Schedule

Subscribe to RSS Feed

2018
Wednesday, April 4th
1:30 PM

Contaminants in Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea and Their Food Web

Uptake and trophic changes of PBDEs in the benthic marine food chain

Brenda Burd, Ecostat Research Ltd., Canada
Chris Lowe, Capital Regional District, Canada
Carmen Morales, Vancouver Aquarium, Canada
Peter Ross, Vancouver Aquarium, Canada

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Contaminants in Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea and Their Food Web

River otters of the Green-Duwamish: biomonitors of ecological health

Michelle Wainstein, Woodland Park Zoo, United States
Fred Koontz, Consultant, United States
Bobbi Miller, Woodland Park Zoo, United States
Gina Ylitalo, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Bernadita Anulacion, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Daryle Boyd, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Sandra O’Neill, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Philippe Thomas, National Wildlife Research Ctr., Canada
Cornelya Klutsch, Trent Univ., Canada

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Contaminants in Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea and Their Food Web

PCB and PBDE levels in southern and northern resident killer whales: update on contaminant levels and related health effects

Marie Noel, Ocean Wise, Canada
Gina Ylitalo, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Brad Hanson, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Jared Towers, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Peter Ross, Ocean Wise, Canada

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Contaminants in Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea and Their Food Web

The threat of toxic contaminants to Southern Resident killer whales: monitoring POPs and PAHs in scat samples

Jessica Lundin, Univ. of Washington, United States
Gina Ylitalo, NOAA, United States
Deborah Giles, Univ. of California, Davis, United States
Elizabeth Seely, Univ. of California, Davis, United States
Kim Parsons, NOAA, United States
Jennifer Hempelmann, NOAA, United States
Bernadita Anulacion, NOAA, United States
Daryle Boyd, NOAA, United States
Samuel Wasser, Univ. of Washington, United States

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Contaminants in Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea and Their Food Web

Assessing persistent organic pollutant (POP) transfer from female killer whales (Orcinus orca) to calves during gestation and lactation

Dawn P. Noren, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Gina M. Ylitalo, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Kristine F. Burtis, SeaWorld, United States
Daryle Boyd, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Amy McCoy, SeaWorld, United States
Todd L. Schmitt, SeaWorld, United States
Steve Osborn, SeaWorld, United States
Judy A. St. Leger, SeaWorld, United States

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

3:30 PM

Persistent Organic Pollutants and PAHs in Freshwater & Marine Fish

Survey of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in Washington State rivers and lakes

Callie Mathieu, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Melissa McCall, Washington State Department of Ecology, United States

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

Persistent Organic Pollutants and PAHs in Freshwater & Marine Fish

Persistent bioaccumulatives in freshwater fish of the Lake Washington watershed

Jenee Colton, King County, United States
Rory O'Rourke, King County, United States
Richard Jack, King County, United States

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Persistent Organic Pollutants and PAHs in Freshwater & Marine Fish

Entry and transfer of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Pacific sand lance life cycle, Puget Sound, Washington

Theresa Liedtke, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Kathy Conn, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Rick Dinicola, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Renee Takesue, U.S. Geological Survey, United States

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Persistent Organic Pollutants and PAHs in Freshwater & Marine Fish

How effective creosote-treated piling removal can help save a cornerstone species

Celina Abercrombie, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Persistent Organic Pollutants and PAHs in Freshwater & Marine Fish

Effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) on Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) embryos exposed to creosote-treated pilings related to a piling removal project in Quilcene Bay, Washington

James West, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Andrea Carey, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Gina Ylitalo, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
John Incardona, Environmental and Fisheries Sciences Div., United States
Laurie Niewolny, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Jennifer Lanksbury, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
O'Neill Sandra, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

4:45 PM

Persistent Organic Pollutants and PAHs in Freshwater & Marine Fish

The effects of diluted bitumen (dilbit) exposure during embryonic development on the future swimming performance and metabolic and ionic recovery post-exercise in sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)

Feng Lin, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Chris Kennedy, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, April 5th
10:00 AM

Modeling the Effects of Pesticides, Toxicants, and Multiple Stressors on the Fish Populations and Ecological Communities of the Salish Sea

