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Fourth Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S.
October 28 - November 1, 2007
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Please note that all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be served in the MBL Dining Hall, Swope upstairs.

         Breakfast         7 - 8:30 each day (Monday through Friday)

         Lunch              12 -1:30 each day (Monday through Thursday)

         Dinner               6 - 7:30 each day (Sunday through Thursday)

All talks will be in the Lillie Auditorium; am and pm breaks will be there as well.

Poster sessions will be held in the Swope upstairs lobby and Meigs Room (also located in Swope upstairs).

Locations for discussion sessions (Tuesday evening) will be announced at the meeting. Current plans are for four concurrent discussion sessions:

•    operational HAB forecasting system
•    HAB genomics
•    Identifying barriers to HAB technology utilization
•    volunteer monitoring networks

The registration desk will also be open each day from approximately 8:00 am to 8:30 am.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2007

4:00 - 6:00    Registration, Swope Lobby (downstairs)

4:00 - 6:00    Mixer, Meigs Room (Swope Building)

6:00 - 7:30    Dinner, Swope Dining Hall (upstairs)

7:30 - 9:30    Reception, Meigs Room (Swope Building)


MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2007

Session 1:   Bloom Ecology and Dynamics (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
8:30
Don Anderson
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:40
Barbara Hickey
Regional oceanography leading to toxic Pseudo-nitzschia events on beaches in the Northern California Current
9:00
Evelyn Lessard
Seasonal and interannual variability of Pseudo-nitzschia and domoic acid in the Juan de Fuca eddy region and its adjacent shelves
9:20
Bill Cochlan
Silicic acid limitation is not a trigger for domoic acid production by Pseudo-nitzschia blooms in the Pacific Northwest
9:40
Katherine Hubbard
Temporal and spatial variability in Pacific Northwest Pseudo-nitzschia populations

10:00 - 10:30 - Break

Session 2:   Toxins and Toxin Detection (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
10:30
Al Place
Scrabbled modules, spliced leaders, cap dependent translation control - what next in dinoflagellate polyketide toxin synthesis?
10:50
Emily Monroe
Novel structure of polyketide synthase gene transcripts in the Florida red tide dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis
11:10
Gerry Plumley
A genomic approach for identifying the saxitoxin (STX) synthesis genes
11:30
Orlando Sarnelle
Relative importance of zebra mussel invasion, phosphorus and other environmental factors on microcystin concentrations in lakes

12:00 - 1:30 - Lunch, MBL Dining Hall (Swope upstairs)

Session 3:  Fisheries and Food Webs (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
1:30
Roz Jester
Recent ecosystem shift in central California alters harmful algal bloom patterns
1:50
Porter Hoagland
The New England 2005 Alexandrium bloom: Estimates of the economic effects on commercial shellfisheries
2:10
Pat Glibert
Impacts of eutrophication-related blooms of Prorocentrum minimum and Karlodinium veneficum on early life stages of oysters in Chesapeake Bay

2:30 - 3:00 - Break

Session 4:  Bloom Ecology and Dynamics (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
3:00
Jason Adolf
Cryptophytes in Chesapeake Bay and their potential relationship to mixotrophic harmful algal blooms
3:20
Wayne Litaker
Development of a toxic dinoflagellate (Karlodinium veneficum) bloom in a shallow, eutrophic, lagoonal estuary
3:40
Ted Smayda
Harmful algal blooms and the 15ºC barrier

4:00 - 6:00    Poster Session 1:  Bloom Ecology & Dynamics; Communication, Outreach & Education (Swope Upstairs Lobby and Meigs Room)

6:00 - 7:30 - Dinner (Swope Dining Hall)

7:30 - 9:30    Poster Session 2: Bloom Ecology & Dynamics


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2007

Session 5:   Toxins and Toxin Detection (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
8:40
Mark Poli
Determination of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins using the Lawrence method:  Application to human urine and serum
9:00
Greg Boyer
New tricks with old toys:  Application of mass spectrometry to the analysis of peptide toxins
9:20
Steven Plakas
Monitoring of brevetoxins in Karenia brevis bloom-exposed eastern oyster
9:40
Faisal Radwan
A potent effect of in vitro gastric digestion on the overall toxicity of brevetoxin-laden Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus)

10:00 - 10:30 - Break

Session 6:   Communication, Outreach and Education (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
10:30
Lora Fleming
Florida aquatic toxins hotline: Formal evaluation of HAB outreach and educational activities
10:50
Sparkle Roberts
A comparative study of perceived risk from two coastal communities:  Implications for communication and education
11:10
Marybeth Bauer
Using social science to develop communication messages that facilitate public trust and understanding regarding harmful algal bloom control
11:30
Pat Tester
Red tide related losses and small business administration loans: A 20 year retrospective

12:00 - 1:30 - Lunch, MBL Dining Hall (Swope upstairs)

Session 7:  Bloom Ecology and Dynamics (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
1:30
Kristy Lidie
Characterization and regulation of gene expression networks in response to acute stress in Karenia brevis
1:50
Emily Prince
Chemically-mediated competition: Interactions between the red tide dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis, and co-occurring phytoplankton
2:10
Geoff SinclairCan benthic-pelagic coupling by Karenia brevis support perennial offshore seed populations for coastal blooms?

