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Ecological Impacts of Hypoxia on Living Resources Workshop

Presentations

Hollywood Hotel, Bay St. Louis

Monday, March 26

Cypress Cove Ballroom B

9:00-9:10 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Russ Beard, NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center
Alan Lewitus, NOAA Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research

Session 1: Historical perspective on research and management: development of problem, link to eutrophication and other anthropogenic stressors

Moderator: Russ Beard, NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center

Global Perspective

9:10-9:30 a.m.
A Global Perspective on the Linkage between Eutrophication and Hypoxia
Robert Diaz, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

9:30-9:50 a.m.
Nutrients, Hypoxia and Fisheries: Local vs. System-wide Effects
Denise Breitburg, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Darryl Hondorp, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Lori Davis, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

9:50-10:10 a.m.
Causes and Consequences of Hypoxia: Book Synthesis
Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
R. Eugene Turner, Louisiana State University

10:10-10:30 a.m. Break

Moderator: Alan Lewitus, NOAA Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research

Chesapeake Bay

10:30-10:50 a.m.
Chesapeake Bay Hypoxia: History and Management Response
Rich Batiuk, EPA Chesapeake Bay Program
Rob Magnien, NOAA Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research

Gulf of Mexico

10:50-11:10 a.m.
Causes of Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia
Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
R. Eugene Turner, Louisiana State University

11:10-11:30 a.m.
Correlative Relationship of Annual Brown Shrimp Catch to Nursery and Hypoxia
Areas in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico
Roger Zimmerman, NOAA Fisheries
James Nance, NOAA Fisheries
Rick Hart, NOAA Fisheries

Lake Erie

11:30-11:50 a.m.
Lake Erie Hypoxia: History and Management Response
Stuart Ludsin, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

11:50 a.m.-12:00 Discussion

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch, Cypress Cove Ballroom C

Session 2: Direct and Indirect Effects of Hypoxia

Moderator: Rost Parsons, NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center

1:00-1:20 p.m.
Hypoxia-induced Shifts in the Spatial Distribution and Association of Brown Shrimp, Bycatch Species, and Shrimpers in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico
J. Kevin Craig, Duke University Marine Laboratory
Caroline Good, Duke University Marine Laboratory
Larry Crowder, Duke University Marine Laboratory
Elliott Hazen, Duke University Marine Laboratory

1:20-1:40 p.m.
Influence of Hypoxia on Fish Growth Rate Potential in Chesapeake Bay
Stephen Brandt, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Marco Costantini, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Stuart Ludsin, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Doran Mason, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
William Boicourt, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

1:40-2:00 p.m.
Impacts of Hypoxia on Reproductive Function in the Gulf Killifish, Fundulus grandis
Ann Cheek, University of Texas Health Science Center

2:00-2:20 p.m.
Widespread Endocrine Disruption and Reproductive Impairment in an Estuarine Fish Population Exposed to Seasonal Hypoxia
Peter Thomas, University of Texas at Austin
Md. Saydur Rahman, University of Texas at Austin
Izhar Khan, University of Texas at Austin
James Kummer, University of Texas at Austin

2:20-2:40 p.m.
Diel-Cycling Hypoxia in Shallow Estuarine Waters: Impacts on Fish Growth and Movements
Timothy Targett, University of Delaware
Damian Brady, University of Delaware
Kevin Stierhoff, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

2:40-3:00 p.m.
Interactive Effects of Two Environmental Stressors, PAH Contamination and Hypoxia, in Brown Shrimp, Penaeus aztecus
Enmin Zou, Nicholls State University

3:00-3:20 p.m.
Brown Shrimp Body Size and Lipid Levels on the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Shelf: Linking Hypoxia-induced Habitat Loss to Condition and Growth
J. Kevin Craig, Duke University Marine Laboratory
Jeremy Leonard, Duke University Marine Laboratory
Larry Crowder, Duke University Marine Laboratory

3:20-3:30 p.m. Discussion

3:30-3:40 p.m. Break

Moderator: Denise Breitburg, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

3:40-4:00 p.m.
Influence of Hypoxia on the Distribution, Behavior, and Foraging of Zooplankton and Planktivorous Fish in Central Lake Erie: Field Observations and Future Research Directions
Henry Vanderploeg, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Stuart Ludsin, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Steve Pothoven, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Tomas Höök, University of Michigan
James Roberts, University of Michigan
Steve Ruberg, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Joann Cavaletto, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Jim Liebig, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Greg Lang, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Stephen Brandt, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

4:00-4:20 p.m.
Zooplankton Response to Hypoxia in Chesapeake Bay and the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Evidence from Biomass Size Spectra
David Kimmel, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Mike Roman, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
William Boicourt, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Krista Hozyash, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Xinsheng Zhang, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

