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Freshwater Sciences Colloquium: Recirculating Aquaculture Biofilters, Dredging and Algal Blooms
October 3 @ 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
School of Freshwater Sciences Senior Scientists Russell Cuhel and Carmen Aguilar and thesis master’s student Ryan Roekle will present “Recirculating Aquaculture Biofilters, Lake and Harbor Dredging, and Noxious-Harmful Algal Blooms: What do they have in Common?”
Monday, Oct. 3
School of Freshwater Sciences/Great Lakes Research Facility
600 E Greenfield Ave.
This event is open to the public.
Ammonia is not just a waste product of fish metabolism; it has multiple sources in (sub)urban water environments. It is the appearance of ammonia during late summer nitrate minima that can establish noxious algal blooms, especially during very calm weather and/or persistent south winds, both of which are more common now than ever before. These blooms are a factor in the habitability of coastal zones and inland lakes. Cause understanding and prediction are still in their formative stages, with modern and legacy sources both participating.
The overall theme of this year’s colloquium is Challenges and Solution to Freshwater Health and Management. The colloquium creates a platform where students, faculty and scientists discuss emergent issues related to freshwater resources.