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PROGRAM-AT-A-GLANCE (subject to change)

For a printable, detailed agenda, click here.

Monday, June 6
4:00-8:00pm Registration, Hilton Knoxville, 501 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902
4:00-6:00pm Informal Gathering at Hilton, Sponsor table set up
6:00pm Market Square Crawl/Outdoor Knoxville Festivities
Tuesday, June 7
7:00-9:00am Continental Breakfast, Registration, and Poster set-up
8:00am Student Design Competition Team Meeting
Sponsored by: UTIA College of Agriculture, Science & Natural Resources
8:30-10:30am Welcome and Plenary Session
Sponsored by: UTIA AgResearch
Invited Speakers:
Bill Hunt, PhD, PE, North Carolina State University
Laura Wildman, PE,
10:30-11:50am Concurrent Technical Sessions:
—Watershed Planning
—Stream Restoration I
—Wastewater Treatment In Ag & Coal
Noon Opening Luncheon (provided)
1:30-2:30pm Concurrent Technical Sessions:
—Climate Change
—Ecosystem Services
—Sustainable Food Systems
2:40-3:40pm Concurrent Technical Sessions:
—Urban Watersheds
—Innovations in Ecological Engineering Education
3:50-5:10pm Concurrent Technical Sessions:
—Urban Landscapes
—Stream Restoration II
—Treatment Wetlands
6:00-9:00pm Welcome Dinner Reception on the Tennessee Star Riverboat (boarding from 6-6:55pm; depart 7pm)
Sponsored by: UT Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment
Wednesday, June 8
8:00-9:00am Student Design Competition Mentor Session with Industry Experts
9:00-10:20am Concurrent Technical Sessions:
—Green Infrastructure Applications
—Stream Restoration III
—Novel Methods in Water Quality Monitoring
10:40-Noon Concurrent Technical Sessions:
—Innovations in Green Infrastructure
—Stream Restoration IV
—Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery
Noon Lunch - provided
Noon-5:00pm Technical Field Trips sponsored by UT Extension
4:30pm Poster Reception at Hilton (see presentation list below)
6:30pm Stdent Design Competition Testing sponsored by UTIA College of Agriculture, Science & Natural Resources
Thursday, June 9
8:30-9:50am Concurrent Technical Sessions:
—Measuring Impacts of Green Infrastructure
—Watershed Processes
—Ecosystem Modeling
10:10-11:10am Concurrent Technical Sessions:
—Big Ideas: Knoxville-Area Projects
—Green Energy
11:30am Student Design Competition Presentations sponsored by UTIA College of Agriculture, Science & Natural Resources
12:30-2:00pm Closing Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting - lunch provided
2:00pm Executive Committee Meeting
3:00pm Organized Recreational Activities

Poster Presenters:

Bell, Natasha—Plant Selections for Vegetative Buffers: Can Phytopathogens be Remediated from Irrigation Water?
Billian, Hannah—Fate and Transport of Fecal Indicator Bacteria (FIB) and Microbial Source-Tracking (MST) Targets in Groundwater
Blanton, Jesse—In-Bench P-Filter Design and Monitoring for Two-Stage Ditches in the Western Lake Erie Basin
Blau, Ulysse—Review of promising Ecological Wastewater Treatment Technologies
Canaztuj, Maya—How tree xylem filters can make surface water drinkable
Christian, Laurel—Exploring the Influence of Urban Watershed Characteristics and Antecedent Climate on In-Stream Pollutant Dynamics
Chun, Seung-Hoon—An application study on river environment assessment system for designation guideline of river project zoning in Korea
Corkins, Chelsea—Do roots bind soils: Comparing the physical and biological role of roots in fluvial streambank erosion resistance
D'Ambrosio, Sofia—Importance of Pool Depth to Young-of-Year and Adult Coastal Cutthroat Trout
Ellis, Kathryn—Hydrological Assessments of Tidal Creeks to Inform Nutrient Management Recommendations
Franti, Tom—Urban Stormwater Runoff Contaminant Mitigation by Bioretention Cells and Rain Gardens in Lincoln, Nebraska
Freudenberg, Violet—Relationship Between the Quality of Soil and the Quantities of Food and Water
Geberemariam, Thewodros—Post Construction Green Infrastructure Performance Monitoring Parameters and Their Functional Components
Hoehne, Suzanne—A Changing View of the Role of Surface Waters & Stormwater In Urban Planning and Design
Houston, Stephanie—Modeling Phsophorus Concentration in Five Shallow Wet Retention Ponds in Montgomery County, Virginia
Huber, David H.—Preliminary Analysis of the Bioremediation Potential of the Sediment Microbiome in the Highly Disturbed, Industrialized, Kanawha River (Charleston, WV)
Huber, David-Evaluating Co-Digestion in a Pilot-Scale Thermophilic Digester Stabilized on Poultry Litter Substrate: Performance, Resilience, and Microbial Community Adaptation
Kangas, Patrick—A Survey of a Novel Urban Estuarine Ecosystem
Kangas, Patrick—Moss Community Structure on House Roofs
Kangas, Patrick—Vermiculture Experiments Using Algal Biomass as a Substrate
Kangas, Patrick—Performance of an Experimental Algal Turf Scrubber near Baltimore Harbor, Maryland
Kaur, Manjinder—Effect of substratum roughness on filamentous algal species colonization recruitment and its biomass characteristics under different nutrient conditions
Ketchum, Qualla—Evaluation of Metrics for Assessing Stream Restoration Success and Failure in Mined Areas
Kurki-Fox, Jack—Assessing forested wetland trends and identifying key hydrologic and ecologic baseline characteristics that will improve wetland restoration in North Carolina
Lawrence, Rian—How tree xylem filters can make surface water drinkable
Liao, Hehuan—The interplay between conductivity and habitat on benthic community health in mixed-landuse streams in West Virginia, USA
Lisenbee, Whitney—Monitoring Water Quantity and Quality Before and After Harvest of Eastern Redcedar for Biofuel Production
Litton, Jarrod—Benthic algae cultivation for the recovery of nutrients from aquaponics wastewater
Majidzadeh, Hamed— Effect of urban impervious surfaces on soil carbon dynamic
Majidzadeh, Hamed—Effect of Urbanization on Spread of Urban Mosquitoes
Manka, Brandy—Driving Forces of Bioretention Effluent Nutrient Variability in Field Applications
Markle, Aldyn—Greywater Filtration in a Living Building: Assessing Water Quality and Microbial Community Composition in Wetland Mesocosms
Markle, Aldyn—Connecting the Living and Built Environment through the Living Building Challenge: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Integrating Alternative Building Practices
McAndrew, Brendan—Carbon and nitrogen capture performance of a floating treatment wetland as a measure for sustainable stormwater management in an urban environment
McKnight, Julie—Soil CO2 flux and soil moisture variability in two constructed agricultural wetlands in East Tennessee: Implications for constructed wetland design and carbon budgets
Merritt, Danielle— Invertebrate Diversity on Urban Green Roofs in Charlotte, NC
Montoya, Lozano Ariana—Comparison of denitrification rates between restored and conventional agricultural floodplains.
Moore, Trisha—Urban-rural partnerships: a means to maximize watershed ecosystem services?
Ortiz de Zarate, Laura—Nutrients dynamics in riparian zones of agricultural watershed in North Carolina
Park, Dara—Defining Cover Management (C) and Length Slope (LS) Factors of RUSLE to Model Soil Erosion in Urban Landscapes
Pelle, Angela—Non-stationarity within the Obion Watershed
Rains, John—Pathogen die-off in algal turf scrubbers
Rogers, Brad—Assessing the utility commercial fluorimeter probe for rapid assessment of water quality trends using benthic chlorophyll
Roux, Anthony—Evaluation of 20 years of land use change on benthic macroinvertebrate diversity and function in Piedmont streams
Sachs, Andrew—Building a Floating Treatment Wetland as a Best Management Practice and Educational Tool on an Urban College Campus
Sivells, Teneil—Livestock Exclusion Influences on Water Quality for Two Small Streams in Southwest Virginia
Stephens, Timothy—Investigation of the effects of whitewater parks on aquatic resources: a spatially explicit hydraulic analysis
Tilley, David—Ecological Entrepreneurship: discovery the business outside of you
Tirpak, Andrew—Investigating the Treatment Performance Benefits of Trees in Stormwater Bioretention Mesocosms
West, Derek—Evaluating periphyton sampler size effects in direct comparisons with a commercial fluorimeter probe
Wind, Lauren—Environmental dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes from vegetable production
Withers, Urban—A review of alternative wetland systems for wastewater treatment in the rural Southeast
Wynn-Thompson, Theresa—Wetbud: A model for mitigation wetland design

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