Fall Freshwater Colloquium Events

The Freshwater Colloquium creates a platform for students, faculty and scientists to discuss their research and emergent issues related to freshwater resources. Presentations are open to the public. The theme of this semester’s colloquium is Challenges and Solution to Freshwater Health and Management. 

All events take place on Mondays from 4:30-5:20 p.m. at the School of Freshwater Sciences/Great Lakes Research Facility, 600 E. Greenfield Ave., First Floor Ballroom.

Sept. 19: “What lies beneath: The hidden microbial world below our cities,” Sandra McLellan, School of Freshwater Sciences
Oct. 3: “Recirculating aquaculture biofilters, lake and harbor dredging, and noxious-harmful algal blooms: What do they have in common?,” Russell Cuhel and Carmen Aguilar, School of Freshwater Sciences, and Ryan Roekle, thesis master’s student
Oct. 24: “A Decadal Science Strategy for the Great Lakes,” Val Klump, School of Freshwater Sciences
Oct. 31: “Membrane-based water treatment technologies and their environmental impacts,” Xiaoli Ma, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Nov. 7: “Utilizing big data in modeling water quantities,” Xinyi Shen, School of Freshwater Sciences
Nov. 14: “Development of engineered adsorbents for PFAS removal from water,” Yin Wang, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nov. 28: “Tropical limnology: What makes the African great lakes unique?,” Harvey Bootsma, School of Freshwater Sciences
Dec. 5: TBD, Karen Kidd, McMaster University, Canada
Dec. 12: “Building low-cost data buoys and sensors for monitoring harmful algal blooms,” Todd Miller, School of Public Health