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Saturday, June 1, 2024

TIME SESSION
07:30 - 11:00
Birding Tour at the Discovery Center (Strawberry Mansion Preserve)
[Offsite]
self guided
(any time/day)
Philly Murals Walking Tour
[Offsite]
Visit to Bartram's Garden
[Offsite]
08:30 - 14:30
Visit to Great Marsh Institute
[Offsite]
08:30 - 17:00
Hidden Gem Canoe Field Trip: Discover the Brandywine River
[Offsite]
10:00 - 12:30
Tour the Collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences: Track A
[Offsite]
Tour the Collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences: Track B
[Offsite]
13:00 - 17:00
Mussel Hatchery at Fairmount Water Works
[Offsite]

Sunday, June 2, 2024

TIME SESSION
08:00 - 18:00
Nursing/family private space
[Parlor C & D]
09:00 - 13:00
Workshop: Getting Published: A Science Writing Workshop
[Salon 10]
09:00 - 16:00
Workshop: Ecological Apps of Bayesian Stats--with R and Stan
[Independence Ballroom B]
Workshop: Spatial Analysis & Stats Modeling with R & spmodel
[Salon 5/6]
SFS Board of Directors Meeting
[Horizons Rooftop]
09:00 - 17:00
Orientation for EMERGE/INSTARS fellows
[Independence Ballroom A]
12:00 - 15:00
Exhibitor setup
[Liberty Ballroom Foyer]
SRC Merchandise and Silent Auction setup
[Mezzanine Foyer]
12:00 - 16:00
Workshop: NEON Aquatic Biodiversity Workshop
[Philly North/South]
12:00 - 19:00
Presentation ready room
[Salon 9]
12:30 - 16:00
Workshop: Intro to DIY Water Monitoring Technology
[Salon 3/4]
15:00 - 19:00
Registration and Exhibits open
[Liberty Ballroom Foyer]
16:00 - 17:00
Welcome Mixer/Reception [open]
[Liberty Ballroom Foyer]
17:00 - 18:30
SFS Meeting Opening and Welcome: Land Acknowledgement; Awards for Distinguished Service, Environmental Stewardship, Leadership; Presentation by Award of Excellence winner
[Liberty Ballroom ABC]
18:30 - 20:00
Dinner on your own
18:30 - 20:30
SRC Trivia Session [open]
[Horizons Rooftop]
20:00 - 22:00
Welcome Mixer/Reception [open]
[Liberty Ballroom ABC and Foyer]

Monday, June 3, 2024

TIME SESSION
07:00 - 08:30
Freshwater Science Editorial Board Breakfast
[Seminar C]
SRC Student Orientation Breakfast
[Horizons Rooftop]
08:00 - 18:00
Nursing/family private space
[Parlor C & D]
08:00 - 19:00
Registration
[Liberty Ballroom Foyer]
Presentation ready room
[Salon 9]
08:00 - 22:00
Silent Auction & Merchandise for sale
[Mezzanine Foyer]
Exhibits
[Liberty Foyer]
08:30 - 10:00
Welcome/Announcements; Short video - Judy's Creek; Plenary Session I: Erik L. Silldorff, Ph.D. "Aquatic Life in the Delaware River Basin: Our Unique History, Past Successes, and Persistent Challenges"
[Liberty Ballroom ABC]
09:00 - 12:00
Taxonomic Certification Program (TCP) Test Session 1
[Seminar A]
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00
Freedom Ballroom E Freedom Ballroom F Freedom Ballroom H/G Independence Ballroom A Independence Ballroom B Independence Ballroom C Independence Ballroom D Philadelphia Ballroom Salon 10 Salon 3/4 Salon 5/6
C37 Stoichiometry

Moderator: David Manning
C02 Fish and Other Aquatic Vertebrates

Moderator: Leslie Rieck
S15 Connecting the Disciplines of Disconnected, Non- Perennial Streams

