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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.

10:30   Break
10:45   National Surveys Update – Sarah Lehman; USEPA
11:15   Biological Criteria Program Update – Susan Jackson; USEPA
11:45   Lunch
1:00     Climate Change Monitoring – Britta Bierwagen; USEPA
2:30     Break
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
4:00     Adjourn

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