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Mobula, Bahía de los Angeles

Mobula, Bahía de los Angeles

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CAERS 2016 Meeting program

CSU Long Beach, Peterson Hall 1, Room 140

29 - 30 April, 2016

Friday, April 29

8:00-9:00                    Registration (Shuttle from 1-2 hotels will be available, see website)

9:00-9:15                    Welcome

                                    Christine Whitcraft, Meeting host & CAERS President

                                     Susan Park, CERF Director

Plenary - Monitoring El Niño

9:15-9:35                    Eric Stein (SCCWRP) – “El Nino impacts on estuaries: a window into the future – Background”

9:35-9:55                    Sarah Giddings (UCSD, SIO) - “El Nino impacts on estuaries: a window into the future – Preliminary Results”

9:55-10:15                  Juliette Hart (USC SeaGrant) – “Rising to the Challenge: Sea Level Rise Planning in the L.A. Region”

10:15-10:35                David Jacobs (UCLA) –“ Anthropogenic Impacts, Drought, El Nino and Climate Change Interact to Endanger California’s Lagoon & Estuarine Diversity”

10:35-11:00                BREAK            

11:00-11:15      EFFECTS OF AN EMERGENCY DROUGHT BARRIER ON THE TRANSPORT OF ZOOPLANKTON IN THE NORTHERN SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY  Kimmerer, Wim and Edward S. Gross

11:15-11:30      BARRIER BERM FORMATION IN A SAN DIEGO LAGOON INLET DURING THE 2014-2015 EL NIÑO SEASON AND ITS EFFECTS ON STRATIFICATION   Harvey, M , S. N. Giddingsand G. Pawlak

11:30-11:45      IMPROVING THE SEA LEVEL AFFECTING MARSHES MODEL (SLAMM) TO WORK WITHIN CALIFORNIA ESTUARIES   Heady, W.N., J.S. Clough, B. Battalio, D. Behrens, M. Brennan, A. Polaczyk, M. Propato

11:45-12:00      EUTROPHICATION DECREASES SALT MARSH RESILIENCE THROUGH PROLIFERATION OF ALGAL MATS THAT CAUSE MARSH DIEBACK AND BANK EROSION   Wasson, K., R. Jeppesen, C. Endri1, D. Perry, A. Woolfolk, M. Rodriguez, R. Eby, J. Haskins, B.B. Hughes 

12:00-13:30 LUNCH AND NETWORKING (Buy your own lunch at CSULB Food Court) 

 13:30-13:45        RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PLANT BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION IN A COASTAL WETLAND  Fitzgerald, M., J.L. Funk, B.J. Allen, C. Whitcraft 

13:45-14:00     TO SALINITY AND BEYOND: WETLAND MICROBIAL COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO RESTORATION    Theroux, S., W. Hartman, S. Tringe  

14:00-14:15     EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY: USING SCENARIO PLANNING TO PREPARE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE TIJUANA RIVER VALLEYBoudreau, D., K. Goodrich, J. Lorda, J. Crooks

14:15-14:30    ESTUARINE RESTORATION PLANNING FOR FUTURE COASTAL CONDITIONS AT LOS CERRITOS WETLANDS.    Zahn, Eric

14:30-14:45      EL NINO ASSOCIATED MOUTH CLOSURE IN THE TIJUANA ESTUARY    McCullough, J., M. Almeida, M. Cordrey, J. Lorda, B. Collins, J. Crooks

14:45-15:00      IMPACTS OF INVASIVE TAMARIX AND ITS REMOVAL ON THE INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITY IN TIJUANA ESTUARY   Arenas, Anita, Christine Whitcraft, Julio Lorda, Jeff Crooks

15:00-15:30                BREAK

15:30-15:45   TEMPORAL CHANGES IN CARBON EXPORT AND SEAWATER CARBONATE CHEMISTRY AND FROM A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAGOON   Paulsen, M.-L., A.J. Andersson, L. Aluwihare, H. Elwany, M. Porrachia, S. Schroeter

15:45-16:00    AN EVALUATION OF THE REGIONAL HEALTH OF URBAN COASTAL WETLANDS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA    Johnston, K.K., I.D. Medel, M. Grubbs, and R.C. Abbott

