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The Bay Area Scientific and Information Symposium series is an opportunity for Tampa Bay scientists and resource managers to present and document the latest technical findings and management implications to a broad regional audience. The latest symposium (BASIS 5) was held October 20-23, 2009 at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort in St. Petersburg, FL. The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’s Agency on Bay Management and the Tampa Bay Estuary Program co-sponsored the symposium. Over 160 regional scientists, managers, and outside experts attended the meeting which also garnered 11 private and public sponsors.

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BAY AREA SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION SYMPOSIUM 5

OCTOBER 20-23, 2009

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DAY 1, SESSION 1: GEOLOGY & SEDIMENTS

High-Resolution Geologic Investigations in Tampa Bay: Advances and Limitations. G.R. BROOKS & R.A. LARSON (Eckerd College).

Nitrogenous Organic Matter Accumulation in Safety Harbor, Florida: Sources and Decadal-Scale Trends. E.B. PEEBLES & D.J. HOLLANDER (USF).

A Siliciclastic-Filled Sedimentary Basin in a Mid-Carbonate Platform Setting, Tampa Bay, Florida. B.C. SUTHARD1, A.C. HINE2, S.D. LOCKER2, D.S. DUNCAN3 & R.A. MORTON4 (1Coastal Planning & Engineering, Inc., 2USF, 3Eckerd College, 4USGS).

Progress in the Application of Acoustic Bottom Classification Methods for Mapping and Characterizing Tampa Bay Benthic Environments. S.D. LOCKER1, S.C. DUNN1, A.C. HINE1, L.L. ROBBINS2 & E. WATKINS3: (1USF, 2USGS, 3A&E Project Man., LLC).

STUDENT POSTER: Historical Bathymetric Analysis of Tampa Bay. P. JULIAN (FGCU) & E.D. ESTEVEZ (Mote Marine Lab).

DAY 1, SESSION 2: CIRCULATION

DAY 1, SESSION 3: WATER QUALITY / PRIMARY PRODUCTION

Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling of Hillsborough Bay, Florida. K. HACKETT1, R. PRIBBLE1, A.J. JANICKI1 & C. TSOKOS2: (1Janicki Env. Inc., 2USF).

Trends in Atmospheric Nitrogen Oxides Concentrations and Implications for Nitrogen Deposition to Tampa Bay. N.D. POOR (USF).

Water Quality Monitoring in Tidal Tributaries. R. BOLER (EPCHC Presentation) & M.E. FLOCK (PCDEM Presentation).

Temporal Trends in Trophic State Parameters for Lakes Clustered in Northwestern Hillsborough County. M.J. MORENO & N.D. POOR (USF).

High Temporal Resolution Assessments of Tampa Bay Water Quality Using Satellites. C. HU1, Z. CHEN2, F. MULLER-KARGER1 & C. KOVACH3 (1USF, 2SWFWMD, 3FDEP).

Long-Term and Seasonal Trends of Phytoplankton Production in Tampa Bay, Florida. J.O.R JOHANSSON, W.M. AVERY, K.B. HENNENFENT & J.J. PACOWTA (City of Tampa, Bay Study Group).

DAY 1, SESSION 4: WATER QUALITY / ECOSYSTEM IMPLICATIONS

Chlorophyll-a Response in Tampa Bay to Varying Nitrogen and Hydrologic Loads: Implications to the Assessment of Water Quality Target Compliance. A.J. JANICKI1, R. PRIBBLE1, K. HACKET1, H. GREENING2 & E.T. SHERWOOD2 (1Janicki Env. Inc., 2TBEP).

Understanding the Underwater Light Field and Its Relevance to Seagrass Sustainability and Resource Management in Tampa Bay. C. ANASTASIOU1, J. KUNZELMAN2 & J.O.R JOHANSSON3 (1FDEP, 2FWRI, 3City of Tampa, Bay Study Group).

Water Quality and Biology in Tampa Bay During Six Years of Desalination Facility Operation. K.L. MAKI-JENKINS1, R. WOITHE1, A. WILLIS1, R. MCCONNELL2, M. WESSEL3, K. HACKETT3 & A.J. JANICKI3 (1PBS&J, 2Tampa Bay Water, 3Janicki Env. Inc.).

Management of Piney Point Phosphate Facility Closure and Effects on Water Quality in Bishop Harbor and Adjacent Regions of Tampa Bay. R. PRIBBLE1, R. BROWN2 & A.J. JANICKI1 (1Janicki Env. Inc., 2Manatee Co.).

