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ISEM 2004: Program of the Meeting



Schedule of workshops


Schedule of sessions --  Monday, August 23, 2004


Schedule of sessions --  Tuesday August 24, 2004


Schedule of workshops


Sunday, August 22, 2004


Modeling Fate and Effects of Pollutants with AQUATOX


Richard A. Park

Eco Modeling

David A. Mauriello

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (retired)

Jonathan S. Clough

Warren Pinnacle consulting


8:00-8:15      Introduction: Why AQUATOX? Comparison with other water quality models (Dick Park).

8:15-9:00      Ecosystem primer, state variables, loadings, uncertainty analysis, physical characteristics (Dick Park).

9:00-10:00      Lab: Setup for a new study, Lake Coralville, IA (Wizard, site characteristics, importing loadings) (Jon Clough, Dick Park).

10:00-10:15      Morning Break.

10:15-10:30      Plants (Dick Park).

10:30-11:30      Lab: Eutrophication in Lake Coralville, IA, and Lake Onondaga, NY (Dave Mauriello, Dick Park).

11:30-12:00      Animals and remineralization (Dick Park).

12:00-1:00      Lunch Break.

1:00-2:00      Lab: Habitat impairment in Cahaba River, AL (calibration; impairment by nutrients and sediments, and effects on periphyton, invertebrates, and fish) (Dick Park).

2:00-2:30      Lab: Demonstration of BASINS GIS extension (linkage to HSPF and SWAT for modeling watersheds) (Jon Clough).

2:30-3:00      Modeling fate, bioaccumulation, and effects of toxicants (Dick Park).

3:00-3:15      Afternoon Break.

3:15-4:00      Lab: Dieldrin in Lake Coralville (fate, impacts, and recovery; stressor identification); Risk assessment of herbicide in Ohio Stream (use of Cahaba River calibration, detailed toxicity data) (Dick Park and Dave Mauriello).

4:00-4:30      Lab: Shellfish and finfish fisheries in Galveston Bay, TX (estuarine ecosystem, bioaccumulation) (Dick Park).

4:30-5:00      Sources of data, summary, wrap-up.



Forest Gap Modeling


Guy R. Larocque

Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service

Louis Archambault

Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service

Pierre Desrochers

Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service



9:00-9:30      Introduction to forest modeling.

9:30-10:00      Review of the main components of FVS.

10:00-10:20      Break.

10:20-10:45      Introduction to the software that was developed for FVS in Ontario, Canada.

10:45-11:15      Review of the results of the validation exercise.

11:15-12:00      Practical applications.

12:00-1:00      Lunch break.

1:00-1:30      Review of the main components of ZELIG.

1:30-2:00      Description of the Lake Édouard Experimental Forest in the Mauricie National Park (L. Archambault and P. Desrochers).

2:00-3:00      Review of the results of the calibration exercise for the red spruce forest type at the Lake Édouard experimental site.

3:00-3:20      Break

3:20-5:00      Practical applications.



Schedule of sessions


Monday, August 23, 2004


Oral session 1: Regional and global models

Presiding: Guy R. Larocque

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM


8:45         MCKENZIE, DON, NARASIMHAN LARKIN AND SUSAN O'NEILL. Integrated modelling to predict regional haze from prescribed and wildland fire.


9:15         MATEJICEK, LUBOS, PAVEL ENGST, ZBYNEK JANOUR and MICHAL STRIZIK. A GIS-based approach to spatio-temporal analysis of environmental pollution in urban areas: A case study of Prague environment extended by LIDAR data.


9:45         Break


10:00      LEE, HYEWON, SEOK S. PARK, HYUN KYOUNG KIM and YOON KYUNG CHA. A three-dimensional water quality modeling study of hydrodynamic coastal embayment constructed by tidal barriers.


10:30         PARK, SEOK SOON, SU-YOUNG PARK, JOO-HYUN HA and SOOKYUN WANG. Design of Water Quality Monitoring Networks in a Large River System Using Genetic Algorithm.


11:00      YUE, TIAN XIANG and ZE MEN FAN. Trend and Scenarios of Spatial Changes of Potential Ecosystems in China.