Assessing the effects of chemical mixtures using a Bayesian network-relative risk model (BN-RRM) integrating adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) in three Puget Sound watersheds

Valerie Chu, Western Washington Univ., United States
Meagan J. Harris, Whatcom Conservation District, United States
Chelsea J. Mitchell, Washington State Univ., United States
John D. Stark, Washington State Univ., United States
Katherine E. von Stackelberg, Harvard Ctr. for Health and the Global Environment, United States
Wayne G. Landis, Western Washington Univ., United States

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Modeling the Effects of Pesticides, Toxicants, and Multiple Stressors on the Fish Populations and Ecological Communities of the Salish Sea

Modeling potential population-level impacts of localized oil spills on Puget Sound Pacific herring stocks

Julann Spromberg, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Sarah Allan, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, United States
Nathaniel Scholz, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Modeling the Effects of Pesticides, Toxicants, and Multiple Stressors on the Fish Populations and Ecological Communities of the Salish Sea

Using metapopulation models to estimate the effects of pesticides and environmental stressors to Spring Chinook salmon in the Yakima River Basin, WA

Chelsea Mitchell, Washington State Univ., United States
Valerie R. Chu, Western Washington Univ., United States
Meagan J. Harris, Whatcom Conservation District, United States
Wayne G. Landis, Western Washington Univ., United States
Katherine E. von Stackelberg, Harvard Ctr. for Risk Analysis, United States
John D. Stark, Washington State Univ., United States

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Modeling the Effects of Pesticides, Toxicants, and Multiple Stressors on the Fish Populations and Ecological Communities of the Salish Sea

If historic marine pollution ceases, will the natural intertidal community return? How exposure to and release from pollution disturbance shapes rocky intertidal communities in the Salish Sea

Shannon Bard, Hemmera, Canada
Aaron Eger, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Julia Baum, Univ. of Victoria, Canada

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Modeling the Effects of Pesticides, Toxicants, and Multiple Stressors on the Fish Populations and Ecological Communities of the Salish Sea

Using multivariate statistical tools to evaluate dioxin/furan congener profiles and inform policy decisions

Will Hafner, NewFields, United States
Jonathan Nuwer, NewFields, United States
Timothy Hammermeister, NewFields, United States
Peter Striplin, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Chance Asher, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Modeling the Effects of Pesticides, Toxicants, and Multiple Stressors on the Fish Populations and Ecological Communities of the Salish Sea

From the molecular to population risk to ecosystem services: a risk assessment adaptive management approach for the Salish Sea

Wayne Landis, Western Washington Univ., United States
John D. Stark, Washington State Univ., United States
Katherine E. Stackelberg, Harvard, United States
Valerie R. Chu, Western Washington Univ., United States
Chelsea J. Mitchell, Puyallup Research and Extension Ctr., United States

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

1:30 PM

Contaminants in the Salish Sea: Effects of Aquaculture Pharmaceuticals on Invertebrates and Contaminants in Aquatic Birds and Mammals

The effects of anti-sea lice drugs and pesticides on marine zooplankton

Jenna Keen, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Contaminants in the Salish Sea: Effects of Aquaculture Pharmaceuticals on Invertebrates and Contaminants in Aquatic Birds and Mammals

Lethal and sub-lethal effects of repeated short term exposures Salmosan (A.I. azamethiphos) on the Pacific Spot Prawn, Pandalus platyceros

Kate Mill, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Chris Kennedy, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Contaminants in the Salish Sea: Effects of Aquaculture Pharmaceuticals on Invertebrates and Contaminants in Aquatic Birds and Mammals

Mercury trends in cormorant and great blue heron eggs from Pacific Canada: a question of local and global sources

Tanya Brown, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
John Elliott, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
Kyle Elliott, McGill Univ., Canada
Sandi Lee, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Contaminants in the Salish Sea: Effects of Aquaculture Pharmaceuticals on Invertebrates and Contaminants in Aquatic Birds and Mammals

Using American dippers Cinclus mexicanus to investigate the influence of run-of-the-river dams on mercury exposure and food webs in mountain streams around the Salish Sea

John Elliott, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
Veronica Norbury, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada
Christine Bishop, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
Christy Morrissey, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Contaminants in the Salish Sea: Effects of Aquaculture Pharmaceuticals on Invertebrates and Contaminants in Aquatic Birds and Mammals

