A chapter of Michael’s dissertation – a peer-reviewed data paper from our Lake Baikal field seasons – has just been published in L&O Letters! Over 150 variables measured include sewage indicators, such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and microplastics, with periphyton, macroinvertebrate, stable isotope, and fatty acid profiles. Public data on these variables in Lake Baikal have been extremely rare and we hope that these data will be useful in future studies and inspire others to share more data and knowledge on this important ecosystem.

Michael Meyer examining plankton samples from Lake Baikal.