4:20-4:40 p.m.
Spatial and Temporal Variability of Zooplankton in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake: Effects of Low Oxygen Bottom Waters
Mike Roman, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
David Kimmel, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
James Pierson, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Krista Hozyash, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
William Boicourt, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Xinsheng Zhang, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

4:40-5:00 p.m.
Indirect Effects of Coastal Hypoxia on Planktivore Habitat: Implications for Pelagic Food Webs and Fisheries<
Stuart Ludsin, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
William Boicourt, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Stephen Brandt, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Krista Hozyash, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
David Kimmel, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Doran Mason, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Chris Rae, University of Michigan
Mike Roman, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Hongyan Zhang, NOAA Cooperative Oxford Laboratory
Xinsheng Zhang, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

6:00-8:00 p.m. Poster Session and Social

“Heat Waves” in Western Lake Erie: Predicting Intermittent Hypoxia and its Effects on Burrowing Mayfly (Hexagenia spp.) Nymphs
Thomas Bridgeman, University of Toledo
Don Schloesser, USGS Great Lakes Science Center

Hydromechanics and the Impact on Lake Erie Plankton, Benthos, and Fish
David Culver, The Ohio State University
Hongyan Zhang, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Joseph Conroy, The Ohio State University
Leon Boegman, Queen’s University
William Edwards, Niagara University

Potential Indirect Effects of Hypoxia on Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncates) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Caroline Good, Duke University Marine Laboratory
J. Kevin Craig, Duke University Marine Laboratory
Elliot Hazen, Duke University Marine Laboratory
Larry Crowder, Duke University Marine Laboratory
Andrew Read, Duke University Marine Laboratory

Microplankton Composition and Dynamics during Seasonal Hypoxia in Lake Erie and the Gulf of Mexico
Peter Lavrentyev, University of Akron
Frank Jochem, Florida International University
Kenneth Moats, University of Akron
Joel Duff, University of Akron

The Compilation of a Hypoxia Data Inventory
Kathy Martinolich, NOAA National Coastal Development Center
Jacqueline Mize, NOAA National Coastal Development Center
Theresa Scardino, NOAA National Coastal Development Center

Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Watch – Near Real Time Mapping of Bottom D.O. in the Western and North-Central Gulf of Mexico
L. Nelson May Jr., NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Thomas Leming, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Tiffany Toft, NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center

Field Portable Immunosensors that Measure Low Molecular Weight Contaminants in Environmental Water Samples
Scott Melton, Tulane University
Ruquia Ahmed-Schofield, Xavier University
Robert Blake II, Xavier University
Diane Blake, Tulane University

Direct and Indirect Effects of Hypoxia on Benthos in Corpus Christa Bay, Texas
Paul Montagna, Texas A&M University

Direct and Indirect Effects of Hypoxia on Commercial Shrimp Landings in Louisiana, 1997-2003
Terry Romaire, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Michelle Kasprzak, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Michael Harden, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
H. Brown, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Influence of Hypoxia on the Distribution of Nekton in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Utility of Habitat Suitability Analyses
Theodore Switzer, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Edward Chesney, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Donald Baltz, Louisiana State University

Tuesday, March 27

Cypress Cove Ballroom B

Session 2 (continued): Direct and Indirect Effects of Hypoxia

8:30-8:50 a.m.
Influence of Hypoxia on the Ecology of Zooplanktivorous and Benthivorous Fishes in Lake Erie’s Central Basin
Tomas Höök, University of Michigan
Stuart Ludsin, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Steve Pothoven, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
James Roberts, University of Michigan
Thomas Nalepa, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Henry Vanderploeg, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Steve Ruberg, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Stephen Brandt, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

8:50-9:10 a.m.
Impacts of Hypoxia on a Key Infaunal Species and its Predators in Chesapeake Bay
Rochelle Seitz, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
W. Chris Long, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

9:10-9:30 a.m.
Hypoxia Effects on Demersal and Benthic Fauna
Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

9:30-9:50 a.m.
Benthic Communities and Croaker Foraging during Summer Hypoxia
Melissa Baustian, Louisiana State University
J. Kevin Craig, Duke University Marine Laboratory
Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

9:50-10:10 a.m.
A First Step into the Pelagia: Linking Bottom Water Hypoxia to the Vertical Distribution of Fishes on the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Shelf
Elliott Hazen, Duke University Marine Laboratory
J. Kevin Craig, Duke University Marine Laboratory
Caroline Good, Duke University Marine Laboratory
Larry Crowder, Duke University Marine Laboratory

10:10-10:20 a.m. Discussion

10:20-10:30 a.m. Break

Session 3: Management Tools: Indicators, Models

Moderator: Sharon Mesick, NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center

10:30-10:50 a.m.
Modeling the Effects of Hypoxia on Fish
Kenneth Rose, Louisiana State University
Aaron Adamack, Louisiana State University
Shaye Sable, Louisiana State University
Cheryl Murphy, University of Toronto
Peter Thomas, University of Texas
Saydur Rahman, University of Texas
Marius Brouwer, University of Southern Mississippi
Nancy Brown-Peterson, University of Southern Mississippi
Ann Cheek, University of Texas Health Science Center
Carl Cerco, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

10:50-11:10 a.m.
An Innovative Modeling Approach for Simulating Hypoxia/Anoxia in Estuarine Ecosystems
Mark Brush, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
James Kremer, University of Connecticut at Avery Point
Scott Nixon, University of Rhode Island

11:10-11:30 a.m.
The Development of Predictive Models for Hypoxia/Anoxia
Candace Oviatt, University of Rhode Island

11:30 a.m.-11:50
Benthic Suspension Feeder Model for Chesapeake Bay: Interaction with Dissolved Oxygen
Dominic DiToro, University of Delaware

11:50 a.m.-12:00 Discussion

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch, Cypress Cove Ballroom C

Moderator: Scott Mowery, NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center

1:00-1:20 p.m.
A Qualitative Assessment of the Relative Effects of Bycatch Reduction, and Hypoxia on Coastal Nekton Communities in the Gulf of Mexico
Donald Baltz, Louisiana State University
Hiram Li, Oregon State University
Philippe Rossignol, Oregon State University
Edward Chesney, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Theodore Switzer, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

1:20-1:40 p.m.
Understanding Patterns of Fishery Production in Coastal Marine Ecosystems Impacted by Hypoxia
Edward Chesney, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Donald Baltz, Louisiana State University
Theodore Switzer, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

1:40-2:00 p.m.
Linking the Peters Mass Balance Model to Macrofaunal Indicators of Hypoxia as a Resource Management Tool
Chet Rakocinski, University of Southern Mississippi

2:00-2:20 p.m.
Estuarine Hypoxia: Good or Bad?
Andrew Altieri, Northeastern University
Jon Witman, Brown University
Daniel Warren, University of California at San Francisco

2:20-2:40 p.m.
An Environmental Information System for Hypoxia in Corpus Christi Bay: A WATERS Network Testbed
Paul Montagna, Texas A&M University
Barbara Minsker, University of Illinois
David Maidment, University of Texas, Austin
Ben Hodges, University of Texas, Austin
James Bonner, Texas A&M University

2:40-2:50 p.m. Discussion

2:50-3:00 p.m. Break

Moderator: Sharon Hodge, Mississippi State University

3:00-3:20 p.m.
Metadata Enterprise Management Aid (MERMAid) Metadata Creation, Validation, Management, and Publication Tool
Kathy Martinolich, NOAA National Coastal Development Center
Jacqueline Mize, NOAA National Coastal Development Center

3:20-3:40 p.m.
End-to-End Data Management for Operational Observing Systems
Sharon Mesick, NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center

3:40-4:00 p.m.
The Confounding Effect of River Discharge on Estuarine Response to Nutrient Loading
Craig Stow, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

4:00-4:20 p.m.
Developing Biomarkers of Reproductive Health in Fish and Amphibians of the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary
Gary LaFleur, Jr., Nicholls State University
Jessica Occhionero Pitre, Nicholls State University
Jenn Lasseigne, Nicholls State University
Lois Nelson, Nicholls State University

4:20-4:40 p.m.
Genomic and Proteomic Methods to Identify Hypoxia-Regulated Proteins in Medaka (Oryzias latipes)
Ronald Walter, Texas State University
Zhenlin Ju, Texas State University
Melissa Wells, Texas State University
Amy Perez, Texas State University
Leon Oehlers, Texas State University

4:40-5:00 p.m.
An Integrated Analysis Approach to Illustrate the Origins of Hypoxia, its Effects upon Living Resources, and the Role of Coastal Management and Policy
Robert Wood, NOAA Cooperative Oxford Laboratory
John Jacobs, NOAA Cooperative Oxford Laboratory
Heath Kelsey, NOAA Cooperative Oxford Laboratory
Xinsheng Zhang, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

5:00-5:20 p.m.
Impacts of Chronic and Cyclic Hypoxia on Gene Expression and Reproduction in Grass Shrimp, Palaemonetes Pugio
Marius Brouwer, University of Southern Mississippi
Nancy Brown-Peterson, University of Southern Mississippi
Thea Brouwer, University of Southern Mississippi
Steve Manning, University of Southern Mississippi
Tiandoa Li, University of Southern Mississippi
Nancy Denslow, University of Florida

5:20-5:30 p.m.
Discussion and Closing Comments
Alan Lewitus, NOAA Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research