Presentations


South River Science Team members routinely prepare presentations at conferences and symposiums to share their findings. Click below to view presentations about topics related to various aspects of the South River.

2017

Brent, R.; H. Wines; and J. Luther. 2017. “Yes, You Can Measure Mercury in the Field with Accuracy, Precision, and Sensitivity.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Platform Presentation.

Brent, R.N.; J. Collins; H.M. Wines; J.C. Luther; and N.L. Irving. 2017. “Use of Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) for Field Analysis of Mercury-Contaminated Soils.” Battelle Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. January 9-12, 2017. New Orleans, Louisiana. Poster Presentation.

Collins, J.; B. Reese; N.R. Grosso; and R.G. Stahl, Jr. 2017. “Development of a Short-Term Monitoring Strategy for Evaluation of Remedy Effectiveness in a Mercury Impacted River.” Battelle Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. January 9-12. New Orleans, Louisiana. Poster Presentation.

Cristol, D. 2017. “Current Research Strategies Will Produce Mercury Toxicity Reference Values that Do Not Protect Avian Populations from Harm.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Platform Presentation.

Fellin, S.; C. Ptacek; D. Gould; P. Liu; K. Paulson; D. Blowes; and R. Landis. 2017. “Evaluation of Inorganic and Carbon-Based Materials for Mercury Stabilization when Co-Blended with Contaminated River Sediment: A Column Study.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Poster Presentation.

Flanders, J.R.; D. Baldwin; J. Green; and N. Grosso. 2017. “Predicting Responses in Physical and Biological Compartments to Reductions in Mercury Loading from River Banks.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Poster Presentation.

Flanders, J.R.; R. Stahl, Jr.; and N. Grosso. 2017. “Climatological Drivers of Methylmercury Production in a High Gradient Stream.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Poster Presentation.

Grosso, N.; M. Liberati; R. Stahl; C. Foran; C. Patmont; S. Haffey; J. Collins; S. Thakali; and C. Mancini. 2017. “Application of Adaptive Management for Mercury Remediation in the South River, VA.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Platform Presentation.

Harris, R.; D. Hutchinson; D. Beals; N. Grosso; J. Dyer; and J. Collins. 2017. “Application of a Mechanistic Model of Mercury Cycling and Bioaccumulation in the Mercury-Contaminated South River, VA.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Platform Presentation.

Liu, P.; C. Ptacek; D. Blowes; Y.Z. Finfrock; R. Gordon; R. Landis; N. Grosso; A. Wang; K. Paulson; and S. Fellin. 2017. “Application of Switchgrass Biochar for Mercury and Methylmercury Control in Sediment Under Reducing Conditions: An X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Platform Presentation.

Mancini, C. and M. Liberati. 2017. “Case Study of a Multi-Faceted Public Outreach Program for a Mercury-Impacted River.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Platform Presentation.

Martin, T.; G. Chang; C. Jones; and J. Durda. “Use of High-Frequency Optically-Based Measurements to Assess Mercury Cycling, Transport, and Fate in Contaminated Estuarine and Riverine Systems.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Platform Presentation.

Ndu, U.; N. Rivera; M. Deshusses; D. Elias; G. Christensen; and H. Hsu-Kim. 2017. “Diffusive Gradient in Thin-Film Passive Samplers as Indicators of Mercury Bioavailability for Biomethylation in Sediments.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Platform Presentation.

Paulson, K.; C. Ptacek; P. Liu; S. Fellin; D. Blowes; R. Landis; J. Dyer; E. Mack; and N. Grosso. 2017. “Hardwood Biochar as Treatment Media in Reactive Layers for Pore Water Mercury in Saturated Floodplain Soils.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Poster Presentation.

Thakall, S.; J.R. Flanders; C. Mancini; R. Stahl, Jr.; and N. Grosso. “A Watershed-Level Risk-Based Approach to Address Legacy Mercury in the South River (Virginia, USA): Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment (BERA) and its Implications.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Platform Presentation.

