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May 6, 2016

Plenary Session
Determining Priorities, Cutting Losses and Managing Conflicts Associated with Aquatic Invasions: A Southern African Perspective
Olaf Weyl, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)

Facing Aquatic Invasive Species in Europe: From Research to Policy
Elena Tricarico, Department of Biology, University of Florence

Session A: Species-Specific Outreach
Working Together on Outreach for Asian Carps in the Canadian Waters of the Great Lakes
Erin L. Gertzen, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Asian Carps: Prevention and Early Warning for the Canadian Great Lakes
Alison Kirkpatrick, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Baseline Survey of Asian Carp and Invasive Species Knowledge in Ontario
Lauren Tonelli, Invasive Species Centre

Great Lakes Sea Grant Network’s Assessment of Asian Carp Research, Education and Outreach Efforts
Christopher J. Winslow, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

Games as Instruments of Brazilian Elodea Prevention and Environmental Education in Cascade Reservoirs Region: Jaguara, Volta Grande and Igarapava, Located in Minas Gerais State/Brazil
Andrea Carla Leite Chaves, PUC Minas - Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais

Session B: Management and Control
Achieving Control of Dreissenids throughout Entire Lakes: No, This Is Not Just Wishful Thinking
Daniel P. Molloy, University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and Molloy & Associates, LLC

Mesocosms to Advance Aquatic Invasive Species Control
Jim Davies, Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures

Invasive Mussel Collaborative: Connecting People, Science and Management
Erika Jensen, Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Developing Tools and Approaches to Manage Aquatic Invasive Species
Bill Bolen, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Comprehensive Response to the New Zealand Mudsnail Discovery in Wisconsin
Maureen Ferry, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Session C: Vectors and Pathways
Past, Present, and Future Freshwater Fish Introductions in Canada
Nick Mandrak, University of Toronto Scarborough

Vectors of Aquatic Introductions in the United States: Past and Present, Here and There
Mathew Neilson, U.S. Geological Survey

A Risk Analysis of the Illegal Trade and Transportation Pathway for Regulated Aquatic Species in the Great Lakes
Michael Hoff, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Assessing the Potential Movement of Invasive Fishes through the Welland Canal
Jaewoo Kim, University of Toronto Scarborough

First Record and Rapid Geographic Expansion of Spiny Water Flea (Bythotrephes longimanus) in Manitoba, Canada, 2009-2014
Wolfgang Jansen, North/South Consultants Inc.

Session A: Audience-Driven Outreach
Research and Implementation of Community Based Social Marketing: A Four Year Case Study in Aquatics
Gail Wallin, Invasive Species Council of British Columbia

From Theory to Practice: Heuristics and Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!
Douglas A. Jensen, University of Minnesota Sea Grant

Using the Habitattitude Campaign to Address Pet Release Invasion Pathway in Wisconsin
Tim Campbell, University of Wisconsin Extension and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant

What’s in Your…? Water Garden and Aquarium AIS Outreach for the Great Lakes Region
Greg Hitzroth, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant & Illinois Natural History Survey

Don’t Move a Mussel: Protecting British Columbia Waters from the Impacts of Invasive Species
Lisa K. Scott, Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society

Session B: Management and Control
Integrated Approach to the Control of the Invasive Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus
Sarah Descamps, PXL Bio-Research – University Hasselt

Getting Ahead of the Learning Curve – Ontario Lessons Learned in Response to Aquatic Invasive Species
Jeff Brinsmead, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Looking into the Crystal Ball: Forecasting AIS Science and Information Needs in Ontario using the Delphi Method
Jeff Brinsmead, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Session C: Vectors and Pathways
Chicago Area Waterway System as an Invasion Pathway for Crustaceans
Reuben Keller, Loyola University, Institute of Environmental Sustainability

An Evaluation of Downstream Dispersal of Veliger Larvae as a Mechanism for Spread of Zebra Mussels between Inland Water Bodies in Minnesota
Michael McCartney, University of Minnesota

