News archive - January 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Nandita Basu Invited to give Seminar at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Nandita Basu has been invited to give a seminar at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York. The seminar titled ‘Land use legacies, climate change, and the future of our water’, will be held January 30th at 11:00am. Attendance is free.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Nandita Basu named new Collaborative Water Program Director

Lake Futures PI Nandita Basu was welcomed as the new Collaborative Water Program Director. The Collaborative Water Program is a unique graduate program, jointly offered by 11 departments from all six faculties across campus, offering a truly interdisciplinary learning experience to prepare students to tackle the world’s complex water problems.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Can Internal Phosphorus Loading Sustain Algal Blooms?

Example Lake

Excess nutrients in lakes can lead to unsightly algal blooms, turning water green and producing toxins that impact our water quality.

One excess nutrient, phosphorus, enters waterways from agricultural and urban areas and eventually settles in lake sediments. Here, it can cycle back into the water column or be stored in deeper sediment layers. But many lake water quality models do not adequately capture how nutrients cycle between these sediments and the water column.

Recent work by Igor Markelov, Raoul-Marie Couture, Rachele Fischer, Sigrid Haande and Philippe Van Cappellen merged two existing lake models to better understand processes that influence nutrient cycling between sediments and the water column.

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