Wang, A.; C. Ptacek; D. Blowes; R. Landis; J. Dyer; J. Ma; and K. Paulson. 2017. “Hardwood Biochar as a Reactive Mat to Stabilize Mercury under Environmental Flooding and Drainage Conditions.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Poster Presentation.

Washburn, S.; J. Blum; and A. Kurz. 2017. “Identification of Two Isotopically Distinct Industrial Mercury End-Members in the South River, VA.” 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. July 16-21. Providence, Rhode Island. Platform Presentation.

Wines, H. and J. Luther. 2017. “The Effects of Moisture on X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.” Battelle Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. January 9-12. New Orleans, Louisiana. Student Paper Presentation.

2016

Collins, J.; B. Reese; and R.G. Stahl, Jr. 2016. “Challenges of Reliably Assessing Exposure in Migratory Waterfowl at Contaminated Sites.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 37th Annual Meeting. November 6-10. Orlando, Florida. Poster Presentation.

Collins, J.; B. Reese; and R.G. Stahl, Jr. 2016. “Multiple Lines of Evidence to Assess Remediation and Restoration in a Mercury Contaminated River.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 37th Annual Meeting. November 6-10. Orlando, Florida. Poster Presentation.

Haffey, S.; C. Patmont; J. Collins; K. Hoffman; M. Liberati; and N. Grosso. 2016. “Integrated Restoration/Remediation of a Mercury Contaminated River.”Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 37th Annual Meeting. November 6-10. Orlando, Florida. Poster Presentation.

Jones, D.; B. Reese; N.R. Grosso; and R.G. Stahl, Jr. 2016. “How Much Is Enough? Support for Use of Amendments as a Safe and Viable Treatment Technology.”Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 37th Annual Meeting. November 6-10. Orlando, Florida. Poster Presentation.

Mancini, C.; S. Thakali; J. Collins; and R.G. Stahl, Jr. 2016. “A Mercury Impacted Aquatic Food Web Based on Empirical Data.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 37th Annual Meeting. November 6-10. Orlando, Florida. Poster Presentation.

2015

Bingman, T.; R.G. Stahl, Jr.; A. Guiseppi-Elie; and D. McCue. 2015. “Biomonitoring in Poultry Raised on Mercury-Contaminated Floodplain Soils.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 36th Annual Meeting. November 1-5, 2015. Salt Lake City, Utah. Poster Presentation.

Collins, J.; N. Grosso; R. Davis; C. Patmont; and C. Mancini. 2015. “Criteria for the Selection of Bank Management Areas as Part of the Mercury Remedy in a Complex River System.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 36th Annual Meeting. November 1-5, 2015. Salt Lake City, Utah. Poster Presentation.

Collins, J.; B. Reese; R.G. Stahl, Jr.; C. Mancini; and J. Flanders. 2015. “Establishing Baseline Data for Short- and Long-Term Monitoring to Evaluate Remedy Effectiveness for a Mercury Contaminated Sediment System.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 36th Annual Meeting. November 1-5, 2015. Salt Lake City, Utah. Poster Presentation.

Collins, J.; R.G. Stahl, Jr.; R. Davis; C. Patmont; and C. Mancini. 2015. “Striking a Balance Between Remedial Goals and Habitat Function: An Exercise in Consensus Building.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 36th Annual Meeting. November 1-5, 2015. Salt Lake City, Utah. Poster Presentation.

Grosso, N.; C. Foran; I. Linkov; and C. Patmont. 2015. “Application of the Enhanced Adaptive Management Model for Mercury Remediation in the South River.” The 8th International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. January 12-15. New Orleans, Louisiana. Platform Presentation.

