Environmental Monitor Highlights Bootsma’s Work in Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi monitoring buoy (Credit: Harvey Bootsma)

Lake Malawi in Africa is critical for food and transportation and also has the most diverse fish populations in the world. The Environmental Monitor highlighted Professor Harvey Bootsma’s ongoing research in Malawi,

Climate change is warming Lake Malawi and causing environmental stressors. Bootsma states in the article that one step to identifying and alleviating these environmental stressors is through water quality monitoring. He has been training local scientists on how to maintain monitoring systems and collect data that will help them develop management strategies to mitigate the damage caused by environmental stressors and help humans living near the lake adapt to change.