Indian River Lagoon Observatory

Indian River Lagoon Symposium 2021 Posters

Group 1 Posters (IRL HABs)

Development of a Coupled Hydrodynamic-biogeochemical-Microcystis Model for the St. Lucie Estuary, FL

Mingshun Jiang, Brian Lapointe, Malcolm McFarland, Ash Brereton, Rachel Brewton, Dennis Hanisak, and Nicole Stockley

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Pierce, FL

Determining the Regulation and Control of Saxitoxin Production in Pyrodinium bahamense in the Indian River Lagoon

Jackie L. Metz, Rachel L. Hedinger, Malcom McFarland, and Guojun Wang

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Pierce, FL

Improvements in Microcystis Quantification Using Sonication and Flow Cytometry

Nicole Stockley and Malcolm McFarland

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Pierce, FL

Group 2 Posters (IRL Restoration)

Test of Biodegradable Alternatives to Plastics Used in Living Shoreline Stabilization in Mosquito Lagoon

Melinda Donnelly1, Annie Roddenberry2, Paul Sacks1, Linda Walters1, and Jessy Wayles3

1University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; 2Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, New Smyrna Beach, FL; 3 Marine Discovery Center, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Underutilized Potential of Small-Scale Oyster Reef Restoration Units as Habitat for Invertebrates

Jillian Hanley1 , 2 and Rachel Harris1,2

1Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter FL; 2Loxahatchee River District, Jupiter FL

Vertebrate Impact on a Newly Deployed Shoreline Stabilization Project by Wildlife Camera Analysis

Julia Rifenberg, Jason Litwak, Linda Walters, and Rebecca Fillyaw

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Monitoring Success of Brevard County’s Save Our Indian River Lagoon (SOIRL) Oyster Breakwaters

Paul E. Sacks1, Melinda Donnelly 1, Linda Walters1, Jenny Hansen2, and Virginia Barker2

1University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; 2 Brevard County Natural Resources Management, Viera, FL

WeShore: Connecting Homeowners, Contractors and Nature through Living Shorelines

Marjorie M. Shropshire1 and Vincent Encomio2

1University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Florida Sea Grant, Stuart, FL

Group 3 Posters (Human Impacts 1)

IRLON 2.0: Emerging Environmental Issues in the Indian River Lagoon

M. Dennis Hanisak and Kristen S. Davis

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Pierce, FL

Proposed Study to Understand the Pollution Historical Changes and Application of Meiofauna Bioindicators in Banana River Lagoon

Michael Martínez-Colón1, Fajemila Olugbenga2, and María A. Alves-Martins3

1Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL; 2Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria; 3Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Continuously Monitoring Bottom Water Oxygen in Muck and Sand Sediments in the IRL

Tyler Provoncha, Austin Fox, Stacey Fox, Iulia Bibire, and Abigail Gering

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

Acute and Chronic Effects of Glyphosate on Halodule wrightii and Halophila johnsonii Health in Closed Tank Systems

Owen Silvera1, Rachel J. Harris1 , 2, and D. Albrey Arrington2

1Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter FL; 2Loxahatchee River District, Jupiter FL

Group 4 Posters (Human Impacts 2 & Outreach)

Influences of Boating Activity on Abundance, Biodiversity and Behaviors of Wading Bird Species on Oyster Reef Habitats

Melanie Dallavalle, Paul Sacks, and Linda Walters

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Boring Sponges on Oyster Reefs: Distance from Boating Channels and Impact on Boring Damage

Katherine Harris and Linda Walters

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Connecting the Community with the Indian River Lagoon through Public Education

Skyler Klingshirn, Madeleine Arencibia, and Gabby Barbarite

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Pierce, FL

Microplastic Exposure in Pea Crabs from the Indian River Lagoon

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Group 5 Posters (Ecology)

Expansion and Reduction of Estuarine Fish Species in a Changing Subtropical Estuary

Douglas H. Adams1, Dwayne Edwards1, Jacob Schneider1, and Adam R. Searles2

1Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Melbourne, FL; 2Nature Coast Biological Station, University of Florida, Cedar Key, FL

Identifying Population Structure of the Gulf pipefish, Syngnathus scovelli, across Florida

Malia L. Boudreau, Gillian Báez, Aspen Oudshoorn, and Michelle R. Gaither

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Noninvasive Collection of Dolphin Dorsal Fin Images in the Indian River Lagoon Using Trail Cameras

Steve Burton, Brittany Baldrica, Brooke Davis, Madison Hahn, Megan Hoffman, Lydia Moreland, Annie Page-Karjian, and Wendy Marks

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Pierce, FL

Stable Isotope Analysis of an Invasive Crab Species, Charybdis hellerii, in the Indian River Lagoon

Justin Meyer and Geoffrey Cook

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Replacement of Oyster Reefs by Mangroves: Unexpected Climate-Driven Ecosystem Shifts

Linda Walters1, Giovanna McClenchan1 , 2, and Megan Witt1

1University of Central Florida, Orlando; 2Nichols State University, Thibodaux, LA

Group 6 Posters (IRL Biodiversity)

Environmental DNA Analysis of Forage Fish Diversity and Distribution in the Indian River Lagoon

Emily Farrell, Girish Kumar, and Michelle R. Gaither

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Smithsonian Indian River Lagoon Species Inventory: Documenting and Barcoding Benthic Infauna

Andrew Meashaw, Iris Segura-García, Michelle Stephens, and L. Holly Sweat

Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce, FL

DNA Sequencing from Home: Using a Portable DNA Sequencer to Monitor Eukaryotic Microorganisms in the Indian River Lagoon

Heidi J.T. Pagán, Tatiana Ferrer, and Greg O'Corry-Crowe

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Pierce, FL

Diversity and Distribution of Foraminifera in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida: An Updated Species Checklist

Susan L. Richardson

Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, FL