Events / Watershed Institute - February 8, 2022

Earlier Summers and Nutrient Enrichment Promote Growth of Algae in Alpine Lakes

A presentation by: 

Diane McKnight, Ph.D.
Professor, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado

High-elevation lakes are changing due to both climate warming and atmospheric nitrogen deposition. Analysis of long-term data for seven alpine lakes in Colorado, show that ice-off dates have shifted 7 days earlier over the past 33 years and that spring weather conditions—especially snowfall—drive yearly variation in ice-off timing. Dr. McKnight will share the major implications this has on the microbial community in alpine lakes and why we need to pay attention to these changes.

 


WHEN: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

TIME:
    
11:30am-12:30pm (MST)   Presentation via Zoom & Q&A


WHERE:
 Virtual presentation via Zoom

COST:
 FREE but REGISTRATION is required to receive log in details

 

 

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