality Results for Lake Prima Vista Three Years After Developing and Implementing a 4e Nutrient Reduction Plan
4:35pm4:45pmSession Q & A
5:00pm11:00pmScholarship Fundraiser in Key WestConch Crawl Bus Leaves from Hotel Portico at 5pm

Friday, September 1, 2023

(*denotes student presenter)
7:00am8:30amBreakfastDolphin Ballroom
8:45am8:55amMorning RemarksTiffany Trent,
FLMS Incoming President
Overseas Ballroom 2-3
8:55am9:00amHAB Sensor and Mitigation Session IntroOverseas
Ballroom 2-3
487 Core or 482 Core 1.0 CEU
9:00am9:15amA7-1Christopher LeeSensible Sensors: Making the Most of Algae Sensor Data for Actionable Information for HAB Management
9:15am9:30amA7-2Igor MrdjenNear-Real-Time, In Situ Cyanobacterial Detection & Enumeration Using Digital Microscopy and Artificial Intelligence
9:30am9:45amA7-3Scott ShulerIt’s Not Easy Being Green: Accelerated Approaches to Water Resource Restoration
9:45am10:00amA7-4Ernest NeafseyUsing Phosphorus Monitoring and Predictive Analytics to Enhance HAB Mitigation
10:00am10:10amSession Q&A
10:10am10:35amMorning BreakDolphin Ballroom
10:35am10:40amLake Trends Session IntroOverseas
Ballroom 2-3
Aquatic Weed Control 1.0 CEU
10:40am10:55amA8-1Serge Thomas Ph.D.Hydrosystem Response to Storm Surge Induced Salinization of Stormwater Ponds Following Hurricane Ian
10:55am11:10amA8-2Roxanne GrooverOSTDS Enhanced Nutrient Reducing Technologies
11:10am11:25amA8-3Sean McGlynn Ph.D.Does Lake Munson Have to be Clean?
11:25am11:35amSession Q&A
11:35am11:45amStudent Awards and Closing RemarksTiffany Trent, FLMS President