Dreissenid Prevention Across the Pacific Northwest
Stephen Phillips, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Developing a Vector Management Approach to Prevent Introduction and Spread of Marine Biofouling Invasive Species in Newfoundland
Kyle Matheson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

GLDIATR: Protecting the Great Lakes from the Internet Trade of AIS
Erika Jensen, Great Lakes Commission

Session A: Education and Extension
Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs in the Western United States
Dee Davis, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Mussels and Mutts: The Alberta Conservation Canine Program
Cindy Sawchuk, Alberta Environment and Parks

Operation Bait Bucket - Lake Simcoe Ontario. An Education and Awareness Program Focusing on Ice Anglers
Wil Wegman, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

A Student Research Project on Invasive Plants and Fishes: An Effective Educational Tool
Alain De Vocht, PXL Bio-Research – CMK, University Hasselt

The Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative
Lyn Gettys, University of Florida, IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Invasive Species Education for Waterfowl Hunters
Brook Schryer, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Session B: Species of Interest
Is the Aquatic Dikerogammarus villosus a 'Killer Shrimp' in the Field? – A Case Study on One of the Most Invasive Species in Europe
Meike Koester, University of Koblenz-Landau

The Trophic Function of Dikerogammarus villosus in the European Rivers Elbe and Rhine and its Impact on the Benthic Community
Claudia Hellman, University Koblenz-Landau

The Devil is in the Detail; the Impact of Invasive Shrimps on the Reliability of Biotic Indices used to Assess Water Quality in Isle of Man Rivers
Calum MacNeil, Isle of Man Government

Comparing the Predatory Impact of Invasive and Native Crabs on Prey Species: A Meta-analysis
Brett Howard, Simon Fraser University

Individual Variation in Sea Lamprey Behaviour Has No Implications on Trapping Success
Emelia M. Myles-Gonzalez, University of Guelph, Department of Integrative Biology

Session C: Early Detection and Monitoring
Caution! Some Dreissenid “Early Detection” Methods Are Actually “Early Deception” Methods
Daniel P. Molloy, University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and Molloy & Associates, LLC

Spread and Invasiveness of the Recently Introduced Chinese Mystery Snail (Bellamya chinensis) in Riverine Ecosystems in The Netherlands
Frank P.L. Collas, Radboud University Nijmegen

Development of a Regional Surveillance Plan for the U.S. Waters of the Laurentian Great Lakes
W. Lindsay Chadderton, The Nature Conservancy

Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring in Wisconsin, USA
Maureen Ferry, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Spread and Potential Impacts of Freshwater Invasive Island Apple Snails (Pomacea maculata) in Coastal South Carolina, USA
Amy Fowler, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Session B: Asian Carps
Status of Grass Carp in the Great Lakes
Duane C. Chapman, U.S. Geological Survey

Corridor Between Lakes Huron and Superior: Potential Pathways for the Movement for Invasive Species
Lisa A. O'Connor, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Ontario Surveillance Efforts for Asian Carp in the Great Lakes
Chris Wilson, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Assessing the Risks of Asian Carp Presence in the Chicago Area Waterway System: A Probabilistic Interpretation of eDNA Monitoring Results
Martin T. Schultz, U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center

Session C: Ballast Water
Update on the Status of the IMO Ballast Water Convention
Christopher J. Wiley, Chair, IMO Ballast Water Group

Fednav's Experience Installing Ballast Water Treatment Systems Onboard Great Lakes Carriers
Marc Gagnon, Fednav

Using High Throughput Sequencing to Assess the Diversity of Propagule Pools Entering Ports via Ballast Water
John Darling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Evaluating Risks Associated with Ballast Water Release by Domestic Vessels Transiting to Canadian Arctic Waters
Kimberly Howland, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Survival of Hull Fouling Organisms During and After Voyages to the Canadian Arctic
Farrah Chan, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Session B: Asian Carps
Early Detection Surveillance Methods for Asian Carps in the Canadian Great Lakes
David Marson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Lessons Learned from Grass Carp 2015 Responses in the Canadian Great Lakes
Becky Cudmore, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Law Enforcement Insights to Improve Coordinated and Effective Fishery Management
Jill Wingfield, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Session C: Ballast Water
Assessing Introduction Risk Using Species’ Rank-Abundance Distributions
Farrah Chan, University of Windsor, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research

Ballast Water Sampling using Proportional Flow Control: Evaluating the Utility of External Ultrasonic Flow Meters in the Shipboard Environment
Cameron Moser, Excet Inc.

