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.
BAY AREA SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION SYMPOSIUM 5
OCTOBER 20-23, 2009
Links to Presentations
DAY 1, SESSION 1: GEOLOGY & SEDIMENTS
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
Storm Surge of Ivan-Like Hurricane Making Landfall Near Tampa Bay. R.H. WEISBERG, L. ZHENG & Y. HUANG (USF).
DAY 1, SESSION 3: WATER QUALITY / PRIMARY PRODUCTION
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
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
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
Goals and Strategies for Ecosystem Restoration and Preservation in the Tampa Bay Watershed. D. ROBISON (PBS&J).
Land Acquisition and Management in the Tampa Bay Watershed – Past, Present, and Future. F. TURBIVILLE (Hills. Co.).
The Watershed Approach to Ecosystem Restoration – Linking Bay and Watershed Habitats. B. HENNINGSEN (SWFWMD).
Restored Habitats: Lessons Learned and the Importance of Management. T. RIES (Scheda Ecol. Ass., Inc.).
Long-Term Monitoring and Assessment of Native and Restored Habitats. B. WEIGLE (Photo Science).
DAY 2, SESSION 2: TAMPA BAY BIOTA
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
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
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
- Southwest Florida Water Management District Roles. J. SEACHRIST (SWFWMD).
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection Roles. P. WENNER (FDEP).
- Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Nitrogen Management Consortium Roles. H.S. GREENING (TBEP).
- Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, One Bay, and Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority Roles. A. WYNNE (TBRPC).
Industrial Storm Runoff and Florida Receiving Waters – Adequacy of Data for Watershed Planning. L.D. DUKE (FGCU).
DAY 3, SESSION 2: ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS & PROTECTIONS
Mitigation & Tampa Bay: A State/Regional Perspective. M. BROWN (SWFWMD).
Overview of Local Agency Policies and Regulations to Protect Wetlands. B. STETLER (EPCHC).
Meeting Restoration Goals in the Tampa Bay Basin through Mitigation Banking. R. TOTH, L. PROENZA & B.F. BIRKITT (Birkitt Env. Serv. Inc.).
Lead into Panel Discussion: Watershed Approach for Linking Compensatory Mitigation and Tampa Bay Habitat Restoration Goals. L. CROSS (TBEP) & T. CRISMAN (USF)
DAY 3, SESSION 3: GENERAL CALL
Forty Years of Tampa Bay’s Aquatic Preserves – A Retrospective. R. RUNNELS (FDEP).
Stormwater Re-use: City of Tampa Experience. C. WALTER (City of Tampa).
DAY 3, SESSION 4: CLIMATE CHANGE & FUTURE CHALLENGES
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
Prehistoric Coastal Habitation and Early Maritime Travel on Old Tampa Bay. P. KOLIANOS (Weedon Island Preserve, Pinellas Co.).
The People in Between: Tampa Bay Natives from Contact to Extinction. B.W. BURGER.
DAY 4, SESSION 2: RELAYING THE MESSAGE -- SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
DAY 4, SESSION 3: BASIS 5 SYNTHESIS & NEXT STEPS TOWARD MAINTAINING PROGRESS
- 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)