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2015 Science Symposium for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

Lead Scientist, Laura_Valoppi@usgs.gov

Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

2015 Science Symposium for the South Bay Salt Pond...

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The 2015 Science Symposium for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project will be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. 

The all-day event is free and begins at 8:30 and ends at 5:00.

We ask that you register so we can make seating and lunch accommodations.

The Museum is wheelchair accessible. If any accommodations are needed, please contact Ariel Ambruster by October 14 at (510) 528-5006 or aambrust@ccp.csus.edu.

Please note, a ticket to the Science Symposium does not give you access to the Computer History Museum for free. If you wish to tour the museum, you will need to buy a separate ticket through the museum. General Admission is $15. Please click here if you would like more information. 

Because of Silicon Valley commute-time traffic congestion, we strongly encourage Symposium attendees to carpool or investigate transit options. It will be to your advantage to carpool, as it will dramatically cut your commute time. We have set up a free, private carpool matching service for event-goers at carpoolworld.com to help attendees arrange a carpool. For information and to register, go here. Please contact sghuraya@ccp.csus.edu if you have any questions regarding the carpool page. Carpool website disclaimer: This is a third-party website; it is not affiliated with the Project and Project management agencies do not endorse or control it. Please use at your own discretion. 

 

Agenda 

 

8:30 Registration and coffee

9:00 Welcome

            Pat Showalter, Vice Mayor of Mountain View

9:05 Completion of Phase 1 / Beginning of Phase 2

            John Bourgeois, Executive Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

9:25 Speaker from Google

            Audrey Davenport, Ecology Program Lead, Google

9:35 Review of Key Uncertainties in Adaptive Management Plan

            Laura Valoppi, Lead Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey

 

Session 1:  Sediment Dynamics –

Moderator: Pat Showalter, Santa Clara Valley Water District

9:45 Can UASs be used to map mudflat habitat?  Kristin Byrd

10:00 Will there be enough sediment? Dave Schoellhamer

10:15 Adaptive Management Response: Anne Morkill

10:30 Panel Discussion with Moderator

            Questions, then what studies are needed/planned for Phase 2 

 

11:00 Break

 

Session 2:  Effects on Aquatic Species and Water Quality

Moderator: Laura Valoppi, U.S. Geological Survey

11:15 Will water quality be affected? Dave Senn

11:30 Will other species be affected by the restoration?  Jim Hobbs

11:45 Adaptive Management Response: John Bourgeois

12:00 Panel Discussion with Moderator

            Questions, then what studies are needed/planned for Phase 2

 

12:30 Lunch— Hosted by Google’s Ecology Program

1:00 Poster Viewing 

 

Session 3:  Mercury

Moderator: Brenda Buxton, California Coastal Conservancy

1:30 Will restoration remobilize mercury in the slough?  Bruce Jaffe

1:45 Will restoration increase mercury in biota?  Josh Ackerman

2:00 Adaptive Management Response:  John Bourgeois

2:15 Panel Discussion with Moderator

         Questions, then what studies are needed/planned for Phase 2

 

2:45 Break

 

Session 4:  Bird Use of Changing Habitats

Moderator: Cheryl Strong, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

3:00 Will snowy plovers be affected by the restoration? Karine Totakalian

3:15 Will breeding birds be affected by the restoration? Alex Hartman

3:30 Will wintering and migrating birds be affected by the restoration? Susan De La

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3:45 Adaptive Management Response:  John Krause

4:00 Panel Discussion with Moderator

           Questions, then what studies are needed/planned for Phase 2

 

4:30 Summary and Open Discussion

John Bourgeois and Laura Valoppi

5:00 End  

Have questions about 2015 Science Symposium for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project? Contact Lead Scientist, Laura_Valoppi@usgs.gov

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