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!
Michael and Jake Zwart (USGS) are teaming up to co-convene a “Virtual Summit: Incorporating Data Science and Open Science in Aquatic Research”! The virtual summit will feature 18 presenters from the US and Canada, all presenting on how they incorporate Data Science and Open Science Techniques in their research. The summit will occur on 23-24 July 2020 13:00-16:00 EDT via zoom and is free to attend. Registration will remain open until 22 July, but zoom login information (link, password, etc.) will be emailed on 20 and 22 July. Plenty of space remains, and we hope to see you there!
Recently, the team’s data paper came out in Scientific Data. The paper details how Michael, Steph Labou, and Matt created a global dataset of annual lake surface area with co-located basin temperature, precipitation, and human population for over 1.42 million lakes from 1995 through 2015. The team also had the opportunity to write-up a blog post for Scientific Data, where they gave a “Behind the Paper” perspective in how the project went from a casual conversation during a lab meeting to an full-fledged data product and data manuscript. The data, all scripts, and metadata are freely accessible on the Environmental Data Initiative, where the dataset is now EDI’s “New Featured Dataset” of the month! Congrats team!
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…
ASLO has announced that Stephanie is the 2020 recipient of the Ramón Margalef Award for Excellence in Education. This award recognizes outstanding mentorship and teaching in limnology and oceanography, and Stephanie has been recognized for “training and mentoring of young scientists with an emphasis on collaboration, data sharing and networking”. Read the full story here!
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!