The Application of Science to Address Management and Restoration-Related Questions in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed
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Bohle will present: 1. Three recent studies. 2. Current understanding. 3. Approaches. 4. Available tools, models and information needs. 5. Unknowns and on-going challenges. He will sum up what has been learned: 1. Always keep focused on hypotheses. 2. Know the precision of the data to be collected. 3. Attempts to assess power of different panel designs specious without data from one or more endpoints/variables for 2 or more years. 4. Review and, if needed, update protocols annually. 5. Continuity in staff is immensely beneficial. Finally, he will review remaining challenges and unknowns: 1. Staying on top of data checking and data management. 2. Recent flood frequencies impact on assessment of between year variation in data... not to mention detection of long term trends.
- The Water Center