North-Central Section - 42nd Annual Meeting (24–25 April 2008)
Session No. 3 Thursday, 24 April 2008
7:50 AM-12:00 PM, Casino Aztar Conference Center: Las Vegas

S6. Environmental Controls and Human Impacts on Stream Biota of Ohio’s Western Allegheny Plateau

Michael L. Hughes, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 7:50 AM Introductory Remarks
3-18:00 AM THE OHIO UNIVERSITY EPA STAR GRANT: REFINED BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION AND STRESSOR IDENTIFICATION IN THE WESTERN ALLEGHENY PLATEAU ECOREGION: RANKIN, Edward T.1, DYER, James2, JOHNSON, Kelly3, LOPEZ, Dina4, SPRINGER, Gregory S.4, STOERTZ, Mary5, VIS-CHIASSON, Morgan6, and HUGHES, Michael7, (1) ILGARD, Ohio University, The Ridges, Building 22, Athens, OH 45701, qhei@aol.com, (2) Geography, Ohio University, 112 Clippinger Hall, Athens, OH 45701, (3) Biological Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, (4) Geological Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, (5) Athens, OH 45701, (6) Environmental And Plant Biology, Ohio University, Porter Hall, Athens, OH 45701, (7) Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701
3-28:20 AM REFINED BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION FOR DERIVING BIOCRITERIA IN THE WESTERN ALLEGHENY PLATEAU ECOREGION: FISH ASSEMBLAGE RESULTS: RANKIN, Edward T., ILGARD, Ohio University, The Ridges, Building 22, Athens, OH 45701, qhei@aol.com
3-38:40 AM DEVELOPMENT OF A MACROINVERTEBRATE PREDICTIVE MODEL FOR STREAM BIOASSESSMENT OF OHIO'S WESTERN ALLEGHENY PLATEAU: NORTH, Sheila H., Biological Sciences/Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University, Irvine Hall, Athens, OH 45701, sn197796@ohio.edu, JOHNSON, Kelly, Center for Ecology and Evolution, Biological Sciences/Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University, Irvine Hall, Athens, OH 45701, and RANKIN, Ed, Midwest Biodiversity Institute/Center for Applied Biocriteria and Bioassessment, Athens, OH 45701
3-49:00 AM NATURAL AND HUMAN IMPACTS ON STREAM DIATOM COMMUNITIES: SMUCKER, Nathan J. and VIS, Morgan L., Environmental and Plant Biology, Ohio University, Porter Hall, Athens, OH 45701, ns218005@ohio.edu
3-59:20 AM USING LANDSCAPE VARIABLES FOR ASSESSING STREAM HEALTH IN SOUTHEASTERN OHIO: KING, Lisa A., Geography, Ohio University, 14233 Brill Rd, Stewart, OH 45778, 1.lisa.king@gmail.com and DYER, James, Geography, Ohio University, Clippinger Labs, Athens, OH 45701
 9:40 AM Break
3-610:00 AM ASSOCIATIONS OF BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATES WITH LOCAL STREAM GEOMORPHOLOGICAL FEATURES IN UNGLACIATED BASINS OF THE WESTERN ALLEGHENY PLATEAU: JOHNSON, Kelly S., Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, johnsok3@ohio.edu, RANKIN, Ed, Midwest Biodiversity Institute/Center for Applied Biocriteria and Bioassessment, Athens, OH 45701, SPRINGER, Greg, Geological Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, and HUGHES, Michael, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701
3-710:20 AM EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES OF INCISED STREAMS IN THE SHADE RIVER BASIN, SOUTHEASTERN OHIO: IMPLICATIONS FOR HABITAT QUALITY AND STREAM HEALTH: HUGHES, Michael L., Voinovich School of Leadereship & Public Affairs, Ohio University, Bldg 22, The Ridges, Athens, OH 45701, hughesm@ohio.edu, RANKIN, Edward T., ILGARD, Ohio University, The Ridges, Building 22, Athens, OH 45701, and JOHNSON, Kelly S., Center for Ecology and Evolution, Biological Sciences/Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University, Irvine Hall, Athens, OH 45701
3-810:40 AM USE OF RADIOTELEMETRY AND GIS TO IDENTIFY HABITAT USE BETWEEN GRAPTEMYS OUACHITENSIS AND G. GEOGRAPHICA IN THE SCIOTO RIVER: TEMPLE-MILLER, Kathleen G.1, ROOSENBURG, Willem M.1, WHITE, Mathew M.2, SMITH, Ashley D.3, SILVA, Alanna S.L.1, and HUGHES, Michael L.4, (1) Biological Sciences, Ohio University, Life Sciences Building, Athens, OH 45701, kt263098@ohio.edu, (2) Biological Sciences, 310 Irvine Hall, Athens, OH 45701, (3) Biological Sciences, Ohio University, 310 Irvine Hall, Athens, OH 45701, (4) Voinovich School for Leadership & Public Affairs, Ohio University, Ohio University, Bldg 22, The Ridges, Athens, OH 45701
3-911:00 AM CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF WATERS AND SEDIMENTS OF STREAMS OF THE WESTERN ALLEGHENY PLATEAU: THE SHADE RIVER WATERSHED: GBOLO, Prosper, Geological Sciences, Ohio University, 316 Clippinger Laboratories, Athens, OH 45701, speropee@aim.com and LOPEZ, Dina L., Geological Sciences, Ohio Univ, 316 Clippinger Laboratories, Athens, OH 45701
3-1011:20 AM CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF AMD WATERS AND SEDIMENTS AT ABANDONED COAL MINES OF SOUTHEASTERN OHIO: ZHANG, Qian, Environmental Studies, Ohio University, 316 Clippinger Laboratories, Athens, OH 45701, qz970306@ohio.edu and LOPEZ, Dina L., Geological Sciences, Ohio Univ, 316 Clippinger Laboratories, Athens, OH 45701
3-1111:40 AM RESPONSE OF STREAM BIOTA TO ACID NEUTRALIZATION VIA LIME DOSING: MCCAMENT, Benny K., Ohio University, The Ridges, Building 22, Athens, OH 45701, mccament@ohio.edu, GREENLEE, Mike, Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Wildlife, 360 East State Street, Athens, OH 45701, JOHNSON, Kelly S., Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, and LAVERTY, Brett, Vinton Soil and Water Conservation District, 31935 State Route 93, McArthur, OH 45651

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