11:30         Discussion period


12:00         Lunch




Oral session 2: Population models

Presiding: David A. Mauriello

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM


1:00         SINGER, ALEXANDER, KARIN FRANK and CHRISTIAN WISSEL. Population viability analysis for interacting species.


1:30         ETTERSON, MATTHEW and RICK BENNETT. Cost vs. quality in demographic modeling: when is a vital rate good enough?


2:00         ROSENAU, JOSHUA. Assessing species range models using a simulated species.


2:30         Discussion period


3:00         Break


3:15         Business meeting


4:30         Sightseeing trip and dinner, Ile d’Orléans



Schedule of sessions


Tuesday, August 24, 2004


Poster session

8:30 AM to 9:45 AM


               CHOI, JUNG, SEOK S. PARK  and PETER R. JAFFE. Modeling the Dynamics of Sulfur Species in Wetland Sediments.


               CLOUGH, JONATHAN S. AND PARK, RICHARD A. Modeling the Impacts of Sea-Level Rise


               HOEPTING, MICHAEL, NANCY J. LUCKAI  and DAVID M. MORRIS. Refining the soil temperature algorithms used in the CENTURY model: an upland black spruce (Picea marinana (Mill.) BSP) forest ecosystem example.


               LANDIS, MATTHEW and DAVID R. PEART. Sapling demography and population dynamics of three tree species at Mt. Moosilauke, New Hampshire, U.S.A.


               LEE, HYEWON and SEOK S. PARK. Spatial and temporal trend analysis of water quality data in a large river system.


               LINKOSALO, TAPIO and MARTIN J. LECHOWICZ. Twilight treatment enhances bud development of Betula pendula in spring.


               MATEJICEK, LUBOS and LIBUSE BENESOVA. A remote sensing-based model of water pollution from point and non-point sources: A case study of the river basin Berounka


               NA, EUN HYE and SEOK SOON PARK. A modeling study for determination of the optimum drinking water intake locations in an artificial impoundment.


               NA, YU MEE, SOOKYUNWANG, and SEOK S. PARK. Estimation on optimal usage of ocn pellets for sediment treatment based on a numerical model.

               PARK, RICHARD A.1, JONATHAN S. CLOUGH2, MARJORIE C. WELLMAN3 AND JAMES N. CARLETON. Preliminary Calibration and Validation of AQUATOX across a Nutrient Gradient.


               SPROMBERG, JULANN and JAMES P. MEADOR. Relating chronic toxicity responses to population-level effects: modeling effects on wild salmon populations.


               WARD, BRENDAN C. and DAVID MLADENOFF. Landscape-level effects of the interaction between residential development and public forest management in northern Wisconsin, USA.



9:45         Break



Oral session 3: Ecosystem modeling

Presiding: Ed Rykiel

10:00 AM to 3:15 PM


10:00         GORDON, ANDREW M. and GEOFFREY C. R. WATERS. NITAMIN: A Problem Based Learning Module to Introduce Students to Forest Nitrogen Cycle Modeling in Stella.


10:30         LAROCQUE, GUY R., ROBERT BOUTIN, DAVID PARÉ, GILLES ROBITAILLE and VALÉRIE LACERTE. Development of a process-based model to simulate the soil carbon and nitrogen cycles in three eastern Canadian forest types.


11:00         SWENSON, JENNIFER and RICHARD WARING. Testing the relationship between species richness and modeled photosynthesis.


11:30      ARII, KEN and LAEL PARROTT. Comparing the invasiveness of plants with different photosynthetic light-response curves: an examination of scaling-up issues using the model WIST.


12:00         Lunch


1:00         LAROCQUE, GUY R., LOUIS ARCHAMBAULT and CLAUDE DELISLE. Modeling forest succession in balsam fir-red spruce mixedwood ecosystems of southern Quebec using the ZELIG model.


1:30        PAL, SAMARES AND JOYDEV CHATTOPADHYAY. The role of toxin producing phytoplankton for coexistence of planktonic ecosystem.


2:00         LACERTE, VALÉRIE, GUY R. LAROCQUE, MURRAY WOODS, JOHN PARTON and MARGARET PENNER. Calibration of the FVS (Forest Vegetation Simulator) model for the main forest species of Ontario.


2:30         Discussion period


3:15         Conclusion of the meeting


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