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Wisconsin lakes need stronger management to tolerate climate change

Post by Jenny Seifert

“We in Wisconsin can do a lot to build our resilience to climate change,” says Stephen Carpenter, director of UW-Madison’s Center for Limnology… 592 more words

'Blue-green algae' proliferating in lakes

(McGill University 26 February 2015) The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries — and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the mid-20th century, according to an international team of researchers led by scientists at McGill University. 15 more words

Climate Change

BMAA and ALS: A Close Look at Eutrophication

The overall equation representing one of life’s ultimate achievements, photosynthesis, is the biggest oversimplification you will find in any basic science book on the planet. It shows water, carbon dioxide and sunlight as reactants and glucose and oxygen as products. 673 more words

Ecological Chem

Gutharraguda - Colours of Shark Bay

In my previous posts I have written about some of our inspiring encounters with the magnificent wildlife of Shark Bay. The Malgana people used to call this land ‘Two Bays’ or  190 more words


The origins of life …

I have been reading Richard Fortey’s book “Survivors” (see “”They don’t do much, do they?””) which is a rare and precious thing in the world of natural history writing as he devotes two whole chapters to the algae.   531 more words

Study eyes 'pond scum' environmental feedback loop

‘This is important because cyanobacteria are on the increase in response to global change …’

Staff Report

FRISCO — Fish-killing bacterial blooms are becoming more common in lakes around the world as the climate warms, and new research shows that aquatic microbes themselves can drive nitrogen and phosphorus cycling, resulting in a on-two environmental punch. 326 more words