May 2014 Biological Workgroup
Date Held: 14 May 2014
Location: Simon Laboratories Auditorium, West Campus, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Attendance: 29 individuals from 4 states plus phone presentations from Wash. D.C.
Sponsored by: The Central Plains Center for BioAssessment (University of Kansas) and Environmental Protection Agency Region 7
Workshop Theme/Emphasis: Reference Site Selection Process & Climate Change Monitoring
8:30 Welcome & Introductions – Welker/Huggins
8:45 State and Regional Presentations: Monitoring & Reference Program Overviews - click to downpload pdfs.
10:45 National Surveys Update – Sarah Lehman; USEPA
11:15 Biological Criteria Program Update – Susan Jackson; USEPA
1:00 Climate Change Monitoring – Britta Bierwagen; USEPA
2:45 Reference Site Selection Process – Welker/Huggins/Baker
3:15 Integrated Specimen and Field databases to advance Biological Assessment – Dr. Andrew Short, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas
3:45 Future workshop/symposium, other business