2014 Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists Workshop Cacapon State Park Berkeley Springs, WV
March 27-28, 2014
The 2014 Annual Meeting and Workshop for the Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists (AMAAB) will be held March 27-28, 2014 at CacaponState Park near Berkeley Springs, WV. We are planning a full day of presentations on Thursday. Mini workshops will be held on Friday morning. The host for this year's workshop is the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
The procedures for offering presentations have not changed from previous years and can be found in the AMAAB website’s “Call for Presentations” section.
Pre-registration for 2014 AMAAB Workshop should be sent by email to [email protected]. Be sure to reference "[your last name] AMAAB 2014" in the subject line. Please include your contact information (name, address, telephone number).
The registration fee is $50 which includes an evening social on Thursday, March 27th. Payments are typically made onsite at the meeting and may be made by cash or personal and agency checks made payable to AMAAB. We regret that we will not be able to accept credit cards.
Onsite Registration will take place on: Wednesday, March 26th -- 7:00-8:30pm Thursday, March 27th -- 8:00-9:00am
Cash or checks will be accepted at onsite registration. If your address has changed, please leave one of your business cards at the registration table so we can update our mailing list. It is important that we get an updated email address from members because we have made the transition to conducting all business by email and website postings instead of by traditional paper mailings.
There will be a continental breakfast offered on Thursday and Friday morning (coffee, Danish, juice).
Again this year we will be holding a raffle and silent auction. This has been a big success each year. So bring a little extra cash, you may win and all helps support the meeting!
We are working on putting together photo galleries of past meetings. If you have any digital photos from the 2013 meeting (or any other year) you would like to share, please send them to Katherine Hanna ([email protected]).
Check back periodically for updates. We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.
Michael Kashiwagi 2014 AMAAB President
7:00 - 8:30 PM Early registration: Wednesday March 26, 2014 Make checks payable to “AMAAB”
DAY 1 AGENDA: THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 Washington/Fairfax Room
7:30 - 9:00 Registration (Continental Breakfast)
08:30 Welcome, Logistics, AMAAB Business
8:40 National water quality initiative (NWQI) monitoring – Catoctin watershed Quentin Forrest, MDE
9:05 Delaware River Basin Commission: control point approach to monitoring and assessment of special protection waters Robert Limbeck, DRBC
9:30 Modeling brook trout population dynamics from Maryland to Georgia Than Hitt, USGS
9:55 – 10:10 15 Minute break
10:10 Biological monitoring and assessment in Prince George's County, MD: the evolution of a long-term study Christopher Wharton, Tetra Tech Inc
10:35 Susquehanna River water quality monitoring and assessment, 2012-13 Josh Lookenbill, PA DEP
11:00 Susquehanna River water quality monitoring and assessment, water and sediment sampling 2013 Amy Williams, PA DEP
11:25 A preliminary overview of Virginia's crayfish fauna Roger Thoma, Midwest Biodiversity Institute
11:50 Large river mussel sampling in Pennsylvania waters Rick Spear, PA DEP
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch (Buffet at the Capon Inn is available – pay at registration for ticket)
1:30 Round four MBSS – Back to the future Scott Stranko, MD DNR
1:55 Susquehanna River water quality monitoring and assessment, fish surveys 2013 Tim Wertz, PA DEP
2:20 Rate of temperature change during diel fluctuations as a source of stress in fish William Eldridge, Stroud Water Research Center
2:45 Fatty acid analysis of stream biofilm to improve stream quality assessment
Dale Honeyfield, USGS
3:10 – 3:35 25 Minute break and poster session
3:35 Update on the status of the 2011 national wetland condition assessment
Chris Faulkner, EPA
4:00 Creating regional monitoring networks in streams to detect climate change effects Britta Bierwagen, EPA
4:25 Sharing biological monitoring data using Water Quality eXchange Charles Kovatch, EPA
4:50 Closing remarks, raffle drawing, adjourn
Thursday Evening Program
5:20 – 6:20 Doug Wood living history presentation
6:00 – 10:00 Social in downstairs conference room
Effects of elevated dissolved aluminum on respiration and organic matter production by stream detritivores, Tipulid craneflies and Limnophilid caddisflies Aaron Coons, Ohio University, Department of Biological Sciences
Characterization of fish assemblages at continuous water quality monitoring stations in the Susquehanna River Basin Andy Leakey, SRBC
A recreational use probabilistic monitoring study in the Swatara and Loyalsock watersheds Megan Bradburn, PA DEP
Biofilm structure and function as tools for stream restoration assessment Samuel Drerup, Ohio University, Department of Biological Sciences
Comparing sediment and discharge yields between typical storm and Superstorm Sandy within a minimally disturbed headwater stream in North Central Pennsylvania, USA Kelly Maloney, USGS
Water quality and biological assessment in the lower reservoirs of the Susquehanna River Luanne Steffy and Aaron Henning, SRBC
Privatizing the oceans: a novel plan to save fish stocks and the seas Nick Walker, George Mason University
Addition of molasses and potassium citrate to mitigate the impact of acid mine drainage on stream macroinvertebrate and food web energetics Sean Fenstemaker, Ohio University, Department of Biological Sciences
Pennsylvania limestone stream macroinvertebrate IBI William Botts, PA DEP
Current status of zebra mussels in the lower Susquehanna River Ron Klauda, MD DNR
Seasonal variation in intensity of acid mine drainage contaminants in southeastern Ohio watersheds in relation to flow and precipitation and potential consequences for macroinvertebrate communities Mariah Thrush, Ohio University, Department of Biological Sciences
DAY 2 AGENDA: FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 – Workshops
1. Threshold Indicator Taxa Analysis (TITAN) Program Facilitator: Matt Baker, University of Maryland Baltimore County, ([email protected])