2 results for tag: limnology


What Kind of Lake Is That? Putting Maine’s Lakes Into Categories for Better Water Quality Assessments and Protections

Maine has thousands of lakes, and all are unique. However, many lakes share traits that help lake managers, watershed organizations, and researchers compare and evaluate them. This is especially important for lake assessments, which often compare a lake’s condition to the condition of reference lakes from minimally-disturbed watersheds. By determining which natural attributes of lakes and their watersheds have the strongest influence on lake condition, we can place lakes into categories that define what the conditions of certain types of lakes should be. These categories will help managers place lake data in the proper context for better evaluation ...

Winter Lake Monitoring: Life and Limnology Under the Ice

Are lakes as quiet and lifeless when frozen over as they seem? Join Lakes Environmental Association Research Director Ben Peierls to find out how the traditional view of wintertime lake dormancy is being revised. He will talk about recent winter research, including work at LEA, that has given us a new perspective on annual lake cycles, even as climate warming threatens whether lakes ice over at all. Enjoy a multimedia look at life and water quality under the ice and how we go about measuring that. Speaker Dr. Ben Peierls Research Director @Lakes Environmental Association Dr. Ben Peierls, Maine Lake Science Center research director, grew ...