2:30 - 3:00 - Break

Session 8:  Human Health (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
3:00
Lynn Grattan
Domoic acid neurotoxicity in Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest: Human health project methods and update
3:20
Kathi Lefebvre
Gene expression in zebrafish after acute and sub-acute exposure to the marine neurotoxin domoic acid
3:40
Lori Backer
Recreational exposure to microcystins during a Microcystis aeruginosa bloom in a small lake

4:00 - 6:00    Poster Session 3:  Toxins & Toxin Detection; Human Health (Swope Upstairs Lobby and Meigs Room)

6:00 - 7:30     Dinner (Swope Dining Hall)


7:30 - 9:30     Concurrent Discussion Sessions (topics & locations to be announced)


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2007

Session 9:   Bloom Ecology and Dynamics (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
8:40
Timothy Davis
The effects of temperature and eutrophication on toxic and non-toxic strains of Microcystis within New York lakes
9:00
Juli Dyble
Assessing the role of environmental stressors and genetic composition on microcystin production in Lake Erie Microcystis populations
9:20
David Avery
The evolution of toxin resistance in copepods: How do copepods respond to blooms of toxic Alexandrium fundyense?
9:40
Andy Juhl
Development of quantitative PCR-based techniques for assessing zooplankton grazing on harmful algae: A tale of two species

10:00 - 10:30 - Break

Session 10:   Emerging Technologies (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
10:30
Sonya Dyhrman
Monitoring toxic Alexandrium catenella in the Puget Sound using real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR)
10:50
Greg Doucette
Autonomous, sub-surface detection of the algal toxin domoic acid onboard the environmental sample processor
11:10
Senjie Lin
Genetic network regulating cell division and toxin production in Karlodinium and Amphidinium: A genomic approach
11:30
Chris Gobler
Preliminary insight from the first genome-sequence of a harmful algal bloom species, the brown tide alga, Aureococcus anophagefferens

12:00 - 1:30 - Lunch, MBL Dining Hall (Swope upstairs)

Session 11:  Fisheries and Food Webs (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
1:30
Lihua Chen
Isolation of the sodium channel gene from the copepod Acartia hudsonica and its potential link to saxitoxin resistance
1:50
Monica Bricelj
Applications of video-endoscopy to study the effects of HAB species on suspension-feeding bivalves
2:10
Hélène HégaretEffect of the harmful alga Prorocentrum minimum on the hemocyte response of quahogs Mercenaria mercenaria with various levels of QPX infection

2:30 - 3:00 - Break

Session 12:  Bloom Ecology and Dynamics (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
3:00
Rick Stumpf
Blending of observations and models in forecasting transport of harmful blooms
3:20
Mike Twiner
Gene expression profiles of Karenia brevis during lysis by algicidal bacteria
3:40
Mike Parsons
Observations on the ephiphytic relationship between Gambierdiscus spp. and several macroalgal host species

4:00 - 6:00    Poster Session 4: Fisheries & Food Webs; Emerging Technologies

Lobster Dinner 6:00 - 7:30 (Swope Dining Hall)

8:00 - 11:00    Halloween Party (Meigs Room, Swope Building)



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2007

Session 13:   Emerging Technologies (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
8:40
Christopher Brown
Implementation of a harmful algal bloom prediction system in Chesapeake Bay
9:00
Steve Wilhelm
Molecular characterization of toxic cyanobacterial communities in the lower Great Lakes: A seven year synopsis
9:20
Gary Kirkpatrick
The optical-based HAB detection observatory: Lessons learned during 4 years of implementation
9:40
Dianne Greenfield
Applications of the Second-Generation Environmental Sample Processor (2G ESP) for remote detection of harmful algae: 2007

10:00 - 10:30 - Break

Session 14: Bloom Ecology and Dynamics (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
10:30
Don Anderson
Alexandrium fundyense cyst dynamics in the Gulf of Maine
10:50
Deana Erdner
Population genetics of toxic Alexandrium blooms in the Gulf of Maine
11:10
Dennis McGillicuddy
Observations and models of Alexandrium fundyense blooms in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank: From climatology to forecasting
11:30
Mario Sengco
The fate of saxitoxins in Alexandrium tamarense during infection by Amoebophrya sp., and initial observation of host-parasite dynamics from field studies in a small Cape Cod embayment

