The first international joint conference between the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) and the European Large Lakes Symposium (ELLS-IAGLR 2018), entitled "Big Lakes, Small World", is being held in Evian, France from September 23 to 28, 2018. The conference featured five days of plenaries, workshops, posters, and keynote presentations focused on Large Lakes’ research. The Ecohydrology team organized a session titled "Challenging the cold: Advances in winter limnology of large lakes under climate change" in collaboration with Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and Karelian Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Petrozavodsk, Russia.
Serghei Bocaniov gave a talk titled "Physical and biological gradients and exchange processes in a large shallow lake (Lake St. Clair, USA – Canada)", with co-authors H. Kheyrollah Pour and P. Van Cappellen (University of Waterloo), and Donald Scavia (University of Michigan, USA).
Homa Kheyrollah Pour gave a talk titled "Effects of Winter Conditions on Temperature and Chlorophyll-a in a Large Lake: Detection and Attribution of Climate Change Signals in Lake Erie”, with co-authors S. Bocaniov, I. Markelov and P. Van Cappellen (University of Waterloo).