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2021 Texas Groundwater Invertebrate Forum

MARK YOUR CALENDARS : OCTOBER 29, 2021 Virtual Meeting

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The 3rd Annual Texas Groundwater Invertebrate Forum (TGIF) will be virtual. The meeting is scheduled  for October 29, 2021, 9am to 4pm. Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision was made to hold the meeting virtual.

The meeting will consist of 10 invited talks (15 min and 5 min QA) plus coordinated Lightning talks (3 min with 2 min QA). Presenters will be contacted with more information about presentation guidelines.


Status updates will be posted on our website along with meeting information as it becomes available.

Goal:

To bring together people who are working on subterranean biology so that knowledge and information can be shared and transferred and future efforts to increase knowledge of groundwater ecosystems can be coordinated.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the organizers of TGIF is to encourage collaboration and exchange of ideas and information, and to more efficiently and clearly convey and transfer information to those who need and/or use it.

Problem Statement:

A number of people are currently working on Texas groundwater organisms, however, there is infrequent research coordination and information exchange about the diverse projects and ongoing efforts that can cause barriers for those who want to fully understand groundwater biodiversity, promote efficient dissemination, and effectively use the data for research and management purposes. 

2021 Texas Groundwater Invertebrate Forum Schedule

Time (CST) Name Title
Time (CST)
9:00-9:05
Name
Introduction and Moderator: Dr. Benjamin Schwartz
Title
Introduction To Meeting, Reiterate TGIF Mission/Goals, And Zoom Logistics
Time (CST)
9:05-9:25
Name
Benjamin Hutchins, Pete Diaz, Randy Gibson,
Title
Stygobiont Diversity In The San Marcos Artesian Well And Edwards Aquifer Groundwater
Time (CST)
Name
Benjamin Schwartz
Title
Ecosystem, Texas, USA
Time (CST)
9:25-9:45
Name
Debra S. Finn, Nathan C. Dorff, David Fleshman
Title
Hyporheic-Zone Ecology: Progress And Perspectives From Missouri Ozark Streams
Time (CST)
9:45-10:05
Name
Carrie Thompson
Title
Leveraging Conservation For Groundwater Invertebrates And Their Habitats
Time (CST)
10:05-10:25
Name
Kathryn Perez, Houston Glover, Manuel Spor Leal, Benjamin Schwartz, Benjamin Hutchins
Title
Trans Pecos Invert Sampling, Springsnail DNA Barcoding And New Species Of Pyrgulopsis.
Time (CST)
10:25-10:45
Name
Elizabeth Borda and Lauren Ballou
Title
Integrative Systematics And Groundwater Evolution: A Case Study Using Typhlatya Shrimp (Atyidae) As A Model
Time (CST)
10:45-11:05
Name
BREAK / Moderator: Amelia Hunter
Title
Time (CST)
11:05-11:10
Name
Joe Yelderman
Title
Wells, Springs, And Reservoirs- "Oh My!" The Importance Of Local Groundwater/Surface-Water Interactions
Time (CST)
11:10-11:15
Name
Chase Corrington
Title
Barton Springs Segment Food Web Structure: Salamanders And Stygobitic Invertebrates
Time (CST)
11:15-11:20
Name
Peter Sprouse and Jessica Gordon
Title
Groundwater Fauna Of The Lower Onion Creek Watershed
Time (CST)
11:20-11:25
Name
Andrew Canizzarro
Title
Phylogenetic Analyses Reveal Remarkable Diversity Within The Groundwater Amphipod Species Parabogidiella americana (Amphipoda: Parabogidellidae)
Time (CST)
11:25-11:30
Name
Benjamin Schwartz
Title
Updates On Recent Taxonomic Work On Texas Groundwater Invertebrates.
Time (CST)
11:30-11:35
Name
Amelia Hunter
Title
Federal Action Updates From The USFWS Austin Ecological Service Field Office
Time (CST)
11:35-11:40
Name
Eryl Austin-Bingamon
Title
Updates On Hyporheic Groundwater Invertebrates In The Colorado Basin, Texas.
Time (CST)
11:40-11:45
Name
Lucas Pustka
Title
Update On TxState/USACE Collaborative Research In The Hyporheic Zone
Time (CST)
11:45-11:50
Name
Will Coleman
Title
Genetic Diversity Of The Comal Springs Riffle Beetle (Heterelmis comalensis)
Time (CST)
11:50-11:55
Name
Andy Gluesenkamp
Title
The Texas Speleological Survey: A Valuable Resource For Researchers
Time (CST)
12:00-1:00
Name
LUNCH
Title
Time (CST)
1:00-1:20
Name
Networking (Breakout Rm)/ Moderator: Kathryn Perez
Title
Time (CST)
1:20-1:40
Name
Kelly Miller, Pete Diaz, Kathryn Perez, Ben Hutchins, Randy Gibson
Title
Diving Beetles Among the Wrecks of Ancient Life
Time (CST)
1:40-2:00
Name
Crystal Datri
Title
Preliminary Investigations Of Groundwater Invertebrates On The City Of Austin Balcones Canyonlands Preserve
Time (CST)
2:00-2:20
Name
Okan Külköylüoğlu
Title
Contributions To The Ostracoda Fauna Of Texas
Time (CST)
2:20-2:40
Name
BREAK
Title
Time (CST)
2:40-3:25
Name
Annette Summers Engel
Title
Microbial Ecology Of The Edwards Aquifer
Time (CST)
3:25-3:45
Name
McLean Worsham
Title
Light Response Comparison Among Crangonyctid Amphipods From Various Texas Groundwater Habitats
Time (CST)
4:00-4:05
Name
Closing Remarks
Title

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  • Amelia Hunter US Fish and Wildlife Service-Austin Ecological Services Field Office
    Michael Warriner US Fish and Wildlife Service-Austin Ecological Services Field Office
    Adam Zerrenner US Fish and Wildlife Service-Austin Ecological Services Field Office
    Kathryn Perez University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
    Pete Diaz US Fish and Wildlife Service - Texas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
    Randy Gibson US Fish and Wildlife Service – San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center
    Benjamin Schwartz Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center
    Benjamin Hutchins Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center
    Victor Castillo III Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center
    Ashley Cottrell Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center