16:00-16:15    AN EVALUATION OF POTENTIOMETRIC PH SENSORS IN COASTAL MONITORING APPLICATIONS   McLaughlin, Karen1, Nikolay P. Nezlin1, Stephen B. Weisberg

16:15-16:30    A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON TRASH AND DEBRIS FROM RIVERS TO THE SEA IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA    Moore, S.L.1, M.A. Sutula1, K. Schiff1, T. VonBitner2 and G. Lattin3

16:30-16:45  PLASTIC GROWTH AND ENERGY STORAGE IN THE KEYSTONE PREDATOR PISASTER OCHRACEUS WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR PREY POPULATION REGULATION   Molina, M.E. 1, 2* and C.D. Robles 1

17:00-18:30   POSTER SESSION: Sponsored by Hach Hydromet - Hydrolab & OTT Products and Tidal Influence

19:00  Dinner and Bowling at CSULB (paid for by registration fees)

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH

8:30 – 8:45     AVAILABILITY OF BREEDING HABITAT FOR RIDGWAY’S RAIL (RALLUS OBSOLETUS) IN CALIFORNIA UNDER POTENTIAL SEA-LEVEL RISE SCENARIOS.   Rosencranz, Jordan A. *1,2, Karen M. Thorne2 , Kevin J. Buffington2, Cory T Overton3, John Y. Takekawa2,4, Mike L. Casazza3, Jennifer McBroom5, Julian K. Wood6, Nadav Nur6, Richard L. Zembal7, Glen M. MacDonald1,8, Richard F. Ambrose1,9

8:45 – 9:00    THE INFLUENCE OF BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE ON NON-CONSUMPTIVE EFFECTS   Sadowski, J.S.1, 2* and E. D. Grosholz 1,2

9:00 - 9:15   DROUGHT MAY FAVOR EARLY GROWTH OF INVASIVE OVER NATIVE LIMONIUM (SEA LAVENDER) IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY SALT MARSHES
Boyer, K.E., N.B. Shipman

9:15-9:30    EFFECTS OF ESTUARY OPENING ON POPULATION CONNECTIVITY OF CALIFORNIA KILLIFISH (FUNDULUS PARVIPINNIS)   Weiser, B.E., M.A. Steele

9:30-9:45   A TALE OF TWO ALGAL BLOOMS: DIFFERENTIAL NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF ULVA AND GRACILARIOPSIS ON SEAGRASS AND ITS EPIPHYTES   Bittick, Sarah Joy 1*, Martha Sutula2, and Peggy Fong1

9:45-10:00   PERFORMANCE OF SELECTED RAIN GARDENS IN RHODE ISLAND   Sharif, R.; A. J. Gold

10:00 – 10:15  PHYTOPLANKTON COMMUNITIES IN THE TIDAL WETLANDS OF NORTHERN SAN FRANCISCO DELTA UNDER DROUGHT CONDITIONS    Parker, A., L. Stumper, B. Bergamaschi, F. Wilkerson, B. Downing, T. Kraus, R. Dugdale

10:15-10:30 VARIATION IN ISOTOPIC NICHE AND FISH DIVERSITY IN MANGROVES WITH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF HABITAT MODIFICATIONLópez-Rasgado, Francisco J.1,3, Sharon Z. Herzka2, Eduardo F. Balart1, Salvador E. Lluch-Cota1*.

10:30 – 11:00             BREAK          

11:00 - 12:00          IGNITE session: Weathering change in science careers

Stepping outside my comfort zone: finding motivation by talking with non-scientists about our coastline     Dr. Sarah Giddings (UCSD SIO)

The ocean's dying. Plankton's dying. It's people.    Dr. Jason Keller (Chapman University),

Society Asking for Change   Dr. Erika Holland (CSULB)

Jumping through the window of opportunity…without  knowing exactly what's on the other side  Dr. Sharon Herzka (CICESE)

12:00 - 13:30       LUNCH and BUSINESS MEETING   Lunch provided in the meeting room for those staying for the meeting; please join us along with Susan Park (CERF), the CAERS governing board, and CAERS members like yourself.

CAERS officers retreat to follow