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4/30/15: James Pauer
April 30, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Please join us for a Great Lakes Seminar Series presentation:
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am ET
Location: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab
Speaker: James Pauer, U.S. EPA
Title: Do we have the tools and the smarts to quantify near shore conditions in Lake Michigan?
Abstract: The off-shore waters in Lake Michigan have been approaching the oligotrophic state, and the lake wide total phosphorus concentration has met the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) target since the early 1980s. However, environmental concerns in the near shore, such as excessive eutrophication and the colonization of invasive species, have resulted in the call for an overall assessment of this zone in the most recent GLWQA. Several studies have been published which assess the near shore area of Lake Michigan and the larger Great Lakes. Analysis of these study results along with preliminary results from a mathematical model here provide insight into how to quantify and predict conditions in the near shore area.