You put WHAT in the lake?! Why whole-lake experiments are necessary to understand human impacts on freshwater

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Mary J.L. Black Library Community Room - 901 Edward St. S.
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Brandon Walker
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Phot of Dr. Michael Rennie

For the past 52 years, researchers have been conducting whole-lake experiments at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area to understand human impacts on aquatic ecosystems.

These experiments have provided often unexpected results, and have had a major hand in shaping environmental policy both in Canada and around the globe.  

“But why do we need to do experiments in a whole lake? Why can’t you do them in a lab?”, you might ask. Dr. Michael Rennie, Associate Professor at Lakehead University and Research Fellow at the Experimental Lakes Area will explain why, and review some of the experiments (and policy impacts) of both past and ongoing experiments. Join Dr. Rennie for this free In Conversation talk at 2 pm on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Mary JL Black Community Program Room.