Rapid Assessments of Lakes and River Stream Reaches in Hillsborough County, Florida. D. EILERS1, J. GRIFFIN1, J. MCGEE2 & D. GLICKSBERG2 (1USF, 2Hillsborough Co.).

POSTER: Near-Shore Water Quality and Seagrass Depth Limits in Upper Tampa Bay, Florida. J.O.R JOHANSSON, W.M. AVERY, K.B. HENNENFENT & J.J. PACOWTA (City of Tampa, Bay Studies Group).

POSTER: Trend Analyses of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Loads to Tampa Bay for 1985 – 2007. P.A. VAAS & A.J. JANICKI (Janicki Env. Inc.).

DAY 1, SESSION 5: SEAGRASS RESOURCES & MANAGEMENT

Longshore Bars on the Tampa Bay Shoreline*. C.J. HEARN (Working Science Cons.). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Managing Seagrass in Tampa Bay, Florida: A Multi-Scale Approach. L.M. CROSS, H.S. GREENING & E.T. SHERWOOD (TBEP).

Twenty Years of Tampa Bay Seagrass Mapping and Analyses. K. KAUFMAN & M.G. HEYL (SWFWMD).

Seagrass Persistence Analysis in Tampa Bay, 1988-2008. M. DEMA & A.J JANICKI (Janicki Env. Inc.).

Trends in Tampa Bay Seagrass: 1998-2008. W.M. AVERY (City of Tampa, Bay Study Group).

Restoration of Seagrass Habitat in Tampa Bay Using Large Manatee Grass (Syringodium filiforme) Sod Units and a Discussion of Planting Site Sediment Dynamics. J.O.R JOHANSSON, W.M. AVERY, K.B. HENNENFENT & J.J. PACOWTA (City of Tampa, Bay Study Group).

Lead into Panel Discussion (not shown at BASIS): Tampa Bay Seagrass Target Re-evaluation. L. CROSS & E. SHERWOOD (TBEP).

DAY 2, SESSION 1: ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION & MANAGEMENT

DAY 2, SESSION 2: TAMPA BAY BIOTA

Benthic Macroinvertebrates of Tampa Bay Revisited. D.J. KARLEN (EPCHC).

Commercially or Recreationally Important Invertebrates in Tampa Bay. S. P. GEIGER, C.R. CRAWFORD, T. KANASZKA & S. P. STEPHENSON (FWRI).

Twenty-Five Years After BASIS I: An Update on the Current Status and Recent Trends in Bird Populations of Tampa Bay. A.B. HODGSON & A.F. PAUL (Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries, Audubon of Florida).

A Brief History of the Fish Fauna of Tampa Bay. R.E. MATHESON, JR., R.H. MCMICHAEL, JR., T.C. MACDONALD & G. MCLAUGHLIN (FWRI).

An Overview of Recent Research on the Florida Manatee in Tampa Bay: Population, Ecology, and Behavior. C.J. DEUTSCH & H.H. EDWARDS (FWCC).

Using an Ecosystem Model to Assess the Impact of Bottom-Up and Top-Down Processes on Selected Species in Tampa Bay. D. CHAGARIS & B. MAHMOUDI (FWRI).

Nekton Communities Associated with Seagrass in Tampa Bay: The Effects of Seagrass Bed Architecture, Seagrass Species Composition, and Varying Degrees of Freshwater Influence. K.E. FLAHERTY, R.E. MATHESON, JR., F.X. COURTNEY & R.F. JONES (FWRI).

DAY 2, SESSION 3: INTEGRATED ASSESSMENTS / TIDAL TRIBUTARY STUDIES

Introductory Slide Show: Tidal Tributary Studies in Tampa Bay. J.M. KREBS (USF).

Trends Detected with a Tidal Creek Condition Index Based on Ecological Variables and Rapid Survey Methods, in Southwest Florida. E.D. ESTEVEZ1, K.L. MEAUX2, J.K. CUTLER1, J. SPRINKEL1 & R. JANNEMAN2 (1Mote Marine Lab., 2Sarasota Co.).

Tidal Creeks As Nekton Habitat in the Tampa Bay Estuary. T.C. MACDONALD1, R.E. MATHESON, JR.1, E.B. PEEBLES2, R.H. MCMICHAEL, JR.1 & M.F.D. GREENWOOD3 (1FWRI, 2USF, 3ICF Jones & Stokes).

A More Comprehensive Approach for Determining Juvenile Snook Nursery Habitat in a Tampa Bay Wetland. A. BRAME1, C. MCIVOR1, E.B. PEEBLES2 & D. HOLLANDER2 (1USGS, 2USF).