Comparison of Sampling Devices and Analytic Methods for Ballast Water Compliance Testing
Johanna Bradie, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

How Effective are Size-separation Techniques for Concentrating Live Organisms ≥10 μm and <50 μm?
Stephanie Robbins-Wamsley, Excet Inc.

Session B: Asian Carps
Development of a Novel Platform to Control Filter-feeding Aquatic Invasive Fishes
Jon J. Amberg, U.S. Geological Survey

Examining Non-physical Barriers for Fish Movement: Electricity, Water Gun, Boomers, Bubble, Sound, Alarm Cue, and Light
Jaewoo Kim, University of Toronto Scarborough

Bigheaded Carp Behavior and Bioacoustics
Brooke J. Vetter, University of Minnesota Duluth

Evaluating Common Carp Responses to Behavioural Barriers in a Mesocosm
Paul Bzonek, University of Toronto Scarborough

The Effect of Temperature on Acoustical Deterrence of Bighead (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) and Silver Carp (H. molitrix)
Kelsie A. Murchy, University of Minnesota Duluth

In situ Observations of Silver Carp Behavior when Presented with Broadband Sound
Allen F. Mensinger, University of Minnesota Duluth

Complex Sound as a Deterrent to Bigheaded Carp Passage
Marybeth Brey, U.S. Geological Survey

Session C: Ballast Water
Evaluating Instruments Designed for Rapid, Shipboard Detection of Living Microorganisms in Ballast Water: An Initial Test of Compliance Tools
Matthew First, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

The Most Probable Number (MPN) Method to Quantify Organisms ≥10 μm and <50 μm: An Update
Lisa Drake, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Uniform Response of Organisms in Different Phylogenetic Groups and Size Classes to Ballast Water Treatments
Scott Riley, Excet Inc.

Efficacy of a NaOH-based Ballast Water Treatment System for Freshwater Ships: Mesocosm-scale Shipboard Trials
Adria Elskus, U.S. Geological Survey

Evaluation of a Most Probable Number Method (MPN) Assay to Detect Living Organisms in Oligotrophic Water
Vanessa Molina, Excet Inc.

Workshop: A Discussion of Ballast Water Sampling Approaches and Recommendations
Jonathan Grant, Battenkill Technologies, Inc.

A Revised Assessment of the Most Probable Number (MPN) Method for Enumerating Viable Phytoplankton Cells in Ballast Water Discharge
John J. Cullen, Dalhouse University, Department of Oceanography

Plenary Session
Understanding and Predicting the Impacts of Species Invasions: Old Challenges, New Approaches
Anthony Ricciardi, Redpath Museum, McGill University

Metrics Based on Comparative Functional Responses and Abundance Reliably Predict Invasive Species Identities and Ecological Impacts
Jaimie T.A. Dick, Queen's University Belfast

Session A: Zebra & Quagga Mussel Control
The Use of Potassium Chloride to Control Zebra Mussels: Lake Winnipeg Harbours
Dan Butts, ASI Group

Use of UV Radiation Technology to Prevent Settlement of Quagga Mussel Larvae
Jackson A. Gross, Smith-Root Inc.