Moderator: Michelle
Helper: Kaci
S07 Water Doesn't Always Flow Downhill! Dealing with Complex Hydrology and Water Management in Diverse Urban Contexts

Moderator: Liz Ortiz Munoz
C27 Landuse and Non-Point Source Impacts

Moderator: Hector Esparra-Escalera
C03 Invertebrates

Moderator: Tory Milner
C20 Climate Change

Moderator: Walter Dodds
S13 Insights of Patterns and Drivers of Freshwater Systems Gained from Regional and National Monitoring Datasets

Moderator: Ryan Hill
C28 Land-Water Interfaces

Moderator: Tim Jardine
S19 Connecting to Foster Understanding and Conservation of Spring Ecosystems

Moderator: Marco Cantonati, Douglas S. Glazier
S06 The Ecology of Aquatic Plants (Macroalgae Bryophytes, and Macrophytes) in Streams, Rivers, Wetlands, and Lakes

Moderator: James Wood
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch on your own
SFS Committees - Lunch Meeting
[Horizons Rooftop]
13:00 - 16:00
Taxonomic Certification Program (TCP) Test Session 2
[Seminar A]
13:30 - 15:00
Extra session - SFS Science & Policy, 4 presentations
[Salon 2]
13:30 - 15:00
Freedom Ballroom E Freedom Ballroom F Freedom Ballroom H/G Independence Ballroom A Independence Ballroom B Independence Ballroom C Independence Ballroom D Philadelphia Ballroom Salon 10 Salon 3/4 Salon 5/6
S25 Advances in Watershed-scale Restoration Science and Monitoring

Moderator: John Jackson
C02 Fish and Other Aquatic Vertebrates

Moderator: Leslie Rieck
S15 Connecting the Disciplines of Disconnected, Non- Perennial Streams

Moderator: Stephen
Helper: Michelle
S07 Water Doesn't Always Flow Downhill! Dealing with Complex Hydrology and Water Management in Diverse Urban Contexts

Moderator: Liz Ortiz Munoz
C27 Landuse and Non-Point Source Impacts

Moderator: Robert Brown
C03 Invertebrates

Moderator: Lucinda Johnson
C20 Climate Change

Moderator: Michael Zampini
S13 Insights of Patterns and Drivers of Freshwater Systems Gained from Regional and National Monitoring Datasets

Moderator: Samantha Rumschlag
C28 Land-Water Interfaces

Moderator: Michelle Catherine Kelly
S19 Connecting to Foster Understanding and Conservation of Spring Ecosystems

Moderator: John D. Wehr
S06 The Ecology of Aquatic Plants (Macroalgae Bryophytes, and Macrophytes) in Streams, Rivers, Wetlands, and Lakes

Moderator: James Wood
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:00 - 17:00
Poster Session (#1)
[Liberty Ballroom D]
16:00 - 17:00
Taxonomic Certification Committee (TCC) Meeting [open]
[Seminar A]
17:00 - 19:00
Dinner on your own
Dry Rivers RCN meeting
[Offsite]
18:00 - 20:00
Endowment Committee Meeting
[Offsite]
18:30 - 20:00
SRC Student/Mentor Mixer
[Liberty Ballroom ABC]
20:00 - 22:00
Live Auction/Bingo to benefit SRC [open]
[Liberty Ballroom and Foyer]
21:00
SFS Members JAM session - all volunteer [open]
[Horizons Rooftop]