Defining Fish Nursery Habitats:  An Application of Otolith Elemental Fingerprinting in Tampa Bay, Florida. J.A. LEY1, C.C. MCIVOR2, E.B. PEEBLES3 & H. ROLLS1,3 (1FWRI, 2USGS, 3USF).

Using Estuarine Fish Stable Nitrogen Isotopes to Pinpoint Land-Cover Nutrient Origins. E. MALKIN, E.B. PEEBLES & D. HOLLANDER (USF).

DAY 2, SESSION 3: INTEGRATED ASSESSMENTS / TIDAL TRIBUTARY MANAGEMENT

Coastal Development Reduces the Quality of Tidal Creeks as Fish Habitat. J.M. KREBS1, M. SQUITIERI1, S. BELL1 & C. MCIVOR2 (1USF, 2USGS).

2006 Tampa Bay Tidal Tributaries Habitat Initiative. E.T. SHERWOOD (TBEP).

What Have We Learned From 10 Years of Hydrobiological Monitoring on the Alafia River? R. WOITHE1, K.L.M. JENKINS1, A. WILLIS1, R.G. MCCONNELL2, D. ROBISON1 & R. MONTGOMERY1 (1PBS&J, 2Tampa Bay Water).

Examining the Relationships between Freshwater Flows, Nutrient Loads, Chlorophyll-a Concentrations and the Distribution of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Lower Alafia River. M.R. WESSEL1, A.J. JANICKI1 & R.G. MCCONNELL2 (1Janicki Env. Inc., 2Tampa Bay Water).

The Determination of Minimum Flows and Levels for Tributary Rivers to Tampa Bay. M.S. FLANNERY, M.G. HEYL, X. CHEN & M.H. KELLY (SWFWMD).

Questions for Panel Discussion. J.M. KREBS (USF).

DAY 3, SESSION 1: INTEGRATING WATERSHED MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES

Overview of Tampa Bay’s Management ‘Structure’ and a Case Study of Collaboration. S. COOPER (TBRPC).
Using a ‘Decision Matrix’ Approach to Develop a Fecal Coliform BMAP for Impaired Waters in the Hillsborough River Watershed. G. MORRISON (BCI), H. SWANSON (HSW), V.J. HARWOOD (USF), C.M. WAPNICK (PBS&J), T. HANSEN (FDEP) & H.S. GREENING (TBEP).

Industrial Storm Runoff and Florida Receiving Waters – Adequacy of Data for Watershed Planning. L.D. DUKE (FGCU).

DAY 3, SESSION 2: ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS & PROTECTIONS

DAY 3, SESSION 3: GENERAL CALL

DAY 3, SESSION 4: CLIMATE CHANGE & FUTURE CHALLENGES

Effects of Climate Change on Ocean and Coastal Resources: An Overview of FOCC Findings and Implications for Tampa Bay. E.D. ESTEVEZ (Mote Marine Lab.).

Potential Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Sarasota Bay Seagrass. D.A. TOMASKO (PBS&J).

Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise: It's Not Just the Melting That Matters. G.S. HAMILTON (University of Maine).

Accelerated Sea Level Rise & Implications to Tampa Bay. B. YEAGER (Clean Air-Cool Planet).

Holocene Climatic and Hydrologic Variability as Recorded in the Benthic Foraminifera Ammonia beccarii from Tampa Bay, FL. K.J. HOOVER1, D.W. HASTINGS2, B.P. FLOWER3 & G. BROOKS2 (1University of Nevada, 2Eckerd College, 3USF).

Estuarine Adaptation: The Incorporation of Climate Change into Estuary Management Planning. A. HOSKING (Halcrow Inc.).

Tampa Bay—Preparing for a Climate Ready Estuary. E.T. SHERWOOD & H.S. GREENING (TBEP).

DAY 4, SESSION 1: ARCHAEOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY

DAY 4, SESSION 2: RELAYING THE MESSAGE -- SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

DAY 4, SESSION 3: BASIS 5 SYNTHESIS & NEXT STEPS TOWARD MAINTAINING PROGRESS

Panel Discussion: BASIS 5 Synthesis Presentation: Identify New Knowledge, Management Gaps, & Develop Needed Next Steps

  • Holly Greening, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
  • Suzanne Cooper, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
  • Dr. Ernie Estevez, Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Dr. Ernst Peebles, University of South Florida
  • George Henderson, FWRI (Retired)

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