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Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Environmental Research Seminar Tomorrow

Release Date: 5/11/2004
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      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a one-day seminar in its Denver office tomorrow featuring STAR grant and fellowship recipients whose work focuses on Region 8 environmental issues and concerns. The featured presenters are among those who have been awarded more than $55 million over the past seven years for their work in the Region 8 states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

      Attendance is free and the press is welcome to attend any of the sessions, which will run concurrently throughout the day. Identification is required.

      Date: May 12, 2004 (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

Location: EPA Region 8 Office
999 18th St.
      EPA Conference Center (Rocky Mountain and Bison Rooms)
      Second Floor of Denver Place
      Denver, CO 80202
10-10:50 a.m.
      Session 1: Dr. Charles Shackelford, Colorado School of Mines - Research of the Rocky Mountain Regional Hazardous Substance Research Center

      Session 2: Dr. Delbert Eatough, Brigham Young University – Use of Continuous Particulate Matter Samplers in the Utah EMPACT and STAR Programs

11-11:50 a.m.
      Session 3: Dr. Charles Shackelford, Colorado School of Mines - Evaluation of Hydrologic Models for Alternative Covers at Mine Waste Sites

      Session 4: Dr. Arden Pope, Brigham Young University- Particulate Air Pollution, Inflammation, Cardiac Autonomic Function and Cardiopulmonary Mortality

1-1:50 p.m.
      Session 5: Dr. Jennifer Hoeting, Colorado State University- Spatial-Temporal Aspects of Water Quality and STARMAP

      Session 6: Dr. Joseph Ryan, University of Colorado at Boulder - Microbial Pathogen Removal During Riverbank Filtration

2-2:50 p.m.
      Session 7: Dr. Merav Ben-David, University of Wyoming - Influence of Bio-Pollution on Ecosystem Processes: The Impact Introduced Lake Trout Have on Streams and Terrestrial Predators in Yellowstone National Park

      Session 8: Dr. William Clements, Colorado State University - The Influence of Climate-Induced Alterations in Dissolved Organic Matter on Metal Toxicity and UV Radiation in Rocky Mountain Streams

3-3:50 p.m.
      Session 9: Dr. Duncan Patten, Montana State University - Developing Effective Ecological Indicators for Watershed Analysis

      Session 10: Grant Dunham, University of North Dakota – State of the Art of Mercury Measurement for Coal-Fired Utilities

4-4:50 p.m.
      Session 11: Dr. Chris Ray, University of Colorado at Boulder - Habitat Alteration and Disease Effects on Black Tailed Prairie Dogs

      Session 12: Trey Simmons, Utah State University – Stratifying Reference Sites for Assessing the Biological Condition of Western Streams: What are the Relevant Environmental Features?

4:50-5:30 p.m.
      Session 13: Dr. LeRoy Poff , Colorado State University- Predicting Stream Biological Conditions in Terms of Multi-Scale Environmental Factors from Local to Ecoregional Scales

      Session 14: Dr. Pierre Julian, Colorado School of Mines - Fate and Transport of Metal and Sediment in Surface Water