We are looking forward to a virtual reception for the ASLO 2020 awards! It is happening on 1 Dec 2020 at noon ET (9am PT). The Limnology & Oceanography Bulletin also featured a Q&A with the 2020 Awardees, and for those of us who were scheduled to receive the awards at the Summer 2020 meeting (cancelled due to COVID), our talks will be posted on the ASLO YouTube channel. All in all, it makes me feel very appreciated – thanks to ASLO!
Our Russian and American team has published a paper on the Saprolegnia infections that occur on Lake Baikal’s dominant zooplankton, the copepod Epischurella! It’s online early just now, lined up for publication in the hardcopy Limnology & Oceanography soon. First author Ted Ozersky pointed out that it’s the first time he’s had the experience of a project taking so long to complete that the genus name was updated between the first and final draft – from Epischura to Epischurella! (Personally, I have had projects take longer.) One of our team members, Larry Bowman, contributed that revised genus name, so at least we were the first to know when it happened!
Excited to see the first paper from our AGU Chapman conference on winter limnology now published in JGR Biogeosciences! Sapna Sharma led the team to synthesize ideas for future research by integrating in situ and remote sensing observations, physical based models, and experiments. With winter changing so rapidly, and increasing interest from limnologists, we are looking forward to seeing some innovative new research coming out of this continuing work!
This week Eos published our short overview of the AGU Chapman Conference we hosted in October 2019 on Winter Limnology in a Changing World. Attendees came out of the conference with a better understanding of where we are in the science, and the feasibility of future projects that can help sustain research momentum. At least one manuscript is already forthcoming, several more are in progress, and a special issue is underway in JGR Biogeosciences.
“The case for research integration, from genomics to remote sensing, to understand biodiversity change and functional dynamics in the world’s lakes” is now published in final version with Global Change Biology! This was my first collaboration with Steve Thackeray after many interesting and engaging conversations over the years – really fun to think about why and how we should be developing more integrative approaches to doing limnology. (Adding a pic of Crater Lake to this post because it’s a pretty lake and I love our National Park Service lakes!)
What constitutes a Food-Energy Water nexus problem – how is it different from other natural resource management issues? Proud of our INFEWS team‘s new interdisciplinary paper: Defining the Nature of the Nexus: Specialization, Connectedness, Scarcity, and Scale in FEW Management.
We are sad to say goodbye to Steve Powers but so excited for him to take this next step in his career, as a new Assistant Professor at Baylor University! Check out his job postings as he builds out his lab…
Michael Meyer conducted an evidence synthesis to characterize the ways in which Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in the environment have been studied over time, ecosystems, and geographies. He was able to identify some clear knowledge gaps – i.e. where we know PPCPs are abundant in the environment, but relatively little is known about them. It’s available online early today!
Michael, Steve P, and Alli headed to Washington DC for AGU, where they connected with Stephanie and Steve K. » More …
We analyzed the EPA National Lakes Assessment database and found that many lakes show simultaneous increases in phosphorus and color » More …