Media Tip Sheet: Pollution, Contamination and Remediation

Presentations at the 106th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America featuring research on human drivers of pollution in natural systems and how these pollutants affect ecosystems, wildlife and human health.

July 28, 2020
For Immediate Release

Contact: Heidi Swanson Winstead, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@idieh

ESA is offering complimentary registration at the 106th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America for press and institutional public information officers (see credential policy). The meeting will feature live plenaries, panels and Q&A sessions from August 2–6, 2021. To apply for press registration, please contact ESA Public Information Manager Heidi Swanson Winstead at gro.asenull@idieh.

All live discussion times are in Pacific Daylight Time (U.S. West Coast).

 

On-Demand Talks with Live Discussion

 

Healthy Soils for Healthy Communities: A community-based urban soil initiative rooted in Los Angeles   
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Yujuan Chen, TreePeople

Soil in the City: Results from a soil needs assessment in Los Angeles         
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Erica L. Wohldmann, California State University, Northridge

Initial steps to characterize Los Angeles’s soils  
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Gordon Rees, California Polytechnic State University\

RegenerateLA and LA’s Green New Deal
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Michelle Barton, City of Los Angeles

Air Pollution in National Parks: Using ecological data to scale up and then back down again
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Emmi Felker-Quinn, National Park Service (NPS) – Air Resources Division

Using Purple Air data to study the impact of air quality of urban aerial microbiomes
Live discussion:  Tuesday, August 3, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Ashley Sango, University of San Francisco

Utilizing the community coalescence framework to examine nitrogen transformations within a coastal plain wastewater treatment plant
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Natasha Bell, East Carolina University

Establishing a new intergovernmental process to address global nitrogen challenge: Towards the Inter-convention Nitrogen Coordination Mechanism (INCOM)\
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Mark Sutton, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Stormwater ponds: Evaluating the benefits and unintended consequences of an expanding designer ecosystem
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Basil V. Iannone III, University of Florida

Gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon increases mercury bioavailability through artificial lake expansion
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Jacqueline Gerson, University of California

Land use decisions deteriorate stream water quality jeopardizing water supply in a densely populated tropical region
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Pedro Ribeiro Piffer, Columbia University

Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) reduction capacities and their relation to morphological and physiological traits in 13 landscaping tree species
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Kunhyo Kim, Seoul National University

Connecting ecosystem ecology and regional planning: A case study for reducing nutrient loading to the Long Island Sound
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Catherine Chamberlin, EPA

The social, environmental, and economic benefits of green infrastructure in Washington, DC
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Matthew L. Richardson, University of the District of Columbia

Changes in water quality at the edge-of-field and stream scale after implementation of agricultural conservation practices as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Priority Watersheds program
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Luke C. Loken, USGS

Oyster As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb and Zn levels in northern South China Sea: Long-term spatiotemporal trends and health risk assessment
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Lifei Wang, University of Toronto Scarborough

Improving shallow groundwater quality by planting short rotation woody crops as riparian buffers in marginal agricultural land of the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Thu Ya Kyaw, Mississippi State University

Ecological consideration of water-loving emerging contaminants: a case study
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

Policy Solidarity: Why We Should Be Thinking About Wildlife and Human Health As One
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Summer Traylor, Portland State University

Making the science accessible to better understand the impact of contaminants (unregulated and otherwise) on plants, associated organisms, and their environment: strategies for phytobiome research, teaching, and K to postsecondary science outreach
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Laura Super, University of British Columbia

US National Wildlife Refuges and emerging contaminants
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Jennifer Wilkening, USFWS

 

On-Demand Posters with Live Discussion

 

Assessment of the heavy metal extractive abilities of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Omolara T. Aladesanmi, Earth and Environmental Sciences Area

The impacts of copper contamination on aquatic predator-prey interactions
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Jonathan Chapman, Florida International University

Unprecedented migratory bird die-off: A citizen-based analysis on the spatiotemporal patterns of mass mortality events in the western United States
Live discussion:  Thursday, August 5, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Anni Yang, Colorado State University

Toward a predictive model for anticipated brownfields clean-up costs: Insights from 25 years of ACRES data
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 2:30 PM –3:30 PM
Caitlin M. Augustin, DataKind

Lead exposure by the brown anole (Anolis sagrei) in New Orleans, Louisiana
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Annelise Blanchette, Tulane University

Estuarine eutrophication, nutrient load reduction, and benthic ecological condition in the Pagan River watershed, Smithfield, Virginia
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Cate Turner, Old Dominion University

Roadside pollinator plantings: Valuable resource or deadly ecological trap?
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Lauren K. Agnew, University of Minnesota

Antibiotic-resistant pathogens in the Blue Marsh Watershed: Superbugs isolated from water and sediment in Reading, Pennsylvania
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Jill M. Felker, Antioch New England

Parasites and plastics in seabirds of the North Pacific
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Kate Sheehan, Frostburg State University

Assessing the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on stream health using algal diversity in biofilms
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Teagan Kuzniar, West Virginia University

Maximizing ecosystem services on an urban college campus: Modeling nutrient cycling and human health impacts on institutional urban lands
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Shannon Hahn, Macalester College

Unintended consequences of mitigating agricultural run-off: Changes to symbiotic bacterial communities of resident isopods
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
Katherine L. Krynak, Ohio Northern University

Microplastics as novel sedimentary particles in coastal wetlands: A review
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Melinda Paduani, Florida International University

Quantification and distribution of heavy metals in exoskeletons of Limulus polyphemus in the Yucatan peninsula using µXRF
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Alan González-Euan, National Technological Institute of Mexico

Contamination of pollinator conservation habitats in Illinois with neonicotinoids
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Shih-Huai Cheng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dynamics of particulate matter concentration in urban forest in Korea
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
Hong-Duck Sou, National Institute of Forest Science

The diatom community in an urban, effluent dominated river
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
William Ota, UC Riverside

 

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