Michael Dallosch is a PhD Student in Geography studying remote sensing of water quality in freshwater systems. He also uses observational analysis to research climatic and environmental drivers of harmful algal blooms.
Lakes are considered sentinels of change, where the effects of change in terrestrial and atmospheric systems can be easily observed. This feature of lakes allows us insight into the downstream consequences of anthropogenic activity, a key point of interest for Michael. Freshwater systems are also highly important and their preservation will have significant environmental and social-economic benefits.
Micheal hopes his research will lead to imporved management of freshwater systems, and improved future algal bloom occurrence projections.