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

TIME SESSION
07:00 - 08:30
Emerge+Instars+alumni mixing & networking breakfast
[Horizons Rooftop]
08:00 - 18:00
Nursing/family private space
[Parlor C & D]
08:00 - 19:00
Registration
[Liberty Ballroom Foyer]
Presentation ready room
[Salon 9]
08:00 - 22:00
Silent Auction bidding
[Mezzanine Foyer]
Exhibits
[Liberty Foyer]
08:30 - 10:00
Welcome/Announcements; Hynes Award; Plenary Session II: Seetha Coleman-Kammula, Ph.D. "Why is PFAS a wicked problem?"
[Liberty Ballroom ABC]
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00
Freedom Ballroom E Freedom Ballroom F Freedom Ballroom H/G Independence Ballroom A Independence Ballroom B Independence Ballroom C Independence Ballroom D Philadelphia Ballroom Salon 10 Salon 3/4 Salon 5/6
S25 Advances in Watershed-scale Restoration Science and Monitoring

Moderator: Matt Ehrhart
C02 Fish and Other Aquatic Vertebrates

Moderator: Jonathan Behrens
S15 Connecting the Disciplines of Disconnected, Non- Perennial Streams

Moderator: Kaci, Helper: Sarah
S24 New Approaches and Methods for Understanding and Improving Urban Waterways: A Global Perspective

Moderator: Mateo Scoggins
S02 Ecology and Taxonomy of Chironomidae (Diptera): A Memorial Session to Honor Leonard C. Ferrington, Jr.

Moderator: Bouchard, Anderson
S14 Connecting Freshwaters to Coastal Waters: A Continuum of Emerging Issues, Monitoring Applications, and Management

Moderator: Sujay Kaushal
C10 Biogeochemistry

Moderator: Bob Hall
S13 Insights of Patterns and Drivers of Freshwater Systems Gained from Regional and National Monitoring Datasets

Moderator: Lara Jansen
S11 IIUCN SSC Task Force on Global Freshwater Macroinvertebrate Sampling Protocols (GLOSAM)

Moderator: Dave Penrose
S21 Hyporheic and Alluvial River Floodplain Ecology

Moderator: Rachel Malison, Amanda DelVecchia
S08 Algal taxonomic Data: Embracing New Protocols and Analyses

Moderator: Julianne Heinlein
12:00 - 13:30
SFS Membership Business Lunch [open]
[Liberty Ballroom ABC]
13:30 - 15:00
Freedom Ballroom E Freedom Ballroom F Freedom Ballroom H/G Independence Ballroom A Independence Ballroom B Independence Ballroom C Independence Ballroom D Philadelphia Ballroom Salon 10 Salon 3/4 Salon 5/6
S25 Advances in Watershed-scale Restoration Science and Monitoring

Moderator: Melinda Daniels
C02 Fish and Other Aquatic Vertebrates

Moderator: Brian Murphy
S15 Connecting the Disciplines of Disconnected, Non- Perennial Streams

Moderator: Sarah, Helper: Stephen
S24 New Approaches and Methods for Understanding and Improving Urban Waterways: A Global Perspective

Moderator: Megan Fork
S02 Ecology and Taxonomy of Chironomidae (Diptera): A Memorial Session to Honor Leonard C. Ferrington, Jr.

Moderator: Hayford, Bouchard
S14 Connecting Freshwaters to Coastal Waters: A Continuum of Emerging Issues, Monitoring Applications, and Management

Moderator: Sydney Shelton
C10 Biogeochemistry

Moderator: Glenn Schumacher
S13 Insights of Patterns and Drivers of Freshwater Systems Gained from Regional and National Monitoring Datasets

Moderator: Ryan Hill
S12 Exploring Nitrogen Fixation along the Freshwater- Marine Continuum: A Joint ASLO-SFS Endeavor

Moderator: Amy Marcarelli
S20 Exploring the Interactions Between Biogeochemistry and Biota in the Hyporheic Zone
&
S21 Hyporheic and Alluvial River Floodplain Ecology


Moderator: Deb Finn, Alba Algerich
S08 Algal taxonomic Data: Embracing New Protocols and Analyses

Moderator: Julianne Heinlein
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00
Freedom Ballroom E Freedom Ballroom F Freedom Ballroom H/G Independence Ballroom A Independence Ballroom B Independence Ballroom C Independence Ballroom D Philadelphia Ballroom Salon 10 Salon 3/4 Salon 5/6
S25 Advances in Watershed-scale Restoration Science and Monitoring