Reese, B.; R.G. Stahl, Jr.; R. Landis; C. Mancini; and S. Thakali. 2015. “Site-Specific Application of the Bioaccumulation ad Aquatic System Simulator (BASS) for Mercury Bioaccumulation in the South River, Virginia.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 36th Annual Meeting. November 1-5, 2015. Salt Lake City, Utah. Poster Presentation.

Reese, B.; S. Thakali; R.G. Stahl, Jr.; R. Landis; and J. Flanders. 2015. “Field Validation of a Laboratory Pilot Demonstrating the Ability of Biochar to Reduce Mercury Bioavailability in Floodplain Soils.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 36th Annual Meeting. November 1-5, 2015. Salt Lake City, Utah. Poster Presentation.

Thakali, S.; R.G. Stahl, Jr.; C. Mancini; and J. Flanders. 2015. “Application of a Weight-of-Evidence Evaluation in a Complex Terrestrial Ecological Risk Assessment.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 36th Annual Meeting. November 1-5, 2015. Salt Lake City, Utah. Poster Presentation.

2014

Grosso, N.; C. Foran; I. Linkov; and C. Patmont. 2015. “Application of the Enhanced Adaptive Management Model for Mercury Remediation in the South River.” The 8th International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. January 12-15, 2015. New Orleans, Louisiana. Platform Presentation.

Flanders, J.R. and R.G. Stahl, Jr. 2014. “Monitoring of Remedial Effectiveness in a River System.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 35th Annual Meeting. November 9-13, 2014. Vancouver, Canada. Platform Presentation.

Liberati, M.R. 2014. “Communicating Mercury Fish Consumption Advisories to River Users in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 35th Annual Meeting. November 9-13, 2014. Vancouver, Canada. Platform Presentation.

Mancini, C.; D. McCue; S. Thakali; R.G. Stahl, Jr.; and A. Guiseppi-Elie. 2014. “Data Quality Assurance in a Changing Regulatory Framework.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 35th Annual Meeting. November 9-13, 2014. Vancouver, Canada. Poster Presentation.

2013

Flanders, J.R.  2013.  “Quantitative Basis for Design of Monitoring of Remedial Effectiveness in a River System.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 34th Annual Meeting. November 17-21, 2013. Nashville, Tennessee.  Poster Presentation.

Mancini, C.  2013.  “A Plan for Monitoring an Aquatic Field Based Pilot Study for the Effectiveness of Mercury Treatment with Biochar.”  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 34th Annual Meeting. November 17-21, 2013. Nashville, Tennessee.  Platform Presentation.

2011

Collins, J.; G. Murphy; J.R. Flanders. 2011. “A Non-Lethal Approach to Assess and Monitor Mercury Concentrations in Black Basses from a Mercury Impacted Stream in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 32nd Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts. November 13-17. Poster Presentation.

Flanders, J.R.; B. Reese; G. Murphy; R. Stahl, Jr. 2011. “In Situ Mercury Uptake by Aquatic Invertebrates in the South River, Virginia.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 32nd Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts. November 13-17.

Landis, W.G.; K. Kolb Ayre; M. Cains; A. Markiewicz; J. Stinson; and H. Summers.  2011.  “Integrated Multiple Stressor Regional Risk Assessment for the South River and Upper Shenandoah River, VA.”  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 32nd Annual Meeting. November 13-17. Boston, Massachusetts.  Platform Presentation.

Reese, B.; C. Mancini; J.R. Flanders; R. Stahl, Jr. 2011. “Alternate Approaches to Assessment of Benthic Health in Sediment Limited Systems.” Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 32nd Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts. November 13-17. Poster Presentation.

2010

Pizzuto, J.E. and K. Skalak. 2010. “Hydraulic Models for the Accumulation of Mercury-Contaminated Fine-Grained Sediment in Forested and Non-Forested Near-Bank Regions of the South River, Virginia, 1930-2007.” 2010 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union. December 13-17. San Francisco, California.