Are otters toxic? A trial in using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) to measure contaminants in sea and river otter diet and feces

Amy Olsen, Seattle Aquarium, United States
Shawn Larson, Seattle Aquarium, United States

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

3:30 PM

Occurrence and impacts of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Salish Sea

Assessing the threat of contaminants of emerging concern to early marine survival of Chinook salmon

Sandra O'Neill, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Andrea Carey, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Robert Fisk, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Mariko Langness, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Jennifer Lanksbury, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Andy James, Univ. of Washington, United States
Laurie Niewolny, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
James West, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

Occurrence and impacts of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Salish Sea

Biogeochemical cycling of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the Strait of Georgia

Yuanji Sun, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Maria T. Maldonado, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Roger Francois, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Occurrence and impacts of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Salish Sea

Effects of environmentally realistic concentrations of neonicotinoid insecticides on an aquatic invertebrate community

Claire Duchet, Washington State Univ., United States
Alyssa Kraft, Washington State Univ., United States
John D. Stark, Washington State Univ., United States

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Occurrence and impacts of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Salish Sea

Potential metabolic disruption in juvenile Chinook salmon exposed to a mixture of CECs in the lab and field

James Meador, NOAA Fisheries, United States
Andrew Yeh, Univ. of Washington, United States
Evan Gallagher, Univ. of Washington, United States

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Occurrence and impacts of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Salish Sea

Contaminants of emerging concern in bay mussels throughout the Salish Sea

Andrew James, Ctr. for Urban Waters, United States
James West, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Sandra O'Neill, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Jennifer Lanksbury, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

4:45 PM

Occurrence and impacts of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Salish Sea

SSRI's in WWTP effluents and their disposition and effects in salmonids and marine flatfish

Irvin Schultz, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Louisa Harding, Washington State Univ., United States
Chris Monson, Univ. of Washington, United States
James West, Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife, United States
Sandra Oneill, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Graham Young, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, United States
Penny Swanson, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Friday, April 6th
8:30 AM

Biological Indicators of Stormwater Impacts and Mitigation Effectiveness in the Salish Sea

Roads to ruin: the threats of urbanization to conservation of a sentinel species

Blake E. Feist, NOAA Fisheries, United States
Eric R. Buhle, NOAA Fisheries, United States
David H. Baldwin, NOAA Fisheries, United States
Julann A. Spromberg, NOAA Fisheries, United States
Steven E. Damm, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States
Jay W. Davis, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States
Nathaniel L. Scholz, NOAA Fisheries, United States

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

8:45 AM

Biological Indicators of Stormwater Impacts and Mitigation Effectiveness in the Salish Sea

Tire leachate recapitulates the pathophysiology, unique sensitivity, and mortality of coho salmon acutely exposed to urban road runoff

Jenifer McIntyre, Washington State Univ., United States
Jessica Lundin, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, United States
James Cameron, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, United States
Jessica Prat, Washington State Univ., United States
Jay Davis, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States
Nathaniel Scholz, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, United States

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Biological Indicators of Stormwater Impacts and Mitigation Effectiveness in the Salish Sea

The oxidative degradation of hemoglobin in coho, chinook, pink and chum salmon

Stephanie Blair, Washington State Univ., United States
Clyde Barlow, Evergreen State College, United States
Erin Martin, The Evergreen State College, United States
Jenifer McIntyre, Washington State Univ., United States

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Biological Indicators of Stormwater Impacts and Mitigation Effectiveness in the Salish Sea

Biological effects of hyporheic zone restoration in an urban stream

Sarah A. Morley, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Linda D. Rhodes, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Anne E. Baxter, Lynker Technologies, United States
Giles W. Goetz, Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, United States
Katherine Lynch, Seattle Public Utilities, United States
Steve Damm, Seattle Public Utilities, United States

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Biological Indicators of Stormwater Impacts and Mitigation Effectiveness in the Salish Sea

Assessing trends—and eventually improvements—in freshwater quality and stream condition using the Benthic Index of Biotic Integrity (BIBI)