Moderator: Diana Oviedo
S04 Contaminant Ecology of Freshwaters

Moderator: Austin Gray, Arial Shogren, Jess Brandt
C36 Water Resource Management

Moderator: Christa Torrens
S24 New Approaches and Methods for Understanding and Improving Urban Waterways: A Global Perspective

Moderator: Kate Macneale
S02 Ecology and Taxonomy of Chironomidae (Diptera): A Memorial Session to Honor Leonard C. Ferrington, Jr.

Moderator: Anderson, Nyquist
S14 Connecting Freshwaters to Coastal Waters: A Continuum of Emerging Issues, Monitoring Applications, and Management

Moderator: Jenna Reimer
C10 Biogeochemistry

Moderator: Jane Marks
S13 Insights of Patterns and Drivers of Freshwater Systems Gained from Regional and National Monitoring Datasets

Moderator: Darin Kopp
S12 Exploring Nitrogen Fixation along the Freshwater- Marine Continuum: A Joint ASLO-SFS Endeavor

Moderator: Amy Marcarelli


15:00 - 16:30
S20 Exploring the Interactions Between Biogeochemistry and Biota in the Hyporheic Zone
&
S21 Hyporheic and Alluvial River Floodplain Ecology


Moderator: Deb Finn, Alba Algerich
C01 Algae

Moderator: Steven Rier
16:30 - 18:00
Fun Run
[Offsite]
18:00
Dinner on your own
19:00 - 20:00
LGBTQ+ mixer [open]
[Independence Ballroom A]
19:00 - 21:00
Early Career mixer [open]
[Offsite - Uptown Beer Garden]
SFS Endowment Reception
[Horizons Rooftop]

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

TIME SESSION
08:00 - 13:00
Taxonomy Fair Set-Up
[Liberty Foyer]
08:00 - 16:00
Silent Auction bidding - closes Wed evening
[Mezzanine Foyer]
08:00 - 18:00
Nursing/family private space
[Parlor C & D]
08:00 - 19:00
Registration
[Liberty Ballroom Foyer]
Presentation ready room
[Salon 9]
08:00 - 22:00
Exhibits
[Liberty Foyer]
08:30 - 10:00
Welcome/Announcements; 2024 Fellows Awards; Plenary Session III: Alison M. Meadow, Ph.D. "Engaged Research and Societal Impact: Linking Research and Evaluation to Engaged Research and Societal Impact to Improve Practice and Outcomes"
[Liberty Ballroom ABC]
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00
Freedom Ballroom E Freedom Ballroom F Freedom Ballroom H/G Independence Ballroom A Independence Ballroom B Independence Ballroom C Independence Ballroom D Philadelphia Ballroom Salon 10 Salon 3/4 Salon 5/6
C26 Invasive Species

Moderator: Corey Krabbenhoft
S04 Contaminant Ecology of Freshwaters

Moderator: Austin Gray, Arial Shogren, Jess Brandt
C36 Water Resource Management

Moderator: Danielle Wynne
S24 New Approaches and Methods for Understanding and Improving Urban Waterways: A Global Perspective

Moderator: Allison Roy
C16 Restoration Ecology

Moderator: Elizabeth Suddeth
C03 Invertebrates

Moderator: Jennifer Follstad Shah
C10 Biogeochemistry

Moderator: Jen Tank
S22 Leveraging the Whole Ecosystem Approach to Studying Freshwater Ecosystems: Celebrating the Career of Bill McDowell

Moderator: Sujay Kaushal
C09 Wetland Ecology

Moderator: Audrey Thellman
S03 From Individuals to Ecosystems: A Size-Based Understanding of Freshwaters

