This week, Lake Futures highly qualified personnel (HQP), including PhD students, Master's students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate students, had the opportunity to attend the Lake Futures summer retreat on Lake Erie, in which they were able to see the effects of their research first-hand. Dr. Mark Servos, lead investigator of Work Package 3: Ecosystems, organized the two-day excursion.
On Thursday, the HQP met with the Long Point Conservation Authority and the Normandale Fish Culture Station, then took a trip to Long Point with Dr. Rebecca Rooney to see the Long Point Bird Observatory, and the invasive Phragmites growing in the area. On Friday, the HQP toured the Lake Erie Management Unit, then explored the Grand River and Lake Erie on a boat, in order to see the large algal blooms affecting the area.
Check out the photo gallery from the trip:
Photos courtesy of Megan Jordan, Elaine Ho, and Mark Servos.
Thank you to Dr. Servos and Dr. Rooney for organizing and leading the retreat. We are already looking forward to next year!