2022 Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists Workshop Virtual Meeting
March 30 – 31, 2022
2022 Meeting Dates and Letter from the President
The 2022 Meeting of the Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists, hosted this year by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, will be held virtually March 30-31.
On Wednesday, March 30 there will be a full day of oral presentations and a social activity. Attendees are encouraged to share their research as either an oral presentation (15 min with 5 min for questions), a speed talk (5 min with 2 min for questions), or as a PDF poster that can be viewed throughout the day. This provides an ideal venue to share your research and restoration projects with regional scientists from local, state, and federal agencies, academics and organizations, familiarize yourself with other projects in the Mid-Atlantic region, and engage with in friendly conversation. Join us during the morning and afternoon breaks for a fun and engaging game of Aquatic Biologists Jeopardy!
Workshops will be held on Thursday, March 31 from 9am-12pm. Choices for workshops include:
Trichoptera Identification Workshop - Andy Rasmussen & Alex Orfinger, Florida A&M University - We will present a half-day online workshop on the taxonomic identification of larval Trichoptera (caddisflies). Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and contribute to the discussion. The instructors will cover a wide range of topics including:
Morphology and Identification
Identification of Polycentropodidae (Trumpet-Net Caddisflies)
Stressor Identification Using Caddis - Kate Schofield, USEPA Integrated Environmental Assessment Branch, Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (epa.gov/caddis)
Harmful Algal Blooms: Identification Using eDNA and Overview of a Statewide Management Strategy - Christopher Main, DE DNREC and Vic Poretti, NJ DEP