Student River Research Symposium

2019 RMS Symposium Student Poster Session, Vancouver, WA

While the 2020 River Management Training Symposium has been rescheduled for May 2021, to support the students that planned to share their research at this event we have created the Mountain Creeks to Metro Canals  – Online Student Research Symposium.

This will take place as a ZOOM webinar Tuesday, 12 May,  1:00 – 3:00 PM EDT.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://vcu.zoom.us/j/92284877483

We have a diverse line up of presentations that range from freshwater mussel restoration, flood modeling, and predator-prey ecology, to groundwater issues and conservation policy. We hope you can join us!

Time Student University Presentation
1:00 Katie Schmidt Welcome
1:10 Jack Ryan Virginia Commonwealth University Assessing the feasibility of freshwater mussel restoration in urban and non-urban streams of Central Virginia
1:20 Rachel Henderson Virginia Commonwealth University Microbial Source Tracking of Fecal Contamination in the James River
1:30 Ryland Stunkle Virginia Commonwealth University Flood modelling of riverine rock pools using an unmanned aerial vehicle
1:40 Richie Dang Virginia Commonwealth University Identifying drivers of ecosystem production and respiration in riverine rock pools.
1:50 Andrew Davidson Virginia Commonwealth University Predicting warming’s impacts on mosquito control by larval predators
2:00 Riley Swanson Northern Arizona University Assessing Groundwater Resources in the Colorado River Basin: Quantifying Base Flow in the Greater Grand Canyon Region
2:10 James Major Northern Arizona University Utilizing Extant Conservation Policy to Fill Identified Gaps in Riverine Protected Areas
2:20 Katie Schmidt Virginia Commonwealth University Let it Flow: Restoring Dry River Reaches in the Southeast
2:30 Risa Shimoda River Management Society River Studies & Leadership Certificate Awards
2:40 Katie Schmidt Closing