2009

Morrison, T.W.; G.W. Murphy; and R.G. Stahl, Jr. 2009. “Investigation of Feeding Mechanisms and Mercury Uptake in Corbicula fluminea along a Mercury Gradient in the South River, VA.” The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30th Annual Meeting in North America. November 22. New Orleans, Louisiana.

2008

Cianchetti, J.; W.R. Berti; and D. Cocking. 2008. Survey of Total and Methyl Mercury Content in Earthworms and Soils Collected from the South River (Virginia USA) Floodplain. Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America Conference. Tampa, Florida. Poster Presentation.

Flanders, J.R.; R.C. Landis; R. Griffith; and G. Gill. 2008. Using Benthic Flux Chambers to Identify Sources of Inorganic and Methylmercury in the South River, VA (USA). Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida. November. Poster Presentation.

Flanders, J.R.; T.W. Morrison; G.W. Murphy; J. Dyer; and R.G. Stahl, Jr. 2008.Loading Analysis Reveals Sources of Inorganic Mercury and Methylmercury in the South River Watershed. Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida. November. Poster Presentation.

Hachenski, D.M. and R.M. Daniel. 2008. “’The Mangle of Practice’: Assemblages of Design, Science, History and Nature.” International Conference on Critical Literacy in Visual Culture: From Power 2 Empowerment. Dallas, TX. June 6-7.

Hachenski, D.M. and R.M. Daniel. 2008. “’The Mangle of Practice’: Assemblages of Design, Science, History and Nature.” New Views 2: Conversations and Dialogues in Graphic Design: An International Symposium Defining Graphic Design for the Future. London, England. July 9-11.

Jordan, W.C.; T.W. Morrison; J.W. Green; W.R. Berti. 2008. An Investigation of Mercury Concentrations in the South River, Virginia Floodplain. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, North America Annual Meeting. Tampa Bay, Florida. November. Poster Presentation.

Skalak, K. and J. Pizzuto. 2008. “The Distribution, Residence Time, and Fate of Hg and Sediment in Fine-Grained Channel Margin (FGCM) Deposits within a Steep, Gravel-Bed River.” Invited Speakers, United States Geological Survey Technical Seminar, Reston, VA. November.

Skalak, K. and J. Pizzuto. 2008. “The Distribution, Residence Time, and Fate of Mercury and Sediment in Fine-Grained Channel Margin (FGCM) Deposits within a Steep, Gravel-Bed River: South River, Virginia. Invited Speakers, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Regional Meeting.

Skalak, K. and J. Pizzuto. 2008. “The Fate and Transport of Mercury and Sediment in a Gravel-Bed River.” Invited Speakers, Fine Sediment in the Chesapeake Bay Conference. Annapolis, MD.

2007

Condon, A. and D.A. Cristol. 2007. “Mercury Levels in Newly Independent Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) along the Contaminated South River, VA.” Wilson Ornithological Society 87th Annual Meeting. March 22-25. Boston, Massachusetts.

Flanders, J.R. and R.C. Landis. 2007. Development and Use of Benthic Flux Chambers in a Gravel-Bed River to Measure Mercury Fluxes. Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. November. Poster Presentation.

Flanders, J.R.; T.W. Morrison; J. Pizzuto; K. Skalak; R. Turner; R. Jensen; and N.R. Grosso. 2007. Factors Controlling Total Mercury Distributions in Fine Grained Sediments of the South River, Virginia, USA. Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. November. Poster Presentation.

Friedman, S. and D.A. Cristol. 2007. “Elevated Mercury Levels in a Terrestrial Songbird.” Wilson Ornithological Society 87th Annual Meeting. March 22-25. Boston, Massachusetts.

Hachenski, D.M. and R.M. Daniel. 2007. “’The Mangle of Practice’: Assemblages of Design, Science, History and Nature.” 95th Annual CAA Conference: Collaboration and Participation in Design Practice and Education. New York City, NY. February 14 17.