Moderator: Taylor Woods
C01 Algae

Moderator: Paula Furey
10:30 - 12:00
Emerge fellows interviews by SEI
[Seminar C & D]
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch on your own
SFS Fellows Meeting
[Liberty Ballroom ABC]
SRC Grad Student Workshop: CV/Resume Review
[Horizons Rooftop]
13:30 - 15:00
Emerge fellows interviews by SEI
[Seminar C & D]
13:30 - 15:00
Freedom Ballroom E Freedom Ballroom F Freedom Ballroom H/G Independence Ballroom A Independence Ballroom B Independence Ballroom C Independence Ballroom D Philadelphia Ballroom Salon 10 Salon 3/4 Salon 5/6
C26 Invasive Species

Moderator: Caleb Robbins
S04 Contaminant Ecology of Freshwaters

Moderator: Austin Gray, Arial Shogren, Jess Brandt
C36 Water Resource Management

Moderator: Danielle Wynne
C08 Urban Ecology

Moderator: Sarah Ledford
C16 Restoration Ecology

Moderator: Love Kumar
C03 Invertebrates

Moderator: Robert Bailey
C10 Biogeochemistry

Moderator: Lauren Lawson
S22 Leveraging the Whole Ecosystem Approach to Studying Freshwater Ecosystems: Celebrating the Career of Bill McDowell

Moderator: Adam Wymore
C09 Wetland Ecology

Moderator: Jonathan Lopez
S03 From Individuals to Ecosystems: A Size-Based Understanding of Freshwaters

Moderator: Justin Pomeranz
S09 Challenges and Opportunities in eDNA

Moderator: Tanya Dapkey
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:00 - 17:00
Poster Session (#2)
[Liberty Ballroom D]
Taxonomy Fair
[Liberty Foyer]
16:00 - 17:00
Informational Booth- SFS Chapters and Committees
[Liberty Ballroom ABC]
16:30 - 17:30
Urban River Chapter meeting
[Ballroom A]
17:00 - 18:00
Taxonomy Fair tear down
[Liberty Foyer]
18:30 - 22:30
SFS Social Event at Brooklyn Bowl
Buses will be looping continually beginning at 6:00pm at Sheraton with last bus departing Brooklyn Bowl at 10:15pm

[Offsite- Brooklyn Bowl, 1009 Canal Street]

Thursday, June 6, 2024

TIME SESSION
07:00 - 08:30
SFS New Board of Directors Breakfast
[Horizons Rooftop]
08:00 - 10:30
Exhibits open
[Liberty Ballroom Foyer]
08:00 - 15:30
Presentation ready room
[Salon 9]
Silent Auction pickup, Registration Desk
[Liberty Ballroom Foyer]
08:00 - 17:00
Registration
[Liberty Ballroom Foyer]
08:00 - 18:00
Nursing/family private space
[Parlor C & D]
08:30 - 10:00
Welcome/Announcements; Presentation of HLA certificates; Plenary Session IV: Multiple presenters."From a Ripple to a River: At the Confluence of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in SFS. An invitation to learn about and engage with SFS’s current and future DEI initiatives."
[Liberty Ballroom ABC]
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:30
Poster tear down by presenters
[Liberty Ballroom]
Emerge & Instars Closing Workshop
[Horizons Rooftop]
10:30 - 12:00
Freedom Ballroom E Freedom Ballroom F Freedom Ballroom H/G Independence Ballroom A Independence Ballroom B Independence Ballroom C Independence Ballroom D Philadelphia Ballroom Salon 10 Salon 3/4 Salon 5/6
C06 Large River Ecology

Moderator: Stan Gregory
S04 Contaminant Ecology of Freshwaters

Moderator: Austin Gray, Arial Shogren, Jess Brandt
C36 Water Resource Management

Moderator: Laura Craig
C08 Urban Ecology

Moderator: Alba Algerich
C11 Community Ecology

Moderator: Montana Airey
S16 Trash Talk: Ecology of Anthropogenic Materials in Freshwaters
&
S26 Transport and Bioaccumulation of Microplastics in Freshwater Ecosystems


