- SOCIETY FOR FRESHWATER SCIENCE
- PHYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
- ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENCES OF LIMNOLOGY & OCEANOGRAPHY
- SOCIETY OF WETLAND SCIENTISTS
CSI's lead-PI, Pat Soranno, gave a keynote address on Thursday titled Landscape limnology: Understanding freshwaters at regional to continental scales (http://sgmeet.com/jasm2014/keynote.asp). She spoke about the challenges and opportunities associated with data-intensive ecological research, and her talk inspired lots of questions, comments, and discussion. In addition, we have been using social media to help disseminate our research results (including this blog), and Pat's keynote hit Twitter - she got lots of tweets about the term "data-intensive research" being better than "big data" when describing ecological research like ours, about effective teams including diverse members with interpersonal skills, and about her argument for data sharing to promote a fully democratic environmental science. Nice!
Dr. Soranno's keynote kicked off a day of talks associated with her plenary. The special session was called Large-scale limnology – Integrating across landscapes to understand regional controls on biodiversity and nutrient cycles. CSI Limno (http://www.csilimnology.org/) team members gave five oral and one poster presentation as part of that session (http://www.sgmeet.com/jasm2014/sessionschedule.asp?SessionID=004):
- TAXONOMY OF CHANGE: USING CLUSTER ANALYSIS TO IDENTIFY TEMPORAL- PATTERNS IN LIMNOLOGICAL DATA by Noah Lottig and Pang-Ning Tan et al.
- PREDICTION AND PATTERNS OF LAKE DEPTH ACROSS A 17-STATE REGION IN THE U.S. by Samantha Oliver et al.
- LESSONS FROM LAGOS: THE TRIUMPHS AND CHALLENGES OF CREATING AN INTEGRATED MULTI-SCALED, MULTI-THEMED LAKE NUTRIENT GEODATABASE AT SUBCONTINENTAL SCALES by Sam Christel and Pat Soranno et al.
- MEASURING PATTERNS OF LAKE, STREAM, AND WETLAND CONNECTIVITY AT MACROSCALES by Emi Fergus et al.
- WHICH GLOBAL AND REGIONAL CLIMATE METRICS AT MACROSCALES BEST DESCRIBE LAKE WATER QUALITY RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE? by Caren Scott et al.
- SUBSIDY-STRESS EFFECTS OF NITROGEN ON PHYTOPLANKTON BIOMASS by Chris Filstrup et al.
Angela De Palma-Dow, my graduate student and a landscape limnology lab member, also gave a great talk on Wednesday in the Population and Community Ecology Session titled: THE ROLES OF HYDROLOGIC CONNECTIVITY AND LAKE AND LANDSCAPE CHARACTERISTICS IN SHAPING MACROPHYTE COMMUNITIES IN ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK INLAND LAKES. She also gave a poster about her work with the MI Citizen Monitoring Program, which is not part of her thesis, but is super cool: METHODS TO INCREASE PARTICIPATION IN AN INVASIVE AQUATIC PLANT MONITORING PROGRAM IN MICHIGAN, USA