Downloadable PDF: 2020 Florida Artificial Reef Summit Schedule at a Glance.

Day 1: Nov. 4. 2020

 SpeakerSubjectVideo Link
Summit Day 1 WelcomeSherry Larkin, Florida Sea GrantWelcome from Florida Sea GrantWatch Here
Keith Mille, FWC & Angela Collins, UF/IFAS Florida Sea GrantWelcome to FLARS2020Watch Here
Introduction to the Live SessionKeith Mille, FWC & Ana Zangroniz, UF/IFAS Florida Sea GrantIntroduction to the Live SessionWatch Here
Special Session: Hindsight is 2020Heyward Mathews, Saint Petersburg CollegeHistory of Florida's Artificial ReefsWatch Here
Jim Bohnsack, NOAA/NMFS, University of Miami, retiredFlorida Artificial Reef Science in the 1970s
and 1980s: A Retrospective
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Q & AKeith Mille, FWC & Ana Zangroniz, UF/IFAS Florida Sea GrantModerated Question & Answer SessionWatch Here
Statewide UpdateKeith Mille, FWCStatewide UpdateWatch Here
A Local Lens: Regional Artificial Reef UpdatesJoe Nolin, Volusia CountyNortheast FloridaWatch Here
Jessica Garland, Martin CountyEast Central FloridaWatch Here
Jenna McNeal, Palm Beach CountySoutheast FloridaWatch Here
Katie Laakkonen, City of NaplesSouthwest FloridaWatch Here
Keith Kolasa, Hernando CountyWest Central FloridaWatch Here
Melinda Gates, Walton CountyNorthwest FloridaWatch Here
Q & AVictor Blanco, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant & Christine Kittle, FWCModerated Question & Answer SessionWatch Here

Day 2: Nov. 5, 2020

 Speaker SubjectVideo Link
Summit Day 2 Welcome and Keynote AddressJessica McCawley, FWCWelcome from FWCWatch Here
Bill Lindberg, University of Florida, EmeritusKeynote AddressWatch Here
Q & AKeith Mille, FWC and Christine Kittle, FWCModerated Question & Answer SessionWatch Here
Focus: Research and MonitoringChris Stallings, University of South FloridaSynthesis of Research On Paired Artificial-Natural ReefsWatch Here
Matthew Ajemian, Harbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteChallenges and Prospects for Scientific Monitoring of Artificial Reefs: Lessons Learned from Texas to FloridaWatch Here
Alastair Harborne, Florida International UniversityThe Effects on Natural Reefs of Predatory
Fish Aggregations Around a Nearby
Artificial Reef
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Kerry Flaherty-Walia, FWCFish Communities Associated with Natural and Artificial Hard Bottom Habitats Within the Tampa Bay EstuaryWatch Here
Lauren Floyd, Coastal Protection EngineeringArtificial Reef Monitoring in Florida: A Comparison of Recreational and
Mitigation Reef Monitoring Programs
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Q & ASean Keenan, FWC and Brittany Hall-Scharf, UF/IFAS Florida Sea GrantModerated Question & Answer SessionWatch Here
Focus: Research and MonitoringAvery Paxton, NOAA/NOSArtificial Reefs Can Be Effective Tools for
Fish Community Enhancement but Are Not
One-Size-Fits-All
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D'amy Steward, Duke UniversityQuantifying Spatial Distributions & Benthic Footprints of Artificial Reefs on the SE USA Continental ShelfWatch Here
Michael McCallister, Harbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteFish Community Assessment
of Mesophotic Artificial Reefs
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Sara Thanner, Miami-Dade CountyRe-Evaluation of Module and Boulder
Reefs: Miami-Dade Co. AR Program
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Amber Whittle, Florida AquariumA Call to Action: Artificial Reefs in Coral
Reef Restoration
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Q & AJeff Renchen, FWC and Ana Zangroniz, UF/IFAS Florida Sea GrantModerated Question & Answer SessionWatch Here
Focus: Socioeconomics and Human DimensionsChrista Court, University of FloridaMeasuring Economic Contributions and
Impacts Associated with Artificial Reefs
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Ed Camp, University of FloridaEffects of ARs on Recreational Fisheries: What We Don't Know Might Hurt UsWatch Here
Lisa Chong, University of FloridaSpatial Considerations Can Determine Net
Socioecological Effects of Artificial Reefs on
Recreational Fisheries and Their
Management
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Q & AJames Gray, Sebastian Inlet DistrictModerated Question & Answer SessionWatch Here

Day 3: Nov. 6, 2020

 SpeakerSubjectVideo Link
Summit Day 3 WelcomeBill Seaman, University of Florida, EmeritusWelcome to Day 3 of the SummitWatch Here
Focus: New Perspectives, Regulation and Mitigation, Part IVictor Blanco, UF/IFAS Florida Sea GrantArtificial Reef Monitoring: A Citizen
Science-Based Program in Taylor County,
Florida
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Chip Baumberger, CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.High Resolution Underwater Mapping of
the Osborne Tire Reef, Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida
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Amelia Castelli, Penalties and Forfeitures Miami Field OfficeU.S. Customs and Border Protection
Partnering in Support of Florida’s Artificial
Reef Program
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Lance Roddy & Paul Gionis, NOAA/NOSNautical Charting of Artificial Reefs Watch Here
Lisa Lovvorn, US Army Corps of EngineersArtificial Reef Federal Regulatory Review
Process
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Q & AChristine Kittle & Kent Smith, FWCModerated Question & Answer SessionWatch Here
Focus: New Perspectives, Regulation and Mitigation, Part IIKaren Holloway-Adkins, East Coast Biologists Inc. & David Snyder, CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.Brevard County Mid-reach Artificial Reefs:
Turtles, epibiota and fishes
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Erik Neugaard, Port Everglades Broward CountyOverview of Port Everglades Artificial Reef and Mitigation Reef ProgramsWatch Here
Shelby Thomas & Stacy Brown, 1000 MermaidsTransformative “Art”ificial Reef Project,
1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project
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Q & ASean Fitzgerald, FWC & Victor Blanco, UF/IFAS Florida Sea GrantModerated Question & Answer SessionWatch Here
Focus: Fisheries Monitoring and ManagementSean Keenan, FWC-FWRIThe Gulf Fishery Independent Survey of Habitat and Ecosystem Resources (G-Fisher) Program Watch Here"
Kevin Thompson, FWC-FWRIIncorporating Data from Artificial and
Natural Reefs Into Indices of Relative
Abundance to Support Assessment and Management of Reef Fishes
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Tiffanie Cross, FWC-FWRIAssessing Reef Fish Habitat Restoration and Recreational Fishing Enhancement Efforts Using Fisheries Dependent Monitoring MethodsWatch Here
Q & AJeff Renchen, FWC & Brittany Hall-Scharf, UF/IFAS Florida Sea GrantModerated Question & Answer SessionWatch Here
Focus: Fisheries Monitoring and ManagementRoy Crabtree, NOAA/NMFSArtificial reefs: too much of a good thing?Watch Here
John Walter, NOAA/NMFSArtificial Structure Implications for Fisheries Management (and the science around it)Watch Here
Q & AAna Zangroniz, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant & Sean Keenan, FWC-FWRIModerated Question & Answer SessionWatch Here
Closing RemarksSteering CommitteeBehind The Scenes: Wrap up and Closing RemarksWatch Here