Moderator: Lisa, Jon
C25 Food Webs

Moderator: Courtney Larson
S22 Leveraging the Whole Ecosystem Approach to Studying Freshwater Ecosystems: Celebrating the Career of Bill McDowell

Moderator: Sujay Kaushal
C17 Bioassessment

Moderator: Robert Bailey
S18 Freshwater Mussels: Connectivity and Conservation Concerns

Moderator: David Perkins
S09 Challenges and Opportunities in eDNA

Moderator: Tanya Dapkey
10:30 - 13:30
Posters and Exhibits tear down
[Liberty Ballroom D]
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch on your own
EMERGE Steering Committee
[Franklin Room]
13:30 - 15:00
Freedom Ballroom E Freedom Ballroom F Freedom Ballroom H/G Independence Ballroom A Independence Ballroom B Independence Ballroom C Independence Ballroom D Philadelphia Ballroom Salon 10 Salon 3/4 Salon 5/6
C06 Large River Ecology

Moderator: Sergio Sabat-Bonilla
S05 Contaminant and Trace Element Biogeochemical Cycling in Aquatic Ecosystems

Moderator: Jacqueline Gerson
C36 Water Resource Management

Moderator: Colden Baxter
C31 Organic Matter Processing

Moderator: Kelsey Solomon
C11 Community Ecology

Moderator: Alonso Ramirez
S16 Trash Talk: Ecology of Anthropogenic Materials in Freshwaters
&
S26 Transport and Bioaccumulation of Microplastics in Freshwater Ecosystems


Moderator: Rae, Tim
C25 Food Webs

Moderator: Stevie Benson
S22 Leveraging the Whole Ecosystem Approach to Studying Freshwater Ecosystems: Celebrating the Career of Bill McDowell

Moderator: Adam Wymore
C17 Bioassessment

Moderator: Joseph Holway
S18 Freshwater Mussels: Connectivity and Conservation Concerns

Moderator: Stefanie Farrington
S10 Environmental DNA as a Tool for Understanding Connections

Moderator: Erik Pilgrim
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00
Freedom Ballroom E Freedom Ballroom F Freedom Ballroom H/G Independence Ballroom A Independence Ballroom B Independence Ballroom C Independence Ballroom D Philadelphia Ballroom Salon 10 Salon 3/4 Salon 5/6
C06 Large River Ecology

Moderator: Kurt Anderson
S05 Contaminant and Trace Element Biogeochemical Cycling in Aquatic Ecosystems

Moderator: Jacqueline Gerson
C36 Water Resource Management

Moderator: Augustine Sitati
S17 Quantifying Rare Invasive and Threatened/ Endangered Aquatic Species: Different Goals, but the Same Analysis Problem

Moderator: Song Quian
C11 Community Ecology

Moderator: Wyatt Cross
S16 Trash Talk: Ecology of Anthropogenic Materials in Freshwaters
&
S26 Transport and Bioaccumulation of Microplastics in Freshwater Ecosystems


Moderator: Rae, Tim
C25 Food Webs

Moderator: Sally Entrekin
S22 Leveraging the Whole Ecosystem Approach to Studying Freshwater Ecosystems: Celebrating the Career of Bill McDowell

Moderator: Adam Wymore
C17 Bioassessment

Moderator: Grace O'Malley
S18 Freshwater Mussels: Connectivity and Conservation Concerns

Moderator: Jill Fedarick
C12 Conservation Ecology

Moderator: Michael Paul
15:30 - 17:00
Emerge fellows interviews by SEI
[Seminar C & D]
17:00
Conference closes; Dinner on your own
17:30
Bench Buddy - informal meet up for dinner planning
[Liberty Ballroom Foyer]
17:30 - 18:30
Happy hour - no host
[City Tap Logan Square, 100 N 18th St.]