Evaluation of the Effects of Ultra-Violet Light Treatment on Quagga Mussel Settlement and Veligers at Davis Dam
Sherry Pucherelli, Bureau of Reclamation

Use of Electrified Fields for Dreissenid Mussel Control
James A. Luoma, U.S. Geological Survey

Microencapsulated BioBullets: An Effective Control Strategy for Invasive Mussels
David C. Aldridge, University of Cambridge

Session B: Invasive Fishes: Behaviour & Dispersal
Behaviour and Dispersal Potential in Invasive Fish Populations
Michael G. Fox, Trent University

Behavioural Variation among Round Goby (Neogobius melanostomus) Individuals at Different Stages of the Invasion Process
Lida Nguyen-Dang, University of Windsor

Life History Shifts in Invasive Populations: Nature or Nurture?
Anna C. Rooke, Trent University

Changes in the Distribution and Abundance of Rainbow Smelt (Osmerus mordax) in the Nelson River, Manitoba, Canada, 1996-2015
Richard Remnant, North/South Consultants Inc.

Session C: Aquatic Plants
Sinking Water Soldier Permanently
Allison Kirkpatrick, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative: A Collective Impact Approach to Non-Native Phragmites
Heather Braun, Great Lakes Commission

Collective Development of a Science Agenda for Managing Non-native Phragmites australis through Microbial Intervention
Kurt Kowalski, U.S. Geological Survey

Achieving a Consilience of Science and Stakeholders: An Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan for Lake Tahoe Keys Lagoons
Lars W.J. Anderson, WaterweedSolutions

Session A: Zebra & Quagga Mussel Control
Optimization of Chlorination Strategies for Dreissenid Mussel Control
Scott Poulton, Ontario Power Generation

Developing a Treatment Method to Protect Alberta’s Irrigation Pipelines from Invasive Dreissenid Mussels
Nicole Seitz Vermeer, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Mortality Responses of Quagga Mussels to KCl Solutions Prepared in Different Source Waters
Christine Moffitt, U.S. Geological Survey

Control of Dreissenid Mussels with a More Rational Use of Copper
David Hammond, Earth Science Labs, Inc.

Quest for Durable Foul-Release Coatings
Bobbi Jo Merten, Bureau of Reclamation

Session B: Invasive Fishes: Diets & Impacts
Ecological Impact of Ponto-Caspian Invertebrates and Fish in a Shipping Canal Ecosystem
Alain De Vocht, University Hasselt

No Significant Negative Impact on Native Fish Species during First Years of Colonization by Ponto-Caspian Gobies
Hugo Verreycken, Research Institute for Nature and Forest

Evaluating and Predicting Impacts of Globally-invasive Freshwater Fishes using Multi-population Comparisons
Suncica Avlijas, McGill University, Redpath Museum

Food Competition as a Mode of Impact in a Riverine Round Goby Invasion
Dustin Raab, McGill University

Diet Spectrum and Preference of the Invasive Round Goby (Neogobius melanostomus) in Flanders
Hugo Verreycken, Research Institute for Nature and Forest

Session C: Aquatic Plants
Benefits Derived in Louisiana from the Long Term Management and Control of Waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
Alfred F. Cofrancesco, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Growth of Elodea canadensis (in Swedish lakes): A Head Start for an Invasive Species in Strongly Seasonal Environment
Kristina Tattersdill, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Vegetative Reproductive Capacity of Crested Floatingheart (Nymphoides cristata)
Samantha N. Sardes, University of Florida, IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Ornamentals Behaving Badly
Nicole Kimmel, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Mapping Watershed Degree of Invasion Across the Continental United States
Amy J. Davis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Session A: Zebra and Quagga Mussel Control
Evaluating Copper Ion Generator for Control of Quagga Mussels
Renata Claudi, RNT Consulting Inc.

Invertebrate Community Response to Zequanox® in Aquatic Mesocosms
Michele Nicholson, Queen's University

Developments in Bio-based Management of Juvenile and Larval Stage Zebra and Quagga Mussels in Industry and Natural Resource Management
Carolyn Link, Marrone Bio Innovations

The Ins and Outs of Registering a New Product for the Control of Aquatic Invasive Species
John F. Fournier, Acadia Regulatory Consulting, LLC

Use of a Differential Simple Stain to Confirm Mortality of Dreissenid Mussels in Field Research Experiments
Kelly Stockton-Fiti, KASF Consulting

Session B: Invasive Fishes: Control & Genetics
Towards Selective Removal of Invasive Fishes and Passage of Native Fishes in Rivers
Rob McLaughlin, University of Guelph