Hallinger, K. 2007. “Does Mercury Contamination Affect Bird Song?” Wilson Ornithological Society 87th Annual Meeting. March 22-25. Boston, Massachusetts.

Monroe, A.; R.L. Brasso; and D.A. Cristol. 2007. “Occurrence of Double Clutching in a Southern Population of Tree Swallows.” Wilson Ornithological Society 87th Annual Meeting. March 22-25. Boston, Massachusetts.

2006

Brasso, R.L. 2006. The Effects of Mercury on the Nesting Success and Return Rate of Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Masters Thesis Defense. January. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Brasso, R.L.; D.A. Cristol; R. Jefferson-George; S. Koebley; and A. White. 2006. “Reproductive Success of Insectivorous Birds in a Watershed Contaminated by Mercury.” Eighth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. August 6-11. Madison, Wisconsin.

Brasso, R.L.; D.A. Cristol; R. Jefferson-George; S. Koebley; and A. White. 2006. “Reproductive Success of Insectivorous Birds in a Watershed Contaminated by Mercury.” North American Ornithological Conference: Wings Without Borders. October 3-6. Veracruz, Mexico.

Cristol, D.A.; A. White; R.L. Brasso; R. Jefferson-George; and S. Koebley. 2006. “Mercury Levels in Insectivorous Birds Breeding on the South River in Virginia.” Eighth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. August 6-11. Madison, Wisconsin.

Cristol, D.A.; R.L. Brasso; A. White; A. Condon; and S. Friedman. 2006. “Elevated Mercury Levels and Effects on Insectivorous Birds of the South River, Virginia.” Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. November 5-9. Montreal, Quebec.

Friedman, S. and D.A. Cristol. 2006. “Elevated Mercury Levels in a Terrestrial Songbird.” Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. November 5-9. Montreal, Quebec.

Turner, R.; R. Jensen; N. Bloom; R.C. Landis; T. Turner; T. Benzing; D. Graber Neufeld. 2006. “Methods of Identifying Non-Point Mercury Sources in a Contaminated Fluvial System.” Presented at the 8th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. August 9. Madison, Wisconsin.

White, A. 2006. Effects of Mercury on Condition and Coloration of Belted Kingfishers. Masters Thesis Defense. February. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

White, A. 2006. “Mercury Levels in Birds Breeding on the South River, VA.” North American Ornithological Conference: Wings Without Borders. October 3-6. Veracruz, Mexico.

2005

Brasso, R.L. and D.A. Cristol. 2005. “Reproductive Success of Insectivorous Birds in a Watershed Contaminated by Mercury.” 75th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Society of Ornithology. May.

2004

Murphy, G.W.; T.J. Newcomb; D.J. Orth; and R.G. Stahl, Jr. 2004. “Bioaccumulation Dynamics of Methylmercury in Fish Communities of the Shenandoah River Basin, Virginia.” The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25th Annual Meeting in North America. November 15. Portland, Oregon.

Murphy, G.W.; T.J. Newcomb; and D.J. Orth. 2004. “Uptake of Mercury and Relationship to Fish Food Habits.” 134th Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. August 25. Madison, Wisconsin.

Murphy, G.W.; T.J. Newcomb; and D.J. Orth. 2004. “Sexual and Seasonal Variations in Concentrations of Mercury in Smallmouth Bass Micropterus dolomieu.” 60th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference. April 26. Ocean City, Maryland.

Murphy, G.W.; T.J. Newcomb; and D.J. Orth. 2004. “Sexual and Seasonal Variations in Concentrations of Mercury in Smallmouth Bass Micropterus dolomieu.” 2004 Virginia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. March 18. Lexington, Virginia.

2003

Murphy, G.W.; T.J. Newcomb; and D.J. Orth. 2003. “Sexual and Seasonal Variations of Mercury in Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu) from the South Fork Shenandoah River, Virginia.” 2003 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science. May 29. Charlottesville, Virginia.

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