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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 was 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 Kerber


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