Ecology and Control of Invasive Northern Pike in the Columbia River, Canada
Brian Heise, Thompson Rivers University

Invasion Genetics of the Eurasian Round Goby in North America: Patterns Across Time and Space
Matthew R. Snyder, University of Toledo

Genetic Patterns of the Invasive Eurasian Ruffe Over Time and Space: Comparing Introductions in the Laurentian Great Lakes versus England
Devon J. Eddins, University of Toledo

Session C: EDNA and Genetics
Decade of Gene Diversification of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) Since its First Appearance in the Laurentian Great Lakes
Carol A. Stepien, University of Toledo

Determining a Best-Case Effectiveness of a Molecular Method for the Detection of Aquatic Invasives
Ryan Scott, University of Windsor

The Development and Validation of a LAMP Assay and Portable Instrument to Rapidly Detect Invasive Species in Transport as Bait
Christopher J. Merkes, U.S. Geological Survey

How Much Can Environmental DNA (eDNA) Reflect a Local Macroinvertebrate Community in a Freshwater Flowing Habitat?
Rosetta C. Blackman, School of Biological, Biomedical & Environmental Sciences, University of Hull

Session A: Dreissenid Mussel EDNA & Genetics
Environmental DNA (eDNA) as a Monitoring Tool for Zebra Mussels in Lake Winnipeg
Timothy Gingera, University of Manitoba

Development and Testing of High Throughput Sequencing Assays to Detect Aquatic Invasive Species from Environmental Samples
Katy Klymus, University of Toledo

Varying Levels of Different Environment Factors Influence the Decay of Aquatic eDNA
Richard F. Lance, U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center

Improvement of Methods for Detection of Dreissenid Mussels by Microscopy and Polymerase Chain Reaction
Jacque Keele, Bureau of Reclamation

Where is the Body? Dreissenid Mussels, Raw Water Testing, and the Real Value of E-DNA
Denise Hosler, Bureau of Reclamation

Session B: Global AIS Policy & Legislation Drivers
Canada’s Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations
Tracy Kerluke, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The Roles and Responsibilities of Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency
Scott Couture, Health Canada

Redefining Norms: Alberta’s Approach to Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention and Management
Kate Wilson, Alberta Environment & Parks

Introduction to the New Ontario Invasive Species Act
Ala Boyd, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Session C: Prevention & Risk Assessment
Inter-assessor Reliability of Risk Classifications for Invasiveness of Alien Species
Rob Leuven, Radboud University Nijmegen

Comparing European Risk Assessments for Invasive Freshwater Invertebrates
Frances Lucy, Institute of Technology Sligo

Prioritizing Species of Concern under Projected Climate Changes using a Temperature Matching Model
Tim Johnson, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Invasion Risk of AIS Not in the Great Lakes Under Future Climate Scenarios
Phyllis Higman, Illinois Natural Features Inventory

Conquering the Cold: Climate Suitability Predictions for the Asian Clam in Cold Temperate North America
Andrea Morden, McGill University

Session A: Dreissenid Mussel Population Studies
Invasion History of Dreissena polymorpha, the Zebra Mussel in Lough Key, an Irish lake
Frances Lucy, Institute of Technology Sligo

Zebra Mussel Habitat Selection, Growth and Mortality in Lakes of Northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Michigan
Maureen Ferry, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Status of Quagga Mussel Populations in Lake Michigan and Complementary Growth Experiments
Ashley Baldridge, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Session B: Global AIS Policy & Legislation Drivers
Regional Collaboration to Protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River
Mike Piskur, Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers

Considerations in Governance of Aquatic Invasive Species Management – Experience on the International Great Lakes
Gavin Christie, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Session C: Prevention & Risk Assessment
A Risk Assessment of Golden Mussel (Limnoperna fortunei) for Ontario
Gerry Mackie, University of Guelph

Canadian Columbia Basin: A Collaborative Approach to Aquatic Invasive Species Management
Jennifer Vogel, Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society