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Biocriteria Meetings


Biocriteria Committee Membership

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Biocriteria Meetings/Trainings

Meeting Summaries

May 2017 - Tallahassee (DEAR Annual Monitoring Science Meeting - Combined ROC Fest / Biocriteria / Q Meeting)




2016 – Combined meeting with Watershed Monitoring’s “Q” Meeting

March 29-31 in Tallahassee, FL



October 21-23 in Lake Mary, Florida


October 22-24 in Tallahassee, FL


October 23 – 25 at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve in Ponte Vedre Beach


November 15-17 in Sarasota, FL

(8.9 MB - Combined zip file including presentations and downloads listed below.)

Presentations & Downloads

  • Agenda
  • Attendees
  • Numeric Nutrient Criteria in Rules 62-302 and 62-303 – Russ Frydenborg
  • Quality Assurance Rule and Standard Operating Procedure revisions – Nia Wellendorf
  • Fyke Net Method and Common Taxa Collected – Joy Jackson
  • Chironomidae Taxonomic Update – Todd Risk
  • Revisions to Dissolved Oxygen Criteria – Russ Frydenborg
  • Field logistics for Peace River SSAC and bottle pick up – Joy Jackson

April 26-28, 2011

(1.5 MB - Combined zip file including presentations and downloads listed below.)

Presentations & Downloads


July 28-30, 2009

(5.9 MB - Combined zip file including all presentations and Field Maps listed below.)


  • Revised Thresholds for SCI and LVI (Russ Frydenborg - 2.5 MB)
  • Proposed Nutrient Criteria for Streams and Lakes (Ken Weaver - 913 KB)
  • LVI Refresher Primer (Nia Wellendorf - 1.7 MB)

Field Maps

  • Tallahassee testing sites:
    • Lake Carr (749 KB .jpg)
    • Otter Lake (245 KB .jpg)
  • South Florida LVI Testing Site:
    • Lake Garfield (971 KB .jpg)

Biocriteria Committee Membership

To participate in or find out more information about the biocriteria committee, contact:

Nia Wellendorf
Aquatic Ecology and Quality Assurance Program, MS 6511
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399
e-mail: nijole.wellendorf@dep.state.fl.us

If you would like to be added to the biocriteria committee e-mailing list and receive notices of upcoming meetings, send an e-mail message to  Joy.Jackson@dep.state.fl.us

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Other Relevant Info...

  • Review the final report from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University's Manuel Pescador and Andrew Rasmussen summarizing the results their evaluation of the EPT taxonomic nomenclature used in Florida's Statewide Biological Database.
  • Review the final report of the Florida LCI.  Development of Lake Condition Index (LCI) for Florida (3.3M)

Prepared for:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Under Contracts WM 565 and WM 655

Prepared by: 
Jeroen Gerritsen, Ben Jessup, Erik W. Leppo, and Jeffrey White
Tetra Tech, Inc.
10045 Red Run Boulevard Suite 110
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Last updated: June 15, 2017

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