12:00 - 1:30 - Lunch, MBL Dining Hall (Swope upstairs)

Session 15:  Human Health (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
1:30
Tracy Villareal
Ciguatoxicity in the northern Gulf of Mexico
1:50
Bob Dickey
Formulation of advisory levels for Caribbean and Pacific ciguatoxins and tiered methods for their determination
2:10
Andy ReichFeatures of neurotoxic shellfish poisoning from recreationally harvested clams in Florida, 2006: Epidemiologic and clinical factors

2:30 - 3:00 - Break

Session 16:  Bloom Ecology and Dynamics (Lillie Auditorium)
TimePresenterTitle
3:00
Sibel Bargu
Pseudo-nitzschia and domoic acid in naturally iron-enriched and iron-poor areas of the Gulf of Alaska
3:20
Lisa Pickell
Dissolved domoic acid: A competitive advantage for Pseudo-nitzschia in coastal and offshore HNLC waters
3:40
Nick Adams
The use of microsatellite markers to compare the population structure of Pseudo-nitzschia pungens from the Pacific Northwest and the North Sea
4:00Astrid SchnetzerToxic blooms of Pseudo-nitzschia spp. and their impact on coastal marine life in the Southern California bight area near Los Angeles
4:20
Don Anderson,
Quay Dortch & Pat Glibert
Community Meeting - HABHRCA update; NHC update; selection of next site

Meeting adjourns - 5:30

Dinner 6:00 - 7:30 (Swope Dining Hall)

Mixer 7:30 - 8:30, Swope



Session 13:   Emerging Technologies (Lillie Auditorium)
Time Presenter Title
8:40
Christopher Brown
Implementation of a harmful algal bloom prediction system in Chesapeake Bay
9:00
Steve Wilhelm
Molecular characterization of toxic cyanobacterial communities in the lower Great Lakes: A seven year synopsis
9:20
Gary Kirkpatrick
The optical-based HAB detection observatory: Lessons learned during 4 years of implementation
9:40
Dianne Greenfield
Applications of the Second-Generation Environmental Sample Processor (2G ESP) for remote detection of harmful algae: 2007

10:00 - 10:30 - Break

Session 14: Bloom Ecology and Dynamics (Lillie Auditorium)
Time Presenter Title
10:30
Don Anderson
Alexandrium fundyense cyst dynamics in the Gulf of Maine
10:50
Deana Erdner
Population genetics of toxic Alexandrium blooms in the Gulf of Maine
11:10
Dennis McGillicuddy
Observations and models of Alexandrium fundyense blooms in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank: From climatology to forecasting
11:30
Mario Sengco
The fate of saxitoxins in Alexandrium tamarense during infection by Amoebophrya sp., and initial observation of host-parasite dynamics from field studies in a small Cape Cod embayment

12:00 - 1:30 - Lunch, MBL Dining Hall (Swope upstairs)

Session 15:  Human Health (Lillie Auditorium)
Time Presenter Title
1:30
Tracy Villareal
Ciguatoxicity in the northern Gulf of Mexico
1:50
Bob Dickey
Formulation of advisory levels for Caribbean and Pacific ciguatoxins and tiered methods for their determination
2:10
Andy Reich Features of neurotoxic shellfish poisoning from recreationally harvested clams in Florida, 2006: Epidemiologic and clinical factors

2:30 - 3:00 - Break

Session 16:  Bloom Ecology and Dynamics (Lillie Auditorium)
Time Presenter Title
3:00
Sibel Bargu
Pseudo-nitzschia and domoic acid in naturally iron-enriched and iron-poor areas of the Gulf of Alaska
3:20
Lisa Pickell
Dissolved domoic acid: A competitive advantage for Pseudo-nitzschia in coastal and offshore HNLC waters
3:40
Nick Adams
The use of microsatellite markers to compare the population structure of Pseudo-nitzschia pungens from the Pacific Northwest and the North Sea
4:00 Astrid Schnetzer Toxic blooms of Pseudo-nitzschia spp. and their impact on coastal marine life in the Southern California bight area near Los Angeles
4:20
Don Anderson,
Quay Dortch & Pat Glibert
Community Meeting - HABHRCA update; NHC update; selection of next site

Meeting adjourns - 5:30

Dinner 6:00 - 7:30 (Swope Dining Hall)

Mixer 7:30 - 8:30, Swope



 

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