Kate Macneale, King County Water and Land Resources Division, United States
Andy James, Univ. of Washington Tacoma, United States
Steven Brady, Southern Connecticut State Univ., United States
Liora Llewellyn, King County Water and Land Resources Division, United States

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

Biological Indicators of Stormwater Impacts and Mitigation Effectiveness in the Salish Sea

Gene-based biomonitoring in Pacific Coast seabirds: spatial comparison of contaminant burdens and xenobiotic-responsive gene expression

Mason King, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Tony D. Williams, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Doug Crump, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
John E. Elliott, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:30 AM

Stormwater Characterization and Management Using a Watershed Approach

Is stormwater harming our streams? Long-term monitoring of metals in stream stormflow

Daniel Nidzgorski, King County, United States
James M. Grassley, King County, United States
Debora Lester, King County, United States
Debra Bouchard, King County, United States

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Stormwater Characterization and Management Using a Watershed Approach

Urban watershed modeling in Seattle, Washington using VELMA: a spatially explicit ecohydrological watershed model

Brad Barnhart, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Robert McKane, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Paul Pettus, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Jonathan Halama, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Paul Mayer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Allen Brookes, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Kevin Djang, CSRA, Inc., United States

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Stormwater Characterization and Management Using a Watershed Approach

High resolution mass spectrometry screening of urban stormwater for identification of novel contaminants and their sources

Edward Kolodziej, Univ. of Washington, United States
Kathy Peter, Univ. of Washington, United States
Zhenyu Tian, Univ. of Washington, United States

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Stormwater Characterization and Management Using a Watershed Approach

Stormwater retrofits for treating highway runoff: Echo Lake basin

Carly Greyell, King County, United States

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Stormwater Characterization and Management Using a Watershed Approach

Application of genomics to develop a monitoring tool for stormwater treatment wetlands

Jessica LeNoble, Kerr Wood Leidal, Canada
Chris Johnston, Kerr Wood Leidal, Canada
James Atwater, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Susan Baldwin, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

1:30 PM

Monitoring Stormwater Impacts on Contaminants in Receiving Waters

Past, present, and future water quality in Lake Union/Ship Canal, Elliott Bay, and the Duwamish Estuary and the benefits of combined sewer overflow control and other projects

Jim Simmonds, King County, United States

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Monitoring Stormwater Impacts on Contaminants in Receiving Waters

Ambient monitoring to inform the protection of beneficial uses and achieve water quality goals in Sinclair and Dyes Inlets, Puget Sound, WA

Robert Johnston, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. Pacific, United States
Michelle Aylward, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and IMF, United States
Gunther Rosen, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. Pacific, United States
Jonathan Strivens, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Nicholas Schlafer, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Marienne Colvin, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. Pacific, United States
Jill Brandenberger, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Paul Caswell, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and IMF, United States

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Monitoring Stormwater Impacts on Contaminants in Receiving Waters

Monitoring stormwater contaminants in the Puget Sound nearshore: an active biomonitoring tool using transplanted mussels (Mytilus trossulus)

Jennifer A. Lanksbury, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Andrea J. Carey, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Mariko M. Langness, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Brandi Lubliner, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Laurie Niewolny, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
James E. West, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Monitoring Stormwater Impacts on Contaminants in Receiving Waters

Factors influencing Puget Sound nearshore sediment chemistry: results from the Stormwater Action Monitoring (SAM) program

Robert Black, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Brandi Lubliner, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Abby Barnes, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
Colin Elliot, King County Environmental Lab., United States
Jennifer Lanksbury, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Monitoring Stormwater Impacts on Contaminants in Receiving Waters

Comparisons of toxic chemicals in nearshore sediment and caged mussels in Puget Sound, Washington: implications for monitoring studies

Kathleen Conn, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Renee Takesue, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Richard Dinicola, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Marty Liedtke, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Robert Black, U.S. Geological Survey, United States

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM

Monitoring Stormwater Impacts on Contaminants in Receiving Waters

Assessing biological condition in small streams of the Puget Sound lowlands through collaborative regional monitoring

Richard Sheibley, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Curtis DeGasperi, King County, United States
Chad Larson, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Brandi Lubliner, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Leska Fore, Puget Sound Partnership, United States
Keunyea Song, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM