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Improving the EDRR Decision Framework for the Greater Everglades

A USGS & CES Sponsored Meeting 
October 20th & 21st, 2015

Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Campus



Location – This meeting will be held in the Alumni Center on the Boca Raton Campus of Florida Atlantic University. Please visit the logistics page for directions.


08:15am - 09:00am

Continental Breakfast Available

09:00am - 09:20am

Welcome & Meeting Goals

Colin Polsky , Director, FAU Center for Environmental Studies

Dan Flynn , Vice President for Research, Florida Atlantic University

Shannon Estenoz , Director, Everglades Restoration Initiatives, ROI

Alexander Gulde , Biological Administrator III, FWC - EDRR Meeting Moderator

09:20am - 10:50am

Current EDRR Processes within Florida

Chuck Bargeron  - Technology Director, Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia

Tony Pernas - Botanist, Big Cypress National Preserve, National Park Service

Frank Mazzotti - ProfessorUniversity of Florida

Kristen Sommers - Section Leader, Wildlife Impact Management, Florida Fish & Wildlife

Panel Session Q & A

10:50am - 11:00am BREAK
11:00am - 12:15pm

Current Screening Tools within Florida

Pamela J. Schofield  - Research Fishery Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Jeffrey E. Hill  - Associate Professor, Tropical Aquaculture Lab, University of Florida

Luke Flory - Assistant Professor, Agronomy Department, University of Florida

Panel Session Q & A

12:15pm - 01:15pm Lunch
01:15pm - 02:00pm

Current EDRR Systems Outside Florida

Meg Modley - Aquatic Invasive Species Management Coordinator, Lake Champlain Basin Program, VT

02:00pm - 02:15pm BREAK
02:15pm - 03:00pm

Darcy Oishi - Biological Control Section Chief, Hawaii State Department of Agriculture

03:00pm - 03:30pm Q & A - Meg Modley & Darcy Oishi
03:30pm - 04:30pm Moderated Panel Discussion - All Speakers
04:30pm - 05:00pm Wrap Up & Plan for DAY 2 Working Session

Alexander Gulde , Biological Administrator III, FWC - EDRR Meeting Moderator

Christina Romagosa, Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida


08:15am - 09:00am

Continental Breakfast Available

09:00am - 04:00pm

Working Session - Development of Screening Tool for the Greater Everglades

EDRR Tool Comparison: Matrix Exercise
Moderator: Shannon Estenoz/Nick Aumen/Alexander Gulde

Breakout Groups

Summary Development

For more information contact MaryBeth Hartman
mhartman@fau.edu 954-236-1203


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